In this second edition, you’ll find proven science-based training programs for increasing strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, and endurance. There are also more than 200 resistance training and conditioning exercises for six stages of youth training. These exercises take into account critical factors such as developmental stage, motor function, and sex-specific considerations.
Training and Conditioning Young Athletes, Second Edition, also provides clear recommendations about how to reduce the risk of injuries and keep athletes healthy. Practical nutrition advice, including recipes and meal plans, ensures proper fueling for training and competition, while an analysis of the energy systems used in 13 sports offers deeper insight into the programming and long-term training methodology.
As the most comprehensive resource available on the subject, Training and Conditioning Young Athletes, Second Edition, is a must-have resource for anyone working with these athletes. With its focus on long-term development, it will help you safely train and condition young athletes so they achieve to their potential.
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education course and exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes all the course materials and exam.
AudienceAnyone working with young athletes and clients, especially strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, sport coaches, and parents.
Chapter 1. Effects of Long-Term Training on Young Athletes
Chapter 2. Injuries and Injury Prevention
Chapter 3. Guidelines for Long-Term Training
Chapter 4. Stages of Long-Term Athletic Development
Part II. Nutrition and Energy System Training
Chapter 5. Nutrition Considerations
Chapter 6. Energy System Training for Sport
Chapter 7. Model Training for Team Sports
Part III. Training Methods
Chapter 8. Science-Based Strength Training Methodology
Chapter 9. Training Methods to Develop Strength and Power
Chapter 10. Training Methods to Develop Speed
Chapter 11. Training Methods to Develop Agility and Flexibility
Chapter 12. Training Methods to Develop Specific Endurance
Part IV. Selected Exercises for Strength, Power, Agility, Speed, and Flexibility