""This unique book provides important lessons for those people training young athletes. The critical message is that the design and intensity of training regimens for child and adolescent athletes should not mimic those of their adult counterparts. Training programs for young athletes must be consistent with their level of anatomic, physiological, and emotional maturity. Failure to comply with such programs puts the child at risk for injury and/or early dropout from sports participation. This book provides useful, practical guidance for creating a positive athletic experience for young competitors.""
Thomas W. Rowland, MD
Editor, Pediatric Exercise Science
Author of Developmental Exercise Physiology
""Total Training for Young Champions encompasses topics that are essential for coaching younger athletes. With Bompa's explanatory writing style and superb training methods, coaches can give their young athletes the basis they need to excel in any sport.""
Director of Programs, USA Tennis Player Development
It is a good handbook for high school and modified level coaches. There is not a lot of new information but enough to get novice coaches started.Published on November 27, 2012 by Mike
very informative. covers many areas. I will use and reuse this book for many years .Published on December 14, 2007 by A. campbell
Coaches and anyone who works with children should check out this book. It will dispel all those myths you may have heard about training children in sports.Published on April 10, 2007 by Marina Kushner
I am from Greece and it was quite easy for me to understand it and apply the meaning of this book to my athletes. Thank you Mr. Bompa.Published on January 4, 2007 by Diadromes-Thrakas ippeas