Developmental Performance

Training to Train.


The Training Room’s Developmental Performance Program is focused on enhancing speed and athletic performance for middle-school aged athletes. World renowned speed coach, Loren Seagrave, is often quoted as saying, “Speed is a skill and it can be taught by coaches that know how to teach it.” Athletes in this program are exposed to a high level of technical instruction on speed mechanics and agility training.

Our comprehensive movement based curriculum is backed by current scientific literature (1, 2, 3)

that suggests there exist critical “windows of opportunity” during the developmental years, whereby children and adolescents are more sensitive to training-induced adaptation. We build on the athletic developments of each athlete and develop strong training habits at a vital age. Each 60-minute session is led by our highly skilled and qualified performance staff in small group settings to ensure individualized instruction. TTR Performance coaches are specially trained to teach the technical components of all phases of sprinting (starts, acceleration, transition and maximum velocity) and change of direction skills.

Athletes at this developmental stage benefit most from speed training requiring high levels of neural activation (plyometrics and sprint training) and technical competency to develop existing physical qualities (4, 3). At this prepubescent stage of athletic development, rapid developments occur in the neuromuscular system (5) which gives us the perfect opportunity to progress from basic change of direction techniques to more sport-specific agility movements as the athlete approaches adolescence.

Come train with our team and let us show you why you can’t buy performance at a shoe store!

Our Athletes Get Results

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  2. Viru A, Loko J, Harro M, Volver A, Laaneaots L, Viru M. Critical periods in the development of performance capacity during childhood and adolescence. Eur J Phys Educ 4: 75–119, 1999.
  3. Lloyd, RS, Oliver, JL. The Youth Physical Development Model: A New Approach to Long-Term Athletic Development. Strength & Conditioning Journal, Volume 34, Issue 3: 61-72, June 2012.
  4. Rumpf MC, Cronin JB, Oliver JL, Hughes MG. Effect of different training methods on running sprint times in male youth. Pediatric Exercise Science In press.
  5. Borms J. The child and exercise: An overview. J Sports Sci 4: 4–20, 1986.