Introducing Non-Traditional Sports for U.S. Youth Strength and Conditioning Development

by Dr Michael Waller, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA and Brett Stone, PhD
NSCA Coach September 2021
Vol 8, Issue 2

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The purpose of this article is to make the case for implementing non-traditional sports into training programs that prepare youth for participation in traditional American sports and bridge the gap between pedagogy of physical education and strength and conditioning youth coaching.

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This article originally appeared in NSCA Coach, a quarterly publication for NSCA Members that provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. Read more articles from NSCA Coach »

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Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, United States

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Brett Stone is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Arkansas Tech University. Stone earned his Doc ...

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