Athletic Development

Foundation

Our foundation curriculum offers a fundamental approach to master the basics of training.

In this program, our expert team of coaches will address proper movement mechanics for running, jumping, and lifting. Along with mechanics, we will address developing core strength/stability in order to control our body in athletic positions. Flexibility and mobility will be addressed so athletes can perform through the full range of motion, as well as decrease the risk of injury.

Our vision is for our beginner athletes to master the basic athletic movement patterns so we can develop a solid foundation for each individual. With the solid foundation, our goal is to graduate every athlete into our upper level Competitive and Elite curriculum.

This is what makes us unique among all athletic training center.

FOUNDATION SCHEDULE

DAY 1: Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm

DAY 2: Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm

Competitive

Our competitive curriculum offers a systematic 4 week training cycle that is designed by our expert team of coaches to prepare our youth athletes for competition.

This program is similar to our Elite level, but focuses more on proper mechanics and corrective movements. Our competitive curriculum addresses injury prevention, running mechanics, balance, coordination, power development, flexibility, speed, and strength. Athletes will be tested quarterly to track progress and quantify improvements.

Our competitive program will be broken down into 3 training sessions a week. Day 1 will be either Monday/Tuesday, Day 2 Wednesday, and Day 3 either Thursday/Friday. This structure gives the athletes flexibility to accommodate their current sports schedule.

COMPETITIVE SCHEDULE

DAY 1: Monday / Tuesday
DAY 2: Wednesday
DAY 3: Thursday / Friday

Day 1 and 3 focuses on linear, lateral, and mutli-directional movement.
Each day has a specific movement emphasis, followed by strength training which is directly related to that. Our program varies between lower/upper body lifts and conditioning.

Day 2 addresses core strength/stability and energy system development.
The program progresses weekly with changes in intensity, volume, rest time, and type of exercise. Progressions are necessary so we can improve performance and prevent plateaus .

Committing to Activ8’s competitive program, each athlete will master the fundamental movement patterns and develop a strong training base to be prepared for next level training. Furthermore, training at Activ8 prepares and keeps fresh each athlete for their up coming season.

Elite

Our goal is for every high school graduate of the elite program to receive a scholarship to play collegiate sports.

The same holds true for our JC and Collegiate athletes looking to play on the next level.

The Activ8 coaching philosophy is deeply rooted in preparing high school and collegiate athletes for the intensity of collegiate sports while challenging them to continue developing their athletic abilities. Evolving athletic performance starts by assessing each athlete’s strengths and deficiencies.

First, each athlete will be taken through an extensive testing process.

In assessment Phase I, athletes are assessed by using a Functional Movement Systems (FMS) screen. This individual assessment tool allows the coaching staff to understand how the athlete’s body functionally moves. From this, we determine which exercises will correct and enhance each athlete’s functional movement.

In assessment Phase II, following the screening, athletic performance assessments are performed.

These tests measure baseline athletic ability. Athletes can expect to be taken through specific speed/agility drills, and upper/lower body power tests. After three months athletes have the opportunity to retest and quantify the improvements.

The Elite curriculum is designed for high school athletes who are committed to fulfilling their dreams of playing at the collegiate levels.

Furthermore, the curriculum is also structured to improve the on-field performance of current collegiate athletes. Giving them the competitive edge.

Our curriculum operates off of a four-day schedule.

Each class is 90 minutes in length consisting of four training segments:

  • Warm-Up
  • Plyometrics & Movement Drills
  • Weight Training
  • Flexibility Cool Down

We operate every class with a specific movement pattern for that day. Each day has one specific theme, either linear, lateral, or multi-directional movement. Notably, classes are taught by the same coaching staff who train our Professional and NFL Combine athletes.

The collegiate and advanced high school student can expect to develop the following 8 pillars of athleticism:

Strength

Power

Speed

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Endurance

Balance

Flexibility

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Reaction

Efficiency

ELITE SCHEDULE

Monday/Tuesday: Day 1
Wednesday: Day 2 (recovery/regeneration)
Thursday/Friday: Day 3

Wednesday is our recovery/regeneration day.

During this class athletes will be exposed to different recovery training techniques. Athletes will also have aquatic training sessions working on plyometrics, range of motion, mobility, and flexibility. This day is vital for injury prevention. Submerging ourselves waist high in water reduces our body weight by half. In doing so we take the stress of gravity off of our joints; allowing our body to move almost stress free. In the water athletes get a chance to improve their plyometric power and explosiveness without the stress on their muscles, joints, and ligaments. We’ve experienced great success with this regeneration day with our professional athletes and summer training programs.

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