An examination of the training profiles and injuries in elite youth track and field athletes.

@article{Huxley2014AnEO,
  title={An examination of the training profiles and injuries in elite youth track and field athletes.},
  author={Dianne J Huxley and Donna O'Connor and Peter A Healey},
  journal={European journal of sport science},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={185-92}
}
Australian track and field has a strong focus on State and National elite youth programmes as the development pathway to elite senior international competition. Yet, there are no clearly defined parameters for appropriate training volumes, training intensities or competition schedules for youth athletes. This study sought to examine the training profiles of, and injuries suffered by, elite youth track and field athletes between the ages 13 and 17 years. The participants were 103 elite NSW… CONTINUE READING