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Athletic Global Assessment

Reviewing game and match tape will only reveal your superficial performance. The Sports Science Lab Athletic Global Assessment begins with an athletic body assessment to identify inefficiencies and imbalances that are invisible to the human eye. This assessment allows our team of sports scientists to quantify your athleticism by analyzing your physical structure and mechanics using our 3-D motion and kinematic analysis, surface EMG muscle response, and cardiopulmonary and VO2Max analysis. These extremely precise assessments will help to uncover areas of weakness, prevent injuries, and improve performance.

All athletes know that their performance doesn’t just depend on their physical condition, it also requires a sharp and focused mind. The Sports Science Lab Athletic Neurocognitive Assessment uses cutting-edge technology like 3D sports simulation technology and neurotechnology to analyze your cognitive ability. By better understanding how you recognize, process, interpret and respond to stimuli specific to your sport, we can create a custom roadmap to improve your motor control, coordination, attention, concentration, impulsivity, focus, and reaction time, making you a better-rounded athlete and improving performance.

These assessments allow us to easily determine areas of imbalance, pain or weakness and design training programs uniquely tailored to each athlete’s needs.

 

Coaches + Athletic Directors: Build A Better Team

The Sports Science Lab’s “Build A Better Team” program is designed for Coaches, Athletic Directors, Trainers and Scouts who want to identify the best athletes or build a better team, one athlete at a time. The Sports Science Lab can act as an extension to your athletic department by providing our global, objective assessment, which is the most accurate assessment available and uncovers areas of inefficiencies, weaknesses and underlying injuries.

Our team of experts will come to your facility or school, and analyze your athletes using our sports science technologies.

We can test up to 200 athletes within a 3-hour period, developing a customizable protocol for athletes that are at high-risk of injury. Athletes will be given corrective exercises the same day, which serve to address imbalances or weakness and reduce their chance of injury. By working with your athletes on an individual level, you have the opportunity to build a better, stronger team.

SSL’s “Build a Better Team” Assessment Program Includes:
– Test for imbalances between left + right side of upper + lower body
– Identify imbalances in athletic and functional movements
– Test for agility and explosiveness (speed + acceleration)
– Measure sport specific force output for corrections + athletic improvement
– Compare left + right side force productions to identify asymmetries

Benefits To Your Team:
– Build a better team one athlete at a time
– Convert data into actionable results for your athletes
– Correct imbalances to optimize performance and reduce the risk of injuries
– Customized corrective exercise protocols for each athlete

Learn more about this program by contacting us at 718-727-7466.

On-Site Athletic Trainer Coverage

SSL’s experts have extensive experience working with professional athletes and now strive to bring that experience and expertise to athletes of all levels to help them excel in their sport. Our team is led by our head athletic trainer Matthew Reicher, who developed an injury prevention protocol for the MLS team New York Red Bulls, which led to some of the lowest number of non-contact soft-tissue injuries per team in MLS since 2013.

SSL provides On-Site Athletic Trainer coverage on a full-time or as needed basis, including traveling with the team for home and away games. SSL’s AT program serves as a viable option for schools that are looking to outsource their athletic coverage.

Our scientific methodology includes a full global athletic assessment at the start of pre-season, which provides our team with a breakdown of high risk vs. low risk athletes in terms of propensity to injuries. Based off the information from the assessment, SSL experts are able to analyze the data based off each athlete’s imbalances or inefficiencies. This information is vital for an athletic program’s strength and conditioning staff , as it allows them to approach their training differently based on the results. Our team recently worked with a high school football program, in which 40% of their players who were flagged as high risk suffered an injury in the first month of coverage. This goes to show the effectiveness and accuracy of the data from the assessment, which is vital to the team’s program.

The data also shows our experts, which athletes have recurring injuries or those who are not fully recovered from a current injury. This information allows our athletic trainers to address these injuries in-house, before they get worse over the course of a season. The data from SSL’s global assessment is extremely accurate in determining which athletes are prone to injuries.

Teams that we provide Athletic Trainer coverage to also have access to the Sports Science lab, including all recovery modalities, top-notch physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. Our certified athletic trainers have a significant track record in keeping athletes injury free, while providing the utmost care for rehabilitation. Our trainers will also educate the athletes on how to rehab minor injuries, before they turn into major injuries.

Our trainers employ SSL’s proprietary protocol, which has been proven to improve performance and reduce injuries. Our injury prevention protocols allow the athletes to stay on the field for longer periods at a time and rehab them back to sport-specific movements. Our trainers will be on hand for every practice and game, which in turn will improve overall player health. Most importantly, head injuries are on the rise in football especially, and our trainers use the gold standard in evaluating concussions. Our trainers will effectively communicate with coaches on any issues/injuries that arise and provide a targeted plan to get them back on the field. Overall, the goal of this program is to provide a safe environment for schools across the Northeast region, while reducing injuries at the same time.

Benefits to Athletic Program and Athletes

  • Certified Athletic Trainers and team of sports science experts act as an extension to your Athletic Program
  • Lower cost than hiring a traditional athletic trainer
  • Pre-season testing and analysis of athletes indicating high risk vs. low risk athletes
  • Educating players on injury prevention
  • Eliminate imbalances and improve performance
  • Faster return to play following concussion or non-contact injury
  • Tailored workouts and plans for injured athletes
  • Access to SSL’s recovery modalities, sports rehabilitation and specialized training
  • Injury prevention protocols

Pro Athletes

Professional athletes must perform at their best at all times and it is the seemingly small details that set them apart from other athletes. At the Sports Science Lab, our team of sports scientists, exercise scientists and biomechanists combine cutting-edge science and evidence-based methodologies to help pro athletes reach the very pinnacle of human performance unique to their genotype-phenotype and sport.

The SSL team uses the most advanced technologies to assess all aspects of athletic performance, ranging from movement patterns of a single muscle to sport-specific movements and reaction times. Results from this analysis are then used to identify areas of imbalances or weaknesses and to develop individualized protocols to maximize athletic performance, ensure faster return to play following an injury and prevent future injuries. By uncovering critical, yet overlooked, areas of athletic performance, our methods can transform a mid-level athlete to an extraordinary one. More importantly, our approach helps athletes identify muscle imbalances before they develop into more serious overuse injuries and therefore has the potential to extend an athlete’s career and change the trajectory of athletic performance in the next decade and beyond.

In addition to physical performance, the SSL team uses neurocognitive and sensory performance technologies to improve focus, visual acuity, timing and coordination. Our unique approach to training ensures that every aspect of athletic performance develops to its full potential, giving our athletes an advantage over their competitors.

Benefits to athletes:

  • Gain and maintain a competitive edge
  • Improve your athletic appeal
  • Train safely and effectively
  • Recover faster
  • Gain a physical and mental advantage
  • Individualized programs developed by top sports science experts

 

NFL Combine Prep

The NFL Combine is a highly competitive environment, in which each athlete is ranked among hundreds of peers. Since the ability to stand out at the combine can be a deciding factor for an athlete’s career, every detail of athletic performance should be addressed during training. At the Sports Science Lab, we use the most advanced technologies to help athletes meet their goals and prepare for the combine.

At the start of the program, SSL experts gather precise performance data for each athlete to identify areas that may need improvement. The data is then used to develop an individualized protocol, focused on optimizing that athlete’s performance while reducing the risk of injury. The SSL team uses a multifaceted approach to athletic development that improves all areas of athleticism, including those tested in the NFL Combine. Our comprehensive program is designed to improve 40-yard dash time, agility, reaction time, footwork, upper body strength, and hand-eye coordination, to name a few, while speeding up recovery from intense exercise and improving strength. By covering all aspects of athletic training, our NFL combine prep program can set athletes apart from their peers at the NFL Combine and help them achieve their career goals.

Benefits to athletes:

  • Perform at your best in front of NFL scouts
  • Improve 40-yard dash
  • Improve upper body strength
  • Improve agility and coordination
  • Science-based training via SSL’s team of sports scientists
  • Recover faster
  • Train smarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Outliers: IQ + Athleticism

The SSL team uses a combination of brain training and specialized training to develop a foundation for sport-specific preparation and to optimize athleticism. The program develops key aspects of athleticism beyond the children’s sport, from the body’s core to the extremities. This program aims to develop a good foundation for sports, including multi-directional movement skills, balance, agility, vertical and lateral movement, muscular endurance and strength, both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, increases rotational inertia, while reducing the risk of injury.

In addition to physical training, timing and accuracy are important features of athleticism. Fast reaction times and ability to make decisions can be critical during a game and can make the difference between victory and loss. The SSL uses brain training, which combines principles of music, sports and neuroplasticity, to improve focus, concentration, coordination and timing. Studies have shown that neurotechnology improves the efficiency of the brain’s timing, which, in turn, leads to an improved ability to process, store and retrieve information, as well as better attention, thinking and language skills. The SSL therefore develops these skills in addition to physical training to ensure that children realize their full athletic potential.

Benefits to children and young athletes

  • Improved foundation for sport-specific preparation
  • Improved reaction time, focus and spatial awareness
  • Improved proprioception (awareness of limbs in space)
  • Injury prevention

Sports Injury Prevention + Rehab

The Sports Science Lab’s Sports Injury Prevention + Rehab program is designed for in-season athletes who need to maintain physical health and preserve the gains achieved during the off-season training. The program is tailored to the athlete’s sport and position to ensure that each athlete maintains their peak performance and remains injury free during the season.

The program focuses on maintaining appropriate movement patterns of muscle groups needed for the athlete’s sport, improving mobility, and maximizing recovery, while minimizing inflammation and other damaging effects of intense athletic performance. Athletes also have access to evidence-based sports physical therapy and rehabilitation via SSL’s Sports Physiotherapist, Rushi Shahiwala, who is affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery, and is a clinical instructor for Columbia University. For injured athletes, the program provides effective rehabilitation and enables a fast, but safe return to play.

After an injury, our team of experts isolates and protects the injured area, while focusing on strengthening the surrounding muscles, thus ensuring that there is no disruption to the athlete’s performance training during the rehabilitation phase. Our sports physiotherapist and sports scientists analyze the athlete’s movement patterns in order to detect any deficiencies that may have led to the injury and correct them to minimize the risk of future injuries.

Benefits to athletes:

  • Reduced risk of injury and less time on the sidelines
  • Improved mobility
  • Access to advanced recovery techniques + technologies
  • Continue training safely while rehabbing or recovering from injury
  • Sports rehabilitation and physical therapy by leading professionals

 

 

Mobile Sports Science Lab

Mobile Sports Science Lab brings the world’s most advanced assessment, rehabilitation, and accelerated recovery technologies to your door. Operating as an extension of your athletic department, the Mobile Sports Science Lab comes to your facility with our team of Sport Scientists, Exercise Scientists, Sports Physiotherapists and Certified Biomechanics Specialists to collaborate with your coaches, athletic directors and high school-college-university-training staff to enhance the level of athlete care. Any coach or trainer who supervises athletes understands the importance of precise and objective analysis, speedy recovery modalities, and proper rehabilitation techniques. These technologies are essential components to professional sporting organizations because they have been proven to help win games, improve team weaknesses and keep athletes safe and in top form.

The technologies at the Mobile Sports Science Lab is currently being used by top level hospital and university research centers as well as professional organizations such as the MLB, NFL, MLS, NBA, UFC, and the United States Olympic training center for recovery, assessment, training, rehabilitation, and sports injury prevention.

  • On-site event, game or competition first responders
  • Team pre-season athletic analysis/baseline assessments
  •  Post-season athletic analysis/ baseline assessments
  •  Team In-season athletic analysis
  •  Team In-season concussion management
  •  Team recovery post event/game/competition

 

Strategic Alliance Program

Operating as an extension of your training facility, the mobile Sports Science Lab comes to your facility with our team of Sports Scientists, Exercise Scientists, Sports Physiotherapists and Certified Biomechanics Specialists to collaborate with your training staff to enhance the level of athlete care and training. Any coach or trainer who supervises athletes understands the importance of precise and objective analysis, accelerated recovery modalities, injury prevention protocols, and state-of-the-art sports science technologies and specialized training. These technologies are essential components to professional sporting organizations because they have been proven to help win games, improve team weaknesses and keep athletes safe and in top form.

Our team can also provide group training for your athletes to enhance your existing strength and conditioning program by focusing on other critical, yet overlooked, areas of athletic performance, such as brain training, neuropriming, altitude training, sensory performance and visual stimulus training to give your athletes a competitive edge.

The technologies at the Mobile Sports Science Lab is currently being used by top level hospital and university research centers as well as professional organizations such as the MLB, NFL, MLS, NBA, UFC, and the United States Olympic training center for assessment, training, rehabilitation, recovery and sports injury prevention.

Benefits of SSL’s Strategic Alliance Program:

  • Scientifically analyze sports performance
  • Convert data into actionable results for your athletes
  • Correct imbalances to optimize performance and reduce the risk of injuries
  • Customized corrective exercise protocols for each athlete
  • In-season concussion management
  • Improved timing, reaction time, visual acuity and depth perception via sensory and brain training technologies
  • Improved athleticism + peak cognitive/physical performance
  • Gain an edge over your competitors by differentiating your facility
  • Additional revenue stream for your business without additional overhead

 

 

5 Tool Player Optimization

In order to play at the next level, Baseball players need to perfect the 5 tools that every scout looks for.You must be able to hit for average, hit for power. You must be able to throw, field, and run the bases with efficiency. Not having all 5 tools can prevent you from making your team, or getting a scholarship. At the Sports Science Lab, we condition baseball players to optimize their 5 tools.

Hitting for average:

In order to hit for average, hitters must have eye hand coordination, depth perception, and visual acuity

  • By training these sensory skills with state of the art brain training technology, hitters are able to put the bat on the ball with more consistency- slowing the game down so that 95 looks like 85

Hitting for power

  • In order to hit for power, hitters must have explosive rotational strength driven from the lower half of the body
  • By training the core and lower body with isoinertial technology, hitters learn to transmit energy from their lower half for maximum rotational torque
  • In the batter’s box, this translates to driving the baseball into the gaps with backspin and lift

Fielding:

  • Fielding is about the proper footwork and eye hand coordination
  • Most of the time, footwork and eye hand coordination breaks down when players lose focus because they are tired, tight, and sore
  • That’s why all of our workouts begin and end with footwork and eye hand coordination
  • By training these two skills at the same time, baseball players develop physical and mental endurance so that in later innings fielding becomes involuntary

Throwing:

  • Scouts want to see that you can throw the baseball with accuracy and velocity
  • Postural issues and shoulder instability can prevent baseball players from maintaining velocity and accuracy throughout the season
  • We incorporate postural exercises and shoulder strengthening into every workout so that come scout day or playoff time- your arm is just as live as the first week of your season

Running:

  • Running is a tool that can give you a real competitive edge as a baseball player.
  • This tool can make or break you advance throughout your career.
  • A lot of baseball players lose speed while running because they can’t run in a straight line
  • At the SSL we train efficiency in running mechanics so that you run a 60 yard dash and not a 62/63 yard dash.
  • We use a combination of Whole Body Vibration, Sports Simulation, and the quick board to enhance sprinting mechanics and fast twitch muscle fibers responsible for speed

Sensory Performance Training

The Sensory Station is a cutting-edge technology that uses principles of neuroscience to assess and train an athlete’s sensory system and improve performance. Coordination between the sensory and motor systems is essential for athletic performance. An athlete’s ability to assess his or her environment, estimate distance and perceive objects in the peripheral vision can make the difference between winning and losing.

The Sensory Station assesses ten visual and sensory-motor skills, including depth perception, eye mobility, peripheral and central vision, reaction time and eye/hand coordination. The station also measures the speed at which visual information is acquired and how quickly attention can shift from near to far objects. These measurements are then compared to a large database, which includes information from athletes of all levels and abilities, to identify any weaknesses that may exist.

The SSL team of experts analyzes the results and devises a training program to improve any deficiencies. Studies have shown that this science-based approach to visual training not only improves sports performance, but can also reduce the risk of concussions. The SSL uses this advanced technology to ensure that each athlete reaches their full potential and reduces the risk of injury.

Benefits to Athletes:

  • Better hand-eye coordination
  • Faster reaction time
  • Better depth perception
  • Improved performance
  • Prevent injuries

Brain Training:

The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a cutting-edge performance optimizing technology that combines principles of music, sports and neuroplasticity to improve focus, concentration, coordination and timing. It can also be used to improve language processing, reading and math fluency, and control of impulsivity/aggression. Correct timing and coordination are crucial to athletic success when even the smallest errors in timing can make a difference between victory and loss. The IM provides a training program that involves matching various motor activities with the beat of a metronome while measuring the timing accuracy to within milliseconds. This technology improves connectivity and communication between the different task-oriented structures in the brain, resulting in a better ability to adapt one’s movements to specific conditions, tasks and environments, making the coordination between the mind and the muscles easier, and as a consequence, more effective.

This unique technology is used by hundreds of professional athletes such as professional golfers Vijay Singh and Glen Day to gain mental precision in timing and the transmission of messages along the neural pathways, effectively gaining a competitive edge. In addition to these athletes, IM has been used by many university and professional sports teams to improve performance, including: Miami Heat (NBA), Miami Dolphins (NFL), Florida Panthers (NHL), University of Notre Dame, Syracuse University, University of North Carolina and the University of Miami.

Benefits to athletes

  • Improved timing of movements
  • Improved accuracy of movements
  • Better decision-making
  • Faster reaction time
  • Better competitive edge

5 Tool Optimization Program for Basketball Players

In order to play at the next level, Basketball players need to perfect the 5 tools that every scout looks for. It is crucial for basketball players to possess agility, explosiveness, reaction time, court awareness, and hand-eye coordination. At the Sports Science Lab, we train basketball players to optimize their 5 tools.

Reaction time + Awareness:

Basketball players need to anticipate where players will be and react to their movements on the court (Open lanes, back door cuts, slash, defensive slips).

  • By incorporating state-of-the-art sensory and brain training technology the game will become that much easier for the player.
  • Making decisions in crunch time is what separates the stars from average players.
  • Training these sensory skills will only enhance the decision making process.

Hand-Eye Coordination:

Basketball players must have the ability to react when the ball comes their way. The split-second decisions a player makes can make or break a game.

  • Having soft-hands will allow the player to be a great defensive player, in terms of stealing the ball due to rapid hand movements.
  • Soft hands also enhance the player’s ability to catch difficult passes and ball control while dribbling.
  • At SSL, we use sensory and brain training technologies to improve hand-eye coordination and ball control.

Power/ Speed/ Explosiveness:

The ability to drive to the basket passed a defender, stepping through the lane for a steal, getting back on defense, full court presses, fast breaks, rebounding, shooting, etc are all fundamental skills basketball players need.

  • At SSL, we use isoinertial technology to strengthen both the eccentric and concentric part of the muscle.
  • Isointertial technology works by applying the same force in the concentric and eccentric movements, thus improving power, speed, and explosiveness.

Agility + Lateral Quickness:

Basketball players need to be able to move their feet swiftly and quickly on defense (pick and roll, charges, blocking the baseline, steals, screens, etc).

  • SSL utilizes the quick board agility trainer, which is scientifically proven to increase agility, quickness, and reaction.
  • The Quick Board is the only device that provides the capability and method to test + train lower extremity coordination, which can reduce exposure to injuries.

Mobility/Recovery:

Basketball is a very high intensity sport, in which it is played on a hard surface that puts a lot of pressure/impact on the joints, hips, knees, and ankles. It is imperative to recover from physical activity to reduce the wear and tear on the body. This will reduce the risk of getting injured, and allow the player perform at their best.

  • SSL utilizes cutting-edge recovery devices such as pneumatic compression devices, cryotherapy, and electrical stimulation machines.
  • Using these devices pre and post-game will optimize the recovery of the athlete and provide them with fresh legs for the next game.
Intensive Specialized Training for Out of State Elite Athletes

SSL’s intensive science-based performance training program offers the opportunity for Olympic, Pro, and College (D1, D2 + D3) athletes to train at the lab over the course of a 6, 8, or 12 week span. This specialized and intensive program includes accommodations to various hotel chains to house athletes over the course of the performance training program either in Staten Island or New York City, such as the Hilton and Marriot at reduced rates.

Various elite athletes from all over the world have traveled to the lab for its cutting-edge, science-based performance training to enhance their technical sports skills, prepare for  competition or the next season, as well as reach their full athletic potential.  The lab has been featured as a top training destination for pro and elite level athletes by numerous media outlets such as Gear Patrol, IQ by Intel, Daily Burn, USA Today, and Sporttechie.

After discussing an athlete’s specific goals, our team of sports scientists, exercise scientists, biomechanists, performance enhancement specialists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches work collaboratively in developing an individualized protocol, which are both sport-specific and position-specific.  Our team of sports science experts look at each athlete through a scientific lens by analyzing his or her individual kinetic, neurological, musculoskeletal ability and aerobic capacity.  Using 3D kinematic and motion analysis, we identify movement patterns and muscle imbalances that are unique and specific to the athlete’s phenotype.  Every athlete that has trained at the lab has seen marked improvement in various and critical, yet often overlooked, areas of their performance.  Methods used by the SSL encompass not only performance training, but also proactive pre-habilitative exercise, nutrition and recovery methods to improve range of motion, movement efficiency, reduce the risk of injury and maximize performance.

SSL’s intensive specialized training program is catered to the top and rising star athletes in the world. Athletes committed to this specialized program typically train 3-4 times a week, as that produces the best results possible, while decreasing the risk of injury. This program is an essential part of an athlete’s off-season training regimen and it is imperative that the athlete is committed to at least 3 training sessions a week.

The program also includes access to a world class team of sports scientists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, biomechanists and performance enhancement specialists. SSL’s experts are committed and have a proven track record of getting every athlete better, faster, and stronger, backed by data to underscore the improvements made. To that end, SSL’s sports science experts will work closely with each athlete on an individual level to ensure maximum improvements are made by the end of the program.  This intensive program includes  brain training, regeneration/recovery, science-based strength and conditioning, sensory performance, agility and footwork drills, and peak movement efficiency.

Benefits to Athletes:

  •  Improved timing, reaction time, visual acuity and depth perception via sensory and brain training technologies
  • Improved athleticism + peak cognitive/physical performance
  • Improved speed, agility and footwork
  • Faster recovery
  • Increased conditioning and stamina
  • Network/train with other pro athletes
  • Media opportunities to further an athlete’s brand
Intensive Specialized Summer Training Program

SSL’s intensive science-based performance training program offers the opportunity for College (D1, D2 + D3) athletes that are home for the summer to train at the lab over the course of a two-month period. This specialized and intensive program is intended to roll out in June and commence in August, right before college athletes have to go back to their respective universities and colleges. SSL provides accommodations for out of state college athletes, who wish to travel to Staten Island to train for the summer. These accommodations include reduced rates at premier hotel chains such as the Hilton and Hampton Inn. Hotel rates are as followed:

Individual Nights: $139/night

30+ Nights: $119/night

Various elite athletes from all over the world have traveled to the lab for its cutting-edge, science-based performance training to enhance their technical sports skills, prepare for competition or the next collegiate season, as well as reach their full athletic potential. The lab has been featured as a top training destination for pro and elite level athletes by numerous media outlets such as Gear Patrol, IQ by Intel, Daily Burn, USA Today, and Sporttechie.

After discussing an athlete’s specific goals, our team of sports scientists, exercise scientists, biomechanists, performance enhancement specialists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches work collaboratively in developing an individualized protocol, which are both sport-specific and position-specific.  Our team of sports science experts look at each athlete through a scientific lens by analyzing his or her individual kinetic, neurological, musculoskeletal ability and aerobic capacity.  Using 3D kinematic and motion analysis, we identify movement patterns and muscle imbalances that are unique and specific to the athlete’s phenotype.  Every athlete that has trained at the lab has seen marked improvement in various and critical, yet often overlooked, areas of their performance.  Methods used by the SSL encompass not only performance training, but also proactive pre-habilitative exercise, nutrition and recovery methods to improve range of motion, movement efficiency, reduce the risk of injury and maximize performance.

SSL’s intensive specialized training program is catered to the most elite college athletes in the world. Athletes committed to this specialized program typically train 3-4 times a week, as that produces the best results possible, while decreasing the risk of injury. This program is an essential part of an athlete’s off-season training regimen and it is imperative that the athlete is committed to at least 3 training sessions a week. Participating in this program will provide a competitive edge over other college athletes that are simply doing traditional workout/training programs over the summer. This two-month program will ensure each college athletes achieves their performance objectives and any school specific lifting/training requirements. By the time the athlete departs for college at the end of August, they will be bigger, faster, and stronger and ready to excel in their respective sport.

The program also includes access to a world class team of sports scientists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, biomechanists and performance enhancement specialists. SSL’s experts are committed and have a proven track record of getting every athlete better, faster, and stronger, backed by data to underscore the improvements made. To that end, SSL’s sports science experts will work closely with each athlete on an individual level to ensure maximum improvements are made by the end of the program.  Of note, SSL’s strength and conditioning coach, Richard James has nearly a decade of experience in working with D1 College Athletes. He is known for nurturing and producing an unprecedented four Olympians during his decade-long tenure at Long Island University’s (LIU) Division 1 Athletics Department. Richard was also responsible for the success of the LIU Division I Basketball programs, bringing home three straight championships from 2011-2013 after a 13-year drought. In those three years, LIU also captured the milestone of 20+ win seasons. The Blackbirds clinched a berth in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 2011 and 2012, which was an impressive feat for the entire athletic program. Richard will be an integral part of this intensive specialized program this summer and beyond.

This intensive program includes  brain training, regeneration/recovery, science-based strength and conditioning, sensory performance, agility and footwork drills, and peak movement efficiency.

Benefits to Athletes:

  • Improved timing, reaction time, visual acuity and depth perception via sensory and brain training technologies
  • Improved athleticism + peak cognitive/physical performance
  • Improved speed, agility and footwork
  • Faster recovery
  • Increased conditioning and stamina
  • Competitive edge over other college athletes
  • Better prepared for the athletic season

Specialized Group Training

SSL can also provide specialized group training, in which 20 athletes can be trained at one time. This training, which will be provided on-site at St. Joseph by the Sea will consist of vision training, visual stimulus reaction trainingsensory performance with strobe goggles and brain training. SSL’s specialized training looks at each athlete on an individual level. SSL’s specialized training will compliment the athletes traditional strength and conditioning training, by training areas that are critical, yet often overlooked, and can significantly improve athletic performance.  Our specialized group training can be applied to any sport.

Our team of sports scientists, exercise scientists and strength and conditioning coach recently rehabbed and trained UFC fighter Al Iaquinta (currently #11 ranked in the Lightweight division).   After a 2-year hiatus and after a few months oftraining at the lab, Al is now back in the victory column, after knocking out his opponent, Diego Sanchez, in the first round. The combination of vision training, isoinertial training, and recovery provided Al with a competitive advantage, which was evident as Al knocked Diego Sanchez out in 98 seconds. See the video of Al training at the lab here.

SSL’s specialized training, specifically using sports vision and neurotechnology was instrumental in assessing and trained2X US Olympian + 2016 Bronze Medalist, Dagmara Wozniak.