since you are a certified trainer, you can include any drills into your training that you consider appropriate for the client (or group). After all, we all try the best we can to make our training more relevant to the clients we serve.
Particularly if you consider something like a boot camp style, such drills can be fun and liven up the routine. If I were to consider sports-specific training, then I would only do it for sports that I am personally familiar with (in my case that is Squash; I don’t think there is even a certification for it) or for which I have some qualification.
Good luck and have fun.
Kelly, sports training drills are specific to the sport being practiced.
I say this because you mention in your questions that you don’t have any sports specific training credentials.
Having said the above, here is what I suggest…
Whatever, “drill” you use to condition your clients, be sure it is specific to their goals. It it doesn’t make sense (at least from my perspective) to use drills that have no objective in mind. I understand that you want it to be fun, however, think about your end game. You always want to remember to make your workouts fun, effective and results oriented!
Hi Kelly. In my opinion, absolutely you can incorporate sports training drills into your workouts (assuming of course that you have the skill and expertise to do so). Sport-specific certification is a credential that those involved in training athletes often require in order to serve that particular client base. However, many of the very same exercises or drills can be used with non-athletes (I do it all the time with my non-athlete clients, including the elderly). That being said, this type of programming has to be carefully considered when putting together your drills since for the most part sports-drills tend to be at a higher-intensity and so therefore aren’t for everyone.
I hope that this helps.
Of course you can. The important factor here is to be certain you understand the mechanics, purpose, and “feel” of these drills. Best thing is to spend a month or so training yourself with them and documenting your own progress. If you are comfortable and confident with them, I say start implementing them a little at a time.