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Age-Specific Strength Training: Planning and Programming Resistance Training

November 12, 2018

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In this session from the 2018 NSCA National Conference, Lance Walker talks about how to create and develop age-specific strength training programs for ages 9 – 18 and how the programs change and progress. He also discusses how to get the most out of each program for young individuals.

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Strongman Training for Youth

April 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning coaches can safely and effectively integrate strongman training into youth strength and conditioning programs by following established programming guidelines and available research recommendations.

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Using Age-Specific Benchmarking of Performance Measures to Create Individual Strength and Conditioning Programs

July 1, 2016

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Learn about processes of data collection and presentation, and how to use the data to individualize athletes’ training. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 National Conference, Kevin Paxton demonstrates an age-specific long-term athletic development (LTAD) syllabus for soccer players.

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Using LTAD to Program for a Middle School Athlete and a High School Athlete: Part 1—Generating an Athletic Profile

October 29, 2018

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This article applies LTAD principles to guide the process of generating an athletic profile (part 1) and sample program design (part 2) for a middle school athlete and a high school athlete.

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Factors Related to Average Concentric Velocity of Four Barbell Exercises at Various Loads

April 10, 2020

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This article explains how training age, training frequency, limb length, height, and relative strength relate to concentric barbell velocities at varying loads.

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Age-Specific Speed Development: “Can You Make My Kid Faster, Faster?”

July 31, 2017

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Learn practical programming ideas to implement in youth speed training programs. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Lance Walker explains how to leverage the differences between starting, acceleration, and maximum velocity dynamics (movement preparation) and plyometrics. Learn about the most common errors made by young athletes when training linear speed with practical tools, teachings, and contextual cues.

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The Growth and Maturation of the Female Pediatric Athlete

November 6, 2018

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Growth and maturation are two important processes that occur throughout an individual’s childhood and adolescent years. The purpose of this article is to review the dimensions, proportions, stature, body mass, and maturational events of all female pediatric athletes in general. It also serves to identify how early sport specialization and different modes of training of the female pediatric athlete affects her growth and maturation.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Female Athlete Youth Training Youth Development LTAD Long Term Athletic Development Strength Training hs-coaching

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

Youth Resistance Training

August 24, 2018

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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognizes and supports the premise that many of the benefits associated with adult resistance training programs are attainable by children and adolescents who follow age-specific resistance training guidelines.

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Developing Mental Skills in Athletes

August 24, 2018

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Strength and conditioning professionals should consider mental skills training when creating a training program to maximize performance. Developing mental skills is a very long and challenging process; however, the benefits are worth it. Utilizing these skills will put the athlete in a position to succeed in sport, as well as life.

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