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It’s important for parents to understand that training for the sport of weightlifting is 100% safe for kids to learn and participate in regularly. There is no evidence that suggests that training weightlifting will stunt a child's growth or make them bulky. There are however many studies that suggest that when children learn proper execution of lifting technique from experienced and certified coaches and they consistently participate in an appropriately designed strength training program, the positive benefits far outweigh any potential for injury. In addition, the many studies have reported lower injury rates in weight training sports (which include weightlifting, powerlifting, and bodybuilding) in comparison to common team sports such as hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and football.