Young athletes need developmentally appropriate programs and experienced coaches. We have over five years of ongoing strength and conditioning experience with athletes as young as 10.
Many youth athletes specialize in a sport early on. We complement sport specific training by improving overall strength. Our programming focuses on midline stabilization (core work). Without a strong core, training the extremities is less than optimal. Machines and extraneous fitness equipment get in the way of developing fundamental real life skills—proprioception, or body awareness, and core stabilization in movement. We analyze movement patterns to look for muscle imbalances and patterns of compensations. When we find areas of weakness we train the athletes to work toward minimizing discrepancies. We push every athlete to do their very best. At CrossFit Homeward, it’s about being better than yesterday.
We have developmentally appropriate expectations of our athletes. Upper Elementary School focuses on body weight exercises and conditioning workouts. Middle School athletes begin with bodyweight and progress to weighted work as their abilities improve. Participants have to earn the right to use barbells. It’s a privileged earned, not given. High School athletes that have trained with us over the years begin a strength cycle, usually a modified Wendler 5-3-1. We pay close attention to their sport seasons and adjust their workouts as needed. High school athletes that are new to strength training are carefully coached, monitored, and developed until they are ready to join the more experienced lifters.
Every athlete is different—biomechanics, athleticism, and mental toughness. Some believe you either you have “it” or you don’t. We believe that through hard work and perseverance, athletes can achieve high levels of performance.
2018 Try Out Prep Camp with Patrick Currin
CrossFit Homeward is excited to announce a 6-week try out prep camp with Patrick Currin. One weekend day will be spent with Patrick in the batting cages and two nights a week will be dedicated to strength training. Find session times in the links below.
Dates: Jan 6- Feb 15 2018
*$10 service fee if paid with credit/debit cards
Homeward Strength and Conditioning is a generalized program that will help any and all athletes. Throughout training we will evaluate running form, core strength, and address imbalances found in strength and mobility. This will be accomplished by using full body, multi-joint movements that improve stability and mid-line strength that will have a direct translation into improvements in the athlete’s sport.
Developmentally appropriately is a focus for all parts of Homeward Youth Camps, find out more about what each age group will be focusing on:
- 3rd-5th grader athletes will be dedicated to running form, agility, core control with a focus on coordination, and having fun while exercising. This age group will be dedicated to solely bodyweight movements.
- Middle School athletes will focus on proper movement patterns, body awareness and balancing strength and mobility. This camp will use a mixture of bodyweight and weighted movements with dumbbells and kettlebells. Barbells will be introduced if the athlete demonstrate confidence and safe movement ability.
- High School athletes will focus on injury prevention, strength gains, and mobility. Barbells and Dumbbells will be used under coach observation and guidance.
She is Fierce: Girls' Strength and Conditioning
- Sunday 11:30-12:30p
- Monday 5:30-6:30p
- Wednesday 5:30-6:30p
A girls-only strength and conditioning program open to 7th-10th graders (ish). This program, led entirely by women for women, will focus on the basics of proper lifting technique and strength training with age-appropriate programming. Progressing from unweighted body-awareness and proper movement fundamentals into weighted exercises and the use of kettlebells, barbells, medicine balls and more, the girls will be instructed and led to knowledgeably, comfortably, and authoritatively work out in a free-weight environment.
Click the buttons below for more information or to register for She is Fierce.