The ultimate goal of the training process for a young athlete is to allow the athlete to recognize his or her potential on the field of play. It’s important to determine where the young athletes current physical state is today to allow the individual to recognize where and how his or her potential can be achieved. The assessment process is required to determine the athlete’s current physical status to effectively direct the training program. With the understanding of the athlete, the training process will be effectively directed by creating a strength and conditioning program unique to the individual.
Building young athletes requires a long- term commitment to athletic performance enhancement. Our approach at Top Performance Strength is to build physical qualities such as movement competency, mobility/stability, speed, power, strength, and conditioning.
Developing the fundamentals of athletic performance is the foundation of how we approach training young athletes. We strive to teach young athletes the importance of being brilliant at the basics to build athletic performance, keep them healthy, build resiliency, and sustain their athletic playing career by focusing on and supporting their future development.
The most important principle of training young athletes during the foundational stages of athletic development is that of “slow cooking” the training process. “Slow cooking,” means we take the necessary amount of time to build and develop them completely. We’re not rushing them through the process or progressing them to new levels of training without being prepared and learning how to master the athletic skills we teach them.
The goal is to build an individualized and comprehensive strength and conditioning program for athletes that addresses their goals, wants, and needs. Our Programming is comprehensive, meaning it consists of addressing all the required physical qualities to set athletes up for long-term success. The primary goal is to address overall athletic development by focusing on building mobility, speed, agility, power, strength, conditioning, and place a premium on recovery for the goal of bouncing back stronger day-to-day.