When you choose to start lifting weights or you receive a new guy to your team, you must ensure they can handle there own body weight first before they move on to a strength training program. Let them build a foundation with body weight exercises before jumping in to lifting weights. If you skip this step of forming a base or foundation you could cause serious injury to your athlete. I hear it all the time, "I'm going to the gym" I think to my self yes you are but you can't even do a proper pushup let alone that bench press your going to try to attempt. Do us all a favor and build a base of strength before attempting to start a lifting program. Here is a great video of some Body weight pushups that Joe Hashey has his guys do.
Via Synergy Athletics