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When is it safe for your young athlete to begin weightlifting?

The link below, to a story by USA Football, does a good job of answering this question. It's worth a read.

The link: USA Football on Weightlifting



Kyle Pelzer

School telephone number: 952-806-7772

Cell phone number: 763-742-9336

Email: kylepelzer@tcomn.com


Jaguar Power

      This is Jefferson’s strength and conditioning program



      This is the website developed by the University of Minnesota coaches and whose foundation is the Jaguar Power Program.




Call HealthEast, Bethesda Clinic,

651-326-HEAD (4323), M-F, 7a-3:30p


The clinic will make the appointment and answer any questions. This is the organization that did the baseline screening for the neurological testing. Parents need to check with their health insurance to get whatever referrals they may want to assure insurance coverage.


To be sure your body is running as efficiently as possible, here is some nutrition information, prepared by Jefferson Athletic Trainer Ashley Bethke to help you select good choices for meals. NOTE: The sample meals and snacks are just suggestions. The main idea is to eat healthy, so you keep your energy level up! To download the entire packet of information and resources, please click this link: Sports Nutrition


Breakfast Choices

• Whole wheat bagel w/ peanut butter

• Yogurt w/ granola

• Egg white omelet with turkey or ham and cheese (can mix in fresh veggies)

• Fruit smoothie with protein powder

• Whole wheat toast

• Cereal (avoid those high in sugar)

•Fruit (bananas can help with muscle cramps)


Lunch Choices

• Meat sandwich on multi-grain or whole wheat bread

• Chicken breast

• Fruit

• Tuna

• Pita or wrap filled with meat, cheese, fresh veggies, or really anything fresh

• Cold pasta noodles with fresh veggies, chicken breast, tuna or crab (go light on the dressing)

• String cheese

• Fresh salad (add favorite toppings)

• Peanut butter sandwich

Dinner Choices

• Pasta with marinara sauce

• Chicken breast (preferably grilled)

• Kabobs

• Fresh fruit and veggies

• Salads

• Steak

•Baked potato

• Seafood (shrimp, crab, lobster, tuna)

• Brown rice (can add veggies or meat)

• Tacos

• Black beans

• Turkey burger



Snack Choices

• Yogurt

• Fruit & Veggies

• Nuts

• Dried fruit

• Granola bar

• Fruit smoothie

•Chocolate milk

• Applesauce

• String cheese

• Banana w/ peanut butter

• Protein shake

•Reduced fat popcorn

•Hard boiled eggs

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