Athletic Strength & Conditioning
Sports performance training workouts and routines are constructed to prepare your child for their sport. For example, a rower has different training than a rugby and a soccer player. A quarterback does not need to train like a lineman. A soccer player does not need to train like a basketball player. However, if your child wants to be a pitcher, a lineman, a goalie, or a guard, then introducing the correct movement patterns and routines dealing with strength, agility, endurance, and speed are essential. Sports performance training is geared toward the exact motions and exercises with the same motions and actions on the field.
Speed is highly related to the amount and rate of which force is produced. Therefore, strength (both absolute and relative strength) and power capacity are both crucial for speed development.
Agility involves reactive abilities in unpredictable environments, whilst change of direction speed focuses purely on physical ability and is typically performed in pre-planned environments.
During acceleration, an athlete must overcome inertia (an object’s tendency to resist change in velocity or direction). To do this, an athlete must apply significant amounts of force to the ground and in order to accelerate towards towards a higher velocity.
power is explosiveness, the ability to move weight with speed. For example, a strong lower body can do a heavy squat slowly, but it can't necessarily generate the power to do the same lift with speed. The definition of power is producing the greatest amount of force in the shortest possible time.
The ability to control movement through a range of motion
Regular training strengthens the muscles, joints and ligaments. Thus, improving injury prevention.