An update. We're doing a bunch of strength testing as we just ended the season and today we did the DL. 2 guys were missing but they would probably have been at the tail end.
My strongest DL 78lbsx4@BW of 61. He was actually supposed to try again but opted not to because another boy, a 12yo who is in 6th or 7th pulled it 15x (it was our max weight which means I need more weights). At 15th, he started just rounding his shoulders a bit so I told him to stop. It was his first day ever DL and we did go over before on how to do it. He's pretty slender, under 5 foot but he has sort of surprised me with some strength tests of 8 pullups and 15 dips though he hasn't faired very well on the tests testing torso/core strength like L-sits or skin the cats.
DL were not bounced and included a reset each time. I was probably a bit anal about form but once rounding started, their turn was over.
Of course, the boys loved it when they hit the benchmark of BW or BW+. We haven't gone this high yet generally ending around 68lbsx3.
And of course, the girls looked on with high interest.
Guess, I better go get some weight and another bar before we start the new strength program. Looking to input DL 1x/week, SLS 1x/week, and lower body plyo 1x/week (they go MWF).
I've been thinking I need to video tape it so we could send it to 70'sBig as we polish off some milk during snack break.