BASIC TRAINING: Infinity Fitness and Sports Institute views our training model as a Pyramid no matter what age, gender and or desired sport or activity. All buildings, whether a home or skyscraper, are built from the ground–up. We feel that building an Athlete is no different. Typically "Formal" training is not necessary and or cost effective for such a young child athlete. We feel it is better done in a common group or team with no more 10:1 ratio depending on the skill of the athlete and the skill the trainer is teaching.
Over the past ten years there has been a shift from the three-sport athlete to the one sport athlete. Training for one sport has now become a constant year round process. Because of this, problems arise because the body never really rests and therefore athletes are acquiring over-use syndromes resulting in injuries or even shortened careers, all of which could have been prevented with the right kind of trainers and training.
We define "Basic Training" as first educating the athlete in the arena of exercise, teaching them the proper form and technique with all aspects of exercise. This includes and is not limited to basic anatomy of the body and its function, breathing, posture, body alignment during exercise, foot/body wear and hydration to name a few.We as trainers and coaches alike cannot force physiology and the development of a child, but we can guide and encourage athletic development within safe and appropriate parameters of training. IFSI also believe that "no pain, no gain" is a poor methodology of getting results. With this mind set, it can be very harmful and costly to the young athlete. We find that athletes at such a young age need to work on less sport specific exercises and focus more on developing their level of athleticism as a whole, not just focusing on speed, agility and/or quickness