An Introduction to Strength Training for the Youth Athlete


    AU $7


    Jonathon Ray




    2 HOURS

    Course Type

    Network Original

    Course Overview

    In this course, fitness professional and educator Jonathon Ray explores the unique considerations to be taken into account when strength training younger people.

    Gain insights into the prevalence of injury in Australian sport, and develop an understanding of how to reduce injury incidence and enhance performance by designing effective programs for this demographic. From pre-screening to progressive overload, equip yourself with the skills to become the go-to trainer for youth athletes seeking strength training.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Effects of strength training on youth

    • Growth and development

    • Impact and overload

    • Annual planning/periodisation

    • Training splits

    • Training frequency

    About the Author

    An educator with the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF), Jonathon Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in Sport & Exercise Science. During his career, he has worked in the arenas of competitive gymnastics, personal training, powerlifting and education.

    During his time in gymnastics he ran a Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Levels squad and worked with the Royal Deaf & Blind Institute and the Minimbah Care Unit to deliver gymnastics programs to special needs populations.

    While managing a boutique fitness facility, Jono honed his social media skills to effectively market the business. 



    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 25/04/2025. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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