Our Sports Performance Program supports the mission of Westminster Academy by providing student-athletes the opportunity to develop a strong foundation on which they can excel with their athletic gifts and talents for God’s glory. We emphasize the core values of discipline, leadership, work ethic, commitment, accountability, and integrity—all with a positive Christian attitude. Combined, we call this grit! Grit is the characteristic that enables someone to push through and continue when others have thrown in the towel. It is our desire that these values continue and a healthy lifestyle continue for the rest of their lives.
Westminster Academy’s Sports Performance Program is led by Coach David Torrence. Coach Torrence is a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise and holds several certifications as a NCSF- Certified Strength Coach, NASM- Performance Enhancement Specialists, and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Our program is geared toward systematic progressions to master the concepts of body control, the ability to decelerate and accelerate, and produce force and absorb force. It is geared toward maximizing their athleticism and reducing the risk of injuries in athletics. We use a modified Tier System (created by Joe Kenn) which is a total body approach to sports performance. We are a movement-based program which means movement precedes strength. We do not load strength on top of mobility deficiencies. We aim to have our athletes move proficiently using correct movement patterns and mechanics.