Strength Training Principles in Youth Athletes

This call is an intermediate level call intended for PT/OT/PTA/OTA/ATC currently treating patients participating in recreational and organized athletics. This 1-hour presentation will focus on the use of strength and conditioning with adolescent athletes. Today’s youth are participating in sports at earlier ages and at higher levels of competition. As a result, players, parents, and coaches are often searching for ways to improve strength, power, and speed performance. Physical therapists can play a role in education, programming, and implementing strength and conditioning programs that are not detrimental to the youth athlete’s growth and development.

After attending this call, the participant will:

  • Identify the 6 phases of long term athletic development
  • Recognize the risk factors of early sports specialization
  • Discuss training principles for specific sports
  • Understand principles of strength and power training in youth athletes

12:00-12:05 welcome, housekeeping, objectives, intro of speaker

12:05-12:15 Long Term Athletic Development

12:15-12:20 Early Sports Specialization

12:20-12:40 Strength Training for youth athletes

12:40-12:45 Power training for youth athletes

12:45-12:50 Endurance training for youth athletes

12:50-1:00 Q&A

Total time 1 hour, CCU = 0.1

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