"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