Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application
offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for young athletes. Fully revised and updated, this second edition draws on leading research to offer a holistic approach to training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development and the welfare of the young athlete.
With 20 new authors and 8 new chapters, the book explores every key topic in strength and conditioning applied to young athletes, including:
Growth and maturation
Talent identification and talent development
Monitoring and assessment
Coaching young athletes
Motor skill development
Strength development and plyometrics
Speed and agility development
Mobility and flexibility
Periodisation and nutritional strategies
Injury prevention and wellbeing
Developing a holistic programme for young athletes.
Written by a team of leading international strength and conditioning experts and paediatric sport scientists, the book includes expanded practical guidelines in every chapter to show how the latest scientific research can be applied by coaches to optimise young athletic potential. Including sample training programmes and exercises throughout, this is an essential resource for all students of strength and conditioning or paediatric exercise science, as well as any coach and athletic trainer working with children and young people.