Sports Performance | Training | MedStar Health

Sports performance

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For athletes seeking to improve their sports performance, we offer a comprehensive athletic enhancement program. Athletes utilize a periodized program to enhance their athletic abilities, such as speed, agility, power, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Whether you are ready to get back in the game after a prior injury or want to take your skills to the next level, we have a program for you. MedStar Health trainers are certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and have experience working with a wide range of physical limitations that restrict clients' ability to exercise.

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Middle school athlete program

Our middle school program is designed to develop the foundation needed for successful athlete development. Each athlete will acquire and demonstrate athletic skills to improve speed, agility, strength, power, and coordination.

Price: $30 per session or $200 per month. Team training rates available.

High school athlete program

Our high school athlete program is fortifying the foundation of strength training while simultaneously developing anaerobic threshold, explosive strength, anaerobic endurance, maximal speed, and flexibility.

Price: $40 per session or $280 per month. Team training rates available.

Collegiate athlete program

Our collegiate athlete program synthesizes the general expectations of the athlete’s college team while specifically targeting their personal areas of development. Athletes train to improve through directed and specific strength, speed, power, and agility.

Price: $40 per session or $280 per month. Team training rates available.

Adult fitness programs

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We also offer a wide range of fitness programs for adult athletes or individuals looking to improve their overall health.

Price: $70 per session. Group training and corporate rates available upon request. 

  • Personal training

  • Boot camp classes

  • Kettlebell training

  • TRX classes

  • Small group training

  • Tri-sport training

  • Golf and tennis conditioning programs

Return-to-play program

As part of our continuum of care, MedStar Health offers a research-based evaluation to assist athletes in their return to full competition following an injury. We use video motion analysis software and objective criteria to determine if an individual is functionally ready to return to play. Our scientifically based testing identifies deficits in strength, power, and/or biomechanics that increase an athlete's risk of lower-extremity injury.

Participants in the program also receive a comprehensive exercise program to address those deficits and are instructed in proper jump-landing mechanics until they can pass the return-to-play criteria. The program is conducted in collaboration with your physician and/or physical therapist.

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Our locations

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MedStar Health: Sports Performance at Cockeysville

10534 York Rd. 
Cockeysville, MD 21030

MedStar Health: Sports Performance at Forest Hill

131 Industry Lane
Unit 4
Forest Hill, MD 21050

MedStar Health: Sports Performance at Hunt Valley

2 Loveton Circle
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152

Our staff

  • Jay Dyer, CSCS, FMS, RPR

    Jay Dyer is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and Director of sports performance for MedStar Health since 2004. Jay serves as head strength and conditioning coach for the USA National Lacrosse teams and Johns Hopkins University men's lacrosse team. Over the last two decades, Jay has trained countless All-World, All-American, and All-Metro athletes in a variety of sports.

  • Alex Milton, MED, CSCS, ELDOA 1, FRC, PES

    Alex Milton has been a part of the strength and conditioning staff for MedStar Health sports performance since 2018. He specifically oversees the operation and management of the Phase Three / Return to Play program, where he assists physical therapists returning athletes back to play after sustaining a major injury.

    Alex earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, where he graduated with honors. Alex also obtained a Master of Education with a concentration in sport leadership from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to working at MedStar Health, Alex worked at eight division one universities, including but not limited to, Wake Forest University, University of Kentucky, and the University of North Carolina. He currently works out of the Hunt Valley and Cockeysville locations.

  • Dave Vargo, CSCS

    Dave earned his bachelor's degree in sport management from California University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a Certified Level 1 Coach through Precision Nutrition.

    In his 10 years in the industry, Dave has worked with a wide range of clientele from high school athlete to senior populations. Prior to joining MedStar in 2021, Dave was the head trainer of a personal training studio where he created and oversaw programming for more than 130 clients.

  • Mitchell Zajicek, CSCS

    Mitchell is from Pittsburgh, PA. He studied exercise science at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, where he also played football for the Wolverines and was an assistant strength coach. Before coming to MedStar Health, Mitchell served as Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cumberland University, Head Strength Coach at Widener University, Assistant Strength Coach at Utah Tech University, and Head Strength Coach at Indiana University of PA (IUP). Most recently, Mitchell was the strength coach for the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division in Kentucky.

    In his free time, Mitchell enjoys cooking and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art which focuses grappling, ground fighting, and submission holds.

  • Clare Ingersoll, MS, CSCS

    Clare formerly coached at Virginia Tech, Coppin State University, and Washington College. She completed her Master's degree in Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College, where she was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. Over the course of her career, she has worked with a wide range of athletes, including lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, volleyball, swimming and diving, tennis, wrestling, baseball, and softball. While at Washington College, she majored in Psychology and played field hockey.

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