The field of Strength and Conditioning for athletics has evolved over the past two decades from something that was frowned upon to being seen as something that is integral to an athlete's development. In the past, sport coaches discouraged, and even prohibited their athletes form lifting weights.
The tables have turned, some of it for the good, some it not. We see many well intentioned sport coaches running the program for their team, especially in high schools. This can be disastrous, especially with younger athletes. Teaching proper form, technique, and program design is far more important than you think. While any program might work, it is best to trust your athlete to professional Strength Coaches and not to someone lacking in the knowledge to instill proper form/technique and deliver results safely and effectively.
TPS has the staff of highly skilled, professional Strength Coaches to deliver results.
A well designed Strength and Conditioning program should do several things:
-increase your athletes resistance to injury on the field
-improve power (explosiveness)
-improve body composition (increase muscle-decrease fat)
-improve endurance-specific to your sport
-instill proper athlete's mindset
In our field today, many of our competitors have lost sight of the most importance concept. STRENGTH.
They either don't have the ability or the confidence to do this. Strength is paramount to sport.
As Dr. Fred Hatfield says, "in all the world of sport, speed is king". Speed kills. It kills the competition. The only way to get speed is to get strong.
Some of our competitors are terrified of getting their athletes strong. They waste time on exercises that do not produce results, masquerading as "functional training".
Functional training is training that produces results. It is not standing on a Bosu Ball doing twists with rubber tubing or 5 pound dumbbells.
Consider this analogy: you have two athletes that are identical in every way. Speed, skill, conditioning and attitude are all the same. One athlete has a 150 pound squat, a 100 pound bench, and can barley do 5 pull-ups. He can do 20 minutes of Bosu Ball work, and slide board work though.
The other athlete works hard in the gym and has a 300 pound squat, a 200 pound bench, bangs out 20 pull-ups with a 45 pound plate strapped to him.
Which one crushes his competition? It is obvious, the stronger athlete always wins when all other factors are the same.
Of course, at TPS we don't just address strength. We address all of the athletic attributes that your athlete needs to excel at their sport, including conditioning.
We at TPS were recently challenged to a competition between gyms. We were pitted against a very well known national gym that prides themselves on their level of conditioning. We crushed them. Why? Because we address all of the attributes that they do, but our guys were all stronger than their guys.
When all other factors are the same, the stronger athlete wins. That bears repeating.
As a matter of fact, we gained a few of their guys as members here not long after.
With that said, what can you expect from training here at TPS?
Our Strength and Conditioning programs are designed to improve the attrubutes needed to excel at a particular sport. For example, a long distance runner needs a different program than a hockey player. Your program will be designed around the needs of your sport.
Programs will consist of :
-Conditioning - specific to the sport
-Torso (Core) Strengthening
-Basic Nutrition Suggestions
We offer several different training options:
-One on One programs
-Small Group programs
-All Sport In/Off Season Camps
-Sport Specific In/Off Season Camps
Our programs take what works from all areas of the Strength and Conditioning spectrum. We are not bound by what is popular or trendy. We are committed to a dynamic, evolving training program that delivers results.
Many of our ideas the methods that pioneered are considered "cutting edge" in the industry today. We are the innovators, not the imitators.
We have trained countless athletes from amateur to professional in a wide variety of sports including hockey, football, motocross, mma, boxing, baseball and just about anything else you can think of.
When choosing a facility to entrust you or your child to, consider TPS.
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 July 2011 00:23 )