Description: This learning resource is a combination of video (DVD) and reference (flash cards) materials to help young athletes learn the principles of exercise in a safe and effective manner as recommended by a board-certified physician. The DVD is user-friendly and is easily navigated with an updated Windows-based PC (XP or later) or a DVD player that can process multiple forms of digital media.
Purpose: The DVD and flashcards are meant to aid a parent/guardian/coach in guiding a young athlete through safe, organized, and evidence-based exercise prescription. The video is clearly presented so that both the athlete and supervisor can follow without ambiguity or safety risk. The DVD and flashcard learning format present both a visual and auditory learning method.
Audience: This learning module is perfect for a parent, guardian, coach, or teacher who is serious about exposing young kids to the importance of physical exercise. It is user-friendly and the principles can be implemented on an individual or group basis for youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years.
Features: The DVD is easy to install by simply following the installation guide. Once loaded, the DVD is well organized and is navigated by simple interactive buttons for viewing in one continuous sitting or jumping around to different topic areas as needed. The video quality and sound are excellent and the instructions it provides are easy to follow because of its methodical and progressive presentation.
Assessment: This is an excellent learning resource for young athletes. The combination of a DVD and flash cards enhances the potential for learning the material quickly. The exercise fundamentals and principles are delivered by a board-certified physician with years of exercise experience in addition to his medical training. Followed correctly, this DVD kit may assist young people in engaging in physical exercise in a safe and effective manner.