With the rise in sport specialization and increased volume of playing a certain sport year round, there really is very little time for a young athlete to workout and do so with the intent to gain strength and regain health.
But not only is there little time, there is also great uncertainty among parents and coaches of how much or how hard a young athlete should be working out.
So over the last few years I studied everything I could about training and preparing youth athletes to really prepare for their level of needs... Not the needs of high school or college athletes, but the needs of young boys and girls. The need for stability and body control. The need for over all body awareness and coordination. The need to train movement, not muscles, and to be able to get into those correct positions before being loaded and adding dysfunction to the kinetic chain.
Creating safe, effective, healthy young individual athletes is a beneficial 2-fold process. One, the strength in basic anatomical movements will transfer to their daily lives as well as their athletic endeavors. Two, research has shown that a productive youth training program leads to a healthier and more active life as an adult...
So not only are you setting a good example for their athletic career but you're also investing in their lifetime well-being at an early age!