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What is Sport Performance Training?


By Team Speed - March 15, 2019

Sport performance training is the perfect combination of physical and mental training to prepare the athlete for the rigors of their specific sport. It differs from personal training in that it prepares and conditions the athlete specifically for their sport of choice, rather than general fitness. Characteristics such as age, gender and fitness level are combined with scientifically proven exercises and training methods to create a highly customized, sport specific training program that results in a more confident and motivated athlete.

The focus of sport performance training is to enhance the athlete’s performance in competition by using the latest advancements in sport science and kinesiology to develop a sport specific strength and conditioning program that improves the athlete’s overall athleticism -- strength, agility, speed, flexibility, explosive power and injury reduction as it relates to the sport in which they compete.

For example, a soccer player who is involved in sport performance training will be doing exercises that mimic the movements required on the soccer field. They will be focusing on reaction, agility and footwork, core strength, balance and high-intensity interval training. By providing them with training that models the demands of their specific sport, they will develop the specific abilities needed to excel in competition.

Over time through private coaching and direction, the athlete will naturally become more confident in their abilities to perform and excel in their sport. Results of this self-confidence are hard work, determination and commitment to their training regimen. Knowing they are physically prepared for the rigors of their sport helps remove self-doubt and places them in the best possible position to be successful in their chosen sport.

If you're ready to get started and get matched with a sport performance coach, send us an email at info@teamspeedco.com.