YOUNGSTOWN — The Baltimore Ravens' strength and conditioning coaches visited the Central YMCA’s High Performance Studios, 17 N. Champion St., last week to share ideas and concepts about performance, strength and conditioning with the YMCA High Performance Training staff and Dick Hartzell, founder of Jump Stretch.
Steve Saunders, the Ravens’ head strength and conditioning coach, has been with the Ravens since 2016 and guides all sports science, speed, strength program and recovery initiatives, working closely with the team’s athletic training department. The Ravens employ similar training techniques to those used in the YMCA Jump Stretch classes, using bands to work on joint mobility, strength, speed and agility. Saunders said he believes in the Jump Stretch program that he learned from Hartzell in his early years of training, according to a news release.
For more information on the Jump Stretch program, including team athletic Jump Stretch training, contact Carl LaRosa at 330-744-8411, ext. 152, or Meri Fetkovich at 330-742-4788.