Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application

2nd Edition

Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver

August 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 376 Pages
ISBN 9780815361831 - CAT# K347042

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Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for young athletes. Fully revised and updated, this second edition draws upon leading research to offer an holistic approach to training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development and the welfare of the young athlete.

With 20 new authors and 8 new chapters, the book explores every key topic in strength and conditioning applied to young athletes, including:

  • Growth and maturation
  • Talent identification, talent development and
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Coaching young athletes
  • Motor skill development
  • Strength development and plyometrics
  • Speed and agility development
  • Metabolic conditioning
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • Periodization and nutritional strategies
  • Injury prevention and wellbeing
  • Developing a holistic programme for young athletes

Written by a team of leading international strength and conditioning experts and paediatric sport scientists, the book includes expanded practical guidelines in every chapter to show how the latest scientific research can be applied by coaches to optimize young athletic potential. Including sample training programmes and exercises throughout, this is an essential resource for all students of strength and conditioning or paediatric exercise science, as well as any coach and athletic trainer working with children and young people.


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