Youth Weightlifting Program Development – Part 1

As a coach who has successfully developed more than 100 youth weightlifters over the past 15 years, I am frequently asked for tips on what works well for developing a thriving youth weightlifting program. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to share what has worked well for me in building 3… Continue reading Youth Weightlifting Program Development – Part 1

Youth Weightlifting Program Development – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the importance of teaching sound technique as a foundational component of building a successful youth weightlifting program. Next, we will focus on an equally important component‚Ķmaking the sport fun. When we talk about making weightlifting fun, the first thing that likely pops into your head is the… Continue reading Youth Weightlifting Program Development – Part 2

October 2022 Athlete of the Month

The Core Values of Conqueror Weightlifting are Effort, Attitude, Trust and Respect. Effort: Daily effort is the primary determinant of success for our team. It is the one thing we all have complete control over and everyone, regardless of ability level, can devote their very best effort towards mastering any task or challenge set before… Continue reading October 2022 Athlete of the Month

Youth Weightlifting Program Development – Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the importance of teaching sound technique as a foundational component of building a successful youth weightlifting program. Part 2 addressed the topic of making the sport fun and this post will discuss the importance of creating a positive training environment and team culture. A vital component of… Continue reading Youth Weightlifting Program Development – Part 3

November 2022 Athlete of the Month

The Core Values of Conqueror Weightlifting are Effort, Attitude, Trust and Respect. Effort: The primary determinant of success for our team is effort. It is one thing we all have complete control over and everyone, regardless of ability level, can devote their very best effort towards mastering any task or challenge set before them.Attitude: Daily… Continue reading November 2022 Athlete of the Month

December 2022 Athlete of the Month

The Core Values of Conqueror Weightlifting are Effort, Attitude, Trust and Respect. Each month, we recognize one of our athletes who excels in consistently demonstrating these Core Values. Our December 2022 Athlete of Month is Ellen Ellis Ellen is a local Crossfit athlete who came to came to us seeking to refine her technique on… Continue reading December 2022 Athlete of the Month

January 2023 Athlete of the Month

The Core Values of Conqueror Weightlifting are Effort, Attitude, Trust and Respect. Each month, we recognize one of our athletes who excels in consistently demonstrating these Core Values. Our January 2023 Athlete of Month is Hank” “The Tank” Thompson. Hank is an incredibly hard working young athlete (age 10) with a strong desire to develop… Continue reading January 2023 Athlete of the Month

Simple & Effective Warm-Up for Weightlifting

When working with groups of athletes in the weight room, it is important to get them organized and warmed up as efficiently as possible because time is always limited. A simple, quick and effective warm-up that we use with all of our athletes is one you may want to try. This warm-up is easy to… Continue reading Simple & Effective Warm-Up for Weightlifting

February 2023 Athlete of the Month

The Core Values of Conqueror Weightlifting are Effort, Attitude, Trust and Respect. Each month, we recognize one of our athletes who excels in consistently demonstrating these Core Values. Our February 2023 Athlete of Month is Aidan Perez. Aidan has only been a part of our program for 3 1/2 months but has already proven himself… Continue reading February 2023 Athlete of the Month

March 2023 Athlete of the Month

The Core Values of Conqueror Weightlifting are Effort, Attitude, Trust and Respect. Each month, we recognize one of our athletes who excels in consistently demonstrating these Core Values. Our March 2023 Athlete of Month is Noah Blair. Noah is a high school wrestler who started training with us back in August in an effort to… Continue reading March 2023 Athlete of the Month