OPTIMIZING THE ADOLESCENT ATHLETE

Athletes don't just happen.

It's a lifelong journey of athletic discovery!
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UNLEASH YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL!

If you are trying to get to the next level, have higher aspirations to play collegiate sports or just trying to be the best athlete you can be, come to the Sports Science Institute of Illinois’ Human Performance Laboratory.

 

Our lab is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the comprehensive medical evaluation, sports diagnostic testing, and education of adolescent athletes.

THE SSI APPROACH

Our program is based on the fundamental principle: Adolescent Physiology ≠ Adult Physiology

Young athletes are assessed on Sports Science Institute's (SSI) proprietary sports specific domains, creating over 2000 data points. This data will serve as the basis of SSI’s Customized Sports Profile.

Due to the special expertise and testing procedures geared for the physiology of adolescent athletes, these high-caliber medical sports evaluations were previously limited to collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes.

 

Now, Steven R. Boas, M.D., a Leading Pediatric Sports Pulmonologist and founder of SSI, is offering these evaluations for adolescent athletes at the middle and high school levels.

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OUR MISSION AND VISION

Our Mission is to empower adolescent athletes to discover their unique biological, physiological, psychological, and genetic attributes to gain a competitive advantage.   

Our Vision is to nurture, grow and educate a new generation of future adolescent athletes using Sports Science to help them take their game to the next level. 

Young Female Soccer Player

WOULD YOU EXPECT AN AMAZING POWERLIFTER TO BE A GREAT SOCCER PLAYER?

Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to perform better in certain sports. Some athletes excel at high intensity activities. Others are better suited for long endurance sports. While most have some characteristics of both.  

 

SSI utilizes the latest medical protocols to determine your Specific Physiological Profile as well as evaluate your athletic performance using the latest scientific sports diagnostic equipment.

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EXPLORE YOUR BODY.
UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL.

Wouldn't it be nice if your body came with a manual?

Let's discover your body's full potential together!

 

The first step would be a tour of our Human Performance Laboratory based on your specific goals, needs and concerns.