stay in the game with Sportsmetrics™
With the rise in ACL injuries, Dayton Children's focuses on preparing and developing youth, adolescent and teen athletes for the physical demand of sports with Sportsmetrics™. Our goal is keep athletes injury free and performing at the top of their game.
Sportsmetrics™ is a scientifically proven, six-week training program that incorporates proper stretching, special plyometric exercises and weight training. It focuses on developing overall leg strength as well as improving balance in strength from the front to the back of the thigh. Through specialized progression of jump/plyometric drills, athletes learn proper techniques for jumping and landing; increase overall leg strength; improve symmetry in right-to-left leg power and can improve vertical jump.
why is Sportsmetrics™ training so unique?
Sportsmetrics™ is not just another plyometric training program. Training includes technique development and performance improvement with each session building on the previous round of training. The strength and flexibility components have also been carefully reviewed for safety and effectiveness. Essential to the success of the athlete is the trainer interaction and feedback throughout the program. Student to athletic trainer ratios are kept at 6 to 1 or better to ensure that each athlete receives individualized recommendations and attention.
Sportsmetrics™ and ACL injury prevention
Sportsmetrics™ is the first program scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in athletes, especially females. Neuromuscular training not only increases muscular power and jump height, but also decreases impact forces at the knee helping young athletes avoid non-contact ACL injuries and improve performance. Sportsmetrics™ is the program that focuses on the female athlete’s needs in training, but Sportsmetrics™ is not just for females! Males will also benefit from developing overall leg strength and perfecting jumping and landing mechanics.
Spring 2022 sessions
Cost: $25.00 a session (12 session program)
To schedule or for more information, call 937-641-3939.
1425 North Fairfield Road
Beavercreek, OH, 45432
8501 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH, 45424
Dayton Children's south campus
3333 West Tech Road
Miamisburg, OH, 45342
frequently asked questions
- What age and gender does my child have to be to do Sportsmetrics™ training?
- Sportsmetrics™ is a program that works with both male and female athletes, and athletes age 10 to 21 have great success in the program.
- How does it help with sports injury prevention?
- The Sportsmetrics™ program employs a number of drills to encourage proper form for jumping and landing during athletic participation. Jumping drills are used to teach the athlete to preposition the entire body safely when accelerating (jumping) or decelerating (landing). The selection and progression of these exercises are designed for neuromuscular retraining proceeding from simple jumping drills (to instill correct form) to multi-directional, single-foot hops and plyometrics with an emphasis on quick turnover (to add sport-like movements).
- Who is training my child?
- A team of athletic trainers and physical therapists, under the direction of Dayton Children's orthpaedic and sports medicine physicians.
- What are training options? Dayton Children's offers a variety of training options:
- ACL bridge- This program is designed for athletes returning to play after ACL reconstruction
- Group or team training- This program allows a team or group to work together while learning proven injury prevention techniques.