Using Sport Science to develop the next generation of young athletes

YOUTHSPORT is a 12-week small group training program designed to help youth athletes (ages 11-16) meet the physical demands of their sport. 75 minute sessions focus on developing physical attributes that are fundamental to sport performance, such as speed, agility, strength and power. Participants are grouped according to their developmental age, with different emphases for pre- and post-pubertal athletes.


The SCIECNED Atheltics YouthSport program is driven by the research of the Canadian Sport Centres Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) expert group. This research has led to the development of the Long Term Athlete Development model and offers a framework to understand adolescent growth and development. Based on determination of a youth athlete’s Peak Height Velocity (the time at which children experience the fastest rate of growth in stature during adolescence), critical periods of growth can be identified and training adapted and modified at these times to maximise athletic development and reduce injury risk.

Improve performance and reduce risk of injury by developing a foundation of strength and power in movement patterns fundamental to all sports.
Introduction to resistance training, and sprint and jump training.
Pre- and post-program testing for speed, power, strength and endurance to measure baselines and athlete progress.

Program Structure


Using a combine format we assess developmental age from peak height velocity, lower body strength and explosiveness using our in-house force plates, speed and agility using an integrated timing gate system, and upper body strength. Combine testing is done in session 1 and the final session of the program to identify improvements over the course of the 12-week program.


Each athlete is provided with a report outlining their results and areas for improvement.


Based on the combined results of the group training is designed to focus on developmentally appropriate improvement in all athletic capacities.

Homework Program

Each athlete will also receive a homework program to complete on another day each week.

Package Types

Payment in full is required prior to the first session.


1 Day Per Week

1 x YouthSport group per week

2 Combines, 10 YouthSport training Sessions


2 Days Per Week

2 x YouthSport group per week

2 Combines, 20 YouthSport Sessions


2 Days Per Week

1 x YouthSport group per week

1 x Private 1 on 1 coaching per week

2 combines, 12 Private Coaching, 10 YouthSport Sessions



1 x Combine Testing $120

Combine Testing Pack – Test & Retest $200

Program registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Waitlist available.