This manual aims to help children get the training edge they need to become the athletes of tomorrow. These exercise programs are for athletes aged 7 to 18. Starting youths on a strength training program will not only enhance sports performance, but it will also improve body composition and reduce sports training injuries. The authors offer a combination of stretching exercise and nutritional guidelines to ensure the child builds an overall fitness base. To help build muscle strength there are 82 free weight, body weight, machine, cord and medicine ball exercises. Emphasizing safety and correct technique, the authors present conditioning programs for power sports, jumping sports, striking sports and endurance sports. They also include age-appropriate fitness programs for increasing strength and power in children aged 7 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, and 15 to 18 years.