The Sports Training Academy


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Presentation to student-athletes, parents, coaches, and athletic directors on description of The Sports Training Academy. This is a 10-week academic and athletic summer school for student-athletes to learn leadership qualities, the college recruiting process, and to know about popular college majors.

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  • The Sports Training Academy
  • The Sports Training Academy

    1. 1. The Sports Training Academy Presented to Student-Athletes By Maine Prince , BA, CSCS, USAW Philadelphia Sports Training Center
    2. 2. Sports Training Academy Overview <ul><li>Student-Athlete enrichment program </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 life coaching and mentor support </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the College Recruiting Process </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for life before, during, after college </li></ul><ul><li>Academic & Athletic training program </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly themes based on popular college majors </li></ul>
    3. 3. Issues Addressed <ul><li>No education or sports program for student-athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation rate at 34% - Goal is 75% in 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional sports camps have 50 ppl per group </li></ul><ul><li>Sports injuries from lack of proper sports training </li></ul><ul><li>Demands of applying to college takes weeks/months </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for SAT/ACT should lead up to test </li></ul><ul><li>Stay off the streets – Positive, friendly environment </li></ul>
    4. 4. Academy Benefits <ul><li>8-week program to improve your quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen opportunities to graduate high school </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for upcoming College Admission Test </li></ul><ul><li>Get valuable exposure to college curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about various careers in the sports industry </li></ul><ul><li>Look forward to learning without boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on help student-athletes get better academically </li></ul>
    5. 5. Academy 3 “Maine” Principles <ul><li>Educate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about a variety of career fields and popular college majors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments given will prepare you for imposed demands of college life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive words from instructors, counselors, and coaches at all times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain knowledge about colleges to make a well-informed decision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Empower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take control of your own destiny without fear of failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustain “Academic Integrity” to improve your opportunities for scholarships </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Prospective Student-Athletes <ul><li>Must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average </li></ul><ul><li>In good standing in grades 7 – 12, boys / girls </li></ul><ul><li>Currently on any sports team roster </li></ul><ul><li>Parental Information must be completed </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the 8-week enrichment program </li></ul><ul><li>Attend all academic and athletic training sessions </li></ul>
    7. 7. Student-Athlete Expectations <ul><li>Be prepared to work on and off the field </li></ul><ul><li>Complete daily reports and weekly assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Actively participate in group sessions and events </li></ul><ul><li>Attend community service events and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Include parents in all daily activities </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate from high school and goto and college </li></ul>
    8. 8. Parental Expectations <ul><li>Be involved in all of your children’s activities </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that your child has transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Plan, prepare, & cook meals at home 5 days/week </li></ul><ul><li>Attend your child’s presentation day on career day </li></ul><ul><li>Actively participate in college recruiting process </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer at community service projects </li></ul>
    9. 9. Academic Performance <ul><li>Weekly enrichment themes from college majors </li></ul><ul><li>No unexcused absences from any sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Complete daily/weekly assignments given </li></ul><ul><li>Take College Admission Testing in Fall – junior year </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate of Completion and graduation </li></ul><ul><li>College letters of recommendation sent </li></ul>
    10. 10. Athletic Performance <ul><li>Be on time to all training sessions and dressed </li></ul><ul><li>In uniform at all times in class and on the field </li></ul><ul><li>Daily training on Speed – Agility – Quickness </li></ul><ul><li>All Strength & Conditioning rules obeyed </li></ul><ul><li>Bio feedback given to all trainers/coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Must give 150% in all training drills & exercises </li></ul>
    11. 11. Academy Program Dates Winter Sports Student-Athletes July 6 th – August 28 th Sports such as: Basketball Wrestling Lacrosse Field Hockey Fall Sports Student-Athletes June 22 nd – August 14 th Sports such as: Football Tennis Soccer Golf Important Dates to Remember May 1 st Application Deadline May 16 th Group Interview May 25 th Personal Interview June 1 st Welcome Kits mailed
    12. 12. Typical Daily Schedule Half Day Schedule 8am – 9am Life Skills 9am – 10am SAT/ACT Prep 10am – 11am S-A-Q Training 11am – 12pm Weight Lifting 12pm – 1pm Lunch Full Day Schedule 8am – 9am Life Skills 9am – 10am SAT/ACT Prep 10am – 11am S-A-Q Training 11am – 12pm Weight Lifting 12pm – 1pm Lunch 1pm – 2pm Leadership Skills 2pm – 3pm Competitions 3pm – 4pm Guest Speaker
    13. 13. Application Process <ul><li>Referred by a sports team coach via email/phone </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a prospective student-athlete application </li></ul><ul><li>Submit application prior to the May deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a group interview with other applicants </li></ul><ul><li>If eligible, schedule a one-on-one interview </li></ul><ul><li>When selected, receive a welcome packet of info. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Academy Highlights <ul><li>Similar ambitions, goals, and setting with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Instructed by former collegiate student-athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly guest speakers from professional fields </li></ul><ul><li>Skills on career, leadership, character, and life </li></ul><ul><li>Research self-selected Top 75 colleges to attend </li></ul><ul><li>“ Importance of Education & Impact of Sports” </li></ul>
    15. 15. College Recruiting Process <ul><li>The earliest NCAA recruiting process begins </li></ul><ul><li>Improving your sports skills and academics </li></ul><ul><li>Progressing year after year on & off the field </li></ul><ul><li>Being A Prospective Student-Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting Periods & NCAA Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Collegiate Athletic Associations in the U.S. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Academy Locations Temple University Geasey Field - 15 th & Norris Features Four-lane 400-meter track Football Field – Outdoor Turf Field 3,000 square foot weight room State of the art strength equipment PSTC @ Tri-State Sports 63 Concord Road - Aston, PA Features 80,000 square foot indoor facility 5,000 square foot weight room Two Indoor SprinTurf Fields Indoor Court Roller In-Line Rink Outdoor football field & pool
    17. 17. Probability of Life after high school Student Athletes Men's Basketball Football High School Student Athletes 546,335 1,071,775 High School Senior Student Athletes 156,096 306,221 NCAA Student Athletes 16,571 61,252 NCAA Freshman Roster Positions 4,735 17,501 NCAA Senior Student Athletes 3,682 13,612 NCAA Student Athletes Drafted 44 250 Percent High School to NCAA 3.00% 5.70% Percent NCAA to Professional 1.20% 1.80% Percent High School to Professional 0.03% 0.08%
    18. 18. Economic Impact of a College Degree <ul><li>Average Salaries in a lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>High School Diploma = $500K </li></ul><ul><li>Associates Degree = $1 Million </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree = $3 Million </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Degree = $5 Million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on working life span up to age 65 </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Open Enrollment Colleges in PA PA Collegeville Ursinus College PA Selinsgrove Susquehanna University PA Greensburg Seton Hill University PA Allentown Muhlenberg College PA Annville Lebanon Valley College PA Wilkes-Barre King's College PA Huntington Juniata College PA Gettysburg Gettysburg College PA Lancaster Franklin and Marshall College PA Carlisle Dickinson College PA Reading Albright College ST City College
    20. 20. Yes, We Can…Graduate <ul><li>Goal is to Graduate “On Time” </li></ul><ul><li>Making a Change to Move Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Be realistic about your opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in sports is a privilege </li></ul><ul><li>Collegiate playing days is limited </li></ul><ul><li>Taking your Athletic Career to the Next Level </li></ul>
    21. 21. Questions
    22. 22. Questions / Feedback Appreciated <ul><li>Questions about the content of the program </li></ul><ul><li>Want to know how to get nominated </li></ul><ul><li>We want to make sure you get what you want </li></ul><ul><li>How can we make sure that you graduate </li></ul><ul><li>When do you prepare for college life </li></ul><ul><li>What types of careers are you interested in </li></ul>
    23. 23. Contact PSTC <ul><li>267-940-PSTC </li></ul>Temple Office 1510 Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia, PA 19123 Center City Location 640 North Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19130 Training Facility Location 63 Concord Road Aston, PA 19014