Friday, June 19, 2009

About Ambyr Craw....

Since graduating from Lafayette College in 2002, Ambyr has been involved in coaching track and field at both the scholastic and collegiate levels. She is USATF certified, a member of the National Pole Vault Coaches Association and has worked and studied with some of the best coaches in the country. During her athletic career at Lafayette she was a heptathlete, sprinter, hurdler and pole vaulter. She was team captain and still holds the Lafayette women's outdoor pole vault record. What is particularly impressive about that is that Ambyr did not pole vault in high school. She did not pick up a pole until the outdoor season of her freshman year. In just three and a half years she became a twelve foot pole vaulter by applying many of the lessons contained in our program. Significantly, Ambyr was almost injury free throughout her athletic career. But, when she was hurt, she was always able to return to competition sooner than her trainers anticipated.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

About Us...

We are a group of former athletes, teachers and coaches who believe women should have the same opportunity for athletic success that their male counterparts currently enjoy. Although Title IX has done much to level the playing field, women still find themselves at a competitive disadvantage in two critical areas which are directly related to each other. One is a significant lack of female specific conditioning/training and the other is the elevated risk of injury that women face, particularly season and career ending ACL knee injuries.

Because most speed, strength and agility training regimens were developed for men and then adapted to suit women, they do not take into account their anatomical and physiological differences. It is these differences, however, that put women at significantly greater risk of injury than men, particularly in sports that involve a lot of speed, applied force, quick lateral movement and deceleration like basketball, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis and track & field.

But injury avoidance and less down time, if it does occur, are only half of our story. The other half is giving dedicated female athletes the training tools, techniques and instruction they need to be more competitive.

So if you are looking for a training regimen specifically tailored for women that will improve your speed, strength, agility and explosiveness you have come to the right place. We share your passion and joy of competitive sports and look forward to helping you achieve your full athletic potential, while minimizing your risk of injury.