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Awareness of current recommendations and guidelines regarding strength training for youth
University of Gothenburg.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6653-3414
Linnaeus University, Kalmar.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, ISSN 0334-0139, E-ISSN 2191-0278, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 517-523Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract Aim: Physical conditioning of youth has always been a controversial topic as it raises ethical, physiological, and medical issues. Current recommendations and guidelines suggest that strength training is a relatively safe and worthwhile method in conditioning youth. This, however, requires well-informed coaches who follow age-appropriate strength training recommendations and guidelines, compiles well-designed strength training programs, and provides qualified supervision and instructions. The purpose of this study was to investigate coaches' awareness of current recommendations and guidelines regarding strength training for youth. Method: A total of 39 football (US: soccer) coaches (34 males and 5 females) training boys in age groups 8-12 years were included in this study. Data were collected using an attitude statement questionnaire, and the assertions were based upon current recommendations and guidelines. Results: The results revealed significant differences among coaches in terms of knowledge of important aspects of strength training for youth. Conclusions: The results suggested that coaches in the present study were not aware of the latest recommendations and guidelines regarding strength training for youth.

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Walter de Gruyter, 2014. Vol. 26, no 4, p. 517-523
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-21622DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2013-0329PubMedID: 24447984Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84925225607OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-21622DiVA, id: diva2:707592
Available from: 2014-03-25 Created: 2014-03-25 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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