As summertime winds down and school starts up again, athletes are gearing up for the fall sports season. Whether you are getting ready for Friday nights under the lights, a potential state championship soccer season, a big dance recital, or a record-breaking cross-country time, as an athlete, you know the importance of preparation and training. Young athletes are constantly looking for that edge over their competition, but many athletes fail to realize the benefits of proper athletic training. Time and time again, we have athletic training can be the missing link that helps you take your game to the next level this season.
Sure, as an athlete, you probably have team training, lifting, and practice throughout the season, which is great – it gives you the opportunity to bond with your teammates, build a relationship with your coaches, and show off your athletic abilities. But team training does have its downfalls.
Practice and training sessions are often-times scaled as a large group activity. Coaches must limit their one-one-one time with individual athletes, focusing on the group as a whole instead. As an athlete, you need constant attention during athletic training in order to ensure that your form is correct, you are putting in hundred percent effort, and you are building upon each training session. These three components are key to improving your abilities during training.
And while some teams are lucky enough to have athletic trainers or strength and conditioning coaches, many teams have a more limited staff consisting of a few coaches who are not well versed in sports science. Not to downplay these coaches’ abilities, but sports science is just that… a science. It takes years of furthering-education to develop the knowledge and skills to properly train an athlete. Coaches without these skills and knowledge are limited in their abilities to properly training athletes, especially young men and women who are still physically developing.
So, while practice and team training do have their benefits, serious athletes know that in order to take their game to the next level, they must seek the help of skill athletic trainers.
The Benefits of Athletic Training
Athletic trainers can focus on your game at an individual level – developing programs to best fit you as an athlete. At E’ville Fitness, our athletic trainers will create a plan to focus primarily on fixing your weaknesses, while fine-tuning your strengths. All programs are developed around both your sport and your athletic ability. Our entire training staff is highly educated in kinesiology, exercise science, and personal training. We offer all-encompassing plans that include nutrition and diet advice, lifestyle and health programs, strength training, and sport-specific training.
Our athletic trainers can also help athletes with an array of physical issues ranging from physical weaknesses to overcoming injuries and full rehabilitation.
If you are an athlete who is looking to have a stand-out season, come into E’ville Fitness to talk to our personal training staff. We guarantee that you will see a noticeable difference in your performance this season.