Category Archives for Youth Athletes

Youth Weight Training: Save your child’s bones now and in the future

We have recently covered the specifics on how bones grow and develop.  We have also seen that participating in a proper weight training program is not only safe, but needed to keep your child free from injury. What you may not know is that weight training can also help to prevent injury in youth athletes […]

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Train Smart: Preventing Injury in Middle School Athletes

Now that we know that the proper resistance training program is safe, we have to ask: Do middle schoolers need to weight train? The answer is yes! As parents I’m sure you’re aware of the current injury epidemic in youth sports. It’s a shame that every one of you most likely know a family who […]

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Should 9 year olds lift weight?

At Gabriele Fitness & Performance, we train all types of athletes in all age groups. On any given day of the week, we have 10 year olds and 20 year olds training hard. While we don’t have college athletes and 4th graders doing the same workout, they both have weight training, as an integral part […]

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Your Child is NOT a Pro Athlete!

Too many children are specializing in one sport too early now a days.  Usually it’s the parent’s decision to put their child in one sport and have them play year round in 10 different clubs and travel leagues.  We usually hear parents say, “Well, lacrosse is his best sport” or “She’s not good at basketball.” While […]

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Mindset Monday: Fairness

The 3rd pillar of great character is fairness. Being fair means to play by the rules, be open-minded, and to not blame other people. Fair play is always a positive. When I go out to see our athletes play, I root for them to play the best they ever have. More importantly I hope they […]

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Are you a bully?

I remember back to high school, when I was a freshman and my sister was a senior. I looked at some of the guys in her class as gods, not because they were good at football or were big and strong, but because of how they respected me, acknowledged me, simply said hello to me. I […]

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