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If you’re a parent or have worked with children at any point in your career, this episode is for you. Sharing best practices and current research, today’s guest, Jim Kielbaso, helps us tackle the tough questions about training youth: 

  • What’s the right age for my kids to start lifting weights? 
  • Can training be harmful for development?
  • How many sports should they play? 
  • How can I improve their running form? 
  • How do I deal with coaches who think they should go to a million showcases and or practice non-stop? 

Jim is the president of the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) and the director of the Total Performance Training Center in Wixon, Michigan. He’s a former college strength and conditioning coach, and author of multiple books. With 25 years of experience in the field and three kids of his own, we are so fortunate to have our guest share his expertise on the subject. 

Even if you don’t have or work with children, you are sure to get something out of this episode!

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  • Robbie Hannon

    I just finished a course on the science of training youth athletes and this podcast really covered all the main points. Thank you Jim and Brett.

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