TROY — The UVMC Center for Sports Medicine will offer its Explosive Speed and Power (ESP) sports enhancement program for high school and collegiate level athletes for the 14th year this summer. The center also will offer the ESP Jr. program for junior high athletes, and the Sportsmetrics knee injury reduction program designed for female athletes.
All programs begin the week of June 6. Price discounts are offered for early registration by April 29. A refer-a-friend discount also is offered. (See registration and contact information below.)
ESP is for athletes who want to improve speed, agility, vertical jump, strength, power, flexibility and confidence. The program meets three to four times a week for six weeks. It consists of five components: teaching proper speed mechanics, proper Olympic lift progressions for power and explosiveness, plyometerics/jumping and agility drills, periodized strength training workouts and flexibility.
The ESP program is modeled after Division I off-season workouts at places such as the University of Tennessee, University of Dayton, LSU and the University of Oregon. The program will be offered at Tippecanoe High School beginning June 6 and continuing for six weeks.
ESP Jr. is designed for seventh and eighth grade athletes to improve speed, agility, vertical jump, strength, power, flexibility and self-confidence. Education on proper form, technique and injury prevention is emphasized with this age group to promote safe and effective athletic performance enhancement. The ESP Jr. program also will be offered at Tippecanoe High School beginning June 6 for six weeks.
The Sportsmetrics Knee Injury Reduction Program is a comprehensive training program specifically designed for female athletes. It is a scientifically proven program to help reduce knee injuries and improve performance for sports that involve pivoting, cutting or jumping such as basketball, soccer and volleyball. It combines a dynamic warm up with plyometrics drills, strength training and flexibility. The Sportsmetrics program will be offered at Troy Junior High School beginning June 6 and running for six weeks.
Registration is required due to class size limitations. To register online, visit UVMC.com/ESP or UVMC.com/Sportsmetrics. To register by phone, call Carefinders at (866) 608-FIND (3463). For more information, including pricing and details on the refer-a-friend discount, contact the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine at (937) 667-2614 or 440-7152.