Volume 15(6): April, 2010
THE YOUNG ATHLETE 5
This sixth issue of Volume 15 of Coaching Science Abstracts reviews articles concerned with children and adolescents in activity. This is the fifth issue concerning this topic, the previous issues being The Young Athlete, The Young Athlete 2, The Young Athlete 3, and The Young Athlete 4.
This issue is divided into articles concerning children (prepubescent individuals), adolescents, and children and adolescents together.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHILDREN'S HEART RATE RESPONDS DIFFERENTLY TO ADULTS AT ALTITUDE Kriemler, S., Zehnder, M., Kohler, M., Brunner, H., & Boutellier, U. (2006). Maximal aerobic performance of prepubertal children upon fast ascent to high altitude. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement Abstract 2739.
HIGH-INTENSITY INTERMITTENT TRAINING SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN REPEATED-SPRINT TRAINING Buchheit, M., Millet, G. P., Parisy, A., Pourchez, S., Laursen, P., & Ahmaidi, S. (2008). Supramaximal training and post-exercise parasympathetic reactivation in adolescents. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40, 362-371.
MELATONIN STIMULATES GROWTH HORMONE WHEN COMBINED WITH RESISTANCE EXERCISE Nassar, E., Mulligan, C., Taylor, L, Kerksick, C., Galbreath, M., Greenwood, M., Kreider, R., & Willoughby, D. S. (2007). Effects of a single dose of N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine (Melatonin) and resistance exercise on the growth hormone/IGF-1 axis in young males and females. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 4, 14.
SPORTING PARTICIPATION DOES NOT AFFECT MATURATION IN FEMALES Erlandson, M. C., Sherar, L. B., Mirwald, R. L., Maffulli, N., & Baster-Jones, A. D. (2008). Growth and maturation of adolescent female gymnasts, swimmers, and tennis players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40, 34-42.
SPRINT TRAINING TENDS TO BE MODE SPECIFIC Buchheit, M., Brughelli, M., Delhomel, G., & Ahmaidi, S. (2009). Effect of complex vs. repeated sprint training on repeated sprint ability and athletic performance in young elite soccer players. A paper presented at the 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Oslo, Norway, June 24-27.
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
THE CURRENT AGE GROUP STRUCTURE COULD BE IMPROVED Kojima, K., Brammer, c. L., & Stager, J. M. (2009). Age classification in USA Swimming are current competitive age groups appropriate? ACSM 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. Presentation Number 1844.
SWIMMING TRAINING EMPHASIZING INTENSITY IS BETTER THAN A VOLUME-ORIENTED PROGRAM IN AGE-GROUP SWIMMERS Sperlich, B., Haegele, M., Heilemann, I., Zinner, C., De Marees, M., Achtzen, S., & Mester, J. (2009). Weeks of high intensity vs. volume training in 9-12 year-old swimmers. ACSM 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. Presentation Number 959.
MOTOR UNITS IN YOUNG AND OLD, MALES AND FEMALES RESPOND SIMILARLY TO TRAINING Christie, A., & Kamen, G. (2009). Gender and age-related training adaptations in maximal motoneuron firing rate. ACSM 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. Presentation Number 2700.
PRE-GAME SKILL ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE AT GAME INTENSITY Unnithan, V. B., & Pook, M. (2009). Effect of altering tempo of the pre-match warm-up on skills in youth soccer. ACSM 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. Presentation Number 2811.
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