Lincoln Railsplitter Athletics Strength & Conditioning Partnership with 734 Strength & Performance
Effective immediately, 734 Strength & Performance, Ypsilanti’s foremost strength and conditioning training center, owned by Aaron Brewer (LHS Class of 2001), will be the sole provider of customized sport performance programming for all Lincoln High School student athletes. The goal for this partnership is to add additional athletic value to each sport program that attends training sessions and therefore to Lincoln Athletics as a whole. Lincoln High School Athletic Director Chris Westfall states:
We chose 734 Strength because of their commitment to the Lincoln community. It was important to us to find coaches that understand our place and our students, and with Aaron Brewer and Eric Santure we found transformative leaders. They will not only grow our program through strength, speed, and flexibility training but also reinforce important goals of character, accountability, and work ethic. This is a huge win for our Lincoln athletes.
The 734 Strength & Performance approach to training is to build “whole athletes.” This approach emphasizes increased general athleticism through sport-specific strength and conditioning, as well as speed and agility training. In addition, supplemental athlete programming such as performance nutrition education, goal setting, mindfulness training and yoga is available through the 734 Strength team of professionals.
Railsplitter Roots: Owner Aaron Brewer
734 Strength & Performance (734 Strength) is a strength and conditioning center located in nearby Ypsilanti Township. The 734 Strength owner and operator, Aaron Brewer, was a standout athlete at Lincoln High School in the early 2000s, winning a state championship for the 2000 Railsplitters in track and field (4x200m relay) and contributing to SEC Championships in both basketball and track and field in 2001. Brewer went on to compete in track and field collegiately at Saginaw Valley State University, where he earned a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. After completing a Master’s Degree in Human Performance & Injury Prevention as well as over 14 years of working with athletes in a variety of training settings, Brewer is excited to be returning back to his roots. Brewer states:
As a former student athlete at Lincoln, this is very near and dear to my heart. I am beyond honored and excited to provide Lincoln’s current student athletes with this opportunity. Not only will this type of training increase their power, speed, strength and agility in order to make them more successful athletes, but our dedicated staff is committed to make them strong and successful leaders outside of the athletic arena one day.
Transforming Teams: Coach Eric Santure
Eric Santure, 734 Strength’s Director of Sport Performance, will spearhead this effort and be the day-to-day coach of all sport performance training for the Lincoln Railsplitters. With the full support of the Lincoln Athletic Department, Santure has already had a positive impact on the teams he’s begun to work with. Santure states:
I’m excited to work with Lincoln since it truly has a FAMILY of coaches and administrators which creates something special here. I am excited to join that family. As Lincoln’s strength coach, I’m also fortunate to have the opportunity to work with every athlete and every sport in school. Together, we work together to make sure they obtain their goals and perform at the top of their mental, emotional and physical ability.
Santure, a competitive Olympic Weightlifter and CrossFit athlete in his own right, exudes passion and dedication as a coach. His sport performance coaching experience spans a wide range, from elite club softball and baseball team speed/agility to training college-bound volleyball athletes to teaching courses in Athletic Weight Training in the high school setting. Santure’s past experiences with directing high school strength and conditioning programs and his degree from Eastern Michigan University in Sport Performance & Fitness Entrepreneurship make Santure the perfect fit to champion this program.
My primary concern is to make sure the athlete’s time training with me is safe, effective, fun, and even improves them holistically. I believe that keeping student-athletes healthy, fit, and creating a positive relationship with training even after sport is key. Even if these athletes leave high school and don’t go on to play at the collegiate level, they will be able to walk into any training facility or weight room in the country and properly and safely train and workout.
In addition to his time coaching athletes each day already, Santure has begun the process of modernizing the existing Lincoln High School weight room. Santure has created a true home for Splitter Strength, modeling it after an elite strength and conditioning facility. This facility change provides Railsplitter athletes with the best opportunity to learn to move with skillfulness, safety, and superior athleticism.
Community Involvement: A Movement in Splitter Nation
Starting in 2017, all of Splitter Nation will be invited to become Splitter Strong with 734 Strength & Performance. Athletic Director Westfall states:
While our vision is to provide a unifying program to all athletes across our Athletic Department, we also see an outreach to our community as well. We hope to grow programming to all ages and increase health and wellness across the Splitter Nation.
Part of the partnership with 734 Strength & Performance is to establish fitness-related programming for adults & youth through Lincoln Community Education. 734 Strength already does adult and youth group training successfully at its home location. More information will be released in the coming weeks as classes are formed for the public.
Meet the Coaches of Splitter Strength: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2017
The community will have the opportunity to visit the updated Splitter Strength facility, meet and greet with Coach Eric Santure, Aaron Brewer as well as the rest of the 734 Strength and Performance team on Monday, January 23rd for the 2017 Splitter Strength Open House.
Be sure to continue to follow SplitterNation and now 734 Strength & Performance on social media for daily updates and to take a behind-the-scenes look at what makes your athletes Splitter Strong.
Coach Eric Santure: firstname.lastname@example.org
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734 Strength Website: http://734strength.com/