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FITNESS

 
Overview & Purpose of Fitness at Cobb Atlanta
 
The purpose of fitness at Cobb Atlanta is to develop a better athlete. Volleyball is more competitive than ever, and training properly will help each athlete get that winning edge against their opponents. Performance training is important for every athlete as it decreases the likelihood of injury by teaching functional and proper movements of the body. We will work on a variety of aspects during fitness including: plyometrics, agility, strength, balance, power and endurance, all of which are essential in developing a sound athlete and a better volleyball player.
 
 
 
Our Goals of Fitness
  • To provide an environment that players can work on their strength, conditioning and agility outside of practice time.
  • To teach athletes basic movements, ask them to do new things, push them beyond their comfort zone to improve and to help them become better athletes.
  • To train the body with functional movements to help decrease the likelihood of an injury occurring.
  • To increase athleticism in each player to help them compete at a higher level.

 

Coach Kelsey Bennett begins her second year as the Fitness Coordinator at Cobb Atlanta. Coach Klesey was a division I volleyball player at Campbell University in North Carolina. She graduated from Campbell University with a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science. After graduation, Coach Kelsey returned to her home state of Utah and became the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for the NJCAA nationally ranked Salt Lake Community College Volleyball team. She worked with the team at SLCC for 3 years.

While at SLCC, Coach Kelsey also was a performance trainer at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital for their Sports Training Program. She worked with athletes across a variety of ages, skill levels and sports. She focused on coaching athletes to increase their speed, strength, power and agility. While at TOSH, Coach Bennett frequently worked with athletes recovering from ACL reconstructions, preparing them to return back to their sport. Coach Bennett is Level 2 certified in the Athletic Republic Sports Training program. She has a deep passion to help athletes prepare themselves physically and mentally so they may perform at their highest potential on the court.

At Cobb Atlanta, Coach Kelsey has helped transform our fitness program where players enjoy attending fitness sessions because they can clearly see the benefits from the program on the court. Coach Kelsey hires and trains the Fitness Instructors that help assist her with fitness sessions throughout the season. If you want to be a stronger, better, faster athlete - you will want to be apart of our training regime!