I’ve been given the opportunity as a new personal trainer to take on training a friend’s 14 year old daughter as a “client” over the summer. A 4-6 week program focusing on building her strength as she is active in sports (she does not have a weight issue). Her father is looking for approaches through training that will challenge her and keep her interested. It sounds like motivation is also an issue. Any recommendations/resources any one may know of and can suggest would be greatly appreciated! thank you!
As Ariadne implied, I would seriously ask if this is her idea or her father’s. If she is being forced into it (and I have been approached by many “sports parents” who are trying to improve their child’s game without the child being on board) you will have quite a challenge (and an ethical dilemma).
If she does want to do it I would place the emphasis on functional moves that can help her in life and her sport. Make sure to keep it fun, I would suggest using bands and balls as there are so many drills you can do with them to keep her interested.