Episode 21

Alan Stein: Strength Training and Conditioning

Some parents feel a bit wary when it comes to strength training with young athletes. They worry about overuse injuries, weight lifting accidents, general burnout, and more. Furthermore, parents often wonder when it's safe for young athletes to begin weightlifting in the first place. 

Fortunately, Alan Stein has answers to these questions and more. Stein, owner of Stronger Team and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the DeMatha Catholic High School basketball program, discusses topics such as the distinction between strength training and weight lifting, how often a young athlete should train, and the most common causes of ACL tears.

If your athlete is approaching the strength training/lifting stage (or is already at it), this is a podcast you'll definitely want to hear.

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Jan 07 2015