Our expert says:
I wouldn't say he needs it right now. Body weight exercises and normal activity are fine at that age. There's little to be gained from pushing someone so young into weight work. I'd suggest that he continue to play, and train, because he'll be doing quite a lot of work in training that will help his growth. By the age of 16 he can start to look at what he might do to become stronger. Also, bear in mind that he will not have specialised into any roles yet - either in rugby or cricket, so what is the purpose of strength training? I'd wait longer and just encourage play and participation for now.
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