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Developing Powerful Athletes, Part 2: Practical Applications

June 26, 2020

Article

This infographic discusses the practical application of training power across a variety of loads to encompass all motor skills in any one sport.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Infographics Strength Training Rate of Force Development Force Velocity

Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

Article

The purpose of this article is to discuss the different opinions regarding the validity of early sport specialization as opposed to diversification, specifically the effect these two methods have on injuries, motor development, skill acquisition, and social and psychological aspects.

Coaches Program design Personal Trainers long-term athletic development Youth training guidelines NSCA Coach

Windows of Opportunity

April 8, 2019

Article

This book excerpt from Developing Agility and Quickness describes the windows of opportunity in youth athletes to time progressions in speed and agility training with their biological and chronological development.

Coaches Program design Youth Athlete PHV Speed Training Peak Height Velocity

SCJ 44.1 Practical Strategies for Integrating Strength and Conditioning Into Early Specialization Sports

Quiz CATD 0.2

Early sport specialization involves physically immature children participating in intensive year-round training and/or competition for a single sport. The lack of sport exposure and diversification during the developmental years may underlie the increased risk of overuse injuries, blunting of motor skill development, psychosocial issues, overtraining syndrome, burnout, and potential dropout from sport. With increasing number of youth choosing, or being encouraged, to specialize at an early age, we aim to provide evidence based recommendations for the integration of strength and conditioning into the development programs of young athletes who participate in sports with a culture of early specialization. In addition to the principles of programming, strategies are provided relative to monitoring of growth, maturation, and training load to illustrate the potential complexities of attempting to optimize long-term athletic development in early specializing athletes.

LTAD, Youth Resistance Training, and Early Sport Specialization: What It All Means

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Rhodri S. Lloyd, lead author of the LTAD Position Statement, provides an abbreviated look at what long-term athletic development is and how strength and conditioning professionals can implement effective training strategies into programming to improve health, well-being, and growth.

Concurrent Activation Potentiation – Inconsequential Event or Viable Ergogenic Strategy

January 18, 2020

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This article aims to discuss concurrent activation potentiation (CAP) and the proposed mechanisms underlying it, summarize the available research examining the phenomenon, and provide strategies for its implementation.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Potentiation Maximal Muscular Effort Weightlifting Concurrent Activation Potentiation

Muscle Growth

June 19, 2020

Article

This article briefly explains the two principles necessary for muscle growth.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Hypertrophy Hyperplasia Muscle Size Resistance Training Dietary Patterns

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 7: Clayton Kuklick

Podcast

Clayton Kuklick, coaching researcher at the University of Denver, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about what it truly means to be a master coach. Topics under discussion include motor learning, practice design, mentorship in coaching, and coaching standards.

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Start Early—The Key to Preparing Athletes for the Rigors of High School Strength and Conditioning

October 1, 2013

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This article suggests how high school strength and conditioning coaches can not only prepare high school athletes for sports and fitness, but also help with the process of improving fitness and athleticism of all youth.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design sport specialization youth sports training LTAD long-term athletic development hs-coaching

Multi-Joint Training versus Isolated Training for Core Development

June 1, 2017

Article

Ground-based free weight lifts, especially the explosive Olympic-style lifts, are highly recommended for athletic conditioning for the core muscles. They can provide a moderately unstable stimulus to augment activation of the core and limb muscles, while still providing maximal or near maximal strength, velocity, and power output.

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