Youth Summer Speed, Strength and Conditioning Program: With in the past few years more and more of youth football parents and players are trying to find the right program to do during the summer months to get into shape for the upcoming football season.
Recently a youth football organization contacted Jim and I about putting together a speed and conditioning program for their kids to do this summer. When we initially sat down and thought about it we wanted to make a program that built upon itself every week increasing in intensity, similar to what you would see in a college strength and conditioning manual.
We then thought about it some more and realized these kids are between the ages of 8 and 13 years old. At this age they don’t need a program that is constantly changing, they need a program that they can physically and mentally learn, complete and do consistently.
So we made a program that has three different days for the athletes to complete with some core work and plyos to get done each day. The workout if done right will take about 30-45 minutes to complete which is not asking too much of the kids to do. This program can also be done almost anywhere so when on summer vacations the kids can still find a small area to get it done.
If they start program in the middle of June when most kids get out school they would do each day 7 times before football starts first or second week of August. If they do the work hard and can get some help with any mechanic flaws they may have they will be in great shape and also see some speed improvements.
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-Frank Wozny is a co-founder of UltimateStrengthAndConditioning.com. He specializes in metabolic conditioning and the development of optimal programs for athletic teams.
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