Faculty of Health

Associate Professor Warren Young

Warren-YoungPhone: (03) 5327 9685
Email: w.young@federation.edu.au
Room: P905
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Human movement and sport sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD, Southern Cross University
  • Master of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education), Footscray

Teaching areas

  • Physical preparation for sport
  • Fundamentals of fitness (weight training)

Professional associations

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA)

Research interests

  • Physical preparation for sport
  • Speed and agility training and assessment
  • Power training and assessment
  • Team sports conditioning

Supervised projects

  • The determinants and development of fast bowling performance in cricket.
  • Manipulating the conditioning stimulus to enhance potentiation and its application to jumping, sprinting and throwing performance.
  • Effect of plyometric training on reactive strength, change-of-direction speed and agility in Australian football.
  • Reliability and relationships between attacking and defensive agility and reactive strength in Australian football.
  • Relationship between training volume and wellness on match activity and performance in elite junior Australian football.


Publications

Yanci, J., Cámara, J., Vizcay, J.J., Young, W.B. Examining age and gender effects in physical performance in young athletes aged 12-16 years. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. In Press.

Beseler, B., Mesagno, C., Young, W., Harvey,J. Igniting the Pressure Acclimatization Training Debate: Contradictory evidence from Australian Football, Journal of Sport Behaviour. In press for 2016.

Bauer, A.M., Young, W., Fahrner, B., Harvey, J. GPS variables most related to match performance in an elite Australian football team. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. In press for 2015, 15, 187-202.

Young, W.B., Talpey S., Feros, S., O'Grady, M., Radford, C. Lower body exercise selection across the force-velocity continuum to enhance sprinting performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. In press.

Veugelers, K.R., Young, W.B., Bahrnet, B., Harvey, J.T. Different methods of training load quantification and their relationship to injury and illness in elite Australian football. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. In Press.

Donaldson , A., Cook, J., Gabbe, B., Lloyd, D., Young, W., Finch, C.F. Bridging the gap between content and context: establishing expert consensus on the content of an exercise training program to prevent lower limb injuries. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. In Press.

Talpey, S., Young, W., Beseler, B. Effect of instructions on selected jump squat variables. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, In Press.

Henry, G.J., Dawson, B., Lay, B.S., Young, W.B. Relationships between reactive agility movement time and unilateral vertical, horizontal and lateral jumps. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In Press.

Publications (In print)

McCormick, B.T., Hannon, J.C., Newton, M., Schultz, B., Detling, N., Young, W.B. (2016). The effects of frontal- and sagittal-plane plyometrics on change-of-direction speed and power in adolescent female basketball players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11: 102-107.

Veugelers, K.R., Young, W.B., Fahrner, B., Harvey, J.T. (2016). Different methods of training load quantification and their relationship to injury and illness in elite Australian football. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 19: 24-28.

Rayner, R.J., Young, W.B. (2015). Correlations between attacking agility, defensive agility, change of direction speed and reactive strength in Australian footballer. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 23(6): 108-111.

O'Grady, M.W., Young, W.B., Talpey, S. (2015). A comparison of Smith machine and barbell half squats to elicit potentiation in countermovement jump performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 23(6): 90-94.

Bauer, A.M., Young, W., Fahrner, B., Harvey, J. (2015).  GPS variables most related to match performance in an elite Australian football team. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. 15 (1), 187-202.

Young, W.B., Talpey, S., Feros, S., O'Grady, M., Radford, C. (2015). Lower body exercise selection across the force-velocity continuum to enhance sprinting performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 23(3): 39-42.

Donaldson , A., Cook, J., Gabbe, B., Lloyd, D.G., Young, W., Finch, C.F. (2015). Bridging the gap between content and context: establishing expert consensus on the content of an exercise training program to prevent lower-limb injuries. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 25(3): 221-229.

Young, W.B., Dawson, B., Henry, G.J. (2015). Agility and change-of-direction speed are independent skills: Implications for training for agility in invasion sports. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 10(1): 159-169.

Fortington, L.V, Donaldson, A., Lathlean, T., Young, W.B., Gabbe, B.J., Lloyd, D., Finch, C.F. (2015) When 'just doing it' is not enough: assessing the fidelity of player performance of an injury prevention exercise program. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18: 272-227.

Young, W., Miller, I., Talpey, S. (2015). Physical qualities predict change-of-direction speed but not defensive agility in Australian Rules football. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(1): 206-2012.

Young, W., Grace, S., Talpey, S. (2014). Association between leg power and sprinting technique with 20-m sprint performance in elite junior Australian football players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(5): 1153-1160.

McCormick, B., Hannon, J., Detling, N., Schultz, B., Newton, M., Young, W. (2014). The Relationship between Change of Direction Speed in the Frontal Plane, Power, Reactive Strength, and Strength. International Journal of Exercise Science. 7(4): 260-270.

McCormick, B.T., Hannon, J.C., Newton, M., Schultz, B., Detling, N.,Young, W.B. (2014). A comparison of the drop step and hip turn techniques for basketball defense. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 9(4): 605-613.

Young, W., Rogers, N. (2014). Effects of small-sided game and change-of-direction training on reactive agility and change-of-direction speed. Journal of Sports Sciences. 32(4): 307-314.

Finch, CF, Doyle, TLA, Dempsey, AR, Elliott, BC, Twomey, DM, White, PE, Diamantopoulou, K, Young, W, Lloyd, DG. (2014).What do community football players think about different exercise-training programmes? Implications for the delivery of lower limb injury prevention programmes. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 48: 702-707.

Finch, CF, Diamantopoulou, K., Twomey, D.M., Doyle, T.L.A., Lloyd, D.G., Young, W., Elliott, B.C. (2014). The reach and adoption of coach-led exercise training programme in community football. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 48: 718-723.

Cormack, S.J., Smith, R.L., Mooney, M.M., Young, W.B., O'Brien, B.J. (2014). Accelerometer load as a measure of activity profile in different standards of netball match play. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 9: 283-291.

Talpey, S.W., Young, W.B., Saunders, N. (2014).The acute effects of conventional, complex and contrast protocols on lower-body power. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(2): 361-366.

Feros, S.A., Young, W.B., O'Brien, B.J. (2013).The acute effects of heavy-ball bowling on fast bowling performance in cricket. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S2): 41-44.

Talpey, S. and Young, W. (2013).Changes in leg power, jump and sprint performance following nine-weeks of conventional vs. complex training. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S2): 78-80.

O'grady, M.W. and Young, W.B. (2013). Acute increases in performance: post-activation potentiation or general warm-up effects? A review of the literature. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S2): 91-93.

Miller, I.R., Young, W. and Talpey, S. (2013). Association between agility and change of direction speed and select fitness qualities in Australian football. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S2): 81-84.

Radford, C., Young, W. and Talpey, S. (2013). The load-power relationship during a jump squat. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S2): 45-47.

Worn, R. and Young, W. (2013). A comparison of three warm-up protocols on elite sprint cycling performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S2): 68-72.

Henry, G., Dawson, B., Lay, B., Young, W. (2013).Decision-making accuracy in reactive agility: Quantifying the cost of poor decisions. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(11): 3190-3196.

Young, W. and Farrow, D. (2013). The importance of a sport specific stimulus for training agility. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 35(2): 39-43.

Davies, M.J., Young, W., Farrow, D., Bahnert, A. (2013). Comparison of agility demands of small-sided games elite Australian football. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 8: 139-147.

Carlon, T., Young, W., Berry, J., Burnside, C. (2013). Association between perceptual agility skill and Australian football performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S1): 42-44.

Talpey, S., Young, W. (2013). The relationship between measures of peak power, sprint, and jump performance: the effect of external loading. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S1): 82-84.

Grace, S., Young, W., Talpey, S., Rogers, N. (2013). Relationship between sprint technique and leg power on the 20m sprint performance of junior Australian footballers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 21(S1): 78-80.

Gabbe B, Cook J, Lloyd D, Young W, Donaldson A, Ekegren C, Finch C. (2012). Bridging the gap between research evidence and real world implementation: Developing the FootyFirst program.National Sports Injury Prevention Conference. Sydney, Australia, October 2012. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport:15(6) (Supplement);20.

Gabbe B, Cook J, Lloyd D, Donaldson A, Young W, Finch C. (2012). Bridging the gap between research evidence and real-world implementation: the NoGAPS project. Safety 2012 World Conference. Wellington, New Zealand October 2012. Injury Prevention;18:Suppl 1 A129 Published Online First: 7 October 2012 doi: doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040580e.23

Donaldson, A., Gabbe, B., Lloyd, D., Young, W., Ekegren, C., Finch, C. (2012). Lessons leanrt from implementation of FootyFirst in 2012. Sport Health, 30(3): 40-41.

Feros, S.A.,Young, W.B., Rice, A.J., Talpey, S,W. (2012). The effect of including a series of isometric conditioning contractions to the rowing warm-up on 1,000-m rowing ergometer time trial performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(12): 3326-3334.

McCormick, B.T., Hannon, J.C., Newton, M., Schultz, B., Miller, N., Young, W. (2012). Comparison of physical activity in small-sided basketball games versus full-sided games. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. 7(4): 689-697.

Henry, G., Dawson, B., Lay, B., Young, W. (2012). Effects of a feint on reactive agility performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(8): 787-795.

Robbins, D.W. and Young, W.B. (2012). Positional relationships between various sprint and jump abilities in elite American football players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(2): 388-397.

Young, W., Hepner, J., Robbins, D. (2012). Movement demands in Australian Rules football as indicators of muscle damage. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(2): 492-496.

Finch C, Gabbe B, Lloyd D, Cook J, Young W, Nicholson M, Seward H, Donaldson A, T. Doyle, White P.(2011). The design of a study to better understand facilitators and barriers towards safety guideline uptake---The NoGAPS project. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Volume 14, Supplement 1, December 2011, Pages e4-e5.

Finch CF, Gabbe BJ, Lloyd D, Cook J, Young W, Nicholson M, Seward H, Donaldson A, Doyle T, White P. (2011). Sports injury prevention: improving outcomes? Sport Health;29(1):34–37

Finch CF, Gabbe BJ, Lloyd DG, Cook J, Young W, Nicholson M, Seward H, Donaldson A, Doyle TLA. (2011). Protocol paper: towards a national sports safety strategy – addressing facilitators and barriers towards safety guideline uptake (the NoGAPS project). Injury Prevention; 17:e4. doi:10.1136/ip.2010.031385

Lloyd D, Cook J, Gabbe B, Young W, White P, Donaldson A, Finch C. (2011). Translating the scientific evidence for preventing lower limb injuries into training guidelines: The role of mechanistic versus clinical versus epidemiological studies. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Volume 14, Supplement 1, December, Pages e6-e7.

Young, W., Farrow, D., Pyne, D., McGregor, W., Handke, T. (2011). Validity and reliability of agility tests in junior Australian football players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.25(12): 3399-3403.

Donaldson, A., Gabbe, B.J., Young, W., Finch, C.F. (2011). Sports injury prevention; maximising the public health benefit. Sport Health, 29(3): 48-51.

Mooney M, O'Brien B, Cormack S, Coutts A, Berry J, Young W. (2011). The relationship between physical capacity and match performance in elite Australian football: A mediation approach. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14: 447-452.

Henry G, Dawson B, Lay B, Young W. (2011). Validity of a reactive agility test for Australian football. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 6(4): 534-45.

Serpell, B., Young, W., & Ford, M. (2011). Are the perceptual and decision-making components of agility trainable? A Preliminary investigation. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(5): 1240-1248.

Young, W. and Rath, D. (2011). Enhancing foot velocity in football kicking: the role of strength training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(2): 561-566.

Young, W., Cormack, S., Crichton, M. (2011).Which jump variables should be used to assess explosive leg muscle function? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 6: 51-57.

Bradshaw, R.J, Young, W.B., Russell, A., Burge, P. (2011). Comparison of offensive agility techniques in Australian Rules football Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,14: 65–69.

Young, W. and Sheppard, J. Speed and agility assessment. In: Cardinale, M., Newton, R., & Nosaka, K. (Eds) Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 2011, pp 271-276.

Sheppard, J. and Young, W.  Training agility and change-of-direction speed (CODS). In: Cardinale, M., Newton, R., & Nosaka, K. (Eds) Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 2011, pp 363-376.

Mooney, MG, Hunter, JR, O'Brien, BJ, Berry, JT, and Young, WB. (2011). Reliability and validity of a novel intermittent peak running speed test for Australian football. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(4): 973-979.

Hunter, J.R., O'Brien, B.J., Money, M.G., Berry, J., Young, W.B., Down, N. (2011). Repeated sprint training improves intermittent peak running speed in team-sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(5): 1318-1325.

Young, W., Burge, P., Russell, A., Carlon, T. (2010). A comparison of playing positions in elite Australian football: a case study of one club. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 18(4): 11-13.

Robbins, D. W., Young, W. B., Behm, D. G. & Payne, W. R. (2010).Agonist-antagonist paired set resistance training: a brief review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.24(10): 2873-2882.

Robbins, D. W., Young, W. B., Behm, D. G. (2010). The effect of an upper body agonist-antagonist resistance training protocol on volume load and efficiency.Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(10): 2632-2640.

Robbins, D. W., Young, W. B., Behm, D. G. & Payne, W. R. (2010). The Effect of a complex agonist and antagonist resistance training protocol on volume load and power output, electromyographic responses, and efficiency. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(7): 1782-1789.

Robbins, D. W., Young, W. B., Behm, D. G., Payne, W. R. & Klimstra, M. D.  (2010). Physical performance and electromyographic responses to an acute bout of paired set strength training versus traditional strength training.Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(5): 1237-1245.

Serpell, B., Ford, M., Young, W. (2010) The development of a new test of agility for rugby league. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(12): 3270-3277 .

Young, W. & Willey, B. (2010). Analysis of a reactive agility field test. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.13: 367-378.

Young, W., Gulli, R., Rath, D., Russell, A., O'Brien, B., Harvey, J.  (2010). Acute effect of exercise on kicking accuracy in elite Australian football players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.13: 85-89.