Are You Ready for Some Football?!


With both the NFL and the college football seasons in full swing, football fans have lots of reasons to celebrate! Favorite teams, favorite players, favorite gear, favorite coaches: the social media posts and memes are just getting started!  And if your family is involved in the sport, it’s just that much more exciting! Whether you or someone in your family plays ball, excellent training is crucial. Not only will it improve performance, but training can also prevent injury.

Specialized Training in Atlanta

For football, as with most sports, training revolves around the three S’s: Strength, Speed, and Stamina:

  • Strength is the force you generate or apply onto another object. It may be the force applied to a thrown football, or the force applied to the ground as you launch into the air to catch a pass. Either way, the stronger you are and the more control you have over that strength, the more effective you will be at football or any sport.
  • Speed is not just how fast you can run. It’s also how fast you react, how fast you move through normal motions, how efficient your movements are. The coaches at STACK help you break down your movements, and train your reactions so that your speed will enhance your strength.
  • Stamina. Endurance. Sheer Grit. The ability to keep going, channeling power after you thought you gave your last drop.

At STACK Sports Performance and Therapy, our coaches will help you develop each of these core strengths in a way that also strengthens the others! Call our Atlanta training facility to find out how we can help you!

Posted on behalf of STACK Sports Training & Therapy

Kid Athletes Can Go All the Way!


Summer season sports are in full swing for the youngest athletes. Baseball, soccer, and even lacrosse are being played on rec centers and fields across the country. Parents in the stands cover the entire spectrum of sports parenting: from amused and laid back, watching their youngsters chase a soccer ball around the pitch, casual weekend sports families, to serious, ref shaming, first string and scholarship chasing tiger moms (and dads!)

A Good Trainer Can Make the Difference

While athleticism and sports ability come naturally to some kids, others need to work a little harder and have a good coach to bring their talents to the fore. In Atlanta, the coach your child needs is at STACK Sports Performance and Therapy. We offer several levels of athletic training for ages 8 and up.

At the youngest level, our trainers focus on the gross motor skills needed on the field: running, balance, coordination, and strength. These are the building blocks we use to instill base level knowledge and mastery in our young athletes. As they grow and become more competitive, we begin working more on speed, power, and agility, fine tuning each area through practice and weight training.

At the end of each training session, we ask more than just an increased athletic ability. Our goal is to train and encourage our kids to perform well and safely. As we teach the fundamentals at the earliest stages, we train our kids to move in ways that increase stability and decrease the likelihood of injury. This is the foundation for a lifetime of participation in sports and other physical activity!

Give us a call today to help your young athlete take their competition to the next level.

Posted on behalf of STACK Sports Training & Therapy