POWER training program for kids starts June 3 in Vermillion

Sanford POWER's goal is to help athletes improve and prevent injuries.

Zach Zenner working out in a Sanford POWER facility

The 2019 Summer POWER program for middle school and high school athletes in Vermillion, South Dakota, will begin June 3. POWER is sponsored by Sanford Vermillion and is a satellite program of Sanford POWER in Sioux Falls.

The goal of POWER is to help athletes improve performance, reduce their risk of injury and enhance their athletic skills. Certified athletic trainer Amy Richardson at Sanford Vermillion leads the program. Richardson has attended numerous strength and conditioning clinics where she received instruction by Olympic trainers and other well-known strength and conditioning coaches from around the United States.

“We provide hands-on training that will educate the athlete on how to execute the training program efficiently, correctly and safely. We also pre- and post-test the athlete to ensure that the desired training results are obtained. This program teaches the body and mind how to function in an athletic manner,” said Richardson.

Ryan Molencamp, physical therapist and rehabilitation services manager for Sanford Vermillion, will be working with Richardson. Molencamp, a former USD Coyote football player, will bring some added expertise and direct coaching to the program.  In addition, Sanford Vermillion is collaborating with the strength and conditioning staff of the University of South Dakota athletics department to provide an effective and comprehensive summer performance program.

“Coyote Strength & Conditioning is thrilled to partner up with Sanford POWER for the Vermillion Summer Program.  We hope that the surrounding community will see immediate value in sports performance training coached and performed at a high level of competency and competitiveness.  We live for the opportunity to help young athletes meet their athletic goals and look forward to training with a lot of future Coyotes,” said Clete McLeod, head strength and conditioning coach at USD.

Details about the program

This eight-week session is geared toward middle and high school athletes who want to maximize their athletic potential. The program emphasizes speed, agility, flexibility, plyometrics and core strengthening, along with weight and conditioning training opportunities for athletes.

The summer session begins June 3 and runs through July 25. Classes will be held on the Vermillion High School campus.

Participants may register online through City of Vermillion Parks & Recreation at www.vermillion.us/327/recreation-activities-and-registration. POWER registration forms are also available at the Vermillion Middle and High School offices.  Registration deadline is June 1.

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