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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.

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Case Study: Are Outdated Weight Training Techniques Increasing Your Child’s Injury Risks?

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Castle View High School Strength and Conditioning Coach says science is leading to safer training methods being used in high school weight rooms.

Why Your High School Needs a Qualified Strength and Conditioning Professional

June 1, 2017

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A qualified strength and conditioning professional in the high school environment can benefit both the school and the students in a number of ways, including injury reduction, improved performance, and risk management.

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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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What Coaches Need to Know About the NSCA Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development

July 1, 2014

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It is incumbent on all youth coaches to provide youth with the very best opportunities to succeed and develop to the best of their potential. The 10 pillars of long-term athletic development and recommendations provide coaches with the information they need to help all youth reach their potential.

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Ways to Structure a High School Strength and Conditioning Position

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There are five ways that a strength and conditioning position is typically structured in a high school. Each position structure has its own pros and cons that should be evaluated for your specific situation.

Case Study: I am Here to Keep Your High School Athletes Safer

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Discovery Canyon High School’s Sam Melendrez explains how experts in his profession are having a profound impact on youth in sports.

Proximal Position Dictates Hip Performance and Health

June 1, 2017

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This article provides strength and conditioning coaches with strategies to address hip mobility limitations that may lead to lumbar spine and femoral acetabular issues.

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The Effects of Alcohol on Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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The effects of alcohol on athletic performance vary depending on quantity, demographics, and type of exercise, making it difficult to determine specific recommendations. From an athletic performance standpoint, the acute use of alcohol can influence motor skills, hydration status, aerobic performance, as well as aspects of the recovery process.

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