The Front Squat
The front squat is a great exercise to add into your program. Although I recommend learning the back squat first, the front squat is a great exercise for more advanced athletes to learn. The reason I suggest learning the back squat first is just so athletes can build up sufficient leg strength and learn to balance with weight on the barbell. The front squat pushes you forward and is generally harder for athletes to stay upright during. For this reason, I believe you should first learn to successfully perform the back squat. I am going to teach you the proper form for front squat so you can add this awesome exercise into your routine after you have mastered the pre-reqs.
Downward movement phase:
Upward movement phase:
The front squat is a difficult exercise, but it is worth learning none the less. It will give you all the benefits that the back squat will but it will force you to use your core more to keep your body in an upright position. The two exercises can be changed out within your workout program. When your strength increases in the front squat it will also increase in the back squat. I would recommend going through phases of the back squat for a few training blocks and then you can add the front squat in for a few training blocks and keep going back and forth between the two. If you follow the instructions above you will be doing the front squat correctly and you can start the seeing the benefits from it after a few training blocks.