High School small group

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Strength and Agility Training for Sports Performance

Our high school small group training, specifically designed for high school athletes aged 14-18, is a sports performance program that provides comprehensive training for athletes looking to improve their strength, speed, agility, and overall performance.

Through a regimented and progressive approach, we utilize advanced methods of strength and conditioning to prepare our athletes for optimal performance. Our curriculum covers various disciplines, including bodybuilding, powerlifting, olympic derivative training, and track principles all geared towards enhancing sports performance.

We also focus on acceleration and deceleration mechanics, change of direction instruction, and translating weight room principles onto the field. Our program also provides athletes with a deeper understanding of their joint mechanics in relation to their sport, ensuring they remain injury-free and perform at the highest level possible.

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Strength & Conditioning

Increasing a foundational quality of your pyramid to feed your athletic development and provide armor for a more resilient body.

Sport Performance training days takes place in our weight room and focuses on exercise and skill development aimed at optimizing an athlete’s performance in their specific sport through a combination of strength training and conditioning.

Speed & Agility

Specific curriculum to absorb and exert force properly so they have the ability to express the quality of speed & agility to their fullest potential.

Speed and Agility training days take place on our turf field and focuses on teaching and drilling proper execution of acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction mechanics. 

Mobility

Using the FRC model, we coach athletes to restore and regain articular function so they can drastically reduce risk of injury and optimize their ability.

Mobility training takes place at every training session and are designed to reduce injury risk by developing joints that can withstand the unknown factors of competitive sport.

Performance Testing

As a part of our program, athletes have the opportunity to undergo performance tests focusing on two critical indicators: the 40-yard dash and the vertical jump.

The 40-yard dash is a definitive test of speed, measuring how quickly an athlete can cover the distance, a crucial element in many sports. This test is not just about raw speed, but also about the ability to accelerate efficiently, an essential skill in sports performance.

Alongside, our vertical jump test serves as a powerful indicator of an athlete’s explosive power. The ability to generate force and elevate from a standstill is vital in numerous athletic contexts. This test helps in understanding an athlete’s strength and power, contributing significantly to their overall performance.

Progress Reports

To keep parents informed and engaged in their athlete’s journey, we provide quarterly progress reports. These reports detail the advancements in strength capabilities, reflecting the progress and milestones achieved in our training program. This not only keeps parents updated but also serves as a valuable tool for athletes to visualize and understand their own development over time.

At Ohio Athletic Performance, we specialize in one thing and one thing only: sport performance training. We use science-based strength training to help athletes get better in sports by focusing on necessary skills like speed, agility, power, and strength. As certified strength and conditioning specialists, we know that strength is the base for all sport skills. As a clear example, you cannot run fast enough if you aren’t sufficiently strong.

Besides making our young athletes physically stronger, our training program also helps athletes play their sport long term. We lower the chance of sports injuries by making muscles stronger and joints more stable. To be able to do this, we utilize the Functional Range System (FRS). With the FRS, we create training by looking at how the body works inside to improve movement patterns and running mechanics.

This approach is crucial for teaching athletes efficient acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction, thereby improving their speed and agility.

"I wanted more opportunities to continue growing in my physical strength and mentality. OAP does a great job of balancing work with rest and recovery which helps me. I’m getting much stronger, healthier, and able to become a better athlete and person."
- Carmela Dixon
Gino Solazzo

“Training with OAP has helped me develop both my strength and my speed. I was able to see results very quickly, and I have been able to continue to improve. In the past couple of months the coaches have helped me exceed beyond my goals and become an all around better athlete. The OAP culture is one that every athlete hopes for. The positive attitude of the coaches is what makes the atmosphere of OAP so great. I have enjoyed every minute of training with all of the coaches because not only do they work to make me a better athlete, but they work to get to know me. They really do care about all of the athletes and put in extra effort to make sure we succeed.”

Karli Barringer

Training with OAP has helped me tremendously. They have taught me how to properly lift and have prepared me to run at my fastest times. Without them it wouldn’t have been possible for me to continue my athletic career at the collegiate level. I truly appreciate everyone from OAP!!”

Take Your Game to the Next Level

We understand that being a high school athlete can be both exciting and challenging. You may face pressure to perform well from coaches, teammates, and even yourself. At Ohio Athletic Performance, we believe in supporting athletes both physically and emotionally. Our small group training programs are designed to not only help you achieve your athletic goals but also boost your confidence and self-esteem. Our coaches are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive environment that fosters growth, teamwork, and mutual respect. With our training program, you’ll not only improve your performance but also build lasting friendships and memories that will stay with you for years to come. Come join us at Ohio Athletic Performance and let’s take your game to the next level together.

In Season Training
$179
per month
Offseason Training
$329
per month
OPTIMAL Offseason
$429
per month

FAQ

You need the OAP training even more. The purpose of your physical preparation program is to manage (obtain, sustain, or retain) particular physical qualities that allow you to be healthy and successful within your given sports. The more mileage you put on “the car” the more imperative it is you manage and make deposits into the system/body. If you train with the goal in mind to enhance your performance and do not train during the block of time in which you perform then I would say your goals do not match your behaviors. So, one of the two must change. Change the fact that you care about performing optimally or start making sound deposits into the body. 

Sport and skill development for sport (practice and competition) lend themselves to extremely repetitive and often unnecessarily high levels of volume which further compromise your connective tissues and joint spaces. This is where the vast majority of injuries occur. When you play multiple sports and you “do not have time to train” then you have failed to undergo an opportunity to constantly intentionally evaluate the damage that has been done as to proactively address issues before they become bigger problems. 

Training during the season at the appropriate intensity with the necessary frequency is a no brainer because it allows us to best serve our young people to retain strength, speed, and multiple qualities they worked so hard to obtain. We also focus our intentions to developing other qualities such as increased joint function, proper speed mechanics, various recovery modalities, muscle mass retention, and several others that will provide them with much less chinks in their armor.

Training in the team setting can certainly bring tremendous value for various reasons; however by the nature of what team training is, it does not allow for near the level of specificity of training necessary to reach each athlete’s individual potential. We offer decades of experience and knowledge in the sport performance arena training athletes in the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Comprehensive physical development biased for optimal sport performance is exactly what we do, all we’ve ever done, and that is what we will continue to do.

Speed & agility training days take place on our turf field, and athletes are encourage to bring cleats if available (no metal spikes). These training days focus on teaching and drilling proper execution of acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction mechanics.  

Sport Performance training days takes place in weight room and focuses on exercise and skill development aimed at optimizing an athlete’s performance in their specific sport through a combination of strength training and conditioning.

All sessions expire at the end of the billing period and new sessions are added to the athlete account on the billing date. If you know ahead of time you won’t be able to attend, you are able to freeze your account by emailing help@oap.team

We offer training sessions for the high school small group 7 days a week.  The full training schedule can be viewing by clicking HERE.

The in-season training program is specifically designed to meet the needs of the in-season athlete and allows for once weekly training sessions and you will see the most benefit from attending weekly, however any unused sessions roll over to another week within the same billing period. 

You will undergo an evaluation process to assess whether you are physically and mentally prepared to become an OAP Academy athlete. We are able to have adaptability within the system and we are willing to work with and through growing pains with our young athletes. However, there are some non negotiable portions to being a part of this team. 

The Academy is for the committed athlete that expresses a desire to be the best version of him or herself and these are typically athletes that aspire to play D1. Our purpose is to help develop our athletes to reach the heights of their potential. If there is a desire to optimize your high school athletic experience and/or continue competitive athletics into college and beyond then the Academy is likely the best fit. 

Once we go through the evaluation process and have a chance to sit down and discuss the best next steps in the athletes development the answer tends to present itself rather clearly.

To keep parents informed and engaged in their athlete’s journey, we provide quarterly progress reports. These reports detail the advancements in strength capabilities, reflecting the progress and milestones achieved in our training program. This not only keeps parents updated but also serves as a valuable tool for athletes to visualize and understand their own development over time. Progress reports are sent in March, June, September, and December.

For the high school athlete small group, performance testing takes place on the last Monday of the month on our turf field. They will be tested on their 40 yard dash with a. laser timer and their vertical jump. 

The 40-yard dash is a definitive test of speed, measuring how quickly an athlete can cover the distance, a crucial element in many sports. This test is not just about raw speed, but also about the ability to accelerate efficiently, an essential skill in sports performance.

Alongside, our vertical jump test serves as a powerful indicator of an athlete’s explosive power. The ability to generate force and elevate from a standstill is vital in numerous athletic contexts. This test helps in understanding an athlete’s strength and power, contributing significantly to their overall performance.

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