Athletes 2017-05-25T18:15:25+00:00

13 Protein Snacks for Youth Athletes

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Parent Resources|

Youth athletes, especially youth weightlifters, have higher protein requirements than their non-athletic peers.  In How Much Protein Do Youth Weightlifters Need? Dr. Mark Lavallee, Chairman of the USA Weightlifting Sports Medicine Society, recommends consuming 1 to [...]

Growing Trees: Developing versus Discovering New Talent

January 17th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

"Everybody wants to own a forest, but nobody wants to grow the trees," weightlifting Coach Boris Urman has observed.  Every weightlifting coach wants a team of strong, mature lifters, but fewer coaches are willing to [...]

Representing in South America

January 13th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition, Interviews|

In December 2017, Team USA sent four Under 15 lifters to Lima, Peru to compete in the South American Junior & Youth Championships & Tamas Ajan Cup on December 13-17: Haley Trinh - 53kg Abby [...]

The Mind of an Olympian: An Interview with Hidilyn Diaz

December 30th, 2017|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Interviews|

If I had to pick one word to describe three-time Olympian, Hidilyn Diaz, I would choose "gracious."  Hidilyn is visiting Guam for the week, and she agreed to let me interview her before her weightlifting [...]

Picking Up Metal: Youth Weightlifting in the Philippines

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

This is Lovely, an accomplished 13-year old Filipino weightlifter.  She has won numerous championship titles, including the Philippine youth national championship.  Lovely trains with Team Angono six days a week, 2 hours a day.  She [...]