FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to get an evaluation if I'm only playing in a league?
Only athletes who are enrolled in a training program are required to get an evaluation. But all members are eligible to be evaluated.
Why do I need a membership to sign up for anything?
We want to create the best experience possible at SPU, and to be brutally honest, that takes money. Membership dues go towards some of the smaller facility expenses like equipment and facility maintenance, giveaways, free events, referees, trophies, awards and other niceties that add to the experience for everyone.
Can a couples membership mix adult and youth training packages?
Yes! As long as you are paying the full price for one training package, any additional athlete you sign up is eligible for the discounted package.
Is there a military discount?
Without a doubt! We want to show our gratitude for all who serve our country by offering a 15% discount on anything we offer. Just show us your military ID and you're set!
Do I have to do auto-pay?
For your convenience most of our packages are set on a monthly auto-pay. If you wish to only be billed a certain number of months, just let us know and we can take care of that for you. Otherwise, you can contact us and cancel your auto-pay at least 10 days before being billed.
We stand behind our services, so all sales are final. Under extenuating circumstances, you can request a refund by contacting us. And no, forgetting to cancel your auto-pay for six months is not an extenuating circumstance. That's personal responsibility.
My child is 6 years old, can he be in Junior Varsity I?
Because he would be paired with athletes as old as 9, we have to draw the line at 7 years old. However, a program is in the works for 5-6 year olds, so stay tuned.
Will lifting weights stunt my kid's growth?
No one asks if putting a helmet and pads onto a 7 year old and asking him to run into other 7 year olds will stunt his growth. That's a legitimate risk to fracturing growth plates. Lifting weights is not. There are countless studies that disprove this idea. It is generally agreed that kids as young as 7 are perfectly safe working with the proper load in a controlled environment.
How long until I see results?
The real question is, how long are you willing to put in the time and effort to achieve those results? Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was a 4.3 40-yard dash and 5% body fat. General rule of thumb, the worse off you are, the quicker and more dramatic the results will be. An athlete with a 16-inch vertical jump could realistically add 6 inches in a month, which is pretty good. But an athlete with a 39-inch vertical jump trying to get to 40-inches could take months, if not longer. Nature of diminishing returns.
Should I be training in-season?
100% yes. In-season training is as vital as off-season training. The key differences are that your focus shifts to weight training since you're getting enough high velocity work from your sport. The other difference is that your training volume comes way down as to not overtrain. Think about this, you spend all offseason getting strong, then you stop lifting weights for 3 months? One, you get weaker as the season wears on. And two, you have to start over next offseason since you lost all your gains. Avoid those pitfalls with in-season training.