Lacrosse Performance Training (LPT)
Lacrosse has been considered the “fastest game on two feet” and has grown in popularity immensely in the past decade. Talented lacrosse players can be found all over the United States and in other countries as well. Lacrosse has blossomed from a niche sport with localized hot beds, to a competitive athletic endeavor worldwide that challenges all of the athletic qualities of those who choose to play the sport of lacrosse.
STT’s Lacrosse Performance Training (LPT) program includes instruction to improve movement efficiency, speed development, agility, power development, and strength. The athletes participating in the LPT program are closely supervised and attention is always paid to proper technique and safety.
There is no better way to prepare a team for the upcoming season than to have them train together. Besides the benefits of getting stronger, faster, and in shape as a group, this program can also increase team dynamic, leadership, and bonding. Numerous teams in the Baltimore/DMV area have taken advantage of STT’s Team Training Program and have had highly successful seasons. Email Coach Taylor to schedule a training session at your next practice by CLICKING HERE.
Agility, Reaction, and Quickness Training
ARQ sessions provide advanced conditioning and speed training techniques to enhance sprint times and quality of running movement patterns. This year round program focuses on running, jumping/landing, and cutting mechanics to educate athletes and improve their kinesthetic awareness.
LPT Weak Link Program
Whether you are playing for the club championship or the World Cup title, you can get injured. STT’s Sport-Appropriate Weak Link program focuses on the following for lacrosse:
• Head, Neck, and Upper Back
• Hip and Groin
• Forearm, hand and fingers
With the increasingly high level of play at all levels, lacrosse players need to gain a competitive edge. A well-designed and implemented athlete development program can help an athlete improve their strength, power, speed, explosiveness, conditioning, and movement. It is imperative to train in-season as well as during the off-season. The LPT Athlete program for lacrosse is designed around two training sessions per week during the competitive seasons, and up to three days per week during the non-competitive season. Coaches, Parents, and Players can reserve training times and dates that are convenient on-line by CLICKING HERE.
LPT Scholastic Training Schedule*
In-Season (February to May): Coaches will tell you that this time of year in the training cycle is the most critical. With tough practices and proper game day preparations, working out three or four times per week is an unlikely possibility. A two day per week in-season program is much more feasible and practical to implement. In order to make training as convenient as possible, STT offers both team training sessions and individual athlete training options as well.
Summer Training (June to August): The physical demands players are subjected to with camps and tournaments this time of year makes efficiency and effectiveness a necessity. This 2-3 day a week program offers each player an opportunity to develop his or her physical and mental capabilities through prudent, productive, practical and purposeful training.
Fall-Ball Training (September to October): With the increasing number of games and tournaments this time of year, individual skills as well as athletic development must remain the key components to continue to expand your game. Improvements in strength and speed can be accomplished in the two-day per week fall-ball program while increasing flexibility and mobility.
Off-Season Training (November to January): After a physical spring, summer and fall, injury management is a crucial component of an athlete’s year long training cycle. Post-rehabilitation program development and implementation, as well as general physical preparedness programming, allow the athlete to heal up and improve their mind and body. These exercises will help to continue strengthening weakened areas, while improving flexibility and mobility.
Scholastic Combine Training (December to January): Our comprehensive combine training program addresses the 10, 20 and 40-yard dash, Pro-Agility, L-Drill, Broad and Vertical Jump, and Power Ball Toss. Coach Taylor has been a national combine tester and has been evaluating potential college athletes for over a decade.
*Collegiate and professional yearly calendar differs. Please contact Coach Taylor for more assistance.