Slammers Athletic Foundations Program
For the first time ever, Slammers is offering the Athletic Foundations Program – an introduction to performance training for athletes aged 8-to-14. Within this program, participating athletes will run, jump, and build the movement foundation necessary for long-term health and success in baseball, other sports, and life.
While we are not putting weights in their hands, this program will provide the foundation for our youth athletes to build off as they transition to the weight room in high school. Included in this program is further integration of Loden Sports testing to track and monitor our athletes’ journeys. We will test all athletes on a monthly basis to provide objective feedback on power and speed development – key drivers of future performance on the baseball field.
The Goal: we want to help your athlete jump higher and run faster so that they can throw and hit the ball harder. Athleticism is the tide that raises the boat for the athlete.
Our performance staff has designed an evidence-based program inspired by some of the brightest and most progressive minds in youth sport development in the world. We will be providing our youth athletes with movement instruction that will be with them for the duration of their time in sports. And, most importantly, it will all take place in a fun learning
This isn’t a boot camp – this is a structured play environment that has been deliberately designed to give kids what they need to build a robust athletic foundation. Also included in the curriculum for Slammers Athletic Foundations: education on the importance of a proper warm-up, arm care, and how food, sleep, and healthy routines impact performance.
A detailed programming schedule will be sent out, but the initial schedule will have the athletes coming in 3x per week.
Program Starts: May 30 Ends July 29
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays
Times: We would like to run program starting at
12:00 to 1:00 PM
1:00 to 2:00 PM
Workout time 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Workout time 12:00 to 1:00 PM
1. Proper movement patterns
2. Arm care & warm-up
3. Healthy routines – Sleep nutrition & exercise
4. Explosive Movements – Run faster & jump higher