The other day I was asked by a friend and colleague what my “PLAN” was for our USAG Level 4-6 conditioning. In the developmental groups I like to focus on Big Muscle Groups and Big Movements. I subscribe to the KISS philosophy. (Keep It Simple, Stupid). I think a mistake many coaches make is by making the conditioning program too complicated. That just encourages the kids to cheat their numbers or not have their best form. I very rarely add any weights to compulsory kids conditioning. Instead I try to increase intensity by being more demanding on form.
I switch the conditioning about every month to 6 weeks to keep the kids from getting bored.