A World-Wide Issue
The world has a serious problem with physical inactivity. It has an even bigger problem with proper movement. The issues lead to a human populace that is getting more and more obese and is experiencing an increasing amount of non-contact musculoskeletal anomalies.
- Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.
- In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese.
- 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese.
- Most of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
- 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2014.
– WHO June 2016 Fact Sheet
Here is another stat for you:
- Obesity is Preventable.
– Coach Milo's "Everyday Fact Sheet"
That’s where C.L.A.Y. enters. C.L.A.Y. is an educational program that teaches trainers, coaches and administrators the best methods to help young athletes and their parents navigate the maze that makes up the growth process of the human athlete.
This system, Levels 1 through 3 will absolutely give trainers and coaches the tools needed to develop athletes over the long term. But, please don’t mince these words. C.L.A.Y. was designed for the ERADICATION OF OBESITY.
We simply think we can have fun doing it.
One of our primary jobs as coaches is to educate parents on the ongoing process of the human athlete and that we, as coaches, understand the intricacies of that process
At C.L.A.Y. we will always advocate for our young athletes’ progress, even when the athlete and the athletes’ parents and guardians do not advocate for the athletes.
Viewing the C.L.A.Y. program is akin to how an educator views the academic setting. Academia has geniuses – 12-year-olds already graduating college. The fitness world has its genetic freaks. Academia has stellar students. Fitness has professional athletes. Academia has good students. Fitness has collegiate athletes. Academia has average students. Fitness has average athletes. Academia has below average students. Fitness has motor morons, neophyte athletes and those recovering from injury.
But it’s our job to help them and their parents overcome whatever obstacles they may have to be efficient and competent athletes.