The Athlete Training Centre Readiness Program has been designed for those athletes not yet ready to engage in power strength training performed by more mature athletes. After an athlete goes through the ATC Readiness Program he or she will graduate to the ATC regular program.
Athletes age 12 - 13 should begin in the readiness program. By training 2x per week young athletes still have the time to participate in other sports during their summer off-season from their main sport. By participating in other sports at this young age it helps the young athlete become a better all-round athlete before specializing in the sport of their choice.
The reason for getting started in the ATC Readiness Program is that very few people can reach their full athletic potential without strength training. The Readiness Program allows an athlete get a head start on other athletes and become a much better athlete by the time he or she is 15 and moving into senior high school sports or the important ice hockey years.
A parent should have no concerns about a young athlete entering into such a program. Research has proved conclusively there is no danger of a young athlete doing strength training. In fact, the research shows the tremendous benefit of such a program. The research also shows there is substantially more force exerted on a young athlete in running, jumping climbing, stopping etc. then they would experience were they not in a training program. NOTE: Contact us if you would like to see some of the research.Enroll Now