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What is Sports Performance Training?

by | Aug 8, 2017

 

Organized youth sports were originally developed to encourage healthy lifestyles and the acquisition of strong character traits. Today, youth sports are being overshadowed by advancement in competition, the priority of winning and making money. What’s worse, youth sports injuries are on the rise, making what was once a valuable social, physical, and mental development tool the exact opposite of what it was intended to be. Youth today simply cannot sustain this rigorous pace without proper training and the possibility of facing serious consequences to their health.

The current and widely accepted practice of introducing sports as early as possible and then relying on that activity for conditioning can be disastrous.  Sports do not effectively enhance athletic inefficiencies. In fact, they expose them! This is why sports performance training is crucial to the development of young athletes. We carefully work with your athlete to customize a program that will set them up to exceed their potential. 

What Is Sports Performance Training?

Sports Performance Training is the systematic process of developing athletic characteristics for the purpose of competing in sports.

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Why Is Sports Performance Training Important?

Young athletes are being exposed to high levels of competition earlier and earlier, requiring efficient abilities to sprint, jump, cut, change direction, throw, rapidly accelerate and decelerate. It’s crucial to have the proper training in order to:

  • reduce the risk of injury
  • gain a competitive edge
  • improve an athlete’s potential ability to master the specific skills required by their sport of choice
  • equip athletes to create more opportunities for advancement

What Makes the Method of Sports Performance Training Superior?

Our sports performance training method is based on proven scientific principles, strategically structured and professionally supervised. We believe we provide an unparalleled training environment for all our individual athletes.

    What Are The Core Principles of Sports Performance Training?

    1. We believe in a long-term commitment to an athlete’s development and improvement. We do not attempt to “peak” an athlete’s performance abilities at a young age and caution against this philosophy.
    2. We consider the athlete’s age, maturation and stage of development before designing a custom program with appropriate strategies, setting the individual up for improved success potential.
    Our approach towards performance training is multifaceted and customized based on the individual. We consider age, maturation, and stage of development in addition to a host of other factors. We don’t believe in a cookie-cutter training approach, nor do we believe individuals learn the same way. With the increasing pressure on kids and parents alike to enter the competitive sports arena earlier and earlier, sports performance training becomes increasingly more vital to a child’s development. Like all good things in life, there are no short cuts. Which is why our strategies evaluate your long-term goals and guide your athlete through the proper development strategies. We want to equip your athlete with skills that will unleash their potential in whatever sport they may choose to pursue. An investment in high-quality sports performance training sets your athlete up for success they may have otherwise not achieved. Or worse, never had the opportunity to achieve due to injuries, fatigue or overall lack of proper development. Our goal is to bring back the strategic development of athletes so they may thrive socially, physically and mentally.

    Coach Pace, CSCS

    General Manager of Sports Performance and Health Services

    Coach Pace has been working as an active strength and conditioning specialist since 1998 and has been certified with National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2002. He also serves as a member of the NSCA Oklahoma Advisory Board and holds certifications as a sports nutritionist through the International Sports Science Association, certified C360 master trainer, and a certified USA Weightlifting Level 1Sports Performance Coach.

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