"Get involved in a training program that addresses your needs. Today, 27 years after a federal mandate was enacted to provide gender equity in sports, a new generation of female athletics has emerged. Sportsmetrics is the first program scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in female athletes. Neuromuscular training not only increases muscular power and jump height, but also decreases impact forces at the knee. Sportsmetrics is the program that focuses on the female athlete"s needs in training, but Sportsmetrics is not just for females! Males will benefit from developing overall leg strength and perfecting jumping and landing mechanics, too.
Sportsmetrics Techniques and Training is the foundation upon which sports specific skills are built. Training builds from technique development to performance enhancement. This six week program was scientifically proven to significantly reduce the risk of serious knee injuries in female athletes while improving hamstrings to quadriceps strength ratio and jumping height. It combines a dynamic warm up, plyometrics, strength training and flexibility.
Dynamic Warm-up: Prepares the body with functional based activities that use sport specific motions. It raises core body temperature, increases blood flow to the muscles and improves flexibility, balance and coordination.
Plyometrics/JumpTraining: Plyometrics, the core of the Sportsmetrics program, are used to focus on correct jumping technique and are divided into three two week phases. Each phase has a different training focus and the exercises change accordingly. Plyometrics develops muscle control and strength that are critical for reducing the risk of knee injury and increasing jump height.
High Intensity Strength Training: With emphasis on body alignment and form, Sportsmetrics provides structured (yet adaptable) strength training guidance. This section focuses on development of core strength and improving overall muscular efficiency. This can be done with or without equipment or free weights.
Flexibility Training: Stretching is essential to achieve maximum muscle length, allowing muscles to work with power through complete range of motion. This is important for decreasing injury and post-training muscle soreness."