Sports Enhancement Training
Are you a coach who wants to take your team to the next level? In addition to sports specific skills, we’re sure you’ll agree that kids need to have a good foundation of cardiorespiratory fitness and strength to perform at their best during their competitive season, as well as to prevent overuse injuries. A team that’s fit before and during the season will always have an advantage over the competition. We won’t teach kids the specifics of their sport, that’s their coach’s job. What we can do is make a child a better athlete, more explosive, stronger, and more coachable.
We will work with you to create a strength and conditioning program that meets the needs of your team. Call us at 206-713-7820 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help!
Q. How will strength and conditioning better prepare my athletes for their sport?
A. Coaches have a lot on their plate and need to dedicate their time to sport specific skills. As a compliment, we can help strengthen athletes and better prepare them for the rigors of tough competition in sport, which will reduce the risk of both preseason and in-season injuries. Our program is not a specialized fitness program, but rather a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of the following 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Improved overall fitness leads to better athletes.
Q. How experienced is your staff?
A. Coaches Chris & Jessica were both Division 1 athletes (ice hockey and softball respectively) and understand the importance of improving athleticism in conjunction with the specific demands of training for a given sport. Coach Brandi is one of only 20 head staff trainers in the world for CrossFit Kids. In addition to coaching kids/teens locally, she travels the world lecturing and providing hands on training for coaches and teachers who want to improve the lives and fitness of kids/teens.
Fitness Through Sports
Are athletes made by playing or training? Seventy percent of kids drop out of their primary sport before they’re 13. Most of those say their sport should be more fun. Decades of research and practice paint a very clear picture: Early specialization in one sport is a bad idea. So why aren't more young athletes spending time on general strength and conditioning?
Strength Training for Young Athletes
Is lifting weight at a young age a good idea? Yes, the American Academy of Pediatrics concurs! Kids need a daily dose of impact loading (jumping rope, box jumps, running and resistance training) along with vestibular training (forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels) to develop strong bones, balance and coordination. Strength is gained neuromuscularly through body weight gymnastic movements until mechanics, consistency and enough testosterone are present to warrant use of external objects/loads.