SPARKS, Md. — Athletic Republic, a growing leader in sports performance training, has announced its new partnership with US Lacrosse and MedStar Health. With the opening of a new Athletic Republic training center within the MedStar Health facility at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., this September, the new partnership is designed to help advance the athletic development of lacrosse athletes while also providing them support during their recovery from injury.
Athletic Republic has made a name for itself over the past 25 years, training more than 1 million athletes of all ages. Their individualized approach to each athlete's development has helped players move from the bench to the starting line-up, from freshman to varsity squads, from select programs to university teams, and now from a development program to elite athletes. Athletic Republic is the preferred training partner of the U.S. National Lacrosse Teams.
"Some of the key areas we'll look to improve with athletes training at the US Lacrosse center are their top-end speed, first-step quickness, explosive power and game-day stamina", says Jay Dyer, strength and conditioning coordinator for the U.S. national teams program. "I've worked with Athletic Republic earlier in my career, and I'm thrilled to be teaming with them again."
The Athletic Republic training center within the MedStar Health facility at US Lacrosse Headquarters is being managed by MedStar Health, which is also providing Physical Therapy and Return to Play services within the new lacrosse complex. "We're very excited to bring on an established healthcare partner like MedStar, which has extensive experience working with elite and professional teams", explains Charlie Graves, CEO of Athletic Republic. "The collaboration between MedStar, US Lacrosse and Athletic Republic is destined to help develop and improve the competitive abilities of lacrosse players for years to come."
"The equipment and related technology provided by Athletic Republic represent a powerful addition to our U.S. national teams' training program," said US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen. "We're excited to have such an exclusive resource for national team athletes at our new national headquarters."
About Athletic Republic
Athletic Republic is the industry leader in performance sports training with over 120 training centers and more than 500 performance trainers providing programs appropriate for athletes of all ages. Athletic Republic's TEST-TEACH-TRAIN philosophy, science based approach, proprietary technology and advanced sports specific training protocols give athletes a competitive advantage by improving their speed, power and agility. To learn more www.athleticrepublic.com.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse and the home of the nation's fastest-growing team sport. US Lacrosse, which coordinates all activities of the U.S. National Teams Program, has more than 450,000 members in 68 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport. Bookmark, like and follow US Lacrosse at uslacrosse.org, fb.com/uslacrosse and @uslacrosse, respectively.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar's 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.