Here we are yet again, approaching year 10 of Winter block open enrollment. Players eager to get training and parents even more eager to get “Little Dan” as fast as lighting…and it needs to happen yesterday. Unfortunately, in the world of Speed development, Strength and Conditioning doesn’t abide to these guidelines.
There are many modalities of training, and a TON of coaches who can run you in circles to break a sweat and bark a bunch of orders. That’s not what we are about. We follow a scientific approach to letting our athletes peak when it matters, on their given field of sport. I recently shared a quote from Jim Wendler which needs to be reiterated again,
“The athletes you will have the largest impact on are the average or below average athlete. The freaks will always be the freaks regardless of what they do or what you do. Our job is to make the bench warmer into a contributor, a contributor into a starter, a starter into all-conference, all conference to all-state and all-state to all-American.”
We are in the business of helping our athletes realize their given potential.
Our approach is to build the foundation for athletic success, building foundations take time. We take great pride is being one of the biggest feeder programs to collegiate sports in the Tri-State area. As a staff we realized an easy solution to increase our productivity and yield better results was to extend the given training block lengths. We felt the testing parameters of Week 3 and then again in Week 10 in each block were too close and a bit rushed for athletes just finishing a season. The goal is to slow it down to speed it up, when it matters as described by game speed coordinator Adam Menner in his previous article on performance progressions. (Read Article HERE)
This winter we will embark on yet another offseason. We’ve streamlined training times, created an unlimited high school training package, and increased block length from 10 to 13 weeks. There’s only two ways to go, you are either getting better or getting worse, there is no status quo. We are ensuring that the records that have been set in this gym are to be broken. In the interim rest up, eat up, work through bumps and bruises and get ready to become unstoppable with us December 3rd.
If you are interested in becoming the best version of yourself click the link here: varsityhousegym.com/athletes
P.S. If you have any specific questions about the programming or training times please give us a ring at 201-767-1305.
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