Sports Performance Coaches
Hi my name is Chris Hallford, and if you’re a coach, then I’ve got an AMAZING GIFT for you.
As a bay area kid my whole life I grew up playing sports and learning from many great local coaches.
It was because of them that I was able to compete at national and junior Olympic levels.
Now I train coaches and kids at all levels and have a mission to keep kids performing at their best with the least amount of wear and tear on their bodies.
And since there is only one of me, this mission starts with YOU, the coach.
With that said, I would like to offer you a free 1 hr session w/me that includes us going over your team’s strength/cross training methods and stretching/injury prevention program.
This also includes me showing you how to properly progress your kids exercise program so that they peak at the right time, INJURY FREE.
Just to give you an idea of some of the stuff you will be learning with me, check out these simple rules for functional training.
7 simple rules for functional training
- The more an exercise resembles a specific movement (sports), the stronger and more efficient the athlete gets at that precise movement.
- Proper training leads to efficient coordination, which leads to less wear and tear, which in turn improves stamina.
- There are many variables that require manipulation in order to get all aspects of a sport or activity properly trained for, and if you miss one then your program could be wasted.
- Some of these variables are; speed, volume, intensity, range of motion, duration, rest, frequency, exercise order, exercise selection, and more.
- There are 3 planes of motion that the body moves in, and all of them need to be trained separately and together in order to get truly functional results.
- Functional exercise training can be mixed with sport drills to enhance strength and stamina in the exact movements of the sport.
- It is important to make sure that although the exercises are functional, they do not cause more unnecessary repetitive stress on the athlete in the same muscles and joints that they get it in from their sport.
If you like those than….
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“Chris has lead some of the core exercise workouts for Team in Training over the past few years now and he really makes an impact on our runners!
His focus on performance and injury prevention help keep our team strong and best yet, educated.
His energy and methods are so motivating and unique that people don't mind the intense butt-kicking workouts he puts them through!”
~ Tim Scenone
Head Coach South Bay Team in Training
What I Offer
I also teach all over the bay area and travel to teach other trainers, students, doctors, and coaches.
One of my passions is putting on workshops through my institute along with presenting for the WAC academy in San Francisco on health, sports performance and pain management.
What I teach you is based on my own unique systems founded in science and proven ways to progress the neuromuscular system and get people to reach their potential.
I can show you how to detect weaknesses in your athletes and design specific programs that will help them reach their potential.
I first met Chris about 3 years ago through Team in Training where his partnership has been invaluable to 100's of both new and experienced runners. Chris is an amazing teacher who donates both his time and talent to the lucky participants of Team and Training.
This stuff works for EVERYONE!
I use the same methods that I will show you on my elite athletes at professional levels as well as the beginner athletes just starting out.
As a bonus this system also works for progressing your athletes back from an injury.
All of this for FREE! I promise you there are no strings attached. This is my way of giving back.
Check out these Frightening Stats on Kids Injuries!
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that:
- High school athletes alone account for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations every year, with almost half of these being from overuse
- Orthopedic surgeons are now seeing two trends: 1) a rapid increase in the number of youth sports injuries and 2) a drop in the age of young athletes with overuse injuries.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, every year more than 3.5 million children age 14 and younger are treated for sports injuries.
Signs that parents should look for that might indicate an overuse injury include:
- Favoring one side of the body over the other.
- Appearing to be in pain when using a certain body part.
- Trouble sleeping.
- Stiffness in muscles or joints.
Here are just a few quotes from Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon, president of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and co-chairman of the Stop Sports Injuries campaign. To read more click here.
"Sports used to be seasonal. If you played youth baseball, you used to have the winter off. Now, people think playing all year is supposed to make you better, but more isn't always better," Andrews said.
He said he's seeing a lot of kids in his practice who have adult-type injuries, and are requiring extensive reconstructive surgeries before they're even out of high school.
"Young kids are a lot more vulnerable because they have cartilage that's soft, muscles that are weak and they're still growing," said Andrews.
Along down the line this will turn into arthritis and other issues that can be irreversible.
Thankfully these stats can be dramatically improved with preventative care and the right functional training.
This is where I come in.
The Overuse Solution
- Based on my evaluation I will give you exercises that balance tension surrounding the joints and keep your body moving efficiently.
- Based on your sport I will create a program that enhances your strength, speed, power and coordination in exactly the ways YOU need it.
- I will work with you to create an overall program that includes YEAR BY YEAR training strategies to avoid overuse injuries and aches and pains.
Still wondering if you should choose Exercise Progression or even functional training? Here’s the question to ask yourself;
Is it worth it to train hard without a well balanced plan and risk arthritis and surgeries by an early age?
Or is it better to train hard and smart while increasing performance and decreasing wear and tear by using a well rounded approach?
You have absolutely NOTHING TO LOSE, it is a FREE CONSULT!
Please contact me and I will show you how to get the best out of your athletes.
As a bonus I will also give you, the coach, 3 FREE SESSIONS for any of your athletes who need personal attention with injury prevention or performance issues.
Just in case you missed it, here are the...
- Results – We even guarantee them! If you are not continuing to set personal records or get better, then we give you your money back. It’s that simple.
- Expertise – Chris has written books and taught at 2 different institutes. He has also been the head of pain and injuries at two different clinics.
- Experience – Chris has qualified for Junior Olympics in 2 sports, has over 28 years experience as an athlete, and has consulted with and trained professional athletes in over 20 sports.
- Fun - you won't even know you are working out!
- Creative - you won't find workouts like this anywhere else
- Specific programs - we learn about your situation and then create the program to meet your needs
- We are great for kids and adults
- We have new and super-functional equipment
- We will take you to your limits, and bring you back STRONGER
- We can help you with both injuries and performance issues
Chris RAAAAWKS! He's been to our Team In Training Coaches Workouts for several seasons, leading us through a variety of core strength exercises before we run. Though we are a run team, we need to have strong abs & back to compliment strong legs. Chris works on it all! It's a sight when Chris leads our group of 100+ runners through exercises. He's the “Pied Piper of fitness."
Team in Training Mentor
I have been a TNT participant for several years. I love their workouts and as a fitness professional myself I understand the importance of having a strong core for having better running form. Chris' core workouts are an added benefit to the TNT track workouts. He gives a complete circuit of exercises that targets core strength and stability. His delivery showcases his knowledge and professionalism - he has a sweet yet tough motivational style that makes you just not hate what he's having you do.