Our Sports Performance program will safely condition athletes in order to reduce the occurrence of sports related injuries. Under professional supervision, athletes at Sports Performance will participate in training programs specifically designed to meet the demands of their position within their sport.
Our effective training program will increase flexibility helping athletes to develop quickness and improve body awareness.
The Training consists of high intensity intermittent bouts of exercise, which will include dynamic stretching, plyometric drills, weight training, and speed and agility training.
The below article is provided by The Mayo Clinic
Strength training offers kids many benefits, but there are important caveats to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know about youth strength training.
Strength training for kids? You bet! Done properly, strength training offers many bonuses to young athletes. Strength training is even a good idea for kids who simply want to look and feel better. In fact, strength training can put your child on a lifetime path to better health and fitness.
Strength training, not weightlifting
For kids, light resistance and controlled movements are best — with a special emphasis on proper technique and safety. Your child can do many strength training exercises with his or her own body weight or inexpensive resistance tubing. Free weights and machine weights are other options.
Don’t confuse strength training with weightlifting, bodybuilding or powerlifting. These activities are largely driven by competition, with participants vying to lift heavier weights or build bigger muscles than those of other athletes. This can put too much strain on young muscles, tendons and areas of cartilage that haven’t yet turned to bone (growth plates) — especially when proper technique is sacrificed in favor of lifting larger amounts of weight.
For kids, what are the benefits of strength training?
Done properly, strength training can:
And strength training isn’t only for athletes. Even if your child isn’t interested in sports, strength training can:
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