(Breese, IL) – The HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese Athletes Advantage Sports Medicine staff will host a conditioning program this summer for student athletes. Those entering the 7th and 8th grades (at any school) are invited to attend. Certified Athletic Trainers have redesigned the Young Athlete Enhancement (YAE) program into a 5-week comprehensive series to give student athletes the competitive edge.

This program will focus on introducing the young athlete to correct strength training techniques, functional movements, and appropriate use of weight training equipment. Proper warm-up, dynamic stretching, and flexibility will also be incorporated.

Offered at the HealthPlex, the sessions will take place Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 starting June 20. The last workout will take place July 20. Due to the holiday, there will be no session on Tuesday, July 4.

Program instructors will include certified athletic trainers from the hospital’s Athletes Advantage program including Marty Stewart, ATC, stationed at Breese Central, and Amy VonHatten, ATC, MSE, working at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville.

Each week of the program will have a focus: Lower body training week 1, Upper body training week 2, Stability/BOSU ball training week 3, Core training week 4, and HIIT/Eccentric training week 5.

To ensure that all serious student athletes are able to attend, the cost is only $45 for the entire 5-week session. Fees, complete forms and waivers signed by parents are due to the HealthPlex by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 12. Forms are available at the HealthPlex/Clinton County YMCA, from Athletes Advantage trainers at the high schools, and at www.stjoebreese.com.

Media Contact

Ashley Gramann

Manager, Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 526-5439
ashley.gramann@hshs.org

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