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From Flag to Friday Night—Long-Term Athlete Development in Youth American Football

February 11, 2019

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Approximately 2 million youth from 6 - 12 years of age participate in football every year. This article discusses the importance of long-term athletic development (LTAD) for youth football athletes and the significance of a player development pathway for long-term success and longevity in the sport.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration hs-coaching LTAD Long Term Athletic Development Youth Football

A Closer Look at the 10 Pillars of LTAD – Part 3: The Participant Pillars of LTAD for Strength and Conditioning Professionals

July 8, 2022

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As the final article of the three-part series on long-term athletic development (LTAD), this article will focus on enhancing physical fitness and participation in LTAD programs that promote physical fitness and physiological wellbeing, regardless of age, ability, and aspirations.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Professional Development LTAD Participant Pillars Youth Resistance Training Wellbeing

Integrating Plyometric Training for High School Soccer Athletes – Part 2

June 4, 2021

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In the second of this two part series, this article will discuss program design with an emphasis on integrating lower limb plyometric training into soccer training to enhance power actions, as well as, consider high school athletes’ biological characteristics and long-term athletic development (LTAD).

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design High School LTAD Plyometrics Maturation Power Soccer hs-coaching

Motivating Youth Athletes Ages 10 – 13: From the Field

December 22, 2021

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Do you understand the youth athlete? In order to train youth athletes effectively, coaches must have an understanding of how to motivate youth athletes. This article will explain how to do just that, as well as how to use age-appropriate developmental cues for this population.

Coaches Exercise Science Youth Athlete Motivation Cues Athletic Development

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

A Closer Look at the 10 Pillars of LTAD: The Practitioner’s Pillars of LTAD for Strength and Conditioning Professionals – Part 2

February 11, 2022

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As the second of a three part series, this article will focus on the Practitioner Pillars of LTAD, including relevant monitoring and assessment tools, as well as systematical progressions and individualized training programs for successful long-term physical development.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Professional Development LTAD Load Monitoring Movement Competency Puberty RPE hs-coaching

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.

Coaches Program design LTAD Youth Athlete Youth Training Guidelines Athletic Development hs-coaching

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

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.

Coaches Program design Youth Athlete Training LTAD Speed Training for Youth Programming for Young Athletes

Assessing Power in Youth Populations

December 31, 2018

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The administration and measurement of youth power development has become more available and familiar with the advances of technology. This excerpt introduces varieties of testing and administration practices to assess power in the youth population.

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