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Approaching Physical Preparation for Youth Team-Sports Players

Gamble, Paul Phd, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - p 29-42
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318163733d
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THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL PREPARATION IN YOUNG ATHLETES ARE BECOMING WIDELY ACCEPTED. THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES THE NEED FOR DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL PREPARATION FOR YOUNG ATHLETES COMPETING IN ORGANIZED TEAM SPORTS. IT FURTHER ATTEMPTS TO DEFINE WHAT CONSTITUTES APPROPRIATE STRENGTH TRAINING, METABOLIC CONDITIONING, AND NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING FOR YOUNG TEAM-SPORTS PLAYERS AT DIFFERENT PHASES OF GROWTH AND MATURATION.

Heriot Watt University, Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine Centre, Sports Academy, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Paul Gamble is National Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for Scottish Squash.

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