Ductu per Agone
Athletics at BA
Why is Bridgedale so Valuable from an Athletic Perspective?
The Clock is Ticking
The years from 9-14 are extremely important ones in your son’s development as an athlete and as a hockey player. This is especially true with respect to the development of his underlying athleticism, as sports science confirms that the window of opportunity* to develop athleticism begins to close once puberty has taken hold.
And so each pre-puberty year that goes by now (i.e. in which he doesn’t receive the type of athletic training we can offer him at Bridgedale) is a critical lost opportunity.
Because no one gets to “repeat” a developmental year once gone.** Either the young athlete has maximized the development of his athleticism during a given year, or he hasn’t.
**This means, for example, that for a 13-year old, the crucial-to-their-development ages of 11 and 12 have already gone by, never to be recaptured.