Resistance Training for Youth Players

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Warm Up 1


Warm Up 2


Desirable Movements

The “5 Desirable Movements” outlined in the following pages are exercises that have been chosen as more advanced movements for further strength and some power development in youth athletes. They are the jump and land, med ball throw and catch, side plank, single leg bridge and the lateral hop and land. These exercises were included to add extra stress to the joints that regularly need to apply and take force on the GAA field as well as beginning to introduce some power-based exercises for upper and lower body


Key Movements

The “5 Key Movements” outlined in the following pages are exercises that have been chosen as the basic foundation for whole body strength development in youth athletes. They are the squat, hip hinge, plank, push up and inverted row. These exercises incorporate lower body, core and upper body movements.