Kids X Training Program

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Join our class founded on injury prevention technique/procedures. Our goal is to encourage proper neuromotor development to ensure safe growth and maturation for young athletes. Teaching the fundamentals of movement will enable participants to move safely and set them up for future athletic success.

This program is developed and run by Dr. Nicholas Matthes who is a Physical Therapist and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.  He has years of experience training athletes of all ages, specifically powerlifting champions and high school football players. l Dr. Matthes is a former college football player and serves as a volunteer assistant football/strength & conditioning coach for Governor Livingston High School.  He has been an employee of the Berkeley Heights YMCA for the last 10 years as well.

Benefits of the program:

  • Led by Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Learn about optimal human movement and function
  • Promote proper neuro-developmental movement patterns
  • Increase athleticism and safety through motor skill development

Training principles incorporated into the program are backed by research and decrease your child’s risk of ACL injuries (Modified Landing Error Scoring System and Noncontact ACL Injury) or other injuries that are commonly seen in adolescent athletics.  Adding cross training to your athletes’ schedule will reduce their risk of overuse injuries as well (The American Journal of Sports Medicine).



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