As the parent of an athlete, you know first-hand the role that sports play in positive development.

Sports are the way your kid stays active, gets outside, makes friends, has positive role models, develops discipline and passion, takes on leadership roles…we could go on forever.

Athletics are truly a foundation for our children and teenagers, and they have increasingly become a way for young adults to connect to their school and local communities.

Over the summer, Steel Fitness Riverport, a local gym in Bethlehem, is offering sports-specific off-season training (S.O.S.) precisely for this reason.

Benefits of Off-Season Training

Aside from further connecting your kid to the sports they love, there are many advantages to signing your kid up for a summer training camp.

Consider the advantages below as you decide whether a sports-specific training camp might be the right activity for your child this summer.

1. Preparation for Fall Try-Outs

If you have a high schooler, you know how important it is to make a Varsity team. If you have a rising freshman or an athlete who has played on JV teams for the last few years, a sports-specific training camp is one of the best ways to ensure that they get the Varsity letter.

Even if the local high school has “off-season” training, chances are it’s just lifting a few weights and getting in good face time with coaches. At Steel Fitness Riverport, however, our program involves comprehensive training to develop strength, speed, and endurance geared specifically toward the sport your child plays.

At tryouts, your kid will outshine the competition; after all, they’ve been working hard and getting stronger all summer, while other teens might have just been sitting around playing video games.

2. Giving the Edge for Making a Travel Team

Travel team tryouts usually occur at the end of summer, especially for fall or year-round sports such as softball, baseball, and basketball.

If your kid has struggled to make a travel or club team (or wants to make a better one), then a sports-specific training regimen is another way to set them apart. Our youth program supplements the skills that your child develops at sports practice by focusing on specific muscle groups, cardiovascular stamina, and fast-twitch responses.

Steel Fitness Riverport

Being physically fit as a young person is a key to health as an adult. Sign your child up for S.O.S. today at our local gym in Bethlehem.