Speed & Agility
For many coaches and athletes, finding a solid conditioning program that promotes power, speed, and endurance for the upcoming season is top priority. If the same program can keep injury from plaguing an athlete’s season or career, that is certainly a bonus. So we decided to offer such a program in our newest training option, Sportsmetrics™ Agility and Speed (SAS). SAS offers athletes the same benefits of our original injury prevention program along with the added benefit of a complex conditioning program. Through SAS, athletes will increase their speed, agility and endurance prior to the start of their sports season. Finally, injury prevention meets sports enhancement!
SAS incorporates the scientifically-proven components of Sportsmetrics™, including a dynamic warm-up, jump training, strength training, and flexibility. In addition to these components we have added a series of vigorous speed and agility drills comprising of quick feet, sharp cuts, straight sprints, backpedaling and unpredicted agility.
- Dynamic Warm-up
- Plyometrics/Jump Training
- Speed and Agility Drills
- High Intensity Strength Training
- Flexibility Training
With each drill, athletes concentrate on correct running form, body posture and proper technique associated with cutting, pivoting, and decelerating, all activities highly associated with ACL injuries.
The entire program can be performed on the court or field with minimal equipment. It should be performed in the athlete’s off or preparatory season, three days a week for six weeks. At the end of the six weeks, athletes should be physically ready to begin their season with a solid foundation of speed, agility, endurance and strength. This is our most well-rounded training program yet.
In the growing world of highly competitive sports performance, don’t get left behind. Take charge with Sportsmetrics™ and get stronger, jump higher, run faster…injury free!
What's going on
The first ACL Injury Prevention Program that is scientifically proven, was created by a team of athletic trainers, physical therapists and researchers, under the direction of Dr. Frank Noyes. Sportsmetrics™ is the foundation upon which sports-specific skills are built. Sportsmetrics™ is the first ACL injury prevention program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes.
There is a way for every athlete:
- In Cincinnati, train with Cincinnati SportsMedicine professionals.
- Train with one of our Certified Clinical Sites or Instructors outside of the Tri-State area.
- At home, train on your own with the Sportsmetrics Video Series.
- As you work to get back from an injury, train with rehabilitation professionals using our Return- to-Play protocols.