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Varsity letter guidelines for a strength training powerlifting athlete
Danny M. O'Dell, MA, CSCS,*D 6/5/2012 5:04:32 PM
Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 12:19 PM
Joined: 6/5/2012
Posts: 2

Does anyone have any criteria, guidelines or standards for determining who gets a letter for competing in powerlifting on the high school level?
Eric Reed, CSCSD 8/13/2012 3:34:57 PM
Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:19 AM
Joined: 8/13/2012
Posts: 15

That is a great question.  In Arizona we only have high school powerlifting organizations that the athletes can compete in.  I have always wanted to make it a sport.


My only suggestion would be to find weight class totals and build your criteria around that.  I would also put a limit on how many meets they had to lift in. 


Good luck with this.  What state are you in? Powerlifting is a great thing for high school athletes.


Danny M. O'Dell, MA, CSCS,*D 6/5/2012 5:04:32 PM
Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7:55 AM
Joined: 6/5/2012
Posts: 2

Hi there,


We are in Washington State and compete in the WABDL due to class room time constraints. So far the student athletes have set State records for our State and several have competed and won in World championship contests. The school pays for one lift and if they want to compete in more than one it is up to the student to fund that portion.


Thanks for the support.