To deliver the finest collegiate sports performance program in the nation- professionally
implemented- to reduce injury risk, optimize athlete development, and increase team
We are committed to building great athletes and preparing championship
teams! Adhering to an holistic approach we address the entire anatomy of a championbody,
mind and spirit. Our comprehensive training system and assessment-driven
program design simultaneously impacts prevention and performance, and our creative
and competitive methods challenge athletes mentally and physically. Our programs are
built on a foundation of education, and are implemented using state-of-the art equipment
and leading technology in a world-class facility.
High-Performance Training Principles
Becoming a champion requires more than talent and training. A foundation of
discipline, courage, perseverance and selflessness is essential for true success. These
qualities must be emphasized, modeled, developed and rewarded in all team members.
2. Sport-Specific Training
To be effective a training program must prepare athletes to perform sport-specific
movements safely, efficiently and explosively. It must develop energy systems
appropriately and promote muscular adaptations that lead to superior sport
3. Multiple Joint Movements
In sport, the entire body works synergistically to produce complex movements.
Running, jumping, shooting, kicking and throwing all require multiple joint actions
(musculoskeletal system) timed in synchronized recruitment patterns (nervous system).
To improve movement quality and overall performance- while reducing injury riskintegrated
movements (not individual muscles) must be trained.
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4. Multiple Plane Movements
Sport- by nature- is multi-plane. Movements occurs in the sagittal (forward-backward),
frontal (side-to-side) and transverse (rotational) planes- and combinations of the three.
Resistance training and movement training (speed/agility) must incorporate exercises and
drills that develop starting and stopping strength and overall efficiency all planes.
5. Ground-Based Movements
Most sport skills are initiated by applying force in to the ground, on one leg or two. The
more force an athlete can apply against the ground, the faster they will accelerate, the
higher they will jump and the more speed they will generate performing sport-specific
movements- making them more effective in sport. Exercises must be selected that
enhance this ability to generate force at high rates of speed.
6. Explosive Training
The ability to generate force at high rates of speed (power) is crucial in sport. Power
output is the result of motor unit recruitment by the nervous system. There are two
types of motor units- fast and slow- that vary greatly in their ability to generate force.
Training explosively, using ground-based, multiple joint movements trains the body to
preferentially recruit fast motor units at high rates of speed. This, in turn, improves
Short and long-term planning is critical for sport success. With elite athletes
performance gains will quickly plateau (and even diminish) if the training prescription is
not effectively planned and progressed. Non-linear periodization is a proven model that
manipulates training variables (ie: volume, load, relative intensity, frequency, rest, tempo,
exercise selection) to progressively overload the body at times, and unload the body at
other times, to bring about specific adaptations.
8. Performance Nutrition & Regeneration
No training program can be successful without a commitment to nutrition and recovery.
This includes high performance eating, high quality sleeping, and the consistent use of
regeneration tools and techniques (stretching, massage, ART, nutrient timing,
hydrotherapy and vibration). Without question, the time and energy invested in nutrition
and regeneration creates an inside "edge"- making these items a top priority for the LSP
High-Performance Training System
- Comprehensive Athlete Assessment
- a. Functional Movement Screen (biomechanical)
- b. Sport-specific Performance Testing (physiological)
- c. Biometrics (height, weight, body composition)
- d. Diet and Lifestyle Screening
- Data Analysis & Goal Setting
- Individualized Program Prescription
- a. Prevention/Corrective
- a. LSP Corrective Exercise System
- b. Performance Enhancement
- a. Sport-specific
- b. Position-specific
- c. Regeneration/Recovery
- d. Education
- Intensive Training & Performance Tracking