Strength and conditioning can be scary words for some parents as the stereotype of a gym maybe a bit skewed. This is not always the case. With correct supervision and an understanding of how the human body can work, training initiated in pre-adolescence and maintained into adolescence will maximize training age and the potential to achieve optimal motor capacity.
At a young age it is not about lifting heavy weights, but focusing on the FUNdamentals and teaching the body how to be efficient. By coaching a young athlete in correct techniques and movement patterns, we are teaching a neuromuscular adaptation (the mind working with the muscles as one) that is going to reduce injuries and help the athlete become a more efficient. There is a great article we have shared on our Facebook page that can give you a little more insight on how early you should start youth strength and conditioning.