Welcome to the Young Athletes Training Homepage.
Kids ARE NOT mini-adults and shouldn't train like them. We'll cover strength training guidelines and give you tips for working with young athletes.
The Real Meaning of the "Off" Season
I've been posting lots of info about how athletes need to play multiple sports. The evidence is overwhelming and keeps piling up. However, in typical Type A parent style many have misinterpreted the message.
After Mike’s recent article, Working with Kids, Again, and his discussion about it on the strengthcoachpodcast 126, with Anthony Renna, I thought that it was important to point out what h
Preparing For High School Athletics
Becoming an athlete at any level is a process that requires long term planning, commitment and hard work. To give a child every opportunity to succeed as an athlete at the high school level, how they spend their time during the primary and middle school years is crucial.
Six Steps to Teaching Pushups
Pushups are a great full body exercise that can be performed anywhere since no equipment is required. All that's needed is one's own bodyweight and the desire to become better at performing pushups. When pushups are done correctly, they work the chest, back, shoulders, arms, core, glutes and legs.
Progressions for 6-9 Year Olds
The squat progression for a 17 year old athlete may be adding more depth, speed or perhaps externally loading them. That is, of course, taking into account that the current level of technical ability warrants a progression.
The Front Squat/Back Squat Debate: Part 2
This is Part 2 of Jim Reeve's four-part article comparing front squats and back squats. In this segment, Jim analyzes the two lifts through video and picture. Due to the high number of pictures in the article, we had to post it as a PDF file, so please click on the link below to read it. This is some really good stuff.
High School Weight Room Proposal
Chris Mattingly is a high school teacher and coach at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. Here is a copy of the weight room funding proposal that he sent to his district and booster club to help obtain funding for new equipment.