Youth Performance

The primary purpose of our Youth Performance program is to prepare young athletes for the future. Research has shown that early fitness related experiences hold the greatest correlation to adult fitness levels. One of our primary goals is to give these athletes a fun and exciting environment where they can improve their performance and create a passion for fitness and wellness. 

We believe that a large percent of youth athletes are missing an extremely important piece of the development progression. Many youth athletes are choosing or, even worse, being forced to specialize too early and spend all year focused on one sport. This may seem like the only way to achieve their goals but it is unknowingly putting them at a severe disadvantage. There are certain “windows” in a young athletes life that they are particularly adept at acquiring and sharpening certain skills. These skills create a foundation for the athlete to build the necessary strength, speed, power and endurance required to compete at the highest levels.

The athletes that are specializing early are basically limiting their foundation to a small number of skills. This has a performance-inhibiting effect, and more importantly, it puts these athletes at an increased risk for serious injury. Single-sport participation puts repetitive stresses on those young bodies and limits the broad-spectrum skill acquisition that is so vital to elite status.

We structure our training around the concept that athletes from ages 8 – 14 have the capacity to learn and develop large amounts of skills and abilities that will manifest into both short-term and long-term success. A large percentage of youth athletes are missing an important piece of the development model. Many are choosing or – even worse – being forced to specialize too early and spend all year focused on one sport. In these cases, athletes often lack the skills that create a foundation for building strength, speed, power and endurance required to compete at the highest levels.

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