UW Health Sports Performance training programs help you become a better athlete and better runner. Use our preseason cross country training program to get ready for the season by working on running mechanics, strength training and power development to prevent injury and improve performance, and our offseason training to improve your speed, strength and agility.
Speed Camps and Strength Training
Prep Speed Academy
Young athletes can improve their linear and multidirectional speed by working with our Sports Performance speed experts at these camps.
Register online: Prep Speed Academy (ages 14-18)
Runners Strength Training
Young athletes can improve their linear and multidirectional speed by working with our Sports Performance speed experts at these academies.
Preseason Training (June through August)
Preseason Cross Country
Endurance, efficiency and running economy are key to high-performance running. Work on running mechanics, strength training and power development to prevent injury and improve performance specifically for distance runners.
Register online: Preseason Cross Country
Preseason Track for Sprinters
UW Health Sports Performance is partnering with Bill Euler, an IAAF Level 3 coach, to bring you the most comprehensive speed training and performance program available to prepare you for your fastest season yet.
Offseason Speed and Strength Training (Year-round)
Our offseason speed and strength training programs help runners improve their mobility and quickness, enhance foot speed, footwork and agility, and make you a stronger, more resilient athlete.
Developmental Speed Strength
This class introduces athletes 10 to 14 years old to training concepts for sprinting, change-of-direction agility, motor coordination and developmentally appropriate, athletic strength training.
Register online: Developmental Speed Strength
Performance Speed Strength
Athletes 15 to 18 years old, learn how to develop speed and acceleration, athletic strength and multidirectional agility.
Register online: Performance Speed Strength
1-on-1 Running Performance Training
Our running training program can help runners interested in improving their running performance, running economy or running mechanics can be evaluated by our expert athletic trainers and performance coaches.
Runners Performance 2-D Training
Our Sports Performance staff uses two-dimensional video analysis and detailed breakdown of your running mechanics to improve your efficiency, reduce energy cost and prevent injuries. Training includes:
- Training log review
- Musculoskeletal screening
- 2-D running video analysis
- Running retraining exercises
- Footwear prescription
Runners Performance 3-D Training
Our three-dimensional computerized analysis provides assessment of your running mechanics, including precise joint motions and forces. High-speed cameras record the runner on an instrumented treadmill that measures ground contact forces.
Alter-G® Treadmill Training
The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® can help runners of all ability levels to maximize their performance. This state-of-the-art equipment helps runners improve their performance by minimizing the joint loads and stresses on their bodies.