SMI Stack Sports Performance Training Comes to the Upward Star Center

August 31, 2016

We are excited to announce that SMI Stack Sports Performance Training is coming to the Upward Star Center starting September 6, 2016.  

This will enhance the services and training we provide with a dedicated space that is equipped to solely house performance training. In addition, athletes will have access to the sports medicine institute physician and PT clinic.  We are excited about this move and fully expect SMI Stack to be the number one sports performance provider in the Upstate!

Thirty years of science, testing and experience drive these programs, which are customized for youth, high school, college, pro and adult fitness athletes.

 

PROGRAMS

Ages 8-11 (Fundamental) During this important time in a child's life, youth athletes are in their "skill-hungry" years. The body is primed for new information and ready to ingrain new movement patterns. The Fundamaental program is conducted in 60 minute sessions and designed to introduce and create foundations of overall athleticism in a fun, positive, and high-success environment. Our Fundamental curriculum places a high priority on running technique, athletic coordination, balance and relative strength and the introduction of essential muscular movement patterns. These are vital in establishing a child's athletic foundation for improved performance, injury prevention, and long-term enjoyment of sports participation.

Ages 12-14 (Competitive Performance) In this second stage, athletes have discovered the importance of developing neuromuscular patterns. Athletic fundamentals begin to be developed and directed towards athletic skill application in our Competitive Performance program. This program focuses on progressing and maintaining athletic movement while refining and ingraining fundamental skills of speed, agility, and power. This repeated rehearsal leads to permanent and positive athletic change. The inclusion of formal Strength and Power training during the 90 minute sessions provides benefits in two ways. First, proper movement techniques with increased force production lead to maximized potential. Secondly, as athletes naturally increase in height, weight, strength and aggressiveness, the need for improved joint integrity is vital for reducing the chance of injury.

Ages 15+ (Elite Performance) Most athletes in this age group have developed neuromuscular patterns and the fundamental skills of speed, agility, and power. For Elite Performance athletes, technique is fine-tuned, and the final pieces to build the total athlete are provided. In essence, each athlete is optimized according to their biggest areas of improvement. During the 90 minute sessions, training begins to resemble sporting demands. Elite Performance programs focus on repeated application of learned athleticism to create mastery. We provide endless combinations of athletic skill training so competing in the game is effortless. In addition, focus on Strength and Power increases with moderate and heavy loads to optimize power output.

Adult Fitness Our Adult Fitness sessions are designed for active adults looking for a challenging training program. The Adult program is designed to actively challenge effort and coordination with 60 minute movement-based sessions. No two sessions are alike, and all are fun, fast-paced, and educational, which is unique compared to a traditional gym-based workout. The result is an increase in fitness as well as improved metabolism, body composition, and exercise technique.

Collegiate & Professional Athletes The Velocity Sports Performance programs for professional and elite athletes are designed to provide peak physical stimulus that pushes the absolute limitations of elite athletic performance. Due to the customized and maximal intensity nature, recovery and regeneration methods are implemented. Our programs place the highest emphasis on applied and measurable performance, secondarily fine-tuning movement. Timelines to reach goals and exceed expectations are accelerated for this athletic population due to the elite competitive schedules and real-time demands.

Team Training Our Team Training programs are designed to deliver a challenging workout that is organized, educational, progressive, and customized for entire sport teams. Training sessions are typically conducted at the team's training facility and focus primarily on linear speed and multi-directional skill development. Team Training programs are built to be sport relevant with medicine ball strengthening, bodyweight resisted power development, energy system development, and speed ratios that apply directly to specific sports demands.