10-week training program returns for 10th year under IMPACT leadership
IMPACT Sports Performance Director Jason Jerome today announced plans for the 2016 Weed & Feed summer training program. The 10-week program aims to help young athletes "weed" out negative habits and "feed" on the positives of their training program and life.
This is the 10th summer Jerome and his team will be leading the program, which was launched in Florida in 2007 and has become a signature program at both IMPACT locations. It now enters its second summer at IMPACT's 5,000-square-foot facility at HARBORCENTER.
"During the scholastic sports season, young athletes are involved in so many extracurricular activities that their training is largely maintenance-based," Jerome said. "This is the time for our athletes to significantly enhance their development. Our goal in the summer months is to help these young men and women amp up their training and make their largest, truest gains of the year."
The specific aims of IMPACT's Weed & Feed program include developing proper running mechanics, first step quickness, power, full body strength, efficient change in direction, and increased work capacity. Athletes are guided by IMPACT's proven staff of sports performance professionals in an educational and ultra-motivating environment.
The 2016 Weed & Feed program runs from Monday, June 27, to Friday, Sept. 2. Athletes will be divided into varsity (14-18-plus) and junior varsity (10-13) age groups. Each week of the program consists of four 90-minute workouts that focus on age-appropriate resistance training, along with speed and agility training. Each athlete will also experience three testing days throughout the summer to chart progression and ensure understanding of the developmental process.
About IMPACT Sports Performance
The mission of IMPACT Sports Performance is to create an educational and competitive experience within an atmosphere of elite training. IMPACT's certified clinicians provide personalized training programs to athletes of all ages and ability levels, on-site sports rehabilitation, team training programs and performance training classes for both high school athletes and adults. In addition to eight Woodway Curve treadmills, the facility includes Woodway's FORCE and 4FRONT models.
IMPACT features a 30-yard turf track, Wattbikes, that replicate authentic riding conditions; UCS Olympic racks and platforms; Versaclimber's total body climbing simulators; Vertimax's resisted jumping platforms; Keiser's air-compressed resistance training equipment; and numerous injury prevention tools. For additional information, visit www.harborcenter.com/impact.