- Muscular Strength: The maximal force that can be generated by a specific muscle or muscle group.
- Power: The rate at which muscles can contract under a defined set of conditions.
- Muscular Endurance: The ability of a muscle group to repeatedly perform muscular contractions over a period of time.
- Improve Motor Skills and Sports Performance: Improving sport related components to fitness (Agility, Speed, Coordination, Reaction Time, Power and Balance)
- Resistance training WILL NOT stunt the growth of a child.
- Strength/Resistance training has favorable influence of growth at any stage of development.
- Participation in an exercise program that includes resistance training and weight bearing activities, such as strength training, has shown to enhance bone density in children and adolescents.
- Regular participation in a strength and conditioning program can increase a young athlete’s resistance to injury.
- Strength training/ conditioning programs and professionals can play a pivotal role in preparing a young athlete for sports and thereby reducing the chances or offset the incidence of sport- related injuries.
- The overall goal of a youth strength training program should not be limited to increasing muscular strength, power and endurance; but should also include: teaching them about their bodies, promoting interest in physical activity, and having fun!