Strength Training + Speed & Agility + Vertical Jump
Middle school athletes are at the perfect age to start higher-level athletic training. This includes basic strength training, core/trunk stability work, speed and agility skills, and low-intensity plyometrics. These are crucial skills to start learning and developing in order to lay a foundation for success in high school. While waiting will put you behind the curve, starting to train now will prepare the body for higher-level work and boost overall performance.
Who is this for?
The Total Performance Summer Camp for Middle School is for all athletes from any sport just finishing 5th-8th grade. Anyone is welcome, with or without prior training experience.
What will workouts be like?
Most workouts at the Total Performance Camp will be body-weight and light dumbbell/kettlebell. The focus will be on proper and safe technique/form, not lifting heavy weights as this is unnecessary and unhelpful at this stage.
Being a good athlete depends on developing a wide variety of factors and functionally integrating them together through a long-term process. We will start from square one so each athlete learns proper technique and can perform each exercise safely. Workouts will focus on body control, mobility, movement skills, explosive power, core/medicine ball work, different types of strength development, speed and agility skills, and (sometimes) elements of conditioning. Sessions will follow a general workout scheme and will be tailored to each individual. Each session will be approximately 1 hour in length.
Is this safe? Won’t working out break growth plates?
Workout programs like the Total Performance Summer Camp are safe (aside from the normal risk associated with any form of athletic training). Research has consistently shown that younger athletes can safely lift weights and even do low to medium level plyometrics without concern for long-term effects. The key is to focus on teaching proper technique, gradually increasing intensity, and emphasizing form and execution over heavy weight. We want to create athletes, not muscle-bound kids. To this end we follow the recommendations and programming advice of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the International Youth Conditioning Association. Our focus is on athleticism, and the majority of the training will be body weight or light resistance (bands, dumbbells, kettlebells).
Schedule and location:
Workout sessions will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 14 to July 30. Training time will be 9:00 to 10:00 am. If an athlete can’t make a session they have the option of making it up on their own via our training app (included free for all participants). Most sessions will be at our gym (645 Wallenberg, Ste B1), but sometimes we might train on a nearby field.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to basketball camp schedules the sessions on June 21 and 28 will be moved to 5:00 pm.
How much does it cost?
With our Total Performance Camp you will get access to our complete sports performance program at a significantly discounted rate:
- $315 ($350 after June 7)
Can’t I just workout on my own?
Yes you can. But chances are a self-created workout won’t have near the same effectiveness (and can very possibly be counterproductive/dangerous) 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. This means that the more workouts you can make, the better you will be. But we understand that most people have other commitments during the summer, from family vacations to camps and tournaments. In this case, we can provide you workouts via our training app on your phone/tablet/browser 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, YFS1, Pn1. Brandon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with the NSCA, a Youth Fitness Specialist with the IYCA, and Precision Nutrition certified (Pn1). He is also a former college and professional basketball player who now trains athletes of all sports and levels in El Paso, TX.
2021 COVID POLICY and SAFETY MEASURES
PLEASE NOTE: Masks are REQUIRED while in the gym for this training class.
2021 is going to be a great year, and we look forward to seeing everyone back in the gym this summer!
The comfort, health, and safety of everyone remains central to our planning for all our upcoming events and classes. Please note the following:
Face Masks are always required since there will be multiple athletes in relatively close proximity in our gym. This includes entering and exiting the facility. The face mask must cover both the mouth and the nose.
Temperature Checks will be conducted upon entering for each participant before every session. If a player’s temperature exceeds 99.0 degrees, he/she can wait 20 minutes to retake it. If the temperature still exceeds 99.0 degrees the player cannot participate, no exceptions!
A Health Screen Questionnaire may be required upon daily entry.
Visitors will not be allowed inside the gym during camp.
All players and staff will practice Social Distancing as much as possible on the court and off.
If any session or camp is canceled directly due to COVID related issues you will be refunded 100% for all remaining sessions/time. For ongoing training classes we can either apply the remaining amount as a credit or do a prorated refund. Contact us for more information.
If the athlete (or any recent close contact such as a parent, sibling, friend, etc.) feels sick at all, or has been around anyone suspected of having (or actually having) the coronavirus, flu, or any other illness in the past 10 days, please do not attend any camp or training session.
All athletes, parents, and staff will be required to wear a mask during check-in each day.
Only 1 adult may accompany each participant while checking-in each day.
The check-in line will be socially distanced.
Temperature Checks will be conducted during check-in for each participant before every session.
A Health Screen Questionnaire may be required upon daily entry.
Good hygiene is important. Before, during, and after coming to any camp or training session, participants should wash their hands rigorously (for at least 20 seconds) and use hand sanitizer. During the camp / training session, they should avoid touching their face as much as possible, and (if needed) sneeze/cough outside the gym and into the elbow.
Players should bring their own water bottle (with name on it) and keep it in a place where only they will touch the bottle. The same applies for any camp that has a snack time.
Players should bring their own basketballs whenever possible (please write your name on the ball). If they do not have a ball, one will be provided.
Parents picking athletes up will need to wait outside. Sport Progression staff will escort participants outside to the pick-up area. Please let staff know beforehand if you will be picking up any participant early.
Have more questions?
Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can email us at [email protected], or text/call 915-317-6813.