Program to focus on developing speed and agility for Hawkins County youth

Jeff Bobo • Jul 3, 2013 at 8:40 AM

ROGERSVILLE — James Madison University head strength and conditioning coach Greg Werner will be in Rogersville Friday hosting a free sports clinic at the ProStrength & Speed facility.

The program runs from noon to 2 p.m. and will focus on developing speed and agility for all Hawkins County youth.

This will be Werner’s sixth year coming to ProStrength for special programs. Youths who participate in the program can expect to learn speed, agility and strength training techniques taught by Werner and his staff.

James Madison boasts one of our country’s most respected strength and conditioning programs.

Collegiate strength and conditioning coaches are routinely invited to ProStrength to train staff members and allow area youth a unique opportunity to learn the keys to developing speed and agility like a college athlete.

Werner became the head strength and conditioning coach at James Madison in 1995 after working as an assistant in the program the previous three years.

He received his master’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science from JMU in 1994.

He became interested in speed, strength and conditioning while earning his bachelor’s degree in human performance with an emphasis in exercise science at Austin Peay State University. Werner is the faculty instructor for JMU’s School of Kinesiology's Concepts of Strength & Conditioning course.

Werner will be joined in Friday’s Rogersville program by assistance strength coaches, interns and athletes from the JMU program and by his son Hans.

ProStength & Speed is the largest community-based youth health initiative in East Tennessee. It was started in 2003 by Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc.

Each summer ProStrength & Speed offers an eight-week strength and conditioning program to Hawkins County students between third and 12th grade.

The ProStrength & Speed facility is located on 530 W. Main Street, Rogersville, in the old IPC facility across from the Scotchman.

For more information contact a ProStrength staff member at (423) 327-3322 or (423) 921-6995.

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