Strength Training for Young Athletes

***I will start a “young athlete” class again as soon as I am able. 

April 6-may 27
Tuesday/Thursday 6pm and Saturday 8am
1.  Our Athletes ages 12-15 are in the most important stages of athletic
     preparation. During these stages, we make or break an athlete.  Absolute
     strength will often determine your child's success.

2.  The best PLAYERS are the best ATHLETES.


4.  To get faster you must get stronger!

5.  Strength, conditioning, and speed are the absolute cornerstones to a
     young athlete's success.

Are you currently doing anything to improve all areas of strength and fitness? If not, why?
      Every year that goes by that you don’t improve the strength, speed, power and athletic ability of your young athlete, is another year that their competitors gain an edge.

We have a simple but effective program for training young athletes to give them everything they need for improved strength, fitness and sports performance.

Our program has proven successful for 
This is the same strength system I've used for the last 18 years to train ALL of our champion athletes and teams here at Center Grove!

With strength, speed, conditioning and athletic ability being one of the most important and crucial factors in establishing a champion athlete

     “Coach Marty Mills is a very valuable mentor for me as a strength coach. His system of developing functional athletes is second to none. The time that I have spent observing and talking with Coach Mills regarding all areas of strength training have helped me to develop a coaching philosophy that brings out the most in ALL athletes. The success of the teams and individuals at Center Grove High School are directly related to the hard work and dedication of Coach Mills. In my opinion, he has set a very high bar for strength coaches in the state of Indiana to achieve. His passion and work ethic inspires me to work hard every day in this field.”
          Steve Barrick – Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, 
            University of Indianapolis

Is resistance training for youth safe and effective???

One of the unfortunate myths regarding the training of young athletes is the notion that resistance training is either unsafe or unhealthy for younger adolescent and pre-adolescent athletes.  Studies show that young athletes who participate in a regular, well-supervised strength training program generally experience fewer and less severe injuries on the field than athletes who train improperly or not at all.