The youth program is designed for local youths and teens, both male and female, to learn and participate in the sport of weightlifting.
The sport of Weightlifting is contested along gender, age, and weight classes. This allows for anyone, of any age, and experience to participate.
The program is designed and instructed by middle school teacher and USA Weightlifting Level One Coach Doug Schultz
Program design and instruction can be utilized as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with an athlete’s other athletic training regimen.
Youth Weightlifting only: $70/month
Youth Weightlifting as an add-on to CrossFit Kids/Teens: $40/month
Sessions will be Saturdays at 10:30 am- 12:00 pm and Sundays 9:30 am- 11:00 am.
There are two types of lifts in the Olympic program; the snatch and the clean and jerk. Lifters are given three lifts in each discipline to record their highest weights, with the combination of each compromising their total.
The description of the lifts below are very brief and do not get into the technical aspects of the lifts. The descriptions are just meant to give a general idea of how the Olympic lifts are performed.
In the snatch, the more difficult discipline, the bar must be lifted from the floor with a wide grip and over the lifter’s head in one complete motion. some people coin the snatch as the “fastest lift in the world” because is takes under 1 second to get the bar from the platform to overhead.
In the clean and jerk, which requires a narrow grip, the lifter pulls the bar to his/her shoulders in one movement, drops into a squat, and then stands up straight.
The next part of the lift involves jerking the bar to arms-length above the head and splitting the legs to achieve the lift. Once the arms are locked and the bar is steady the lifters bring their feet back together to ensure the lift is declared legal.