The COR1 Athletics Camps are returning to Juneau next week.
The camps — the All-Sports Performance Camp and Football Skills Camp — go from Monday to Thursday at Thunder Mountain High School.
Juneau native Cori Metzgar is the camp founder and director, and heads up the strength and conditioning programs at Western Oregon University. Metzgar will joined by fellow sports performance coaches Nate Penaranda of Grand Canyon University and Alex Melson of Melson Speed & Performance, in addition to numerous WOU football coaches.
“Strength and condition is a huge part of athletics now and to have three strength and conditioning coaches who are all nationally-certified is huge for Juneau,” Metzgar said. “I think a lot of people don’t fully understand what we do and what we’re trying to do, which is bring a high-level camp up to Juneau, give them the access to collegiate strength and conditioning coaches who have been doing this for a combined total of 30 years.”
In the afternoon, from 1-4 p.m., a mix of college coaches and players will teach the football session.
This is will be the third offering of the camp in Juneau. Metzgar began the camp two years ago as a way to give back to Juneau athletes and share about the benefits of sports performance training.
“It just makes them more efficient from an earlier age and it helps them (with) injury prevention so they’re not getting overuse injuries: tendinitis, shin splints,” Metzgar said. “All of that is directly related to bad form or overuse with using bad form. That’s definitely one thing we focus on is proper technique for injury prevention.”
The strength and football camps go for $125 and $225, respectively, and there is still space available. To learn more or register, go to cor1athletics.com.
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