Montverde Academy has built a world-class athletic program for student-athletes to improve their abilities and skill in preparation for the next level in their athletic pursuits, whether that is playing at the collegiate and/or professional level. In that pursuit, our training staff, led by Tim Crowley, head strength and conditioning coach, have incorporated the use of technology to better measure and track performance.
Fox 35’s Good Day Orlando film crew spent a couple of hours in our weight room, filming and interviewing our coaching staff and student-athletes about the different technology they work with.
“The use of technology in our programs is another tool we have that provides precise measurements that in competitive sports can make all the difference,” said Coach Crowley. “By tracking this information for each individual, we can create specific plans that enhance the power, speed and strength of an individual student-athlete. Or we can look at a whole team, as we’re doing with the girls varsity soccer team, to measure fatigue, stress levels, how much sleep they got, and potential injuries to plan practice strategy to maximize effectiveness.”
A group of student-athletes representing cross-country, soccer, basketball, swimming, and baseball demonstrated the tools. Precious A., Jojo C. and Maria T. demonstrated the Vert, a performance tracker that accurately and efficiently measures vertical jumps. All seven students including Jody B., Camilo V., Lily H., and Alexa C., put the Brower Timing system, which accurately measures speed up to a thousandth of a second, through its paces with a round of sprints. They also demonstrated the effectiveness of the Keiser Performance Trainer, a versatile, air-driven cable system allows training at any angle and any speed. This piece of equipment is used daily in athletic workouts at MVA, but it is not found in most high school weight rooms.
We invite you to tune in to Good Day Orlando this coming Friday morning to catch the segment. The show airs between 7-10 a.m. on Fox 35. Please check social media on Friday as we will share a more accurate time as the information is provided to us. Once the segment airs, we will share it on social media as well.
Thank you to the student-athletes and coaches who made this segment possible.