Parents

How Much Protein Do Youth Weightlifters Need?

November 26th, 2017|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

All weightlifters want to build more muscle, and building muscle requires protein. But just how much protein is appropriate for a youth weightlifter? According to Dr. Mark Lavallee, Chairman of the USA Weightlifting Sports Medicine [...]

USA Weightlifting’s New Athlete Development Sites

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

On October 16, 2017, USA Weightlifting (USAW) announced 13 Athlete Development Sites located in the West and Southeast United States.  The announcement of these sites raised a number of questions: What will the sites be [...]

What Does it Take to Make Weight?

August 30th, 2017|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition, Parent Resources|

Almost all weightlifters have done it—some to a small extent, some to a large extent.  No one, however, wants to talk about it.  And those who do talk about it generally downplay or lie about [...]

Mom, I Need New Shoes! Shoe Buying Tips for Youth Weightlifters

August 18th, 2017|Categories: Athlete Resources, Parent Resources|

Child: “Mom, I need new shoes.” Mom: “I just bought you new shoes." Child: “Well, they don’t fit any more.” Mom: “I can’t buy you shoes this minute. You’ll just have to make those shoes [...]