About Sports Performance:
Our greatest mission as a Sports Performance Staff is the continued development and impact on our own Legacy athletes. This means more than just incorporating off-season training opportunities as a part of the Legacy club experience. Our Sports Performance staff has worked extensively in conjunction with our club directors to provide an annual sports performance periodization plan for all sports, and every individual. Being able to deliver this level of impact not only helps maximize on field performance for our athletes, but over time will pay huge dividends in reducing the occurrence of injuries, and develop long-term, sustainable movement habits.
Learn more about Sports Performance at different ages here:
Frequency: 1-2 times per week
Intensity: 30-40 minutes
Warm-Up: This will prioritize common and recurring movements related to all sports and general activity – running, sprinting, backpedaling, shuffling, jumping, hopping, crawling, balancing, etc.
Introducing basic speed & agility concepts: accelerating, decelerating, landing, changing directions, ladders, etc.
Having fun: This might be the most important goal of all. While sports performance at the youth ages can still be goal focused, we want kids to enjoy being active and in the process have fun, play games, and sweat a little too!
Frequency: 2 times per week
Intensity: 50-60 minutes
Warm-Up: At the middle school ages the warm-up becomes more advanced, teaching specific movement skills and increasing their training intensity and demand.
There is an increased emphasis on technique when performing drills and/or movements.
General strength development: Just like their speed and agility, this will start by learning proper execution of body weight exercises, more specifically lower body strength and core stability. As they get closer to high school there will be a gradual transition into resistance training.
Frequency: 3 times per week
Intensity: 50-60 minutes
Sports Performance at the high school ages includes:
Effectively planned warm-up
Speed and agility technique
Strength training and development
An effectively planned warm-up will include, but is not limited to the following: CNS activation, plyo prep, ankle mobility, glute activation, hamstring lengthening, hip mobility, anti-extension, anti-rotation, t-spine mobility, shoulder stability, quadricep lengthening, and dynamic preparation.
Sessions will incorporate all of these elements. After the warm-up, most sessions will include 15-20 minutes of speed and agility, followed by 30-40 minutes of strength training.
College & Professional
Our summer off-season program has prepared hundreds of college, professional, and Olympic athletes in all major sports for the next level. The program extends from May through August, and small group times are available to athletes of all sports.
Who We Train – list of athletes by sport
Return to Sport
Our Return to Sport Program offers different levels of treatment that will get you off our table and back in the game. Our program offers high level care with licensed medical providers and athletic trainers. Our communication with parents and coaches ensures the quickest and safest recovery for all athletes.
Return to Sport is for athletes who have recently undergone a surgical procedure and have been recently discharged from physical therapy or athletes who need a more hands on approach to their recovery plan. Highlights of the program include:
- Functional Testing
- Objective measurements for progress
- Licensed Medical Provider
- Certified Performance Specialists
- Manual Therapy: Muscle Energy, Myofascial, etc.
- Evidence based approach to objective measurements
Athlete Assessment Form
Director of Sports Performance
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Olivet College
Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology, Eastern Michigan Certification
Eastern Michigan Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach – 2013-2015
Legacy Director of Sports Performance – 2016-Present
Human Performance Coach and Speed Specialist Human Performance Coach, Director of Youth Development
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Oakland University
Institute for Athletic Medicine: Biomechanics analysis, corrective specialist, and program design
Human Performance Coach
Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology
Interned at Barwis Methods
PT Tech at The Core Institute: Rehabilitation strategies and program design
Brecon Village: Program design and implementation both on an individual and group exercise class basis
Lead Softball & Volleyball Sports Performance Coach
Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning
BS in Exercise Science & Athletic Training
University of Michigan – Research Strength Coach
Bryant University – Assistant Strength Coach
Experience in program development for specific sport & position needs in over 10 different sports
Former Collegiate volleyball player
Partners with a Volleyball Olympian to teach skills & development