My nephew, who is going to be 14 in a few weeks, has football practice every day for 2 1/2 hours.
He also is expected to lift before practice. He's already a hard worker, and has potential to be good in football.
My question, how often are football players at his age lifting? Are they lifting every day before practice, especially a 2 1/2 hour practice? This seems like a lot for a 14 year old. In fact, he mentioned he's running out of gas during practice and his coach has called him out for this.
I'm thinking he should be lifting on off days. Thoughts?