At Cherokee Barbell, weight training programs for Youth ages 9-18 are individualized on the basis of their age, maturity, and personal goals and objectives. When a child or adolescent is learning a new exercise, Coaches use no-load repetitions, which places the focus on form and technique.
“Strength training in children, in combination with plyometric and/or agility training, has become an increasingly popular tactic for athletes to gain a competitive edge during the off-season” NCBI
Bridget Mills – 12
The beauty of Olympic lifts is that they are hands-down the single-best method for developing the many aspects of strength, power, speed, and total-body athleticism.
Chloe Sukola- 10
Olympic lifting can make you one of the strongest and fastest athletes, pound for pound.
Olivia Roth – 15
Olympic Lifting trains multiple muscles to fire at once, increasing your ability to use fast-twitch muscle fibers.
“Ayse has been coaching my 15 year old daughter for almost two years and had such a positive effect on many levels. She’s gotten physically stronger learning proper technique with every lift, her speed and power improved when playing softball, and her confidence in herself increased. Ayse’s blend of nurturing and tough love has driven great performance results and work ethic.”