A.I.T. provides student athletes the opportunity to receive intense training in strength and conditioning with position and skill work outs, while also working summer jobs and growing in their relationship with God.
A.I.T. is a unique opportunity for student athletes to receive intense training in the following areas:
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING: Each athlete will be required to participate in a daily, supervised strength & conditioning program. There will be high accountability ensuring each athlete rigorously follows their personal training plan in order to return in top condition.
POSITION AND SKILL WORK: Each participant will have required time perfecting his or her specific position and skill through drills and scrimmages.
LEADERSHIP: A.I.T. will also give athletes opportunities to grow in becoming leaders with high character both on and off the playing field.
SPIRITUAL TRAINING: A.I.T. works alongside the Mountain Project that focuses on helping college students grow in their relationship with God. They will participate in Bible study, Evangelism and Worship training.
The high-intensity environment during summer project also allows athletes to grow in other important areas such as discipline and leadership.
The Athletes In Training program with Campus Outreach is an incredible opportunity for young men and women to grow in their faith and maintain the training necessary to compete at the collegiate level. As a former college and professional athlete, I know how important the offseason is to improving conditioning and skill development.
We had the opportunity to host a group of AITs at our school in the past, and I was impressed with the level of commitment on the part of all of the athletes. I found it particularly interesting how athletes from different sports helped lead drills and hold one another accountable. College coaches should feel comfortable that athletes who participate in this program will return to school in good physical condition and, most importantly, with a better understanding of God's plan for their lives.
-- JEFF TURNER First Team All SEC 1984 at Vanderbilt 1984; Olympic Gold Medalist in Los Angeles