This continuing education course provides the latest research, 17 proven
programs, 182 exercises, essential nutrition guidelines, and expert
advice to improve the athletic performance of young athletes ages 6 to
Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
The text Conditioning Young Athletes
Continuing education exam
The Conditioning Young Athletes course offers 182 exercises that take into consideration critical factors such as a child’s developmental stage, motor functioning ability, and sex-specific considerations, ensuring the workouts do not hinder children’s development and growth.
While the course concentrates on developing strength, power, speed, endurance, agility, and flexibility, it also offers coverage of the always-heated topic of early specialization, reasons young athletes should focus on multilateral movements, and essential nutrition guidelines. Along with the exercises, you’ll be able to use the 17 proven programs spanning 14 popular sports in addition to fitness testing to help track athletes’ progress over time.
No matter the sport, nearly every child has the ability to become an elite athlete. Conditioning Young Athletes ensures you will provide the safe and effective training they need in order to reach their potential.
The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter activities, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the 75-question continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course.
Part 1 Course Syllabus
Part 2 Learning With Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy Chapter 1 Training Guidelines for Young Athletes Chapter 2 Stages of Athletic Development Chapter 3 Assessing the Young Athlete Chapter 4 Flexibility Training Chapter 5 Speed Training Chapter 6 Agility and Quickness Training Chapter 7 Strength and Power Training Chapter 8 Endurance Training Chapter 9 Excelling in Competition Chapter 10 Fueling the Young Athlete Chapter 11 Long-Term Training Plans Chapter 12 Training Myths and Kids
Part 3 Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet
A continuing education course for personal trainers, fitness coaches,
strength and conditioning professionals, athletic trainers, and group
Tudor O. Bompa, PhD, revolutionized Western training methods when
he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in Romania in
1963. After adopting his training system, the Eastern Bloc countries
dominated international sports through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1988, Dr.
Bompa applied his principle of periodization to the sport of
bodybuilding. He has personally trained 11 Olympic medalists (including
four gold medalists) and has served as a consultant to coaches and
Dr. Bompa’s books on training methods, including Theory
and Methodology of Training: The Key to Athletic Performance and Periodization
of Training for Sports, have been translated into 17 languages and
used in more than 130 countries for training athletes and educating and
certifying coaches. Bompa has been invited to speak about training in
more than 30 countries and has been awarded certificates of honor and
appreciation from such prestigious organizations as the Argentine
Ministry of Culture, Australian Sports Council, Spanish Olympic
Committee, International Olympic Committee, and National Strength and
A member of the Canadian Olympic Association and the Romanian National
Council of Sports, Dr. Bompa is professor emeritus at York University,
where he has taught training theories since 1987. He and his wife,
Tamara, live in Sharon, Ontario.
Michael Carrera, MS, is a certified exercise physiologist and
personal trainer with vast experience as a health, fitness, and
weight-loss expert. He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and
has trained elite athletes, including national-level swimmers and
professional hockey players. His education and experience have qualified
him to create and administer strength test protocols for athletes in ice
hockey, soccer, figure skating, lacrosse, and swimming at the provincial
and national levels.
Carrera has contributed to numerous scientific journals, articles,
chapters, and manuals in the areas of fitness, health, and sport
conditioning. He has published two books and produced DVDs integrating
spirituality with weight training and fitness. He coauthored the second
edition of Periodization Training for Sports (Human Kinetics,
Carrera is widely recognized in the media, having appeared as an expert
on numerous radio and television programs, including morning shows,
specialty channels, and radio. He has been a contributor to national
publications such as Men’s Health, Canadian Living, Alive,
and the National Post.
Carrera created and implemented corporate wellness programs and health
management strategies for top Canadian companies. He has also created
more than 14,000 exercise programs for health and fitness websites such
as TrueStar Kids and has overseen fitness and weight-loss centers
catering to women across Canada.