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Aug 10, 2016, 4:15 pm
With school starting in a couple of weeks, look at some of the training options at Next Level Athletics as we prepare athletes for their football and volleyball seasons and get some ready for basketball, track/field and soccer.
for those starting their seasons in just weeks, our Sport Specific and our Functional Recovery.
FOOTBALL and VOLLEYBALL
SPORTS SPECIFIC: FREE SESSIONS WITH EVERY PURCHASE AT THIS TIME!
Sports Specific Training:
Sport specific training is simply fitness and performance training designed specifically for athletic performance enhancement. Training programs for athletic performance enhancement could include such areas as strength, speed, power, endurance, flexibility, mobility, agility, mental preparedness (including goal setting), sleep, recovery/regeneration techniques and strategies, nutrition, rehabilitation, pre-habilitation, and injury risk reduction.
A general program should include all of these components and a more specific program may only include a few, depending upon the athlete’s specific needs (based on strengths, weaknesses and/or imbalances) and the demands of the sport they participate in.
This Program is run by our Athletic Director Jacob Phillips, a CSCS through NSCA and Kenny Miller a Level 1 USA Track & Field Coach.
Specific Training vs. Specific Skills
While there may be some sense of specificity to a program designed for an athlete of a specific sport, the truth is that there is a limit to the amount of application/carryover of a sports performance exercise to a sports skill. The most sports specific training that can be done is the sport itself. Sports specific skills practiced for the sport are as specific as one can get.
Take Ice Hockey, for example: there are no exercises that can be performed in the weight room that are more specific to hockey than skating on the ice. The same is true for shooting the puck. However, while there are sports specific skills necessary for each sport, there are also physical skills necessary for each sport. Sports preparation is necessary for the sport specific skills (shooting a basketball, pitching a baseball, etc.) and physical preparation is needed for specific performance enhancement such as foot speed, strength, power, etc.
At NLA, we accomplish SPORT SPECIFIC & SKILL SPECIFIC training with our VERTIMAX UNITS and the ability to mimic the skill movements required to play each sport. The VERTIMAX when used properly can increase SPEED, POWER, AGILITY, REACTION and QUICKNESS in just 8 sessions.
The VERTIMAX allows the athlete to apply resistance at the hips, hands, behind the knees and ankles while performing skills specific to the athletes sport. When the athlete performs CONTRAST skill movements, the athlete is twice as fast and twice as strong! Over time these accelerated skill movements remain and the athlete is FASTER and STRONGER.
These sessions have shown to improve on an athletes abilities throughout the season in all sports. Because the vertimax uses bungee cords as resistance, the athlete is never overworked or fatigued for the next game. A safe and productive device for all ages.
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Of all the programs offered at NLA, this is probably our most popular due to the extensive care that goes into each athlete. We are able to completely heal athletes when they have minor injuries as well as when the are released to continue with progressive recovery.
This program is run by our Athletic Director, a National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Jacob Phillips.
The Department Head for this program is Ro Quintero, a NASM PES and CES.
We excel at both preventing injuries and healing them if they occur. We strongly believe in both “prehab” and “rehab.”
Our In-season training provides athletes with the option to stay healthy, keep all the gains from the off season and minimize all those nagging injuries that can last an entire season.
Suspension trainers improve balance, coordination, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, flexibility and improves stability in the joints, ligaments and tendons. We use them specifically to improve in these areas.
$160.00 per month
In this program we help keep the athlete healthy throughout the season. Athletes over the course of the season put alot of wear and tear on their bodies with no real recovery process in place.
We specialize in trigger point therapy and vibration plate active recovery to get the body to reconnect, realign and readjust completely.
These sessions focus on helping the athlete COMPLETELY RECOVER and go into the next game FRESH and READY FOR COMPETITION.
With these sports starting later we have 90 days of strength and conditioning we can do to get them at their best as the season begins. Our ATHLETE Strength and Performance Training combined with RAW SPEED Training will ensure they are AT THEIR BEST!
Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training for Performance Enhancement
Speed, agility, and quickness are some of the most significant, and visible, components of athletic success. An improvement in the ability to react quickly, apply significant force rapidly in the appropriate direction, and to redirect that force if needed is the ultimate goal of a program to improve speed, agility, and quickness. A carefully designed program that addresses these factors of athleticism significantly improves overall performance and reduces the risk of injury. Speed, agility, and quickness all involve learned motor skills. Although the magnitude of proficiency will vary with each individual, learning the efficient and effective execution of these skills can improve overall athletic ability. This chapter aims to address the significant components of speed, agility/multidirectional speed (MDS), and quickness. Modalities and drills for improving these skills will also be introduced.
THIS IS A YEAR ROUND PROGRAM FOR ALL ATHLETES
In the context of athletics, speed is best defined as the “rate of performance” of an activity. This can refer to any movement or action. In athletics, the velocity at which one executes a movement can be the difference between success and failure. Speed is a culmination of reactive ability, rapid force development, rapid force application, and effective movement technique. Generally, when the force demands of an activity increase, the velocity output of the movement decreases as demonstrated by the force-velocity curve.
The goal of a speed-training program is to move this curve up and to the right, which would mean being able to create greater force at higher velocities of movement. This, in combination with an ability to maintain biomechanically advantageous body and limb positioning, creates an increase in the velocity of movement. Speed of movement greatly affects an athlete’s abilities in regards to linear speed, agility/MDS, and quickness. The following are essential components of a well-designed program to improve speed of movement:
• Stability, strength, and power
• Muscle and joint elasticity
• Joint mobility and flexibility
• Movement technique
• Specialized drills
Whether you compete in basketball, tennis, swimming, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, or golf WE CAN HELP TO DEVELOP YOUR SPEED – POWER – AGILITY – REACTION – QUICKNESS – STABILITY – CORE – CONDITIONING!
This program is run by our Athletic Director Jacob Phillips, a National Strength & Conditioning Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists.
Our Performance Department Head is Joe Bates, a NASM PES, USA Level 1 Performance Coach
Ro Quintero NASM PES, CES
Quinn Hogan, a NSCA Youth Performance Coach
You may now sign up NOW for only $199 a month!
This program is NOW available from Monday-Friday 5am-9pm and Sat-Sun 10am-6pm for ALL ATHLETES!
STABILITY, STRENGTH, AND POWER
Stability, strength, and power training help shift the force-velocity curve up and to the right. While stability training develops appropriate balance, strength training improves the body’s ability to create force, and power training aids in decreasing the amount of time needed to create that force. These all have significant contributions in regards to improving speed. When performing stability, strength, and power drills specific for speed development, it is important to include exercises for contributing areas, such as the feet, anterior and posterior muscles of the shins, the core, and hip flexors/extensors as part of a whole-body program. In addition, movements that emphasize powerful plantar and dorsiflexion of the ankle, as well as extension and flexion of knee and hip are also important components.
MUSCLE AND JOINT ELASTICITY
Ballistic movement, as found in speed, agility, and quickness training, is created by a forced and rapid lengthening of a muscle immediately followed by a shortening of the muscle, creating an elastic “rubber-band-like” effect of energy release. This ability to store and release energy is referred to as the stretch-shortening cycle and is affected by the intrinsic qualities of the muscle and the involved musculotendinous junctions. This action is often reflexive, and referred to as the “stretch reflex.” Training the muscle and tendon’s ability to load eccentrically and rapidly release energy concentrically improves the magnitude and effectiveness of the stretch-shortening cycle. This is achieved through power training and plyometrics.
Next Level Athletics’ “Raw Speed” speed development uses a combination of equipment and a proven training plan tailored to each athlete needs. Whether it is football, baseball, or any other sport, each plan is designed to conform to what the position necessitates. For example, a basketball player would have more intensive agility and more focus in plyometric training to give them the ability to burst across the court quickly. This is also true for age groups and what is needed for development of good habits that will reward the athletes later in their career.
With the youth demographic there is strong focus on educating correct form and correct exercise, both that promote proper hip extension, proper arm swing, and proper foot strike. With the older athletes, they begin doing more resisted running to develop longer stride length, complimented with assisted runs to get their nervous systems to speed up the processes that are essential to muscles firing and increase turnover rate.
WE ARE OFFERING FREE SESSIONS WITH EVERY PURCHASE AT THIS TIME!
8 sessions - $600 with 2 FREE
16 sessions - $1000 with 4 FREE
24 sessions - $1350 with 8 FREE
Next Level Athletics’ speed development program is complimented with an excellent range of equipment to give athletes the extra edge to push themselves further. Some of the many pieces of equipment are an over speed treadmill that operates at 31 mph at a 40-degree angle. This treadmill can improve your fastest time in just eight weeks.
NLA’s Vertimax platform is a ballistic speed-training device using bungee cords to improve mechanics and give you more power.
For more information on how to improve your raw speed please contact Next Level Athletics in Katy, Texas.
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NEW NLA BOX TRAINING
At the core of every player in every game in every sport is an athlete. At SPARQ, we believe that if you train to be a better athlete, you will excel in whatever sport you choose to play. So if you play tennis or volleyball, if you're a wrestler or a hockey player, this rating will tell you what need to know about your overall athleticism.
The SPARQ Athletic Assessment is a fantastic tool to help you decipher what you need to do to improve yourself, the Athlete, so you can dominate your competition, no matter what sport you play.
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At the core of every player
in every game in every sport is an athlete. At SPARQ, we believe that if you train to be a better athlete, you will excel in whatever sport you choose to play. So if you play tennis or volleyball, if you're a wrestler or a hockey player, this program will tell you what need to know about your overall athleticism.
You're already fast? We'll make you faster! You've never made the team? We'll help you make the cut!
We strongly believe while not everyone is born an athlete, with proper training you can become a complete athlete!
The result is a more complete athlete - blazing speed, explosive power, fluid agility, innate reaction and jump-start quickness!
Our TOTAL FITNESS TRAINING is for 9 years old and up!
At NLA, our services includes a trainer with every session. WHENEVER YOU SHOW UP, YOU ARE ON TIME at Next Level Athletics! NO CLASS SCHEDULES or APPOINTMENT NEEDED in our TOTAL FITNESS TRAINING!
We are FITNESS PROFESSIONALS with DEGREES and The Highest Certifications in the industry. We have as many as 15 professional trainers on the floor to train all members properly. Trainer to client ratio in 6 to 1!
You will never stand around or not get service at Next Level Athletics, STOP OVERPAYING FOR PERSONAL TRAINING. Get in the BEST shape of your life and let us show you how easy fitness really is!
Our FUNCTIONAL FITNESS ROOM is for 9 years old and up! TOTAL and COMPLETE CORE DEVELOPMENT is crucial to the development of youth athletes. This includes hip flexors, adductors, lower erectors, glutes, abdominal cavity and obliques.
Everyone will learn proper warm up, proper form and technique, necessary cool down
PHASE II ADVANCED - Free weights, competitor training, plyometrics, boot camp, cardio, Functional Trainers, USA LEVEL II BOXING
PHASE III ELITE - FUNCTIONAL PATTERNS, SIMPLE & SINISTER KETTLE BELL CONDITIONING, MMA STRENGTH & CONDITIONING plus STRIKING Energy System Development, NAKED WARRIOR BY PAVEL, OLYMPIC LIFTS BY USA CERTIFIED OLYMPIC LIFTS COACHES!
Whether you are a beginner or PRO in fitness training, WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU!
Since it's inception in November, THIS IS OUR FASTEST GROWING PROGRAM. All ages are welcome in this class. Our USA Level II Boxing coaches provide skill and technique to challenge you in ways that are fun and exciting. We offer 200 lb heavy bag, speed bags, double end movement bags and we are the only gym in TEXAS WITH THE QUAD BOXMASTER!
This device serves as a sparring partner and a mitts coach! Now the coach can observe from all angles as you work the mitts. This is one of the most INTENSE boxing or striking workouts you will ever do. TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING, EXTREME CARDIO, SELF DEFENSE, ANTI BULLYING!
This is high level boxing/striking for all ages!
We offer classes Monday through Friday at 6pm and on Saturday at 10 am and noon.
For all our MMA fighters, training options are offered any time of the day. For fighters, BOXMASTER Training is part of your FIGHTER TRAINING Program.
We have been in the Katy Community since 2001, over 17,000 athletes and their families seen, 270 DI & DII scholarships awarded, over 300 DIII, NAIA, Juco players, 9 years of summer camps for Katy Youth Football, Houston Youth Football, FO1 League and Katy All American Youth Football League!
We now have a 15,000 square ft SPORTS & FITNESS Complex located behind Katy Mills Mall at 25311 Kingsland Blvd, Ste 120
We have raised thousands of Katy Independent School District athletes from pee wee to the pros. No one in our industry has remained a pillar in this community as we have.
Join us and the rest of katy for 2016 and give your FAMILY the gift of health and exercise no matter the age!