I think that's a great idea to include 16-17 yr olds in this category. I know there are a lot of 16-17 yr olds who are seasoned hunters already which is great but by raising the age helps encourage some kid's who may be on the fence or who haven't quite got the confidence they need yet.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.