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Issues in Training Youth That Impact High School Athlete Preparation

Howard, Rick MEd, CSCS*D1; Faigenbaum, Avery D EdD, CSCS, FNSCA2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - p 55-57
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181a3cc7c
COLUMNS: High School Corner

THIS COLUMN INVESTIGATES WHETHER YOUTH COACHES AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF PEDIATRIC EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND GENUINELY APPRECIATE THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL UNIQUENESS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR SPORTS PARTICIPATION AND A LIFETIME OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.

1Kinesiology Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and 2Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

Rick Howard is the assistant director of athletics for the School District of Philadelphia and an adjunct professor in the Kinesiology Department at Temple University.

Avery D. Faigenbaum is a professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey.

© 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association