Patient Care

Teen Athletes Invited to Sports Performance Enhancement Camp

Mar. 17, 2011
University Sports Medicine specialists to teach strength, conditioning skills

High school and college athletes have the opportunity to learn strength and conditioning skills at a month-long Sports Performance Enhancement Camp sponsored by University Sports Medicine (USM), a program of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

The camp will take place from June 27 to July 28 at the University of Rochester’s Goergen Athletic Center. Participants can sign up for the morning session, which will run 9 to 11 a.m., or the evening session, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Both sessions run Monday through Thursday each week.

“The camp is designed to improve an athlete’s performance, as well as reduce the risk of injury while playing sports,” said Todd Peterson, A.T.C., P.T.A., CSCS, director of performance enhancement at University Sports Medicine. “The competition they face, no matter what sport, is fierce and we’ve found young athletes – both young men and women – are requiring more than sport-specific skills training to succeed.”  

The goal of the Sports Performance Enhancement Camp is to reduce their risk of injury and improve their competitive edge in the sports they play. The drills are constructed to help participants improve their running form, agility and foot speed; increase flexibility, balance, coordination and joint awareness; enhance core strength and muscle control; and learn body alignment and proper technique to avoid being injured. 

USM’s team of strength and conditioning specialists, exercise physiologists and athletic trainers designed the content of the program to help increase athletes’ power, speed, and flexibility and reduce injuries.The cost to enroll is $150 per person (and group discounts are available). For more information or to register, call University Sports Medicine at (585) 341-9150, or visit and click on special events.