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Reducing the Risk of ACL Injuries in American Football Players— Early Investment for Long-Term Gains

March 18, 2019

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Football is a high intensity collision based sport that has an inherent risk of injury in both competition and practice. The focus of ACL injuries and the development of injury prevention programs have been key in the development of youth athletes to keep them participating in sport with reduced risk of injury.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Organization and Administration

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Make the most of your membership by engaging with others through one or more Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Case Study: 3 Smart Questions Every Concerned Parent of a Teen Athlete Should Ask

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The proper age-specific program may improve your teenager’s sports performance and reduce their risk of injuries.

Using Your Creativity and Knowledge Base to Implement LTAD—A Sample LTAD Program and Lessons Learned

June 1, 2017

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This article describes an innovative approach that was used to implement a long-term athletic development (LTAD) program in a health club, and includes the steps used for implementation.

Coaches Program design NSCA Coach LTAD Long-term athletic development youth training

Integrative Neuromuscular Training for Youth Basketball Players

January 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning coaches with knowledge of the exercise principles for youth and the specific demands of basketball can design effective integrative neuromuscular training (INT) programs based on the individual needs of youth athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design long-term athletic development LTAD youth training Integrative Neuromuscular Training hs-coaching

The French Contrast Method – Theory and Application

April 7, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the theory behind the French Contrast Method (FCM), current evidence demonstrating its effectiveness, as well as proper implementation and execution for athletic populations.

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Trainability of Neuromuscular Power in Youth

December 29, 2023

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This excerpt from Developing Power discusses neuromuscular training for youth athletes.

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An Integrated Approach to Becoming an Effective Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Intern—for the Exercise Science Student

July 1, 2014

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An internship is a good way for the exercise science student to start getting some valuable experience in the field of strength and conditioning. The purpose of this article is to present an integrated approach to becoming an effective intern in the collegiate setting.

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Kids Must Strength Train – A Call to Action

November 6, 2020

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This article discusses the impact and importance of resistance training with kids on their mental and physiological health and well-being.

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