Strength and Conditioning
With many athletes having such physically and mentally demanding sport schedules of roughly 9-12 months a year, it is critical to plan the periodization of each athlete’s program based on what phase of training they are in (i.e. pre-season, in-season, post-season, and off-season). Within each of these phases there are different needs of the individual athlete. For example, if they are in their offseason the goal may be hypertrophy or increases in power/strength; however, an in-season player has a goal of maintenance and recovery for upcoming competitions. Each phase of training requires different stimulus, volume, load, and intensity to continue garnering the best results possible, maximizing performance and minimizing risk of injury.
All sports require specific human movement patterns, strength/power, energy systems, and skill sets, depending on which sport and position the athlete plays. No two athletes are made the same nor do they have identical needs. We approach each athlete based on what they specifically need to be successful on the field or court with the end goal being that they can transfer what we do on the training floor to the field.
Athletes require different degrees of each of the following areas depending on the sport and position the athlete plays:
Linear Speed (acceleration and absolute speed)
Multi-Directional Speed (rapid change of direction in all planes of motion)
Flexibility, mobility, and stability
Muscular Strength and Power
Energy Systems Development (aerobic & anaerobic capacities)
Our program includes a pre-assessment to identify any dysfunctions, asymmetries, performance needs or weaknesses that need to be addressed in the athlete’s training program. Additionally, pre-assessing each athlete allows us to track their individual progress to ensure improvement of each athlete and also keeping them on track to accomplish their goals. We re-assess each athlete every four to eight weeks depending on their individual programs. This allows us to see where they are at in their individual development and ensures that we are correcting any weaknesses found in the original assessment to reduce risk of injury while simultaneously enhancing their performance.