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Youth Physical Development: Improving health and fitness and reducing injury risk in youth sport


Long-term research into athletic development of children and adolescents has informed policy and practice. ​Nationally, it has underpinned development and delivery of industry-leading coach education and athlete development programmes. Internationally, it has informed guidelines on youth resistance training and long-term athletic development for the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the development of the core textbook for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Youth Fitness certification, the largest programme of its kind in the world.

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