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Is your youth, high school or college athlete eager to step up their game? The University of Kansas Health System’s Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Overland Park is offering a 20 percent discount for early signups for its youth summer program.

The 10-week program, which runs June 5-August 11, offers sessions for athletes who are 8 years old through college. Sign up by May 19 for the discount.

“Our summer program introduces athletes to the fundamental movement patterns that are needed to compete in all sports,” says Roger Allen, strength and athletic development supervisor at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center. “Each week, drills progress in difficulty and every session ends with sport-specific drill work, giving athletes an edge over their competition.”

Developmental Class (For ages 8-12)

  • Offered up to 5 times per week
  • Morning option: 9-10 a.m. Monday-Friday
  • Afternoon option: 6-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Sports Performance or Female Sports Performance Class (Ages 12-up)

  • Up to 4 times per week
  • Sports performance 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Female Sports Performance: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Ryan Sloop, ATC, facility coordinator at the sports performance location, says the summer program targets linear speed development, change of direction/agility, strength training and power development.

The multiple class times provide flexibility to attend as little as once a week or up to 5 times a week for middle school, high school and college athletes.

“It’s a well-rounded program that checks all the boxes of athletic development,” he says. “By committing to training now, athletes can be in mid-season form on Day 1 of their fall season.”

Here is a podcast with Allen talking about the summer program.

See the summer schedule and prices.

The Performance Center is at 8302 W 125th St. Overland Park, 66213. For information, email or call 913-239-0646.