Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Speed & Agility Course for Young Athletes

Los Gatos Fitness
Speed & Agility for Young Athletes
8 week course….only $299
Tuesday & Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m
NOTE: No classes on December 29th and 31st

Essential to athletic success is speed and agility. The difference between being fast and top end speed is in the proper mechanics, core strength and overall body strength and awareness. This 8 week course is designed to teach the athlete proper mechanics of sprinting/running and movement. The course will develop the athlete’s ability to take their strength and conditioning and turn into on field speed and agility.

The Basis of the Program

➢ Learn the proper biomechanics and anatomical application of sprint and running mechanics. This includes drills, games and sprint conditioning
o Top End Speed- it is important that he possess the ability to run straight ahead as fast as possible. Top End Speed will be taught and developed by improving running mechanics and enhancing stride frequency and stride length.
➢ Learn the how to stop, cut, turn, react and accelerate in all directions, straight ahead, laterally, backpedaling, etc. This will include drills, games and conditioning
o Change of Direction- It is essential that an athlete possess the ability to change direction in a smooth and fluid manner with minimal loss of speed, balance, and power.
o Short Area Quickness
o Did you know most lower extremity injuries occur when suddenly stopping? Learn how to properly decelerate being able to suddenly stop or slow down while being in control.
o Acceleration- The ability to generate quick leg turnover.
➢ Maximal strength and acceleration ability are closely related. Spend time developing maximal strength through traditional means like squatting and utilizing derivatives of Olympic lifting movements. This is open to all athletes who enroll in the concurrent strength and conditioning program on Monday and Wednesday.

Joe Sarti, kinesiologist & exercise physiologist, is a highly regarded expert strength and conditioning coach. He has coached athletes such as Frank Shamrock, San Jose Razorclaws of the IFL, college athletes, etc.. His experience is vast and deep with knowledge of kettlebells, power lifting, Olympic lifting, odd strength lifts, yoga and more. Joe is an accomplished athlete having competed in professionally in sports such as Rugby, Baseball, Adventure racing, mountain biking, and events such as the Tactical Strength Challenge, The Beast Challenge and more.

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