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Young Athletes

Young Athlete Program

Research shows that the greatest neuromuscular changes in a young athletes’ body occur prior to the age of 13. In addition, current research studies have shown conclusively that sub-maximum lifting benefits pre-pubescent youth (7-13) for motor skill development, body stabilization and control. It is a distinct advantage for the future of the athlete to start training early. The more a young athlete safely trains his or her body during these crucial years, the better athlete they will be for the rest of their life!

Position statement by the National Strength and Conditioning Association:

It is the current position of the NSCA that:

1. A properly designed and supervised resistance program is safe for children.

2. A properly designed and supervised resistance program can increase the strength of children.

3. A properly designed and supervised resistance program can help to enhance the motor fitness skills and sport performance of children.

4. A properly designed and supervised resistance program can help prevent injuries in youth sports and recreational activities.

5. A properly designed and supervised resistance program can help to improve the psychological well-being of children.

6. A properly designed and supervised resistance program can enhance the overall health of children.

Youth Program (7-13)

  • We primarily use body weight exercises that are safe for children and help their body’s natural development.

  • The program uses strength and coordination exercises to help young athletes adapt to their changing body and help with bone, tendon and ligament strength, thus helping to prevent injuries for their athletic future.

  • Young athletes can take full advantage of their genetic potential through our program.