As our Tigers in the Middle grow, especially between the ages of 11 and 13, the body goes through its own changes as bones are get longer, tendons and ligaments get stiffer, and muscle tone begins to develop.
To help our students navigate these changes and promote a healthy lifestyle, the UHS Strength and Conditioning Program, run by UHS coach Andrew Long, has started a modified program, providing a safe and structured environment for students to learn basic movement skills with minimum equipment.
This introductory program is in the UEHS Fitness Room. There is no sign up. Just show up a few minutes before 2:45 p.m. For more information please download and install the “Team APP” on your mobile device and search U-E Strength and Conditioning. There will be regular updates on days and times. Or call the U-E Athletic Department at 757-2191.
Below is a list of the health and performance benefits from the National Strength and Conditioning Association:
A properly designed and supervised resistance training program for youth can:
• Enhance the muscular strength and power.
• Improve the cardiovascular risk profile.
• Improve motor skill performance and may enhance sports performance.
• Increase a young athlete’s resistance to sports- related injuries.
• Help improve psychosocial well-being.
• Help promote and develop exercise habits.