SSP YOUTH ATHLETICS
Our YA program is designed to help youth athletes (10-17) maximize their sports performance while minimizing risk of injury. Our programs include mobility, power, speed/agility, strength, and conditioning training to help our athletes in every aspect of sport and are customized to the athlete to progressively build higher levels of athleticism. We start our youngest athletes by teaching proper fundamentals and movement patterning to begin building coordination, stability, and strength. Our oldest athletes focus on building both power and strength while improving their speed and agility. Not only do these skills improve performance in team and individual sports, but the way we train at SSP prepares athletes to be ready for the next level.
Here’s what we believe in:
- Having top quality, highly educated coaches
- Customized programming to the athlete relevant to their sport(s)
- Strength training is not only safe, but critical for injury free sports participation
- Teaching athletes skills for life and to be set up for success at the next level
- Well rounded training: power, speed, strength, conditioning, mobility & flexibility, and nutrition education
- Having fun! Our athletes deserve a safe environment to learn and develop new skills and enjoy themselves while doing it
Here’s how to get started:
- Register your child for an initial assessment here. We like to sit down with your child for 30 minutes to learn about them, their activity level, and take them through a movement assessment and dynamic warm up. From the assessment, we will recommend the best next step for the athlete based on their current age and abilities.
- Assuming our program is a fit for your child, during the assessment, we’ll register you for our 2-week unlimited access to sessions for $79. Alternatively, you may register your child for our Youth Athletics 10 or 20 packs here
- When registering, please indicate you are the guardian of the child and fill in the child’s first and last name as the member. If you have more than one child, please only fill out one and contact us: email@example.com to set up the second child so that we may link the accounts together for you. Each child will need a separate account.
- Once registered, you will receive an email to set up an account and sign up for sessions.
Our current schedule is as follows:
Youth 1 (Queen Anne): Monday & Wednesday at 4:30pm
Youth 1 (Phinney Ridge): Tuesdays at 4:30pm
Youth 2 (Queen Anne): Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:00 or 7:30pm
Youth 2 (Phinney Ridge): Tuesdays at 7:00 or 7:30pm and Fridays at 4:30pm
We also offer personal training for youth and team or sport-specific programming. Please inquire for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the 2-week trial, we have recurring memberships available in 1, 2, or unlimited per week options! Sessions are also available for purchase a la carte in packs of 10 or 20.
About Our Coaches
Natalie is SSP’s YA lead coach and Program Design Specialist and works with our youth populations in all of our YA classes and personal training! Natalie was a softball and basketball athlete back in the glory days and always wishes she had learned how to strength train earlier. Natalie is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has a Masters degree (MS) in applied Physiology and Kinesiology.
Chris is the owner of SSP, having opened the locations in Queen Anne in 2020 and Phinney Ridge in 2022. He started the YA program in early 2021 because he understood the tremendous benefit that training can have on our youth athlete population to both improve performance and decrease risk of injury. Chris has a Masters degree (MS) in Exercise Science and is a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-PES), a Functional Movement Systems L1 Certified Coach (FMS-L1), Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), and a Level II Certified Speed Coach through NASE.
Alex started playing soccer at the age 9 and through her first 3 years in college. After missing her senior season and back-to-back shoulder surgeries, Alex took a yearlong athletic training internship - which led her to the question, "How do we prevent injuries instead of waiting for one to happen?". That's when she found the world of strength and conditioning and obtained her NSCA CSCS certification.