How old should an athlete be before starting an Athletic Development program?
Depending on the sport, the athlete and their skill level generally around the age of 13. Many opportunities exist for athletes between the ages of 16-18 such as scholarships, and potential drafting in to higher level leagues. Athletes that have a strength and conditioning foundation set themselves up to take advantage of these opportunities. It’s important to be realistic though, strength and conditioning programs will not make an average athlete into a superstar, but a lack of strength and conditioning can make a superstar average.