Sports Performance

Sports Performance Training develops strong athletes with good technique to prevent injury and enhance performance.

Sports Performance Training is the foundation upon which sports specific skills are built. Training builds from technique development to performance enhancement. This program was scientifically proven to significantly reduce the risk of serious knee injuries in female athletes while improving hamstrings to quadriceps strength ratio and jumping height. It combines a dynamic warm up, plyometrics, strength training and flexibility.

  • Dynamic Warm-up: Prepares the body with functional based activities that use sport specific motions. It raises core body temperature, increases blood flow to the muscles and improves flexibility, balance and coordination.

  • Plyometrics/JumpTraining: Plyometrics are used to focus on correct jumping technique and are divided into three two week phases. Each phase has a different training focus and the exercises change accordingly. Plyometrics develops muscle control and strength that are critical for reducing the risk of knee injury and increasing jump height.

  • High Intensity Strength Training: With emphasis on body alignment and form, Sports Performance Training provides structured (yet adaptable) strength training guidance. This section focuses on development of core strength and improving overall muscular efficiency. This can be done with or without equipment or free weights.

  • Flexibility Training: Stretching is essential to achieve maximum muscle length, allowing muscles to work with power through complete range of motion. This is important for decreasing injury and post-training muscle soreness.

Sports Performance Training can be instructed by a certified Sports Performance Training instructor in a group or one-on-one.

What is Sports Performance Training?

Dr. Frank Noyes and the doctors and researchers at Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation have been leaders in developing programs to ensure athletes play well and stay well. Sports Performance Training is a scientifically proven, six-week jump training program that incorporates proper stretching, special polymeric exercises and weight training. It focuses on developing overall leg strength as well as improving balance in strength from the front to the back of the thigh. Through specialized progression of jump/plyometric drills, athletes learn proper techniques for jumping and landing; increase overall leg strength; improve symmetry in right-to-left leg power and improve vertical jump.

Why is Sports Performance Training training so unique?

Sports Performance Training is not just another plyometric training program. Training proceeds from technique development to performance enhancement with each session building on the previous bout of training. The strength and flexibility components have also been carefully reviewed for safety and effectiveness. Essential to the success of the athlete is the trainer interaction and feedback throughout the program. Student to trainer ratios are kept at 6 to 1 or better to ensure that each athlete receives individualized recommendations and attention.

What can Sports Performance Training do for me?

Get involved in a training program that addresses your needs. Today, 27 years after a federal mandate was enacted to provide gender equity in sports, a new generation of female athletics has emerged. Sports Performance Training is the first program scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in female athletes. Neuromuscular training not only increases muscular power and jump height, but also decreases impact forces at the knee. Sports Performance Training is the program that focuses on the female athlete's needs in training, but Sports Performance Training is not just for females! Males will benefit from developing overall leg strength and perfecting jumping and landing mechanics, too.

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