Are You Ready To Take Your Game To The Next Level?
All prospective athletes wanting to train with Red Zone Training will first go through our 3-Week Tryout and Prep Program.
This three week period serves several purposes. First, it gives us a chance to evaluate your athlete to see where they are physically, mentally and emotionally. We don’t like single day tryouts since any athlete could be having a really good day or a really bad day. We want to see them multiple times to give us a good sense of who they are individually, so we know how we can help them individually.
Second, it gives you and your athlete a chance to try us out with minimal costs and no strings attached. Just as your athlete can be having a really good day or really bad day, their perspective could be altered by how they feel and thus their attitude towards athlete development and Red Zone Training. We want both you and your athlete to have a real understanding of what we do here and often that is best met by attending several sessions.
Third, any good athlete development, strength or speed training program will have a prep phase. This allows the athlete to prepare to train effectively as well as minimizing risk of injury. Just as each workout has a warm-up, each training program should have a prep phase. Since the prep phase is usually general in nature, the low cost of the initial program makes it cost effective for you.
What Can You Expect From The Training Sessions?
During the first week of your 3-week tryout and assessment you can expect to be here around 45-60 minutes. Athletes will go through movement and activation training before moving into foundational strength movements.
Will Your Athlete Lift Weights?
At some point, all athletes will utilize resistance to gain strength. As they progress to the strength portion of their training session, resistance bands and some weights are layered in a little if the athlete is ready for them.
How much resistance they use is completely determined by each athlete. We take into consideration age, sport, and mastery of movements when determining what an athlete may use weights for and how much. Our goal with them is NOT to make them great weight lifters, nor do we do bodybuilder type programming. We use weights to illicit the strength they need for their sport.
Contrary to popular belief, lifting weights will not stunt your athletes growth. Often times the weight they use is less than what their body experience via running, jumping, changing directions or attempting push ups. Most injuries occur because the body is not strong enough to absorb or control forces it experiences.
At Red Zone Training, we work on speed a little differently than most places. We don’t do all the fancy drills, most of which have nothing to do with actual speed. Instead, we focus first on getting the speed the body already is able to produce, before we work on trying to develop more. If the body is not already using the speed it is capable of, trying to force even more out of it is pointless. We first must find out the reason the body is not allowing the athlete to tap into its current abilities. This allows us to develop all the other systems that aid in speed at the same time, i.e., balance, control, agility, injury resistance.
Once we are able to get the body moving efficiently we work on agility and acceleration, in that order. We want to make sure that the athlete continues to move efficiently and effectively while at the same time learning to move quicker and with more proficiency.
During most sports athletes rarely hit top speed. Athletes spend most of their time accelerating and decelerating. It makes sense to spend the majority of the time on that type of training instead of top end speed? This is our approach to speed training.
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