Performance Development Program
By Dr. Chris Bruscato in partnership with Empower Fitness
Empower is thrilled to be partnering with Dr. Chris Bruscato PT, DPT, LAT, ATC, XPS to bring this NEW and exciting program to the Empower community.
Chris is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and performance coach with a special interest in sports medicine, performance, and the development of youth athletes. He has created this specialized program to help youth athletes (and those who would like to become more athletic):
- Develop robust levels of athleticism
- Reduce risk of injury
- Enhance health & well-being
Based on the latest scientific research on long-term athletic development in youth athletes, this program is unique in that we perform a detailed evaluation to understand what stage of development your child is in. From there we provide the most appropriate exercises that have been proven to improve:
- Fundamental movement skills (squatting, pushing, pulling)
- Sports specific skills (speed, agility, jumping, landing, sprinting, cutting)
How Does It Work: The Process.
STEP ONE: Evaluation – $129
Comprehensive eval and consultation assessing maturational age, flexibility, balance, movement competency, strength. Email Chris to Schedule Eval.
STEP TWO: Assign to training group
Based on the findings from evaluation, we will place your athlete into the correct training group.
STEP THREE: 8-Week Training Blocks – $209 / $389
Choose to train 1 or 2 times per week. This is an ongoing and progressive program that runs in 8-week blocks. First training block starts Jan. 23rd (limited spots)
STEP FOUR: Reevaluate
Reevaluate every 16 weeks, and continue to monitor for changes in development and make advancements to exercise programming.
The Training Groups
Youth Academy (FUNdementals)
The FUNdementals training group is our foundational training group. For younger athletes with a focus on improving a wide variety of fundamental movements and developing self-esteem. We work on coordination, balance, and light resistance training and create a fun environment through the utilization of games, structured play, competition, and positive encouragement.
Varsity Performance (Learn to Train)
The Learn to Train group is our intermediate training group. Adolescent aged athletes we focus on improving both fundamental movements skills, sport specific movement skills, and developing self-worth and confidence. Specifically, working on balance, jumping/landing/running technique, and moderate resistance training with a focus on core strengthening.
D1 Performance (Train to Perform)
The Learn to Perform group is our advanced training group, where we focus on improving both the movements and psychological skills required for success in sport. These teens will move through a systematic sport progression, encompassing mobility, stability, speed/agility, power, and strength.
Evaluation appointments available starting December 11th
- Deadline to schedule your child’s eval is Jan. 9th
- Spaces are limited in each group, scheduling your eval secures your spot
- Email Chris to Schedule Eval.
First block of 8-Week Training Groups begins January 23rd:
- Sunday 9:30am
- Wednesday 6pm
- Friday 5pm
- Sunday 10:30am
- Wednesday 7pm
- Friday 6pm
- Sunday 11:30am
- Wednesday 8pm
- Friday 7pm
Meet the Coaches
Spaces are limited. Schedule your eval to reserve your spot!