Youth athletes rapidly develop skills and fitness, and as training progresses they can face burnout, overtraining or injury, which may take months of recovery or result in abandoning their sport altogether. How can you design training programs, monitor training loads and the effects on youth athletes to reduce the risks of injury and overtraining?
Youths also face the challenge of varying maturity rates. Early developing youths may be physically faster and stronger than other athletes of a similar age, and more likely to be selected for teams and representative teams. Later developing youths may then miss out on opportunities for higher levels of training & game play. How can we help to level the playing field and ensure later developing athletes have equal opportunity to develop their abilities?
Strength & conditioning part 2 with Dr Jon Oliver will help you develop an appropriate S&C program for youths and adolescents while avoiding overtraining & injury. You will discover:
This is Part 2 in a series of 3 online courses on S&C with Dr Jon Oliver. Part 1 took you through common myths around S&C in rehab of youth and adolescents, and how to help them become quick, strong, powerful and robust. Part 3 (available shortly) will provide you with exercises & programs you can use to comprehensively rehab your youth & adolescent patients and prepare them for sport.
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