We have created a professional level training room that teams and individual athletes can use to maximize their performance and recovery. These services are offered for team training.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (S&C) – IN AND OFF SEASON
S&C coaches create both team and individual training programs, with the goal of improving sporting performance in areas such as; speed, strength, power and endurance with appropriate weight management strategies if required. These programs will incorporate baseline and frequent testing so that progress can be tracked after each cycle of training.
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY / MENTAL TRAINING FOR TEAMS
With all the time people spend working on their physical health, we often neglect how big of a role the mind plays in peak performance. Mental conditioning is designed with the science of sport & performance psychology to help athletes enhance confidence, maintain focus, deal with setbacks, overcome performance anxiety, and more. Sport psychology is done both at the individual and team level. While improving athletic performance is an important priority, our objective is to also nurture individual mental health and well-being.
TEAM SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES FOR A FULL SEASON
Fees and sessions vary depending on the team’s budget and needs.
● Team sessions/workshops for duration of season (Including pre and postseason)
● Psychometric/team assessment data
● Coach and staff consultation
● On-site training and game day support
● Optional pool of individual sessions to add-on for coaches to allocate to athletes as needed
TEAM MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOP
One hour mental skills training session on a topic of your choice. Intended for teams, coaches, and parents.
● Goal Setting
● Emotional/Stress Control
● Positive Behaviour
● Performance Routines
● Or any other topic of discussion needed for your team
ARC by Pivotal offers a recovery centre to teams of all levels from various sports. Recovering together as a team is beneficial to team building and bonding. With enough notice, we have the ability to close our facility to the public and allow a private, locker room style experience and recovery for teams.
CONCUSSION BASELINE TESTING
The biggest concern surrounding concussions comes from the energy deficit that occurs in the brain following injury. When the brain is in this low energy state, it has been well established that the brain is extremely vulnerable to additional trauma, where even smaller impacts can lead to another concussion; and these second concussions can cause severe brain injuries with potentially permanent or fatal outcomes.
The problem is that symptoms (meaning how someone feels) do not coincide with brain recovery. The only way to know when the brain has fully recovered and out of this “vulnerable period” is to compare current brain function to when the individual was healthy; this is what is known as a “baseline test”.
A baseline test is a battery of tests that measures every area of brain function that could potentially become affected following a concussion (you need more than computer tests!!). The reason that the test is termed a “baseline” is because it is done BEFORE the athlete gets injured. In order to know when an athlete has fully recovered, we first have to know where they were when they were healthy. Without having this information, there is no way to truly know when an athlete has fully recovered and is safe to return to their sport.
Baseline testing is the most important thing to get done prior to beginning your sports season on a yearly basis.
How to treat a concussion has become an important point of discussion for both amateur and professional athletes around the world. Concussion recovery is best managed by professionals who have received research-proven training and have the adequate skills to treat concussions. Here at ARC by Pivotal, our physiotherapists have received the specialized training needed and are competent, qualified and capable of treating concussions.
We are open to providing educational workshops, seminars, or presentations to your team. Depending on your team’s needs and goals, the topics of discussion can range from athletic development, recovery science, injury prevention to mental performance.