Sports performance training and the student athlete |

Sports performance training and the student athlete

Student athletes tend to over-train in one sport, instead of taking a multi-disciplinary approach for the entire body.
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Nick Ward is the sports performance director with Barton Performance by ALTIS at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness. Ready to explore opportunities for you or your student athlete this summer and beyond? Call 530-600-1976 or visit for information.  

Athletic Camps

Help your student athlete get ahead of the game at Athletic Development Kids Camps designed by Barton Performance for children 8-12 years old, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 17 through Aug. 9, from 3–4 p.m. at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness.

The growing popularity of sports performance training for young athletes has never been stronger.

This is leading to parents and coaches seeking professional training and education for their child. For those that are active there is a danger that this is leading to too much competitive game time and insufficient preparation time — too many young athletes are finding the unfortunate prevalence of injuries.

Student athletes tend to over-train in one sport, instead of taking a multi-disciplinary approach for the entire body. There also is a concern with early specialization (i.e. one sport per school quarter, semester or trimester) and insufficient athletic development.

A solution to preventing student athlete injuries recommended at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness is a well-thought athletic development program that integrates training with coaches and is supported by family members. This program would recognize the multi-faceted possibilities in the younger athlete with a focus on coordination, strength, speed and endurance development.

Moreover, the program, integrated with parents, school and coach will bring a holistic approach to student athlete development, incorporating a “Train Well, Eat Well, Restore Well” philosophy.

At the Center, Barton Performance by ALTIS works with young athletes in the community, providing education and supervision of training sessions along with an individualized program to help student athletes improve their performance while minimizing risk of injury:

Individualized performance training at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness designed to develop awareness of the body and build strength, speed and endurance.

The new student athlete program through Barton Performance, and this summer’s athletic development camp support young athletes in their sport and help them avoid injury.

Barton Performance works with local high schools to coordinate training needs for athletic teams.

Supervised training sessions for home-schooled students are now available.

Barton Performance is here to support lifelong activity of our entire community. This encompasses igniting the spark for the love of movement in young children, to supporting a budding athlete or successful collegiate star.

Working with other programs in South Lake Tahoe, we support local sports by bringing together medical expertise, expert training techniques used with Olympic athletes, and restoration and nutrition opportunities available at the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Certified Center of Excellence.

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