Frequently Asked Questions
What does the training consist of?
Our Sports Performance programs are focused on teaching each athlete correct training techniques, reducing injury potential and improving overall athletic performance and movement. Each training session consists of the following components:
- Warm-up – instruction and training in proper warm-up, stretching, and mobility drills
- Movement – linear and lateral speed and agility, acceleration and deceleration techniques
- Power – Plyometrics and jump training, explosive weight training, medicine balls training
- Strength – Functional strength training, whole body approach, emphasis on proper and safe technique
- Injury Reduction – Identify and correct incorrect movement patterns, improve stability
- Conditioning – Increase work capacity for reduced time to fatigue and increased game fitness
How long does the training last?
Each seasonal program (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) runs for approximately 12 weeks and each workout is from 1.5 to 2 hours long.
How many days per week?
Our programs offer two or three day per week options. Three days per will produce better results in a shorter time frame. Two days per week is designed for the athlete who has limited time and will not produce the same level of results as three days per week. During the summer session we offer four days per week training for the most committed athletes.
When can I train?
When the athlete registers for the program he/she signs up for a training time. The athlete then trains at that time only. Three day per week programs are generally offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Two days per week programs are offered Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. Training times can be found on our registration form.
How much does it cost?
Our group programs average $13 to $15 per workout for a 12 week program of 2 to 4 days per week.
Are there discounts for teams or siblings?
We offer team and family discounts based on the number of athletes training.
I have an injury, what should I do?
If you have an athlete with an injury or have pain with movement we can help. Whether you have a recent injury, or are coming off rehab from an injury, SMI can get you back to the field of play in a timely and safe fashion with an emphasis on maintaining fitness to reduce potential for repeat injury. Our staff of Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists and Strength and Conditioning Coaches will put together an individualized program to get you healthy and back in the game. Contact us to set up an evaluation.
Are there special programs for injured athletes?
We offer return-to-play programs for athletes returning from injury, physical therapy or medical treatment. These programs are described in our program section.
What is the age range to be in the program?
Our training is offered for athletes 12 years of age and up. Most of our athletes are middle school, high school and college age. There are special programs for professional athletes.
Is the program just for athletes?
Our Sports Performance programs are specifically designed for improving performance and reducing injuries. Our programs are challenging and require consistent effort over time. We also offer group and individual fitness programs for adults both athletic and non-athletic who are looking to improve their fitness levels.
Do I have to stay with my scheduled training time?
Once an athlete has registered for a time slot they are expected to come at that time unless they have prior approval from the Sports Performance staff. Athletes can reschedule based on availability.
What if I miss my training time, can I make up a session?
Make up training can be scheduled with prior permission from staff.
What sets apart SMI and Sports Performance training from training at school or other facilities?
Whether you’re working to improve athletic performance or returning from an injury our programs, our staff and facilities our unmatched in Northwest Indiana. We have proven results working with thousands of athletes of all levels. Our scientifically based results-driven program is designed to improve athletic performance regardless of level and to reduce the potential for injury on the field of play. Frank and the SMI staff provide a positive training environment designed to challenge the athlete and provide excellent coaching every workout. Our small group sizes allow for special attention to technique and individual coaching.