This elite level of athletic participation requires an advanced approached to strength and conditioning. Attempting to reach their performance potential requires the univeristy or professional athlete to optimize their movement, strength, speed, and power. Programs are designed with the competitive schedule in mind resulting in peak performance during the season when it is needed most.
THE MAIN GOAL OF ALL SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS AT MARITIME STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING IS TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF SPORTS RELATED INJURIES. TODAY'S ATHLETE IS NOT ONLY INVOLVED IN MULTIPLE SPORTS YEAR-ROUND, BUT IN MANY CASES, MULTIPLE TEAMS WITHIN ONE SEASON. MANY OVERUSE INJURIES AND CHRONIC INJURIES CAN BE PREVENTED BY ACQUIRING THE MUSCULAR STRENGTH AND PROPER MOVEMENT TECHNIQUE REQUIRED TO WITHSTAND THE DEMANDS OF THE SPORT. EACH STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM IS SPECIFICALLY AND SAFELY DESIGNED FOR THE AGE AND ABILITY OF THE ATHLETE. PLEASE REFER BELOW, KEEPING IN MIND THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES AND THAT ATHLETES REGARDLESS OF AGE, WILL MATURE AND DEVELOP AT DIFFERENT RATES.
A common misconception is that strength training is detrimental to young athletes. Maritime Strength and Conditioning stands by the thought that if your child is old enough to participate in organized sports, he or she is old enough to begin to physical prepare for the rigors of that sport. Countless studies have supported the idea that strength training at a young age is the best time to develop bodyweight strength, coordination, movement patterns, and more importantly confidence. Basic strength developed before high school will provide athletes with a strong and solid foundation for more advanced training in the future.
High school athletes can benefit from a strength and conditioning program regardless of previous training experience. By increasing strength, speed, power, and endurance, athetes will improve their overall sport performance. For athletes participating in multiple sports, benefits of an effective strength and conditioning program will cross over into the different sports and the movements associated with them.