RTS - Summer Youth Program
Athletic Development At It's Best!
The Road To Strength Summer Program Details
• 10 Weeks - June 13 – August 18
• Days and Times - Monday – Thursday 10-11 5th-8th Grade /11-12 High School.
• Price - $400 – payments may be made in full ($350/ $50 discount) or split into two payment of $200 – one payment at registration and one at 5 weeks (auto-draft required).
The Road to Strength – by definition:
The Road to Strength (RTS) is a Youth Fundamental Athletic Development program that has been specifically designed to work with any and all athletes according to their current level of athleticism.
The goal of the Road to Strength is to create healthy, fully functional athletes, over the course of several years, fully maximizing each athletes potential without sustaining the many common injuries and developmental problems so typically seen within young athletes.
Within strength training and athletic development, there are many roads an athlete may choose to take in order to achieve maximum potential. Unfortunately all too often the wrong path is chosen, and athletes are not performing at their best and/or are suffering from nagging injuries and poor movement patterns that should have never existed in the first place.
RTS is here to change the patterns of youth athleticism in our local community as we know it.
What Makes Us Different?
The RTS Program was designed by Mike Scialabba, director and owner of the Missoula Underground Strength Training Center, and free-lance fitness writer who has been featured in Men’s Fitness (nutrition consulting in the February 2011 issue and a feature workout of the month in the Trainer section of the May 2011 issue), STACK Magazine, and Wannabebig.com. Mike has also consulted with and been a lead 4 sport program designer for the Gatorade Performance Training Center.
Along with consulting with many high end fitness companies, Mike has personally performed nearly 12,000 training sessions in the last seven years and has prepared dozens of H.S athletes for collegiate athletics. His experience, passion and expertise in Strength and Conditioning is unparallel within the Missoula Community.
The RTS Program requires all athletes to participate in several functions of fitness concepts and modalities that are certain to aid in the dramatic progression of physical performance, strength and stamina.
Our 4 day program is divided in to two types of alternating training days; strength and conditioning. During strength training days each student will begin with a large series of upper and lower body dynamic and static flexibility and mobility movements.
Along with the mobility aspect, students will complete a series of activation exercises to increase joint range of motion and control. Afterwards students will then be introduced or taken further into plyometric and fast twitch movements, followed by compound (multi-joint) strength training exercises. Once those movements are completed, athletes will then move to auxiliary exercises in order to further develop lagging muscles and increase strength.
Finally students will participate in a series of either: anti-rotation, anti-flexion, contra-lateral anti-flexion and or rotation, and anti-extension core exercise to further stabilize and strengthen the trunk (torso) of each athlete. Athletes will cool down with low load foam rolling (self myo-fascia release) and static stretches.
During conditioning days, athletes will participate in a similar warm up as completed on the strength days, however the warm up will be followed by the fundamentals of proper body movement mechanics of lateral and linear speed and endurance training. Afterwards athletes will move into agility development and begin to learn and understand proper acceleration and deceleration movement techniques.
• Any student who is free from MAJOR physical limitations, joint mobility problems, loss of motor control, etc.
• Students whom suffer from such limitations may still be eligible, however must first past a movement screen before being cleared for the summer camp.
• There is no current experience level required for any student athlete. However, athletes who show upstanding commitment to the program and an early advancement in movement and strength may be chosen to act as a group captain, in order to help other student athletes progress faster throughout the program.
Course outline and description of activities:
• The summer program will run for 10 consecutive weeks over the course of the summer. There will be 5 themes throughout the course of the program that the students will participate in and each theme will last two weeks. The purpose of each theme will be to educate the students on topics inside and outside of fitness, nutrition and athletics.
Our goal for each student is to see strong developments within athletics, along with sportsmanship and personal character.
• Students involved in the summer program will be tested on a series of performance based exercises that will help determine for each individual, the progress achieved at mid and end dates of the camp.
• Each student will be taught proper movement patterns that involve proper development of the 6 chains of the body: anterior, posterior, right and left lateral chains, and the two cross-lateral chains.
• Younger students will begin development of basic bodyweight and semi-loaded movement patterns such as: low load plyometrics, basic unilateral and bilateral lower and upper body compound movements, chain stability of all six chains, and the basics of fast twist movements of acceleration and deceleration.
• Older students will continue development of the previous mentioned movement patterns and skills, however will move further into the advanced movements of basic and semi-advanced weight lifting and plyometrics.A greater use of power and force will be utilized from the athletes, along with the continued strengthening and development of stability and balance within all six chains.
• All Upper Level athletes will immediately begin the instruction of the basic H.S. movements tested by most coaches. These include the Power Clean, Bench Press, Dead-Lift and Squat.
• All students will meet at MUST each day of the week. MUST is located at 1200 Shakespeare B, Missoula, MT 59801
Topics (THEMES) to be discussed:
• SPORTSMANSHIP AND GYM CONDUCT
• NUTRITION AND RECOVERY
• SELF MYOFASCIA RELEASE TECHNIQUES
• NUTRITION AND LONGEVITY
• FLEXIBITLY AND MOBILITY
Take the high road for your athlete and take the Road to Strength! There truly is no better training available for student athletes within our community, we guarantee it!
To register your youngster for the program please visit our website at www.missoulaunderground.com and email us through our CONTACT page.
Please enter RTS in your subject line.
You may also call Mike Scialabba at 406.240.6401 or Stephen Pitts at 406.239.6056 for further information regarding the Summer Program.