Reducing the risk of injury during competition is a major focus within our program. That said, injuries do happen in sports and we closely coordinate with physical therapists to get our athletes back to full speed as safely and quickly as possible.
We are adamant about maintaining great technique in all our exercises and drills. We insist athletes pay attention to detail, and warm up and stretch appropriately during training. Athletes are built different and their postures vary. These are additional factors that must be addressed during training and ongoing development.
An athlete's ability to execute dynamic skill is largely based on the body's ability to transfer force and generated power from the ground to the desired areas of the body. Ground based exercises provide a base of support and are key components in developing the power needed for many athletic movements.
Posterior Chain musculature includes the gastronomes, hamstrings, gluteus, and lower back muscles. These muscles create the power source for triple extension, which involves the coordinated movement of the ankles, knees, and hips. This occurs in every action sport.
We develop the complete body for explosive movement and strength. This includes the proper balance of power lifting, bodybuilding, and functional strength training, for each athlete's current level of development, sport, position, and future goals.
Today's young athletes are often subjected to unbalanced strength training programs, either at school or with a select team, because the coaches fail to coordinate their workouts with all the other activities an athlete participates in outside of their program. We make the necessary adjustments each workout and every week, to keep athletes on track, safely and efficiently. This creates better progression and faster recovery.
Athletes are evaluated during workouts on a consistent basis, and adjustments are made as necessary. This is mandatory for limiting training injuries, developing on schedule, and improving game time performances.
Younger and less developed athletes require a modified training system as compared to older and more developed, physically mature athletes. We incorporate a progressive lifting system that is appropriate for every athlete, and applicable for their current level of physical and athletic development.
Athletic activity is quick, powerful, and performed with speed. We have a saying, "train fast - play fast". That said, there is an appropriate time to incorporate faster exercise movements which enables the recruitment of fast twitch muscle fiber for quicker athletic performances. This is accomplished during weight room workouts as well as during track and field training.
Dynamic warm-up on the track and field, static stretching and the proper weight lifting protocols, enable our athletes to build muscle without getting muscle bound. This also aids in injury prevention. If someone tells you lifting weights will slow you down, that is not entirely accurate. Improper weight lifting can, but the correct weight lifting program will not. In fact, it can help an athlete get faster done properly.
Improving speed requires developing better stride length, the proper arm swing, a faster leg turnover rate, an explosive start, and quicker feet. That said, sprint training requires consistency to improve. All are important components in our track and field workouts.
The ability to start and stop quickly, move from a linear to an angled or lateral direction quickly, and then explode into a vertical leap, all in quick transition, are requirements in action sports. Our plyometric, footwork, speed, jump, and agility training focuses in on just that.
In almost every sport, and at most positions, athletes need specific jump training and explosion drills, ongoing footwork and agility training, reaction and hand-eye coordination drills. Our cross training program focuses on making athletes more athletic as they grow bigger, stronger, and develop more muscle.
Improving stamina and endurance are performance requirements in all sports. Doing so not only helps an athlete perform longer and at a higher level of intensity, but also aids in dissipating lactic acid quicker, which decreases the chance of cramping and injury.
Understanding how and when to make the proper training adjustments are critical especially with younger athletes. For example, there is a time and place for incorporating the heavier, compound weight lifting exercises included within a power lifting program. That said, all athletes and their current level of development vary, thus necessitating the need for age appropriate adjustments and athlete specific training.
Building an athlete's body in balance is a major point of emphasis within our program. Also, physical and athletic developmental training programs are adjusted based on the season (e.g. off season, pre season, in season, and post season).
Our sports nutrition program is the foundation for improved growth, better energy, and faster recovery. You simply will not find a better program, that is drug free, and has been proven on every level of sport. Award winning student-athletes, plus All Pro and All Star professional athletes have used Coach Green's nutritional program and performance meal service.
We work closely with our athletes to ensure they are ready for peak game time performances, and that they are training the appropriate muscle groups after full recovery. We train smart, hard, and fast, but we do not over-train, or fail to take into account all of the workload an athlete is subjected to each week. Plus we have a network of professional associates that we can refer an athlete to, including massage therapists, chiropractors, stretch professionals, and cryotherapy.