Implement a Safe Training Program for Youth Athletes

2018-10-12T23:13:23+00:00March 8th, 2018|

It’s common practice these days for athletic trainers to implement strength training for youth sports. Today, you’ll often see weight, speed and agility training programs integrated into football and soccer programs; even for the youngest of athletes. Over the past decade, there has been a fair amount of studies conducted on the benefits of strength training for young athletes, and the research is clear that it greatly benefits sports performance while not stunting growth or impairing mobility. But there is a proper way to structure a program. Treating young athletes like miniature adults, for example, is a mistake. Below are [...]