Hey this is Jeff Roark. Been awhile since I’ve been on any boards. Pre-ordered your new book and looking forward to it.
I’m looking for a bit of advice on training female youth. The wife is our schools elementary basketball coach. We’re just a small private school with barely enough girls to make a team but we have killed some monster county schools and its left their heads spinning. We have a few girls that are strong and athletic, but alot that are simply not strong or explosive. Its amazing to me how many kids can’t even run or jump up on a piece of paper now a day.
The school has no equipment for strength and conditioning work so I bought them 4, 6, and 8lb medicine balls, and a Prowler. We have girls from 2nd-8th grade so, my thinking was would be the best purchases. We already have jump ropes and blessed with plenty of good stairs and a chinup bar.
So, have you dealt with anything like this and these age ranges? If so, if you have the time, could you please give me some guidance on how you approached this? We plan on doing strength and conditioning for them only 2x per week. The wife is going to work on skills until I can get to the gym after work.
Thanks for all the knowledge you have shared over these years. This is new territory for me and I want to hear from someone that speaks truth and that I trust.- Jeff