Sports Performance Training with Athletic Trainer Rob Stephenson

Sport-Specific Personal Training & Strength Training for Athletes

Sports performance training is centralized around movements unique to your sport, whatever it may be. Want to learn how to run long distances or improve a time on a run? Strength training for athletes could improve how much weight you lift! Are your goals performance related? Then this is for you. As an athletic trainer, I coach athletes preparing for weightlifting competitions, endurance racing, team sports, snow sports, team sports, CrossFit, and several other competitive activities. Preparation includes educating athletes on body maintenance and self-care while competing, as well as on how to move your body safely in ways conducive to reaching your goals.


Sports performance training is perfect for teenagers, weekend warriors, and adult athletes. Anyone can progress in performance if they learn how to prevent pain and become more pliable. Train Rugged’s sports specific program teaches athletes of all ages how to move better for the long haul.

Sports performance training will cover a broad range of topics including:

    • Movement assessments, how to develop mental toughness
    • Stabilizing the knee and ACL prevention techniques
    • Building joint control, tendon and ligament strength, elasticity in the tissue
    • Linear and lateral drills, linear and lateral speed, crossover speed
    • Med Ball Work, jump training, force and power development, strength training, conditioning
    • Progressions/regressions, and PRECISE programming (what I actually use in the weight room with athletes – periodized sets & reps & phases)

Your initial assessment with athletic trainer Rob Stephenson is free. We can get to know each other, see if we’re a good match, and discuss your specific needs and goals.

Schedule Your Free Assessment

I understand the importance of getting to know your personal trainer before committing to a long-term training plan. To schedule a free session, complete the form below and I’ll contact you to set up a good time.



Ready to take the first step towards improving the way you feel and function? Take advantage of my offer for a free consultation. I offer personal training, sports massage and bodywork services in Santa Barbara, CA. Through a holistic approach to physical fitness and whole-body wellness, I can help you be your best self.

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