The one legged squat for young athletes

The one-legged squat is a great and safe way for young athletes to develop lower body strength, coordination and balance.
Simply have your young athletes squat down on one leg with the other leg slightly extended out front. Have them hold their arms out to the side to help maintain their balance.
Start out by having them only squat about a quarter way. As their strength and balance improve, have them squat lower and lower until their thigh is paralell to the ground.
Have them do three sets of as many as they can do without losing their balance. Repeat three times a week. In about a month, they will see a dramatic improvement in their leg strength and balance. And the best part…they didn’t need any weight, their body weight was enough resistance to make a big difference

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