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Young superstar athletes have dispelled long-standing misconceptions that strength development should start in the late teens. But much discussion has continued regarding what type of training is most beneficial. Strength Training for Young Athletes provides all the answers as the authoritative guide to strength development for 7- to 18-year-old athletes. World-renowned strength and conditioning experts William Kraemer and Steven Fleck present the latest facts on the effects of strength training on growth, development, and performance. The authors then make recommendations relative to starting age, choice of exercises, frequency of training, rate of progression, and philosophical aspects of program design. Learn how to individualize the age-appropriate sample training programs provided based on the athlete's physical, psychological, and emotional maturity as well as the demands of the sport. Such carefully designed programs not only improve athletic performance and prepare young athletes for higher competitive levels, but they also help to decrease the incidence of injury along the way. Strength Training for Young Athletes is the most complete and credible resource for developing the muscular foundation for athletic success.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1.Strength Training and Your ChildChapter 2.Physical and Psychological DevelopmentChapter 3.Determining Individual NeedsChapter 4. Creating Individualized ProgramsChapter 5.Safe Training EnvironmentsChapter 6.Teaching TechniqueChapter 7.Multi-Joint Upper Body ExercisesChapter 8.Multi-Joint Lower Body ExercisesChapter 9. Single-Joint Upper Body ExercisesChapter 10. Single-Joint Lower Body ExercisesChapter 11. Single-Joint Abs, Low Back, and ShouldersChapter 12. Total-Body ExercisesChapter 13. Sport-Specific Regimens

About the Author

William Kraemer and Steven Fleck are two of the top strength training researchers in the world. William Kraemer is a past president of the NSCA and is currently editor of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Steven Fleck is the former head of the Physical Conditioning Department for the U.S. Olympic Committee.


""""In "Strength Training for Young Athletes," Dr. Kraemer and Dr. Fleck teach how to develop a safe, effective program, addressing the physical and psychological maturation of each individual. This book should be required reading for anyone training young athletes.""" Robert JursnickExecutive director, National Strength and Conditioning Association """I know first-hand that a successful young athlete has a well rounded training program that includes strength training. An ideal resource for those who want to get it right, "Strength Training for Young Athletes" will help you design a program that will prepare your athletes for their next level of performance.""" Mike NitkaDirector of strength and conditioning, Muskego High SchoolFormer Vice President, National Strength and Conditioning Association "

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