For the last 18 months we have coached a number of youth lifters externally. Due to the success of this programme we have now set up the OXP Youth Development Team at our club in Oxford.
Prime ages for this team are 12-16, although we do have lifters as young as 8 years old.
This project exists primarily for the next generation of champions coming from OXP.
Carefully set programming and coaching enable the young lifter to start his/her journey to the lifelong challenge of the barbell. We plan throughout the year, selected competitions with the aim of reaching full potential of the British Schools Championships.
Some of our youth lifters use weightlifting to aid their primary sport such as rugby, athletics etc. There is no need to commit to competing in weightlifting competitions although a very large percentage does.
The charges are £5 per session, programming and coaching are free and there is no need for the one to one sessions as these are built into the development programme.
Youth Development Sessions take place every Saturday at Oxford Powersports and the cost is £5 per session.
All our coaches are licensed British Weightlifting coaches and have been through DBS screening, in order to be eligible to coach young lifters.