The summer is a critical time in a young athletes career. It is the time to train and focus on enhancing physical qualities. As kids age, sport specific skills get harder and harder to improve. However, physical abilities (size, speed and strength) still have a significant window for improvement. The athlete who trains properly and increases his size, speed and strength becomes more powerful. As a result, he is able to maximize his sport skills for the upcoming season. This is the athlete who performs at a higher level than his competition, recovers faster and remains healthy throughout the season.
As an All American Linebacker at Boston College and 3 time pro-bowl linebacker for the Detroit Lions, I had the awesome opportunity to play, train and learn from great athletes, coaches and trainers.
At BC, future Hall of Fame and two time Super Bowl Champion Coach Tom Coughlin talked about preparation and earning the right to win. “Earning the right to win means you’ve dealt with your fear of failure. The fear that you might not succeed—sometimes even before you begin—almost guarantees that you’ll fail. Proper preparation will enable you to overcome that fear.” – Tom Coughlin
Legendary NFL linebacker Chris Spielman, told me in my rookie year, “In the NFL you need to out prepare the competition and “get the edge.” Either you get it or you give it to your opponent.”
– Chris Spielman
I never forgot those words and that is the inspiration that led me to create the Stephen Boyd Get the Edge Strength & Conditioning Program. An athletic enhancement program for male high school athletes ages 14 – 18 devoted to teaching young men how to prepare mentally and physically for their upcoming athletic season.
Our Summer 2019 strength & conditioning camp features a Special Early Registration Discount and will include 2 unique programs!
Each is designed specifically to maximize your success and allow you to build a solid athletic foundation while staying focused on your individual goals. Programs are conducted at Chaminade H.S. in Mineola, NY from July 9th to August 16th.
The High School Program (for male athletes entering grades 10-12) concentrates on improving all components of athleticism including flexibility, balance, coordination, strength, speed, power, endurance, durability, nutrition, mental toughness and self-confidence. (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 6:45pm – 8:45pm)
The Middle School Program (specially designed for male athletes entering grades 8-9) is a concentrated version of the High School Program. This unique program includes injury reduction exercises, movement & strength training fundamentals to give each athlete “the edge.” (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:15pm)
Our 2018 program included athletes from the following sports: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, and Wrestling.
I am so proud to offer my summer camp for the 8th consecutive year and look forward to helping you Get the Edge!
Best, Stephen Boyd #57