Improve Self-Confidence – When athletes make accomplishments, big or small, it raises their self-esteem and they gain trust in themselves.. Doing something they once couldn’t will help them feel better about their sport and life in general.
Physical Preparation – Research shows strength programs prepare their bodies for the physical demand of sports by training their nervous system to be more functional. Also, kids physically mature at different ages so it’s important to keep them ready for changing game speed and intensity.
Prevent Overuse Injuries – Too often athletes can get caught in the sport specialization trap where they only play one sport all year. This leads to repetitive muscle movements which create imbalances in the body. This is where most injuries occur. A proper strength program will strengthen the underutilized muscles thus preventing injury.
Improve Performance – Speed, quickness and power are about putting forces into the ground. Stronger forces result in faster movements. Professionals use the proper techniques and exercises to maximize this result in the safest way possible.
The FUN!! – Athletes young and old can experience burnout, especially if they start specializing in a one sport. Resistance training adds a different component that doesn’t feel like they are practicing for their sport.