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Youth Strength Conditioning Specialist Certification

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The Youth Strength Conditioning Specialist Certification course provides personal trainers, coaches, group exercise instructors, CrossFit trainers, physical education teachers, and parents of future athletes the best training advice, exercises, and programs for establishing an overall fitness base and maximizing athletic development for youth.

You will learn protocols and exercises that safely increase young athletes’ coordination, flexibility, speed, strength, and endurance, and provide a proven regimen geared to three developmental phases, long- and short-term training plans, and specific programs for sports such as baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, swimming,  track and field, and more. 

This program provides the learner with the knowledge to help train youths ages 6 to 18. The training programs and exercises provided take into consideration critical factors such as a child’s developmental stage, motor functioning, and gender-specific considerations to ensure that the workouts do not hinder development and growth. Regardless of the sport, you will have ready-to-use programs for both short-term and long-term development.

Youth Strength Conditioning Specialist Certification Course Learning Objectives: 

  • Implement productive protocols for warming up and cooling down
  • Implement procedures & activities for enhancing joint flexibility and balance
  • Provide a healthy, positive strength and conditioning experience that will benefit youth dually as exercise enthusiasts and athletes
  • Develop appropriate strength and conditioning programs for youth of all ages and abilities with the following characteristics: 

      • safety 
      • increases the muscular strength & power 
      • improves the cardiovascular risk profile of youth
      • improves motor skill performance 
      • contributes to enhanced athletic performance 
      • builds resistance to sports-related injuries
      • assists to improve psychosocial well-being 

  • promotes exercise habits during childhood and adolescence
  • Design and implement a properly designed and supervised training program to assist young athletes to train and compete; and reduce the likelihood of injury. 
  • Demonstrate and teach proper exercise technique for over 111 resistance exercises using weight stack machines, free weights, medicine balls, elastic bands, and body-weight resistance.
  • Educate and provide the tools necessary to the young athlete on how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle into their adult years
  • Implement innovative ways to incorporate resistance exercises into physical education classes, sport practice sessions, and exercise facilities 

Youth Strength Conditioning Specialist Certification course topics include the following: 

  • Training Guidelines for Young Athletes 
    • Stages of Athletic Development
    • Monitoring Training
    • Flexibility Training
    • Speed Training 
    • Agility and Quickness
    • Strength and Power Training 
    • Endurance Training 

  • Program Assessment
    • Program Prescriptions
    • Training Guidelines
    • Program Considerations

  • Exercise Technique and Training Procedures
    • Understanding Children
    • Being a Teacher
    • Developing the Fitness Workout
    • Using Equipment Safely
    • Keeping It Progressive

  • Training With Free Weights
    • Free-Weight Exercises

  • Training with Weight Machines
    • Weight Machine Exercises

  • Elastic Bands and Medicine Balls
    • Training With Elastic Bands and Medicine Balls
    • Elastic Band Exercises
    • Medicine Ball Exercises

  • Body-Weight Training
    • Body-Weight Exercises

  • Program Design
    • General Preparation
    • Preparatory Conditioning
    • Dynamic Motivation

  • Basic Strength and Power for Ages 7 to 10
    • Components of the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
    • Strength-Training Program
    • Strength-Training Exercises
    • Training Considerations

  • Intermediate Strength and Power for Ages 11 to 14
    • Components of the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
    • Strength-Training Program
    • Machine Strength-Training Exercises
    • Medicine Ball Strength-Training Exercises
    • Training Considerations

  • Advanced Strength and Power for Ages 15 to 18
    • Components of the Warm-Up and Cool-Down
    • Strength-Training Program
    • Machine and Free-Weight Strength-Training Exercises
    • Medicine Ball and Elastic Band Strength-Training Exercises
    • Training Considerations

  • Sport-Specific Power and Strength for Young Athletes
    • Training for Sport Conditioning
    • Baseball and Softball
    • Basketball and Volleyball
    • Dancing and Figure Skating
    • Football and Rugby
    • Ice Hockey and Field Hockey
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track: Sprints and Jumps
    • Track: Distance Running

  • Periodization and Recovery
    • Overreaching and Overtraining
    • Models of Periodization
    • Rest and Recovery
    • Long-Term Development

  • Fueling the Young Athlete 
    • Basics of Healthy Eating
    • Children’s Nutritional Needs
    • Hydration
    • Snack Foods

Completion Time:

  • Self-paced, self-study, complete your course within 6 months or less 
  • After successful completion, you will earn the title of “Certified Youth Strength Conditioning Specialist”

Requirements for enrollment: 

Learning Format: 

  • 2 Comprehensive textbooks, video lessons, and online exam.

 Exam Requirement:  

  • Passing a 125 question online exam with 85% or higher.  
  • Exam is based on the course materials.  No added materials needed.
  • Complete the exam in the comfort of your own home/place of business, when you are ready.
  • The examination must be completed within 28 days once you request your testing link.
  • Once you submit your examination for grading and pass, you will receive your grade and credentials immediately.
  • If you do not pass there is a $75.00 retest fee.  You will be allowed to retest within 24 business hours

Youth Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification Course Includes:

  • No Travel Is Necessary
  • Study at your own pace
  • Online testing when you’re ready – complete examination anytime within 6 months from enrollment 
  • All Learning Materials Included -  2 Textbooks, 2 DVDs, training programs, activities and more
  • Unlimited Student Support – Before, during and after enrollment 
  • No Added Fees - All materials and examination included 
  • Weekly AFPA email with latest health and fitness trends 

For further information on Strength Training, you may also be interested in the following blog posts:

6 Steps to Becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
6 Core Exercises for Building Muscular Strength
3 Tricks for Building Endurance & Stamina 

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