Did you know a recent study found that a recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that only 14% of high school P.E and sports coaches were able to pass an exam on resistance training principles and methods? McGladrey et al, J Strength Cond Res 2014 (smaller font please)
Did you know that the two reasons kids get hurt in the weight room, according to a few studies, is from lack of supervision and improper progression?
The National Strength and Conditioning Association’s position paper on weight training in young athletes found that aggressive progression and improper technique lead to most injuries sustained in the weight room.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Position Statement on strength training states that emphasis should be on proper technique and safety.
The weight training module seeks to educate high school coaches on proper weight training techniques to promote athlete safety and proper progression. Not all high schools have the luxury of a strength coach with a background appropriate to teach and progress athletes. Instead, sport coaches rely on training methods they used themselves or read about online – that may not be appropriate for their athletes.
ASPIRE will come to the school and teach coaches appropriate technique and basic progression of common weight room exercises to help facilitate athlete safety and proper techniques.