Truman State University's
Strength and Conditioning Program
For Young Athletes
Lead by Evonne Bird, Michael Bird, and Bryan Beck
Coming Later This Year
Are you a high school-aged athlete who wants to enhance your performance in sports?
Are you looking for training that can help build your power and acceleration in the sports you love?
Are you frustrated by the lack of opportunities in Northeast Missouri for this kind of training at an affordable price?
Then TruPower is the perfect opportunity for you!
In larger metropolitan areas companies that specialize in the training young athletes are relatively easy to find. They focus on the improvement of the athlete's power and acceleration for the primary purpose of enhancing sport performance. Most experts agree that greater improvement in abilities occurs during the off-season than during the season. Many metropolitan areas have programs available outside of school which focus on improving an athlete's ability to generate power, speed, and acceleration. These off-season programs allow each athlete to potentially gain a subsequent advantage during their sporting endeavors. Small towns like Kirksville have historically lacked qualified persons needed to develop and support programs like these.
Fortunately, faculty and students affiliated with Truman's Center for Health Initiatives and Programs (CHIP) have stepped-forward to help fill this gap!
During your time with TruPower your training will be focused on improving speed and power. At the end of the program you can count on being able to generate more power and have improved acceleration. Moreover, TruPower participants will also be taught what they can do, after the program ends, to maintain or improve the gains made.
The Pilot Year
For 2012, the Center for Health Initiatives and Programs will run TruPower as pilot for a limited number of students. The program will be designed mainly for soccer players, but other athletes are welcome. Each session will last for 1 hour and sessions will be held Monday-Friday over the course of three weeks. Why three weeks? Three weeks' duration is well-timed because, by the end of that time, the neurological and physiological changes needed for the athletes to experience and appreciate the improvements can be achieved. Additionally, this length of time allows for the techniques to be learned properly which will decrease injury risk. One hour is an appropriate amount of time to accomplish the tasks required with appropriate rest intervals.
The cost for this program will be $100 for 15 hours, or $6.67 per session! Average costs of programs in larger metropolitan areas are $50 - $60 for a one hour individual session. Program fees are charged for the entire program and not by individual session.
For More Information
On the Structure and Content of the Program: E-mail Evonne Bird at email@example.com.
For Help with Registration and Fee Payment: Call the Truman Institute at (660) 785-5406 or (660) 785-5384. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Forms and Payment
Each of the following forms must be completed and returned to the Truman Institute. They may be faxed to (660) 785-7202 or scanned and sent as an e-mail attachment to email@example.com. Mailed copies, as well as fees should be posted to: The Truman Institute, Baldwin 110, Truman State University, 100 E. Normal Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501