Have you even read the article? Do you have reasoned explanation that using the "shock method" with kids is safe? And the right thing to train at that age? At the moment I don`t see any reasoned explanation from you either? Enlighten me, if my knowledge is outdated.
When training kids we were thaught which things are trained best at what age to match the natural development of kids to the greatest benefit (and what should be monitored carefully at a given age to avoid problems (injuries for example)). Plyometrics using the shock method weren`t recommended to train with kids. Jump training yes, sure... but not plyometrics with the shock method. Beginning with strength-training yes, but not using this method until there is a solid base.
The reasons were outlined in the wikipedia entry.
I have scanned it.
I didn't say anything at all about the "shock method" with kids, or if it's the right thing. I have nothing to explain, as I didn't offer any opinion about anything one way or the other! You said that plyometrics (you didn't mention the "shock method" at that point) shouldn't be used with pre-pubescent kids, and I asked for an explanation of this, since I had never heard that there is a problem with that. That's it. You said you shouldn't do it, and I asked why. I didn't say you were wrong.
I had never heard of the "shock method" until you mentioned it.
If the reasons not to use this method with kids are outlined in the wikipedia article, I couldn't find them. This is all I found:
"Further safety considerations include:
Age - should be taken into account for both pre-pubescent and the elderly because of hormonal changes."
So, you may be right, but this article doesn't explain anything. I have criticisms of the article, but that's another matter. In short, Wikipedia is only as reliable as the particular writer and the sources he or she sites, and how he or she sites them. Just because Wikipedia says it doesn't necessarily make it true.