As a high school strength coach, I give this book my highest recommendation. -- Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS
The book is a must for anyone training this population. -- Dan Wathen, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
The first book that I have seen about teaching kids how to perform plyometrics correctly, and written by world-renowned experts. -- Thomas R. Baechle, Ed.D, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D
While keeping safety at the forefront, the program is designed to enhance strength, coordination, and overall body control. -- Christy Boyd Lehrer, MD, FAAP, CSCS
About the Author
Donald Chu, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, has more than 30 years of experience working with athletes of all ages in the area of performance enhancement. His work in plyometric training for the elite athlete as been presented in some of his earlier books, including Jumping into Plyometrics and Explosive Strength and Power. Both an educator and a coach, he has continued to train athletes at all levels in a wide variety of sports, including Olympians, and profession and scholarship athletes.
Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS*D, FACSM, is an associate professor in the department of health and exercise science at The College of New Jersey. He is a leading researcher and practitioner in the field of youth fitness, and has years of experience working with children and adolescents. Dr. Faigenbaum in the coauthor of four books. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served as vice president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Jeff Falkel, PhD, PT, CSCS*D, is a physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach with VDP Enterprises in Littleton, CO. For more than 25 years, he has treated, coaches, and trained athletes of all ages, from the very young to elite international players. Dr. Falkel is also a strength and conditioning consultant for several military units. He is a coauthor of two books, and will be the chair of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission from 2006 to 2008.