Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application by Rhodri S. LloydStrength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application by Rhodri S. Lloyd

Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application

EditorRhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver

Paperback | September 23, 2013

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Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletesoffers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for children and young athletes. Drawing upon leading up-to-date research in all aspects of fitness and movement skill development, the book adopts a holistic approach to training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development and the welfare of the young athlete.

While other textbooks focus on a single aspect of youth trainability, this book explores every key topic in strength and conditioning as applied to young people, including:

  • talent identification
  • motor skill development
  • strength, power and plyometrics
  • speed and agility
  • metabolic conditioning
  • mobility and flexibility
  • periodization
  • weightlifting myths
  • overtraining and injury prevention
  • nutrition.

Written by a team of leading international strength and conditioning experts and paediatric sport scientists, every chapter includes programming guidelines for youths throughout childhood and adolescence to show how the latest scientific research can be applied by coaches to optimize young athletic potential. This is an essential resource for all students of strength and conditioning or paediatric exercise science, as well as any coach or athletic trainer working with children and young people.

Rhodri S. Lloydis Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. He serves on the Board of Directors for the UKSCA and is the inaugural convener of the UKSCA Youth Training Special Interest Group. He is also an Executive Council Board Member for the NSCA Youth Training Special Interest Group. He has p...
Title:Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and ApplicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.4 inPublished:September 23, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415694892

ISBN - 13:9780415694896


Table of Contents

Section 1. Fundamental Concepts of Youth Development  Chapter 1: The Impact of Growth and Maturation on Physical Performance - Gareth Stratton and Jon L. Oliver  Chapter 2: Talent Identification - John B. Cronin and Cesar Meylan  Chapter 3: Long-Term Athletic Development - Craig A. Williams, Jon L. Oliver, and Rhodri S. Lloyd Section 2. Development of Physical Fitness Qualities in Youths  Chapter 4: Motor Skill Development in Young Athletes - Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jeremy A. Moody, Fernando Naclerio and Paul Green  Chapter 5: Strength Development in Young Athletes - Duncan N. French, Thomas Jones and William J. Kraemer  Chapter 6: Speed Development in Young Athletes - Jon L. Oliver and Michael C. Rumpf  Chapter 7: Plyometric Development in Young Athletes - Rhodri S. Lloyd and John B. Cronin  Chapter 8: Agility Development in Young Athletes - Ian Jeffreys  Chapter 9: Metabolic Conditioning Development in Young Athletes - Paul Gamble  Chapter 10: Mobility and Flexibility Development in Young Athletes - William Sands and Jeni Mcneal Section 3. Contemporary Issues in Youth Strength and Conditioning  Chapter 11: Periodization Strategies for Young Athletes - G. Greg Haff  Chapter 12: Dispelling the Myths of Resistance Training For Young Athletes - Michael H. Stone, Kyle C. Pierce, Michael W. Ramsey, Margaret E. Stone and Satoshi Miziguchi  Chapter 13: Nutritional Strategies for Young Athletes - David H. Fukuda, Kristina L. Kendall, Robert P. Hetrick and Jeffrey R. Stout  Chapter 14: Overtraining and Injury Prevention in Young Athletes - Patria Hume and Keith Russell  Chapter 15: Youth Athlete Welfare and Wellbeing - Jon L. Oliver, Abbe Brady and Rhodri S. Lloyd

Editorial Reviews

"In general this concise text fulfills its purpose of supplying background for the professional dealing with youth athletes.  Summing Up: Recommended."  ¿ R. L. Jensen, Northern Michigan University in CHOICE