It is no secret the athletic performance industry is competitive. Starting positions on a high school team are sparse. College scholarship offers are even fewer. When you have numerous athletes competing for a select number of positions everyone is doing whatever they can to get an extra “edge”. This extreme competition lends itself to the sports performance industry where coaches train athletes to improve outputs that theoretically lead to improved performance on the court and field. Unfortunately, low barriers to entry within the field lead to opportunistic individuals and businesses that attempt to capitalize on athletes’ desires to improve their performance.
I see this daily in marketing and on social media disguised as “speed and agility training”. The biggest ruse in the industry is footwork and ladder drills. These drills are low force and low velocity, which do not place an adequate stimulus on the athlete to increase speed. Furthermore, they do not actually transfer to sporting performance as the movement is coming from the foot, whereas dynamic change of direction and agility stems from the hip.
How are we different at Genesis and how do we truly increase an athlete’s outputs to improve their sport performance? We improve their ability to produce force, we improve their ability to display that force quickly, and we increase their elastic capabilities. The tools that we utilize to improve the aforementioned qualities include maximal sprinting, resisted sprinting, strength training, plyometrics, and explosive training. We then test the athlete’s outputs consistently to ensure they are improving. Our testing equipment includes laser timing systems, vertical jump mats, and barbell velocity trackers. Since we perform our speed training with laser timing our athletes know exactly where they stand heading into a showcase. A stop watch has human error and can lead to athletes believing they are much faster than they are. Hand timed 40s are often 2 to 3 tenths of a second slower than laser. Lastly our coaches have advanced certifications, degrees, and decades of experience. We understand the when, why, and how of applying stress to today’s athletes to keep them healthy and improving.
Whenever you are ready to improve your speed and power here are 3 FREE ways that I can help.
1. Schedule a Speed Assessment to determine exactly where you need to target your training to improve your speed. Simply respond to this email with the subject line “Speed”
2. Try a free sports performance class. Our sports performance program is renowned in central Indiana for helping athletes improve their speed and power. Simply respond to this email with the subject line “Performance”
3. Schedule a goal setting session so we can determine your exact goals for the upcoming season and develop a plan to help you reach them. Simply respond to this email with the subject line “Goals”