Podcast Interviews

Training the Adolescent Female LTAD Chat: Erica Suter, Elisabeth Oehler & Joe Eisenmann

This episode is a recording of the LTAD Chat on Training the Adolescent Female, hosted by Joe Eisenmann with guests Erica Suter and Elisabeth Oehler.

Erica Suter is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has a Masters in Exercise Science and Sport Performance Enhancement. As an athlete, she captained the soccer team at Johns Hopkins University and was a 2x Academic All American, 2 x Scholar All American and National Player of the Year. She holds the record of being the 2nd highest goal scorer for John Hopkins University and was selected in the John Hopkins 25th Anniversary All star team.

Elisabeth Oehler is a strength coach who worked for the German Weightlifting Federation from 2017-2020 as manager of the youth department and later Head of Talent Identification. She’s a licensed weightlifting coach (high performance) by the German Olympic Sports Confederation and holds several qualifications in youth development and strength & conditioning. In 2021 she started her own business consulting and coaching in National Governing Bodies of different sports. She helps organizations implementing talent development programs and improving coaching education.

In this episode, the pair discuss:

  • Physical considerations in training the female athlete.
  • Important psychological and social considerations in training teenage females.
  • Creating buy in to the training process.

You can listen to the episode in full here.

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