School of Health and Life Sciences

Associate Professor Warren Young

Phone: (03) 5327 9685
Email: w.young@federation.edu.au
Room: P905
Position: Associate Professor, Coordinator, Master of Strength and Conditioning
Discipline: Exercise 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

  • Strength and Conditioning

Professional associations

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

Research interests

All aspects of physical preparation for sport

Publications (last 5 years)

Young, W.B., Duthie, G.M., James, L.P., Talpey, S.W, Benton, D.T, Kilfoyle, A. Gradual vs maximal acceleration: Their influence on the prescription of maximal speed sprinting in team sport athletes. Sports. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/sports6030066

McCaskie, C., Young, W., Fahrner, B., Sim, M. Association between pre-season training and performance in elite Australian football. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.   In press.

Freeman, B.W., Young, W.B., Talpey, S.W., Smyth, A.M., Pane, C.L., Carlon, T.T. The effects of Sprint Training and the Nordic Hamstring Exercise on eccentric hamstring strength and sprint performance in adolescent athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. In Press.

Feros, S., Young, W., O’Brien, B. The relationship between selected physical qualities, bowling kinematics and pace bowling skill in club-standard cricketers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In press.

Feros, S., Young, W., O’Brien, B. Quantifying cricket fast bowling skill. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2017-0169

Feros, S., Young, W., O’Brien, B. The reliability and sensitivity of performance measures in a novel pace bowling test. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.   doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0140

Donaldson, A., Lloyd, D.G., Gabbe, B.J., Cook, J., Young, W., White, P., Finch, C.F. Scientific evidence is just the starting point: A generalizable process for developing sports injury prevention interventions. Journal of Sport and Health Sciences. In press.

Klaus, A., Bradshaw, R., Young, W., O’Brien, B., Zois, J. (2017). Success in Elite Junior Tennis: The Short Story. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. 12(5), 618-622.

Young, W. (2017). A self-evaluation tool for professional development for strength and conditioning coaches. J. Aust. Strength Cond. 25(2): 26-27.

Young, W.B., Murray, M. (2017). Reliability of a field test of defending and attacking agility in Australian football and relationships to reactive strength. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31(2): 509-516.

O’Brien, J., Finch, C., Young, W. (2017). The delivery of injury prevention exercise programmes in professional youth soccer: comparison to the FIFA 11+” Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20(1): 26-31.

O’Brien, J., Young, W., Finch, C. (2016). The use and modification of injury prevention exercises by professional youth soccer teams. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 0: 1–10. doi: 10.1111/sms.12756

Yanci, J., Cámara, J., Vizcay, J.J., Young, W.B. (2016). Examining age and gender effects in physical performance in young athletes aged 12-16 years. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching.11(4): 538-544.

Talpey, S.W., Young, W.B., Saunders, N. (2016). Is nine-weeks of complex training effective for improving lower body strength, explosive muscle function, sprint and jumping performance? International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. 11(5): 736-745.

Talpey, S., Young, W., Beseler, B. (2016). Effect of instructions on selected jump squat variables. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 30(9): 2508–2513.

Henry, G.J., Dawson, B., Lay, B.S., Young, W.B. (2016). Relationships between reactive agility movement time and unilateral vertical, horizontal, and lateral jumps.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 30(9): 2514-2521.

Asadi, A., Arazi, H., Young, W.B., Saez de Villarreal, E. (2016). The effects of plyometric training on change of direction ability: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 11: 563-573.

Beseler, B., Mesagno, C., Young, W., Harvey, J. (2016). Igniting the pressure acclimatization training debate: contradictory pilot-study evidence from Australian football, Journal of Sport Behavior. 39(1): 22-38.

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: 272-277.

Young, W.B., Miller, I.R., Talpey, S.W. (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.

Talpey, S., Young, W., Twomey, D., Doyle, T., Elliott, B.,Lloyd, D., Finch, C.F. (2014). Acceleration, change of direction speed and agility profile of adult community level Australian football players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 22(5): 175-178.

O’Grady, M.W. and Young, W.B. (2014). A biomechanical comparison of controlled versus explosive back squats. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 22(5): 87-90.

Towell, L.M., Young, W.B. (2014). The relationship between individual player exercise load and sleep to injury in semi-professional soccer players: A case study. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 22(5): 76-79.

Feros, S.A., Young, W.B., O’Brien, B.J. (2014). The relationships between selected physical qualities and bowling performance, with “match-intensity” and “maximal-effort” deliveries in cricket pace-bowlers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 22(5): 120-123.

McCormick, B., Hannon, J., Newton, M., Schultz, B., Detling, N., Young, W.B. (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.

Grants (last 5 years)

Australian Football League, January 2018

Project: “The use of small‐sided games for training and assessing agility in Australian football”

Researchers: Warren Young, Federation University Australia and Matt Jones $19,653

Research Higher Degree Completions (last 5 years)

PhD

Mathew O’Grady, 2018, Principal supervisor. Thesis: Manipulating the Conditioning activity to enhance potentiation and its application to jumping and sprinting performance.

James O’Brien, 2016, Associate supervisor. Thesis: Enhancing the implementation of injury prevention exercise programs in professional soccer.

Simon Feros, PhD, 2015, Principal supervisor. Thesis: The Determinants and Development of Fast Bowling Performance in Cricket.

Scott Talpey, 2014, Principal supervisor. Thesis: Efficacy of Various Complex and Contrast Set Protocols for Acute Responses and Chronic Muscle Power Development.

Master’s

Michael Riggs, 2014, Principal supervisor. Thesis: The effect of an eight week jump training program performed on indoor and sand surfaces on vertical jump performance in elite volleyball players.