Strength + Jumping + Speed
Strength + Jumping + Speed
Middle school is the perfect time to start higher-level athletic training. This includes basic strength training, core/trunk stability work, speed and agility skills, and low-intensity plyometrics. We want to help athletes to start learning how to train and begin developing a solid foundation for success in high school and beyond. Waiting will put you behind the curve, but beginning now will prepare the body for higher-level work later on while quickly boosting 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 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, while always 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 13 to July 29. Training time will be 9:00 to 10:00 am. If an athlete can’t make a session they have the option of doing it on their 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.
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 6/6) for 21 sessions. This works out to only $15/session if you register before June 6.
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 printout or 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.
Have more questions?
Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can email us at [email protected], or text/call 915-317-6813.