Our Method: Each one of our CSI Athletes starts here!
High Performance Training is a highly complex, science-driven undertaking.
In order to exactly drive athletes to reach their maximum pinnacles of performance we at CSI fully assess all the physiological and even psychological parameters of each athlete, the sports they play and the position within the sport that they play. This process involves exhaustive real-science assessment and analysis. At CSI, no stone remains unturned…we’ll let your competitors trip over the ones they fail to turn over.
This is the starting place of the California Sports Institute Performance Training methodology and we do this for each and every one of our athletes!
Personality – we get to know who you, the person, are:
At the California Sports Institute, we feel that to in order to be effective in assisting our athletes, the entire process should be in collaboration with the athlete. We feel the bond between athlete and coach is as important as any single element of the training continuum. We spend time visiting with, and listening to, each and every one of our athletes. Yes, we listen to what their wants, needs, goals and dreams are but most importantly we take the time to get to know them as people. We believe that training is maximized when one pays attention to the person at the core of the athlete.
Bouts of Movement (BoM) film analysis:
To completely understand the physiological requirements of the sport of participation, we ask the athlete to provide us with game film of him/herself playing their sport. We use this game film to undertake a detailed and exhaustive BoM analysis. This involves, timing, typecasting, describing and categorizing each specific bout of movement a player goes through in the playing of a sport for an entire game. For example, a two-step linear burst is a different BoM than the one that begins on the third step and that veers slightly sideways. This slightly altered step can put the body in a different angular position and causes a different inter-relation of body parts. This analysis is indeed very tedious (a point guard in basketball can display 5,000 different BoM in a half of basketball!), however to truly understand all the physiological elements of the sport and prepare the training program to address these elements, this is a vital and necessary step in the process. We also ask the athlete to provide game film of the sport (one tape of the best player in the world in the position that the athlete plays, and one tape of the best athlete in the trainee’s age-group). If the athlete is unable to provide, we locate such film ourselves. We do this to try to use the “best of the best” at the position you play as a bench mark toward which to drive your training.
We undertake a full biomechanical analysis using a sound scientific methodology.
There are some systems out there which do this (the FMS and the Body Map to name but a few), unfortunately they are dramatically lacking, produce no normative values, do not use a science-based protocol of redundancy creation and quite frankly are so incomplete in their thoroughness that we hold them in very low esteem. They are, however, simple and easy to do…
Our analyses are redundancy based, completely thorough, filmed using Dartfish technology, analyzed and are neither simple or easy to do. They do however provide (outside of sports performance laboratories), the best possible and therefore absolutely necessary analytical information about your biomechanical make-up inclusive of flaws (injury potential markers and performance barriers) and functional chain interrupters.
Rate of Force Development Assessment
It is not simply good enough to know how “strong” somebody is or how “high” they jump; it is of my importance to understand how they develop this strength, and how they create those jumps. Using Myotest technology, we do a full spectrum assessment and analysis of all aspects of Rate of Force (RFD) development to fully understand what the athlete’s strength, power, speed, and rates of those elements are. Outside of a high performance lab, Myotest testing provides the most reliable, highest degree of evidence-based results that help understand athletic profiles and therefore scientifically drive high performance sports training.
We consult directly with your sport coach to garner an understanding of what your coach feels is your in-game profile. -The goal here is to determine what others think are your playing strengths and at-needs areas in order to ensure that your training is continually directed towards achieving the highest possible actual sports performance result.
360/360 Program Creation:
Using all the scientific data and information we gather from all the assessments we create your personalized CSI high performance training program.
Your training protocol is 360-degrees in nature as it considers and incorporates all elements of what goes into your and only your performance in your sport.
Your training protocol is “360-days” in nature in that it is designed from Day 1 to Day of Ultimate performance (as in your Olympic final), or Ultimate Performances (as in the various games, playoffs and championship that makes up your season). CSI uses an Eastern European pioneered protocol in doing this in that we start from the day of your most important event(s) and works backwards to the start of your training in creating and organizing your workouts.
Evidence-based Performance Nutrition:
- As with all aspects of EGP Performance Training, we adhere to science/evidence-based protocol in regards to sports nutrition and therefore refer our athletes to a sports-grade Registered Dieticians (RD) who has worked with hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes in a variety of sports.
– We also have the option to connect you with a personal chef who is also a sports-grade Registered Dietician. She comes into your home and prepares you as many healthy meals as per your performance nutrition protocol as you desire.
Get out on that Edge, 1-on-1:
Day 1 of training begins!!! We implement your scientifically grounded, 360/360 CSI High Performance training program and directly train you one-on-one…because you are unique!
Each session is taped, filmed and analyzed and dissected before the next training session in order to make intelligent adjustments to continually ensure your training is efficiently and scientifically driven towards making your goals your reality.