Performance Training at CATZ Austin is a program that includes all concepts of training for sports. Within this hour long class, expect your athlete to complete a dynamic warm up and flexibility series, an injury prevention set, speed and agility, as well as a strength and conditioning circuit. Classes are kept at an 8:1 Athlete to Coach ratio so each athlete won’t get lost in the crowd. If you are interested in becoming a more well-rounded athlete, then the Performance Training classes are for you!! Here’s a rundown of a typical Performance Training class:
1. Warm-Up and Flexibility – to maximize the body’s potential to train, it must first warm up with multi-directional movement and lengthen the muscles through dynamic flexibility.
2. Injury Prevention – to help aid in avoiding injuries of all types, stabilization training for the core, shoulders, knees and ankles is done through balance, awareness, and proprioceptive exercises.
3. Speed/Agility – explosive movement comes into play in all sports, and the best way to train for them is near the beginning of the workout while the central nervous system is still firing at it’s peak. Expect plyometric exercises, foot speed, and change of direction work in this series.
4. Strength and Conditioning – this series is centered around specific movements that are key to the body’s ability to stay strong throughout a game. Squat patterns, lunging, body weight strengthening, and single leg strength are just a few of the exercise patterns that are trained in this series. The conditioning work is based upon either aerobic or anaerobic sets, depending upon the athletes’ needs, and are hidden within fun, game-like activities that challenge the athletes without being monotonous and boring.