After All The Money You Spend For Sports Training, Let's Take A Look At The Potential Investment It May Have On Our Kids
- Creates a Foundation for their Future- Strength training plays a significant role in ensuring that young athletes develop motor skills, understand muscle mechanics and become more coordinated, stable and strong as they progress through their athletic careers - Reduces the Risk of Injury- Strength training for young athletes builds injury resiliency as they improve joint flexibility, tendon strength and core strength - Increases Strength- It's commonly recognized that increases in muscular strength seen in kids exceed those gained in older adults. It' greatly beneficial to have kids begin body-weight exercises and training with resistance bands as early as 7. Strentgh gains can improve from 30%-50% within 8-12 weeks of professional training. You will need a minimum of two times a week of strength training, there after. - Builds Self Esteem- Studies have shown an increase in positive self image with regular strength training. It helps with athletic gain, focus, attention and dedication. The resulting self esteem helps them not only in their sport, but in all avenues in life - Improves Sports Performance- A stronger, faster athlete, is simply, a better athlete. Youth athletes do not have the strength, endurance, or stability of their muscles and joints to properly or efficiently perform many sports skills, without well rounded training. Strength training for youth athletes supports optimal mobility, stability, coordination, strength and movement efficiency. This results in improved speed, agility, quickness and conditioning - Instills Life Long Habits- Having a fitness base and understanding the benefits as an adolescent, can carry on lifelong benefits such as, an improved quality of life, reduced risk of injury, prolonged life expectancy, better functionality as our bodies get older, higher moral, self esteem and better looking bodies -Helps Pay for College- Youth sports training, amongst many other benefits can potentially help get you a scholarship to play at the next level. Here is a math breakdown of the possible savings: $36,420 (average cost of a 4 year college, in-state) minus $7,128 (average cost of 3 years for youth personal training), equals a $29,292 savings. Meaning, a 3 year investment in training for one kid could be equivalent to nearly $30,000 and life long benefits. That is a POSITIVE investment! Even if you didn't get a college scholarship, the gains of being fit, taking knowledge and an intrinsic value with you from the training, still far out weighs a $7,000 cost by leaps and bounds. Again, it is still a POSITIVE investment! Imagine how much medical bills cost for potential injury? What about as old age creeps up on you and you have extra cost for medical care? This can all be reduced by training as an adolescent. The ROI (return on investment) is rather high.