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Developing Athleticism is the C.O.R.E. of Positive Youth Development

December 1, 2012

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This article breaks down youth training. To develop athleticism for youth, coaches should follow the C.O.R.E. principles: context in which to apply movement patterns, opportunities to develop proper movement, recognition of physical attributes required, and environments in which youth explore movement.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design teaching athleticism youth athleticism youth training youth athletic development

Athlete Safety

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The top concern of strength coaches should always be athlete safety. For this reason, the NSCA has compiled a list of resources to raise the standard of care when working as a strength coach at any level. By reading and sharing these examples of standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, position statements on vital topics, mental health best practices, and more, strength coaches can push to increase the safety of athletes around the world.

SCJ 42.6 - Taking A Long-Term Approach to the Development of Weightlifting Ability in Young Athletes

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Despite previous misconceptions, youth participation in weightlifting is now recognized as safe and beneficial when delivered, programmed, and monitored by a qualified professional. This article explores teaching progressions to help coaches periodize weightlifting training for young or novice athletes, with consideration to the theoretical concepts underpinning long-term athletic development. It is hoped that the structured and progressive guidelines presented in the current article will help coaches develop the weightlifting performance of their young athletes in a safe and effective manner.

Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

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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.

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Inside Spartan Performance: A Holistic, Integrated Approach to Developing Youth Sports Performance

July 31, 2017

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 National Conference, Joe Eisenmann explains how to identify the components of an integrated holistic youth sports performance program and takes a look at the unique challenges of training the youth athlete.

Coaches Program design Organization and Administration Youth Athletes Spartan Performance Long Term Athletic Development LTAD youth sports performance

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.

Plantar Fasciitis – Stepping in the Right Direction

December 26, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to show athletes and coaches how plantar fasciitis is diagnosed, treated, and transitioned back to athletic training for the athlete.

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Case Study: Youth who play multiple sports tend to be healthier, become better athletes, and have a lot more fun

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Here are more reasons why award-winning Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Sahli is happy when kids are involved in multiple sports programs and supervised by certified strength coaches.

Enhancing Motor Learning with Sled Training

November 1, 2012

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Sled exercises provide a training stimulus that closely mimics real-world physical demands of sports. This article provides examples of how to implement sled training into a program.

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