Under Armour Newsroom

09.10.2020

READY FOR ANYTHING

A Training Program Created to Support High School Competitors, Built on the System Used by UA's Elite Athletes

READY FOR ANYTHING

A Training Program Created to Support High School Competitors, Built on the System Used by UA's Elite Athletes

This year has completely revolutionized when, where and how we train. And youth athletes, who may have been forced to distance from their school facilities and coaches, are doing their best to continue getting better.

Committed to supporting athletes through it allCOVID-19 being no exceptionPaul Winsper and Mike Watts of Under Armour’s Human Performance team created Ready for Anything, UA’s new, six-week training program for high school athletes. Drawing from decades of experience in athletic and strength conditioning, the UA pair created a program that combines the principles they use when working with elites like Stephen Curry, Natasha Hastings, Anthony Joshua and Teddy Riner, in a digital form, accessible to high school athletes around the world. 

With the philosophy of giving athletes the tools they need to prepare their bodies and minds for peak performance, the training was created to help athletes unlock and optimize their abilities. The program, which features four Oregon-based student-athletes, brings exercises and drills used by players at the top of their games, to help build a solid athletic foundation by focusing on the fundamentals.

"We know this is an incredibly difficult time for athletes everywhere. Over the past seven months our athletes, from Olympic hopefuls to youth competitors, have consistently asked for tools to help them stay at the top of their game. This training, grounded in validated principles used by the most elite, is one way Under Armour is supporting our high school student athletes."
- Paul Winsper, Under Armour's VP of Human Performance, Science, and Research

With the stakes higher than ever, and as athletes anxiously await the green light to get back to full-speed competition, Under Armour demonstrates how they’re making athletes better by way of a meaningful training plan to deliver the edge they’re looking for. 

The Ready for Anything training program can be found on Under Armour's YouTube page