YOUTH STRENGTH &
CONDITIONING
CERTIFICATION (YSCC)

The YSCC Course is designed to
give you the knowledge and
coaching skills to make you a youth
strength & conditioning specialist.

The Youth Strength & Conditioning Certification (YSCC) provides you with the systems and training methods used when working with youth athletes.

The Youth Strength & Conditioning Certification (YSCC) course offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for young athletes. The 3 day certification course focusses on training centred on the concept of long-term athletic development (LTAD) of young athletes from 6 to 17 year olds.

The YSCC course is specifically aimed at fitness professionals, physiotherapists, sports coaches and PE teachers who want to enhance youth athletic development. If you want to work in or create a Youth Academy for your gym or sports organisation, then this is the course for you!

During the course, participants will receive KG Elite’s Youth Pathway involving foundation, development and performance phases. In addition, participants will learn our Level 1-3 exercise library for fundamental movement skill (FMS), strength and power. A particular focus is on the application of a “games based” approach to speed, agility and conditioning. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and coaching skills for developing youth athleticism within the community and sport-related environments.

At the end of Day 3, there will be a 45min MCQ test to become a certified Youth Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Written Exam:

  • Multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ)
  • 45mins in duration
  • 60 questions
  • Content taken exclusively from YSCC manual
  • 70% pass grade required

Download YSCC Course Handbook Here

Course Content:

  • Growth and maturation
  • Fitness testing & monitoring
  • Coaching young athletes
  • Funamental movement skills (FMS)
  • Gymnastic fundamentals
  • Athletic Motor Skill Competencies (AMSC)
  • Speed & agility games
  • Conditioning games
  • Long term athlete development (LTAD)
  • Youth physical development model (YPD)
  • Program design & planning

Download YSCC Course Timetable Here

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course the participant will:

  • Understand growth and maturation in the context of youth development
  • Conduct a fitness assessment of young athlete(s)
  • Gain a range of practical coaching skills
    • Warm up protocol
    • Fundamental movement skills
    • Gymnastic fundamentals
    • Acceleration speed
    • Agility
    • Strength development
    • Power development
    • Conditioning games
  • Formulate programs to improve youth athleticism
  • Understand peak height velocity (PHV) in youth coaching
  • Apply a long term athlete development (LTAD) model
  • Devise various programs for strength, power, speed and fitness

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