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Conditioning Young Athletes

Conditioning Young Athletes


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    Conditioning for Young Athletes provides coaches, instructors, teachers, and parents of future sport stars the best training advice, exercises, and programs for establishing an overall fitness base and maximizing athletic development for youth.

    This authoritative guide includes numerous exercises that safely increase young athletes’ coordination, flexibility, speed, strength, and endurance. It contains a proven regimen geared to three developmental phases, long- and short-term training plans, and specific programs for sports such as baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, and track and field.

    Tudor Bompa brings you the expertise that has helped train everyone from youth athletes to Olympic champions. Together with Michael Carrera, he provides parents, teachers, and coaches with more than 182 exercises appropriate for children ages 6 to 18. These exercises take into consideration critical factors such as a child’s developmental stage, motor functioning, and sex-specific considerations to ensure that the workouts do not hinder development and growth. Regardless of the sport, Conditioning Young Athletes has you covered with ready-to-use programs for both short-term and long-term development.

    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1 Training Guidelines for Young Athletes
    Chapter 2 Stages of Athletic Development
    Chapter 3 Monitoring Training
    Chapter 4 Flexibility Training
    Chapter 5 Speed Training
    Chapter 6 Agility and Quickness
    Chapter 7 Strength and Power Training
    Chapter 8 Endurance Training
    Chapter 9 Excelling in Competition
    Chapter 10 Fueling the Young Athlete
    Chapter 11 Long-Term Training Plans
    Chapter 12 Training Myths About Kids