I believe that when a parent and their athlete are starting out, there are a couple topics that need to be covered to maximize your experience here at MVP.
MVP parents need to take into account the time commitment that it takes for a successful training program. Each piece of the MVP training puzzle (Force, Velocity, Power, Private and Youth), needs its own about of time during the week. It breaks down as follows:
• MVP’s Force Program (lifting only)
- 2 hours min
• MVP’s Velocity Program( Plyos and Agility, Speed)
- 2 hours total min. 1 for plyos and 1 for speed
• MVP’s Power Program (Force and Velocity combined)
- 3-4 hours min
- 2 hours min
- 1 hour min
- 2 hours max
Choosing the Proper Program
Now that we have looked at what each program requires, we can see which one is the best fit for the athlete at the current time. The Parent /Athlete needs to weigh out how much free time they can carve out of their schedule. Also after the evaluation, we can determine which training emphasis needs to be focused on. Athletes can switch programs depending on their seasonal transitions and changes. The last thing we want is athletes to underachieve due to poor programming choices.
Athlete and Parent Commitment
Training at MVP requires a great deal of commitment from both athletes and parents. To get the full benefit from the training, athletes and parents need to treat each session like a sports practice. Consistent attendance and dedication to hard work can almost guarantee results. One can’t expect to progress at their sport, while attending 50% of practice. The same is true here at MVP.
So Parents, I understand that you are trying to make a tough financial decision. Yet I believe that when all these factors are considered, any athlete can be put into the right situation to improve. Athlete improvement is the true value of training here at MVP.
- Coach Wray Watkins