Penn College to offer development program for young athletes

This summer, Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer a four-week Youth Training for Athletic Development program.

Taught by members of the college’s physical fitness specialist faculty, the program will emphasize sport-specific training, fundamentals of proper technique, injury prevention and nutrition education as well as functional and resistance training.

The program runs Monday through Thursday, June 23 to July 17, with a session for 12- to 14-year-olds from 9 to 11 a.m. and a session for 15- to 17-year-olds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each participant will receive an individualized training program upon completion of the sessions.

The program is administered by John M. Arrigone, adjunct instructor of fitness and lifetime sports, and Judy Quinti, assistant professor of fitness and lifetime sports/physical fitness, both experienced resistance- and sports-training instructors.

The format is specific to youth training based on National Strength and Conditioning Association guidelines. Penn College’s Associate of Applied Science in physical fitness specialist is the only associate degree in Pennsylvania recognized by NCSA.

For more information, or to register, call 570-326-3761, ext. 7112 or ext. 7713; email; or visit For more on Penn College, which is celebrating its centennial throughout 2014, visit, email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Last Updated May 08, 2014