We at the University of Washington believe in maximizing the abilities of athletes through the use of sound science based training principles. It is through a focus upon teaching and developing proper movement that we aim to reduce the risk of injury while improving physical performance. We believe that there is no single all-encompassing philosophy for the training of all sports rather it is best to individually evaluate and implement different training philosophies/techniques based upon sport demands. Through understanding the energy system and movement demands of athletics our coaches are able to build individualized sport specific training programs. Balanced programing based upon building athletes from the ground up and designed to address all facets of flexibility, strength, power, speed, agility, and plyometrics are used to prepare athletes for competition. This is done through the implementation of well-planned teaching progressions aimed at gradually physically developing athletes to enhance their performance abilities.
Through building an environment where athletes are held to the highest expectations and nothing less is accepted, coaches mentor and develop student athletes in both their sport and in life. The University of Washington morals of discipline, perseverance, and work ethic are consistently reinforced upon student athletes. Building upon these cornerstones an environment focused on teaching is created, where athletes learn not only the “how to” but the “why” behind their training. By empowering athletes in their training we believe they become empowered as a group to shape themselves and their own attitudes toward becoming champions.