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Youth Conditioning: Why does it matter?

By December 23, 2014July 9th, 2015Food for thought

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) offers great tips written by by Rick Howard MEd, CSCS,*D entitled Why Youth Strength and Conditioning Matters.

At the foundation of training youth is the philosophy that ALL children should be provided the opportunity to develop their physical, mental, and social skills. These physical, mental, and social skills must be considered simultaneously. Coaches must be aware of the nonlinear path of youth development and how this considerable variability of developmental stages has physical, mental, and social implications.  Read More

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