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Sanford POWER to open new sports performance center in Irvine, California

03/25/2021, 3:00pm CDT
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sanford POWER, the premier sports performance training program in the Midwest, is opening a new performance center in Irvine, California, with multiple services available to elite athletes.

The multi-use building, formerly owned by ASICS, will be home to Sanford POWER’s lineup of athlete training, golf academy, performance lab services and sports physical therapy and recovery services.

The Sanford POWER team will work with elite and professional athletes, including clients of REP 1 Sports, a full-service athlete representation agency based in Irvine.

“Expanding the POWER program to the West Coast is the result of the relationships our team has built with some of the most respected and talented people in their industries,” said Steve Young, president of Sanford Sports. “We have assembled a first-class staff with incredible credentials who will help athletes produce results in performance.”

The Sanford POWER staff in Irvine includes two PGA-certified goal coaches, four strength and conditioning coaches – all with significant experience with elite athletes – and a board-certified sports physical therapist via Irvine Orthopedic Sports Therapy.

Eric Renaghan, the former performance coach of the St. Louis Blues, will serve as general manager. Renaghan helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup in 2019.

“Sanford POWER has a history of helping athletes maximize their potential, and that’s what our staff will do with everyone who comes into our facility,” said Renaghan, general manager of Sanford POWER Irvine.

The Sanford POWER program is utilized in dozens of high schools and collegiate athletic programs across the Midwest.

The goal of Sanford POWER is to improve athletic performance by stressing the principles of proper functional movement through customized programming based on an individual’s specific needs. The integrated focus of the professional staff can help maximize an athlete’s potential improvement with their strength, speed, power and agility. In addition, Sanford POWER has the resources to identify those keys components of nutrition, hydration and biomechanics to deliver the most comprehensive program available while reducing the incidence of injury.

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