College coaches are most concerned with keeping their jobs or earning job opportunities at more prominent programs.
If your athlete can help a college coach with either, a scholarship may be coming their way!
On the other hand, coaches hate inconsistency. When talented players cannot play consistently, a coach can’t trust that they can win consistently, and inconsistent winning equals a lack of job security.
What is the number 1 reason an athlete is unable to play? You guessed it, injury.
I remember speaking to a college football coach in Texas who told me that he would rather have a good player that is consistently healthy than a great player who is injury prone. He went on to say that he likes players who overcame an injury and stayed healthy afterward. To the coach, this indicated a strong work ethic and resilient mindset.
A comprehensive strength training program is best for athletes to stay healthy or overcome a lengthy injury history. This is a large component of the sports physical therapy process in Bethesda and McLean. Now that summer is here, this is the perfect time for your athlete to get started!
But finding the best strength training solution can be challenging. You should look for three things in your athlete’s strength training program.
- Qualified and Experienced Coaches: Look for coaches with a track record of working in your athletes’ sport or discipline. They should demonstrate a strong understanding of exercise science and sport-specific training.
- Individualized Program Design: A quality strength training program is tailored to the specific needs and goals of the athlete. Look for programs that start with an individualized assessment to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement. The program should be designed to address your athlete’s unique characteristics.
- Goal Alignment: Your athlete’s strength training program should align with their goals and sport. Look for programs that incorporate exercises, training methods, or progressions relevant to your athlete’s sport.
Are you interested in finding the best summer training program for your athlete? Contact us!