How will this help me jump higher?
The purpose of Jump Camp is to teach you and train you to jump higher. We follow a 4-step system that begins with developing essential strength and stability in all planes before moving on to plyometric work and power training. 6 or 8 weeks is a good time frame to start seeing improvement, especially for athletes who have not this type of training before.
Who is this for?
Jump Camp is for all high school, college, and professional athletes from all sports. 7th and 8th graders must be evaluated prior to admittance to the program. Players who are not physically read for Jump Camp are encouraged to join our Beginner Strength Program.
Should I go to Jump Camp or the Total Performance Camp?
Our Total Performance Camp is an excellent option for athletes who want a comprehensive program that addresses strength, speed, vertical jump, etc. But we know that not everyone has the time or availability to participate in such an intensive program. In this case, the Jump Camp might be ideal for you. Some of the situations where Jump Camp would be the best option are:
- You already have a school mandated workout program and want to add on vertical jump training
- You don’t have time for extensive athletic training, but you can make it twice a week for 6 or 8 weeks
- You are curious about our training programs and want to ease your way into before making a bigger commitment
Have questions? We are happy to answer any questions and help you find the training program that is right for you this summer.
Is this safe?
Jump training, when done improperly, can be counterproductive or even dangerous. However, when progressively introduced with an emphasis on form, technique, and a comprehensive approach to athletic development (focusing on stability, landing, deceleration, etc., and not just raw strength) the program is safe. Of course, just like with any sports training program, risk exists. But we take careful steps to minimize and avoid the possibility of injury as much as possible.
What will workouts be like?
Workouts will be approximately 1 hour in length. A normal training session will be as similar to the following: After an extensive warmup focusing on movement, flexibility, mobility, and stability work, we will jump into power/plyometric training. Next, we will move on to a variety of jumping and coordination-dependent explosion drills (sport specific). The workout will finish with strength, core, and medicine ball exercises before a cool down and light stretch.
What is the schedule?
Athletes will train twice weekly for 1 hour, and have the option of working out Monday, Thursday, and Saturday (three opportunities to make two workouts). Camp starts June 18 and runs through July 28 (6 weeks course) or August 11 (8 week course). Each session will be 4:00-5:00 pm. There are 12 spots maximum available. If you need to train at a different time please contact us to discuss your options.
How much does it cost?
The 6-week Jump Camp program costs $150 ($12.50/session), the 8-Week program is $195 ($12.19/session).
Can’t I just train on my own?
Yes you can. But this can difficult or dangerous when it comes to jumping. There are a lot of questionable programs and videos about increasing your vertical jump out there, so make sure you are careful. Chances are a self-created workout won’t have near the same effectiveness (and can very possibly be counterproductive) as a professionally designed program. We will show you what to do, how to do it, and the proper order to do it in. Plus, you can take advantage of camaraderie and competition to make it fun and intense.
What if I go on vacation and can’t make every session?
Continuity of training is important for consistent improvement in athletic performance. The more workouts you can make, the better you will be. But we understand that most people have other commitments during the summer as well, from family vacations to camps to tournaments. In this case, we can provide you workout templates via printouts so you can continue training wherever you are. If this is not possible we can work with you to find the best solution.
Who is coaching?
The head coach will be Brandon Wolfram, CSCS, CSAS. Brandon is a former college and professional basketball player who now trains athletes of all sports and levels in El Paso, TX. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, and a Certified Speed and Agility Specialist with the IYCA.
What happens when camp is over?
Training to jump as high as possible and become the best athlete you can is a long-term process. At a minimum it will take years of dedicated, intentional work. Our Jump Camp can be an important part of your development, but please recognize only so much can be done in 6 or 8 weeks. After camp athletes need to continue working out to build on their gains and keep moving forward. To this end, we offer regular Sports Performance Classes for both off-season and in-season athletes. But whether with us or in a program at your school, it is vital to continue training year round.
Have more questions?
Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can email us, or text/call 915-317-6813.