Why should youth train? To develop confidence, a positive body image, and a feeling of autonomy, knowing that they have full control over what they accomplish in life. A little confidence and swagger in life goes a long way! To prevent injuries. Age appropriate mobility, stability, coordination, sprinting, plyometrics, and strength training methods work to build a more durable athlete. You can’t excel in your sport if you’re hurt! Increased athleticism. Athletes who want to jump higher, sprint faster, cut harder and be unmovable need to train hard. Plain and simple. It does not stunt growth. There are no scientific studies showing injuries to growth plates when training in a structured environment with quality coaches.