Guiding the Young Athlete: All You Need to Know

Guiding the Young Athlete: All You Need to Know

Guiding the Young Athlete: All You Need to Know

Guiding the Young Athlete: All You Need to Know

Synopsis

"An informative 'all you need to know' guide for coaches, teachers and parents of children and adolescents presenting all the latest information and advice relating to exercise and fitness for the young."

Excerpt

The purpose of this book is to provide information and advice to teachers, coaches and parents who wish to improve the fitness and health of young children and adolescents.

Scientists have long been aware of significant physiological differences between adults and children, yet most practical advice relating to fitness for children has been incomplete. In this book, we attempt to explain differences in the potential for exercise between children and adults and advice is offered on how children can exercise safely and effectively.

The book is organised into seven chapters. Chapter 1 compares key anatomical and physiological differences between girls and boys and between adults and children. These differences are important for understanding that activities and exercises performed by adults can be quite often dangerous for children. For example, performing low-intensity exercise in the heat carries a much greater risk of injury for children than it does for adults. This has . . .

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