Youth Weightlifting Development Program


As a USA Weightlifting Community Development Training Site, CH Fitness and Performance fosters and promotes a Youth Development Program with the purpose of promoting weightlifting as a safe, healthy and fun fitness activity, and to offer youth-age athletes in the Greater Washington DC area the opportunity to qualify for and participate in national and international weightlifting competitions.

Weightlifting is SAFE for youth athletes! The following medical associations have accepted weight training for children as a safe and effective mode of exercise:

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM)

American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP).

Through its competition team, CHFP Weightlifting, youth-age athletes have the opportunity to compete locally, regionally and at various national competitions including the National Youth Championships (U17) and the National Junior Championships (U20). Additionally, several CHFP athletes have been selected as members of Team USA to compete internationally at the Youth Pan American Championships, the Youth World Championships, the Junior Pan American Championships and the Junior World Championships.


Schedule and Pricing:

  • Two youth group sessions per week - Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

  • Competition Team Training: Saturday afternoon

  • Individualized programming

  • $125.00/month (One month trial membership: $75.00/month)


Head Coach: Cara Heads Slaughter

Asst Coaches: Conor Lynch, Sarah Samad


To learn more about our Youth Weightlifting Development Program, click here.


2019 Youth Nationals Squad

Natalie Andrews

Bella Rivera

Morgan Bramble

Avery Owens

Avery Owens Team USA

Cole Bramble Team USA

2018 Youth Nationals Squad

Delaney Edom

Natalie Andrews

Gus Ciardiello

Natalie Andrews

Grace Edwards


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