Overcoming Challenges Associated with Training Youth Athletes

by Ryan T. McClure, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
NSCA Coach April 2014
Vol 3, Issue 2


Strength and conditioning professionals must be proactive in fighting the challenges associated with time constraints and overtraining with their youth athletes. By applying the strategies explained in this article, a strength and conditioning professional can help a youth athlete perform at a high level when it matters the most.

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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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Ryan McClure is a Fitness Representative and Personal Trainer at Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City, OK, where he works with youth and adu ...

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