Mark had a question:
"As a coach, when do you think is the right age to introduce children to strength and conditioning style training?"
It's a tough one for coaches, because our job is traditionally to make player's better through improving technique. But nowadays, "making players better" also includes understanding biomechanics, psychology and - yes - strength and conditioning.
This is because these elements are not distinct from technical coaching. If you understand the basics of how people move, you can feed that directly into better, more individual technique.
And that is where strength and conditioning crosses over most; the mobility and stability aspects that go beyond just understanding that lifting weights makes your muscles bigger.
S&C is not bodybuilding. S&C is not exhausting players. it is: [E]