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Published on May 09, 2009

HealthPoint To Host Summer Student-Athlete Program

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Pawleys Island, SC A summer conditioning program designed to benefit student-athletes 13-18 years old, will be offered for a second year at Georgetown Hospital System’s HealthPoint – Center for health and fitness.

There are two versions of the program, which will be held June 16 – Aug. 7, and is being offered through a partnership between HealthPoint and NextStep Rehabilitation Services.

Participants in the Summer Conditioning program, which is geared to 13-18 year olds, will receive a comprehensive student-athlete profile including diagnostic, speed, agility and strength testing and nutritional guidance.  Results of the profile will be used to develop personalized, supervised workout and conditioning regimens designed to prevent injuries and help ensure success.   Participants will participate in twice weekly conditioning programs to be held at HealthPoint.  They also will participate in track training sessions to be held weekly at the Waccamaw High School track.

The Academic Counseling and Summer Conditioning program, geared to athletes  entering grades 9 – 11, includes not only the components of the Summer Conditioning program, but also offers summer academic counseling designed to ensure student athletes are on the correct academic path to meet eligibility requirements leading to college athletic participation. 

Participants in the Academic Counseling and Summer Conditioning program will receive the same physical conditioning as those participating in the Conditioning program, but will also receive academic counseling designed to match and educate students on eligibility requirements for college athletic participation, assistance in determining core course subject curriculum, development of a time chart spanning the years through high school graduation and instruction and motivation by teaching students 5 Core Values necessary to succeed in life, education and career choices.

Both programs are open to male and female athletes.

The programs cost $390 - $490.  Program fees will be reduced by $50 for registrations received before June 1.  Scholarships, financial aid and payment plans are available for qualifying students.  Contact Kevin Conlon at HealthPoint (237-2205) for details or to register.

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