We have found ourselves on either side of the spectrum when it comes to our youth's activity levels.
On one side, the rise in travel teams, early specialization and year round competition leaves many of our youth over-competed, injured and rundown.
It is no surprise overuse injuries are at an all-time high and sports related surgeries that were once performed on adults are being performed on middle-school aged kids.
On the other end, our youth's activity is at an all time low.
With budget cuts, our kids are lucky if they able to participate in a gym class or recess one time per week.
This leaves many kids who do not participate in sports at a much higher risk of health related issues.
Our goal at Dynamic Strength and Conditioning is to raise awareness and create a solution to these issues leaving our youth having fun, free from athletic injury an burnout and interested in health and wellness for the longterm.
Research shows that exercise, especially a structured performance training program not only improves strength, power, speed, balance, and coordination, but will also enhance cognitive function (learning, memory, etc.), mood, and self-esteem.
With the trend in early specialization of sports and the rise in youth inactivity, it becomes even more important that our youth has a solid foundation of movement, conditioning and strength to ensure a long, healthy, athletic career.
Here are 5 reasons to join our Winter Youth Camps!
Working out by your self is never that fun or motivating. It’s easy to do the things you like and to skip the stuff you don’t. Working out in a group not only provides motivation, but also creates an atmosphere that teaches accountability and teamwork.
As an athlete gets stronger, more powerful, faster, more coordination, and better balance, they inherently improve performance. There often comes a spike in confidence as an athlete sees progress in all of those qualities contributing to greater performance improvements.
#3 Decrease Risk of Injury
Sports are demanding, unpredictable, and often physical.
Any one of those things can increase an athletes chance of injury if their body is not equipped to handle the demands of their sport.
In fact, over 3.5 million youth athletes will be injured this year with overuse being the number one cause of injury.
This simply means, their bodies were not physically ready to handle the demands of their season(s).
Research shows proper warm-ups, stretching, plyometrics, strength and core training and conditioning all can drastically reduce an athlete's risk of injury!
The best defense is a good offense, and a well rounded strength training program can "bulletproof" an athlete against injury!
With a low coach to athlete ratio we are able to give all kids individualized attention and motivation.
Athletes are able to get the attention of 1-on-1 training within the group setting. Our coaches teach foundational training technique and educate on proper training practices, empowering athletes with the skills and knowledge necessary for long term success.
#5 It's fun!
We know from research that if a kid enjoys physical activity at a young age they are more likely to continue to lead an active and healthy life later on.
Our goal is to ensure that every athlete has a great experience.
We use a positive, high energy, fun environment to teach kids the fundamental movement, strength, and speed skills needed for a lifetime of achievement.
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