Training and Conditioning Young Athletes Online Course

Training and Conditioning Young Athletes: Maximizing Performance and Development

Unlock the potential of young athletes with the comprehensive package of Training and Conditioning Young Athletes, Second Edition. Authored by renowned exercise scientist Tudor O. Bompa and Sorin O. Sarandan, this eBook provides a blueprint for safely training younger athletes to enhance performance while promoting overall growth and development.

Discover science-based training programs designed to increase strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, and endurance. With over 200 resistance training and conditioning exercises tailored for six stages of youth training, you can customize workouts based on developmental stage, motor function, and sex-specific considerations.

This edition offers clear recommendations for injury prevention and athlete well-being. Practical nutrition advice, including recipes and meal plans, ensures optimal fueling for training and competition. Gain deeper insights into programming and long-term training methodology with an analysis of the energy systems used in 13 sports.

The online study guide accompanies the eBook, providing learning activities and an answer key to help you prepare for the course exam. Upon successful completion, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand training guidelines for conditioning young athletes and apply them to design effective training programs.
  • Identify the three developmental stages of youth and design appropriate athletic training for all participants.
  • Utilize a variety of exercises and activities to develop flexibility, speed, agility, strength, power, and endurance.
  • Design sport-specific training programs for various goals and sports, as well as general fitness.
  • Foster positive experiences for young athletes in organized competitive sports.
  • Provide proper nutrition guidance for young athletes.
  • Challenge popular myths surrounding training methods and equipment.
  • Develop periodized training plans based on age and developmental abilities.
  • Differentiate between body energy systems and create sport-specific training programs.
  • Incorporate agility and flexibility components into well-rounded training programs.

Maximize the potential of younger athletes with this comprehensive resource and earn continuing education credits along the way.



  • Certified Fitness Professional (i.e. Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Aqua Fitness or another fitness related certification)

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