I coach high school football and track coach, and I am currently working on our summer strength program. I want to get all of the athletes doing proper squats, but I am going to have a hard time convincing them and the other coaches that we need to squat lower. Many of the kids are convinced that they can squat 400-500 lbs, and they are going to throw a fit when they have to start over at 135 to do it properly.
I have been reading these forums for years and I know the great benefits of proper squats, but I need some ammo to convince everyone else. I am all over the net right now looking for articles. I would appreciate any help you guys can give me. I am looking for any articles, journal articles, or any other sources that I can use. When my athletes or fellow coaches resist this I want to have a full arsenal of info. to throw at them.
Also, I have a quick question. Can you squat too low? This would be from a safety/injury standpoint and from an athletic development standpoint. I think the answer is no for both, but I want to be sure.
Thanks for the help.