The mission of Athletic Performance @ DOC is to help build better athletes that are optimized for peak performance and protected against injury. Superior athletes excel in agility, speed, power, flexibility and functional strength.
Competition and pushing the human body to achieve more can involve injury. Our programming has the key components that have been scientifically proven to decrease the rate of major injuries by 53%.
Our team is ready to respond with our Return 2 Play program to get post-injury athletes back to full capability in their sport(s) as safely and quickly as possible. We do this through an individualized program of physical therapy, injury prevention screening, and corrective exercise programming.
Our program is built and overseen by experts at every level. Our orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic performance coaches collaborate together to create integrated programming suited for the developing athlete. No other facility in our region has orthopedic specialists and physical therapists on site to aid in the optimization of each athlete.
We offer core athletic optimization where every athlete can build power, speed and agility. This programming is essential to success in all sports. We also offer sport specific optimization. Sport specific training programs include volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, football, golf, track & field, etc.
Our priorities for all our programs are always in this order:
All participants will be doing age appropriate and supervised strength training. For participants in our Core Athletic Optimization programs (10 – 12 years old), a significant amount of our workouts will utilize bodyweight. Weights to be used will include dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls and resistance bands. We will NOT use barbells. Our focus is on teaching and ingraining proper functional movement patterns so that when your athlete is ready, they will be prepared for more complex movements.
Participants in our Sport Specific Program (13+) will initially be introduced to basic weightlifting techniques with a barbell. They will be allowed to increase weight and complexity only as they exhibit proficiency in the introductory movements.
We utilize strength training and weightlifting to help build better athletes. We are not necessarily trying to build absolute strength. We only need to lift as heavy as needed to achieve the stimulus and results desired.
It is not our goal to make athletes sore. We strive to avoid soreness so that training frequency and consistency can be maintained. However, your athlete may experience slight soreness at the beginning of training especially if this a new experience for them. Slight muscle soreness is ok and should pass within a few days. If soreness persists it should be communicated to the coach and rest is recommended. Communication between athletes/parents and the coach are essential.
We recommend attending at least three classes per week. However, your athlete is welcome to attend as many or few classes per week as you desire. Our focus is long-term progress and this is achieved with consistency. Three days per week where your athlete is able to maintain a high level of intensity is better than five days of lower intensity followed by several days off due to exhaustion.
Attending consecutive classes is ok but we recommend at least 24 hours rest after attending two consecutive classes. (e.g. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
Yes. Our program is specifically designed to help build better athletes – in or out of season of their sport(s). The frequency with which they attend class might fluctuate with whether their sport is in or out of season, but our program will not undermine their performance.
Yes they can but it will depend on your athlete. If they are excited about attending class and their practice/game then they will be ok. If they appear to be uninterested to attend class, use your discernment to decide if their reluctance is legitimate or are they unmotivated. Always err on the side of it being legitimate. They can always attend class the next day.
Yes. Parents are always welcome at any class. Parents are also encouraged to ask questions of the coach. We would ask that if you want to speak with a coach to do so before or after class. Once class starts, the athletes and coach will be busy for the full 45 minutes of class.
A coach may likewise wish to speak to a parent if they observe a physical issue they want to discuss or suggest a consultation with a physical therapist or doctor.
Classes in our Core Athletic Optimization programs for 10-12 year olds are co-ed. Classes in our Sport Specific Optimization program for athletes 13 years old and older will run simultaneously for boys & girls, but they will work separately. All class sizes will be limited to a maximum of ten athletes so that one coach can adequately supervise and provide the highest level of coaching.
We offer recurring 6 week sessions for our Core Athletic Optimization & Sport Specific Optimization programs. We ask that all athletes start when a new session begins.
Within our Core Athletic Optimization program (10-12) we offer two stages – Core Athletic Performance (CAP) & Advanced Athletic Performance (AAP). All participants must start and complete CAP before they can start AAP. These programs build on each other thus the requirement that all athletes start with CAP.
Within our Sport Specific Optimization (13+), we offer one group class for all athletes. Girls and boys classes will run simultaneously, but they will work separately. Class sizes are limited to ten athletes to insure this can be done effectively and efficiently.
Yes. Our Elite Athletic Optimization program provides your athlete a private training option. This program is available to all athletes 10 years old and older. It is completely individualized training and coaching. Your athlete can train alone or with up to two friends. Scheduling is flexible including weekends. Pricing is determined by how many athletes train together.
We are offering an unlimited package for each session in which you register your athlete.
Yes, you can schedule as many classes as you wish at one time during the 6 week class session. You have the option to select recurring days/times (e.g. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or you can select varying classes each week.
How to select more than one day:
We ask that you try to cancel 24 hours in advance so that your athlete’s spot can be filled if possible. We understand circumstances might not allow you to cancel 24 hours in advance. If so please cancel as far in advance of the class as possible. You can cancel through the scheduling link on our website.
We only offer paid in full for our group classes. At the recommended attendance frequency of three classes per week, our six week programs are very reasonably priced on a per class basis. Even if your athlete attends less than three classes per week the per class price is still appropriate in relation to the value you receive. We are confident we will deliver an incredible experience that supports our pricing.
We want happy, satisfied and returning clients. If your athlete cannot or does not want to continue with a program please contact us and we will work together to find a solution.
We are committed to insuring the health, safety and comfort of all our clients. We sanitize our entire facility daily and as needed during the day. We ask all clients to bring their own water bottle. We do have a water station, but until COVID protocols are loosened, it will not be available.
Yes. Current COVID protocols require a mask to be worn during indoor activities of this type. We ask that your athlete wear a mask while inside the facility and during class. All our coaches and staff will be wearing a mask. As soon as these protocols are eased and masks are not required, we will lift this requirement. Please know we are committed to making the best of this situation and appreciate your cooperation in making it tolerable for everyone.