6 Reasons to Join our Summer Youth Camps
We have found ourselves on either side of the spectrum when it comes to our youth's activity level.
On one side, the rise in travel teams, early specialization, and year round competition leaves many of our youth over-competed, injured, and rundown.
It also leaves no time to get faster, stronger, and better conditioned to keep up with the growing competition in sport.
It is no surprise overuse injuries are at an all-time high and sports related surgeries that were once performed on adults are being performed on middle-school aged kids.
On the other end, our youth's activity in general is at an all time low.
With budget cuts, our kids are lucky if they are able to participate in a gym class or recess one time per week.
This leaves many kids who do not participate in sports at a much higher risk of health related issues.
Countless research has shown how regular exercise improves our youth’s ability to:
Develop long-term health and fitness habits
Maintain a healthy weight
Prevent and decrease the risk of various illnesses and diseases
Improve cognitive function (memory, learning, focus, etc.)
Decrease stress and anxiety
Improve confidence, self-esteem, mood, and energy
Our goal at Dynamic Strength and Conditioning is to raise awareness and create a solution to these issues, leaving our youth having fun, free from athletic injury or burnout, and interested in health and wellness for the long-term!
With the trend in early specialization of sports and the rise in youth inactivity, it becomes even more important that our youth has a solid foundation of movement, conditioning and strength to ensure a long, healthy, athletic career and lifestyle.
Here are 6 reasons to join our Summer Middle-School and High-School Camps!
Our goal as performance coaches is to make our Summer campers better athletes.
We do this in a variety of ways like improving our athletes:
Balance and Coordination
Total-body & Core Strength
They will leave our camps running faster, jumping higher, and getting to the ball quicker, all with less fatigue and more confidence!
We do this by helping our athletes get stronger and improve their technique and body position during movements like jumping, sprinting, and cutting.
This will leave them able to play as hard and fast in the first quarter as they will be in the last.
One of our favorite parts of the program is testing our athlete's speed and vertical jump at the beginning of the camp and seeing their incredible progress at the end of the Summer.
This creates a huge spike in confidence as the athletes see all of their hard work payoff at the end of the Summer.
Looking to keep your children active this Summer?
We're here to help!
And we're to help start to create the foundation for a lifelong commitment to better health.
Our camps are perfect for all levels and abilities.
We keep our campers moving through the entirety of our hour and a half sessions.
They work hard, sweat, and have a blast each and every session!
#3 Decrease Risk of Injury
Sports are demanding, unpredictable, and often physical.
Any one of those things can increase an athletes chance of injury if their body is not equipped to handle the demands of their sport.
In fact, over 3.5 million youth athletes will be injured this year with overuse being the number one cause of injury.
This simply means, their bodies were not physically ready to handle the demands of their season(s).
Research shows proper warm-ups, stretching, plyometrics, strength & core training, and conditioning all can drastically reduce an athlete's risk of injury!
The best defense is a good offense, and a well rounded strength training program can "bulletproof" an athlete against injury!
With a low coach to athlete ratio, we are able to give all kids individualized attention and motivation.
Athletes are able to get the attention of 1-on-1 expert training within the group setting.
This is crucial in our coaching as the kids in our program come from a variety of athletic and non-athletic backgrounds and injury histories.
Our goal is to coach and arm our athletes with the skills and knowledge necessary for long term success.
We know most kids are picky eaters.
We also know how much they will benefit from learning and instilling better choices and habits when it comes to their nutrition.
And that is exactly our goal.
Over the course of the Summer we will be teaching our campers:
How to eat a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner
How to properly hydrate
How to limit sugars and other junk foods
How to properly fuel before training, games and practices
#6 It's fun!
Our mission is to create a fun, welcoming, and energetic environment where our campers can thrive!
No one wants to workout in a dull, boring, or unfriendly environment.
Having fun keeps our campers engaged, working hard, and committed to getting better each and every session.
We CANNOT wait to get started!