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.