Strength & conditioning (S&C) is a vital part of rehab, returning your patients to sport and activity and improving sports performance. Youths and adolescents can benefit from S&C, but have unique needs as they develop skills, speed and strength while going through periods of rapid physical development.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions regarding youth S&C. How can you break through these myths to incorporate S&C into your rehab of youth and adolescents, and help them become quick, strong, powerful and robust? How can you tailor rehab and training to your patients age, to incorporate movement skills, strength training, metabolic conditioning, power and protect them against injury?
In this online course with Dr Jon Oliver (PhD, A/Prof Sports Performance Research Institute NZ, S&C Research Lead Welsh Institute of Performance Science), you will discover:
- How to use S&C to promote athletic development in youths and adolescents, while minimising associated risks.
- The 10 pillars for successful long term athletic development.
- How to tailor training programs to meet youth and adolescent needs for movement skill, strength, speed and power as they go through different stages of development.
- How to monitor youths to ensure they are coping with training and S&C programs.
- Benefits of resistance training and athletic development in youths.
- What are the risks involved in athletic development?
- Natural development of children and adolescents.
- What is the easiest time to change movement patterns?
- How much recovery does a young child need when playing sport?
- Can young children work hard in training sessions?
- How do movement skills and fitness develop through childhood and adolescence?
- When are children more susceptible to overuse injuries?
- Is strength and conditioning safe and beneficial for children and adolescents?
- What myths exist around S&C for children?
- Will strength training put pressure on developing bones and make them “vulnerable”?
- Does weight training stop skeletal growth or aid bone health?
- How often should children incorporate vigorous intensity training?
- How can you encourage good bone health in children?
- Why is it important to strengthen children’s bones before adulthood?
- How likely are children to be injured by a resistance training (RT) program?
- How can you keep youth resistance training safe?
- How much recovery do youth athletes require between RT sessions?
- Do strength gains in adolescents result in improved sports performance and running speed?
- What does the evidence show is the ideal frequency, intensity, type and time of RT for youth athletes?
- When should resistance training intensity and resistance be progressed?
- Do young athletes that include RT improve strength, speed and agility more than youths that play sport?
- How can you train youth athletes to improve sprint speed?
- How can you tailor training depending on children and adolescents age, to incorporate movement skills, strength training, metabolic conditioning, power and other aspects?
This is Part 1 in a series of 3 online courses on S&C with Dr Jon Oliver. Part 2 will help you develop an appropriate S&C program for youths and adolescents while avoiding overtraining & injury. Part 3 will provide you with exercises & programs you can use to comprehensively rehab your youth & adolescent patients and prepare them for sport.