Not sure if this forum has the right population for this question but I will go on and throw this out.
Olympic style (exposive) lifts…are benefical, safe, or necessary for training high school athletes? We are not talking about elite caliber athletes, but a wide variety of body types, experience, and fitness levels.
I look for both pros and cons. I am a Certified Athletic Trainer with my bachelors degree in Sports Medicine and a CSCS cert. I contract out to a public high school for Athletic Training services, but not S&C. The strength coach at this school uses the BFS “bigger faster stronger” program, that includes explosive and olympic lifts. The entire athletic staff of coaches is constantly debating over this issue. I have always treated my athletes and clients on a case by case basis and avoided a one sided approach to training. I was just looking to see if others have the same concerns or praise for olympic lifts for HS athletes.