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Sports Performance

The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center at 8302 W. 125th St. in Overland Park, KS, offers adult fitness and sports performance classes, specialized injury prevention classes, sports nutrition consultations and physical therapy.

Sign up online, email sportsperformance@kumc.edu or call 913-239-0646 to schedule a class.

Athletic training services

Our sports performance location is staffed with certified and licensed athletic trainers who can help you return to sports safely and effectively. No matter your age, sport or skill level, you will receive treatment like a professional athlete. These 1-on-1 appointments will ensure you receive the care and attention you need to get back to performing your best. Our care includes the use of a variety of therapies, including manual therapy, rehabilitative exercise and transition into sports performance training. 30-, 45-, and 60-minute appointments available. Priced at $1 per minute.

Fitness classes

  • This class is for participants ages 18 and up. FIT stands for fitness interval training. In each group fitness class, participants will be guided through a total body workout, which includes strength, cardiovascular and stretching exercises. The class is designed to increase calorie burn and lean muscle, and improve overall health and fitness. 60 minutes. Classes start at $15.

  • This class is for participants ages 18 and above. LIFT class is a traditional strength training program that offers instruction in performing compound barbell movements and accessory work to improve total body strength. This class follows a periodized program incorporating velocity-based training with our ELITEFORM™ system. ELITEFORM allows class participants to track their results and see their progress week to week. Class is held at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 5:15-6:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

  • This is not a structured class, but a free lifting time offered for anyone of high school age and above. Participants will have the freedom to use the weight room portion of the facility on their own. The Sports Medicine and Performance Center team will be available for any assistance or advice.

  • Participants will begin with a biomechanical assessment to help the trainer design a program specifically to their needs and goals. The trainer will provide one-on-one instruction, including proper form and execution of each exercise to maximize fitness results. 60 minutes. Individual sessions $90. Ask about discounts for purchasing multiple sessions. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.

  • Clients will train with a partner to motivate each other and achieve their performance goals. All participants will have their own assessment and training program. 60 minutes. Individual sessions $50 per person. Ask about discounts for purchasing multiple sessions. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.

Injury prevention

  • This 6-week program is designed to help athletes develop proper skills for reducing their risk of ACL and other sport-related injuries. This program targets youth and high school athletes, and includes a video analysis of jumping and landing patterns, individualized progressive strength training and education on proper warmup prior to training and competition. $300 for 12 sessions. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.

  • Overhead motions, such as pitching, throwing, serving, spiking and swimming, demand incredible control of the upper extremities. This 6-week program focuses on reducing the risk of shoulder, elbow and other sport-related injuries commonly seen in overhead athletes. Participants will learn and develop the proper skills and techniques to enhance their movements and improve their performance. Athletes who swim or play baseball, softball, volleyball or tennis can benefit from this program. $300 for 12 sessions. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.

  • Sustaining a concussion can be devastating to an athlete. This 6-week program, developed by sports medicine experts at The University of Kansas Health System, is designed for middle school and high school athletes who want to reduce their risk of concussion and improve sports performance. Participants will focus on agility, balance and reaction skills, neck and core muscle strength, vision training and spatial awareness. $300 for 12 sessions. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.

  • Whether the athlete's goal is to prolong their career, increase performance or simply play pain-free golf, training programs improve driver distance, clubhead speed, accuracy and reduce the rate of injuries sustained by golfers on all skill levels. The program includes a Titleist Performance Institute screening, K-Vest 3D motion swing analysis, personalized exercise routine and dynamic warmup routine. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.

    • Evaluation: A one-time, 60-minute evaluation that includes a Titleist Performance Institute screening, K-Vest 3D motion swing analysis, personalized exercise routine and dynamic warmup routine. $129 for the evaluation. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.
    • Golf-Specific Strength Training: Training sessions are designed to address individual areas of weakness and improve upon strengths as they relate to the golf swing. These classes will improve fitness and supplement your current golf routine. Sessions start at $25. Call 913-239-0646 for individual sessions.
  • Metabolic performance testing, also known as VO2 max, measures the highest amount of oxygen your body uses during exercise, specifically at maximum exertion. A performance assessment includes a comprehensive evaluation by a trained professional. It identifies your baseline performance, ventilatory threshold and maximum heart rate response. It also provides recommendations for heart rate-based training thresholds and identifies benchmarks to enhance your training goals.

  • Regular running can result in injuries, and a significant percentage of runners are injured annually. A running gait analysis can identify running inefficiencies. This information is key to improving running performance and preventing potential injuries. Our team of trained professionals will look at every aspect of your running form. With the use of the Qualisys 3D Motion Capture System, we can evaluate your biomechanics and compare them to elite runner standards, help improve your performance and reduce your risk of injury. Whether you are looking to improve overall performance or have been sidelined due to injury, let our experts help you achieve your goals. A running gait analysis starts at $199.

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Fall discount for youth athlete training

We now offer a 20% discount to our 9-week fall program for athletes from age 8 through college age. The program runs October 25-December 24 and targets speed, agility, strength and power.

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Sports performance classes

  • This class is for athletes ages 8-12. In this class, participants will learn the fundamentals of running (proper posture, foot strike and arm swings), linear acceleration, deceleration and change of direction. They will also be exposed to multiple variations of movement patterns, such as jumping and crawling, which enhance total body strength, power and sense of self-movement. 60 minutes. Sessions start at $15.

  • This class is for middle school athletes. Participants will perform speed and agility exercises similar to our Youth Speed School athletes. They will also engage in a total body strength training workout, which consists of movement patterns such as pushing, pulling, hinging and squatting. 90 minutes. Sessions start at $28.

  • Sports performance personal training includes a consultation with a coach to discuss specific goals and training needs. The coach will design an individualized training program and provide one-on-one instruction during the entire workout. 60 or 90 minutes. Training sessions start at $70. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.

  • Athletes will work with a training partner to motivate each other and achieve their performance goals. All participants will have their own assessment and training program. 60 minutes. Training sessions start at $37.50 per person. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.

  • This class is for high school athletes. In this class, athletes are coached through various sprinting and change-of-direction drills. They will also perform a workout consisting of med ball throws, jumps, resisted sprints and posterior chain exercises to further develop their speed. 60 minutes. Classes start at $20.

  • High school athletes will work on their speed development alongside the Varsity Speed Development class. In this class, athletes are coached through a total body athletic performance program specifically tailored to their sport and individual needs. This class will incorporate barbell lifts, velocity-based training, jump training and accessory work to create a balanced training program. We will also work to reinforce what the athletes are doing at their high school to ensure we are only training in ways that foster continued improvements. 90 minutes. Sessions start at $28.

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No matter your age, background or sport, you can become a better athlete and improve your fitness at our Sports Performance Center. We offer group fitness and sports performance classes, personal training and specialized injury prevention classes.

Meet the team

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Krisha Kackley, MHA, LAT/ATC

Certified athletic trainer

Krisha has a master’s degree in healthcare administration and a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. She specializes in care, rehabilitation and management of sports injuries. She is part of a team that designs and implements injury prevention programs to decrease risk of injury and improve sport performance. Krisha is devoted to providing athletes of all backgrounds with the utmost care.

Kelsey Ngeh

Kelsey Ngeh

Fitness program and personal training instructor

Kelsey has a bachelor's degree in exercise science and kinesiology. She has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years. She is passionate about helping clients of all ages and fitness levels improve core strength and balance and reduce chronic pain. She specializes in biomechanical movement patterns, which allow people to move better, decrease pain from aging and injury and improve exercise results.

Ryan Sloop

Ryan Sloop, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Program and facility coordinator

Ryan has a master's degree in advanced athletic training. He is a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He works with athletes of all ages and backgrounds. He also leads the golf fitness and injury prevention program. He is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) level 1-certified and K-vest level 1-certified.

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