While some believe an athlete’s peak performance is limited, others dream of new ways to expand the boundaries of what the human body can achieve.
At St. Vincent Sports Performance, this is not a dream, but reality – a science of sports performance as defined by St. Vincent. The athletes we serve live this dream daily, reaching new heights of strength, agility, balance, endurance and speed.
"I love the intensity of workouts with the coaches of St. Vincent Sports Performance. I am a competitor and I like that they push me to my limit."Deion Branch, 2005 Super Bowl MVP
"Coming out of college, I wasn’t even on the draft radar, but after training at St. Vincent, I was the first pick in the second round of the NBA draft. Their NBA Pre-Draft program changed my life."Carl Landry, Sacramento Kings
More than 100 St. Vincent Sports Performance professionals strive to fulfill one goal: to help our clients attain and exceed their goals. Physicians, surgeons, psychologists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, dieticians, rehabilitation specialists and many others address any and all of our clients' issues of body and mind.
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Ralph Reiff, a licensed athletic trainer and current executive director of St. Vincent Sports Performance, has been designated by many as a leader in athlete performance management. Since 1981 Ralph has been athlete focused in the delivery of sports medicine and performance development. His efforts have earned him a national reputation as an innovator and leader.
Ralph started his career as athletic trainer for Butler University in Indianapolis where he managed the athlete health care, weight room and equipment for all sports. Ralph was also an assistant professor and developed the athletic trainer curriculum at Butler. During his tenure at Butler he was selected to provide sports medicine to many national and international sporting events and professional athletes. Ralph has managed the medical aspects of more than 20 NCAA events, including three Men's Final Four Basketball Championships; the 1988 and 1996 US Track & Field Olympic Trials; 2003 World Basketball Championships; medical director for the 2004 FINA Swimming World Championships; and the 2006 USA Track Outdoor Championships.
Ralph was manager of Athlete Care for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. This selection took Ralph to Atlanta for 18 months of planning, implementation and management of all medical and performance operations for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Ralph is no stranger to Olympic events as he was selected by the United States Olympic Committee for the 1987 US Olympic Festival, numerous USA Basketball team selection events and was Head Athletic Trainer for the Gold Medal winning USA Basketball Team at the 1989 World University Games in Germany. Ralph was the athletic trainer for the 2006 USA Track & Field winning team at the DecaNation in Paris, France.
Ralph has published several articles on the medical management of sporting events and was a co-author for the Position Statement for Hydration for Athletes for the National Athletic Trainers Association. Ralph is in high demand by the medical and athletic communities for his assessment and return-to-play management of athlete injuries. Ralph has managed or consulted on issues for athletes from the NFL, NBA and USA Olympic athletes of varied sports.
As a business leader Ralph has developed innovative measurements of sports medicine business for hospitals and in 2001 opened the doors on a unique sports performance center in Indianapolis. His leadership is applauded by internal and external audiences for his results and his athlete centered culture.
Honored as a Sagamore of the Wabash by then-Indiana Governor Robert Orr for his contributions to the welfare of the citizens of Indiana, Ralph has also been inducted into the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame and has also been recognized as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in Indiana. Indiana Senator Richard Lugar recognized Ralph with a special citation for his health efforts in the state of Indiana.
When St. Vincent Sports Performance first emerged in 1987, we started with a small group of physicians and Certified Athletic Trainers. By listening to our clientele, and assessing the deficiencies in traditional sports medicine programs, we defined the industry of sports performance by combining performance training, medicine, psychology and nutrition; creating a comprehensive service continuum. We now serve over 19,000 athletes and families, annually, through the aforementioned services, bringing an extraordinary level of service to amateur, elite and professional athletes.
St. Vincent Sports Performance is part of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in America, with over 100,000 associates in 20 states. That association reminds us that our service isn't just about sports performance and medicine, but also about caring, communication and compassion.
To us, clients aren’t just numbers. They’re people with unique needs. That’s why our core values – service, creativity, reverence, integrity, dedication and wisdom – are so important. While we value statistics and data, we value people above all else.
For more information about Ascension Health and St. Vincent Health, visit our website at www.stvincent.org.
Yes we provide training for athletes from middle school, high school, college and elite athletes, including specific programs for NFL Combine Preparation, NBA Pre Draft Preparation and specific off-season training programs for multiple professional sports. Our clientele include athletes from the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, IndyCar Series™, NASCAR, USA Gymnastics, USA Diving, USA Track & Field and other sports.
NW location (Original): 8227 Northwest Boulevard, Suite 160, Indianapolis, IN 46278
Clay Terrace location: 14455 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Suites A & B,Carmel, IN 46032
The cost for our services depend on the number of training sessions you purchase and the number of athletes with which you train. Please call 317-415-5747 for pricing. Our staff will provide you with detailed program and pricing information.
Each training session will encompass elements of speed, strength and Energy System Development (ESD or conditioning). Specific techniques are determined by the training age and level of participation within our program.
During the academic year, private training opportunities are available before 3 p.m. only. During summer months, private training opportunities are based on other group training session schedules.
Yes, we conduct some training outside our two locations. Our ability to do so depends on the distance from our facilities, the number of athletes involved, and time of day training is to be conducted.
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Yes, we facilitate this process within our physician group.
You will receive a Home Program during your appointment. The number of times you return is based on your goals, the nature of the injury and your ability to return for follow up appointments.
No. Our AIC sessions are not covered by insurance.
Physical therapy services are provided by a registered physical therapist at St. Vincent. Physical therapy services are eligible for reimbursement by your personal insurance with a physician’s prescription. AIC is provided by licensed athletic trainers. AIC is an hour, one-on-one, and incorporates hands-on assessment, treatment, plan of care and transition to return to sport.
Contact Jon Grant, Outreach Athletic Training Manager at 317-415-5744.
If your son or daughter’s school is one of our partner schools, their name and school is listed in the section.
Information on location, dates and times for athletic physicals for our partner schools will be announced in late Winter each year. You may also get an athletic physical from your personal physician.
No, this is optional. Contact The Care Group for more information at 338-CARE (2273).
If the athlete has a medical diagnosis (e.g. ADHD) or a mental health diagnosis (e.g. depression), some insurance plans do cover this service. Please consult your insurance plan to determine coverage. For most performance/sport psychology consultations (e.g. mental training), insurance does not cover services. Dr.’s Carr and Shunk are both licensed psychologists and HSPP-endorsed in the state of Indiana.
Appointments are scheduled for 50-60 minutes; sometimes a brief consult of 20-30 minutes is sufficient to address a client’s issues. Fees are determined based on length of service and type of service provided.
No. Unless you are an Indiana University-Bloomington student-athlete, appointments are located at 8227 Northwest Boulevard, Suite 160, Indianapolis, IN 46278
You may schedule an appointment by calling (317) 415-5747. Initial consultation consists of a full body composition assessment, a 3-day food journal analysis, resting metabolic rate and a full diet assessment. This is a two-appointment process (1st appointment for testing, 2nd appointment for analysis presentation).
We have 2 services that would be beneficial to these athletes: Individual assessments (listed above) and the Train to Gain Program. Train to Gain is a 4-week program consisting of an initial consultation, plus 6 extra classes on how to gain lean muscle mass in a healthy manner for $299. Train to Gain is a classroom setting and is limited to 10 athletes. Topics include: hydration, game day nutrition, weight gain products and tips, eating on the go and a grocery store tour.
Yes, we work with individuals looking to lose weight. Our approach is performance-driven and will equip each you with the knowledge and tools to lose weight and become a healthier, stronger, and faster athlete.
Yes, we provide Bodpod™ body composition assessments (1/$59 or 2/$99). This Bodpod™ assessment will provide a print out your body fat percentage, lean mass, fat mass and an estimated metabolic rate (calories needed). This is a great tool for monitoring lean muscle gains, fat loss, and determining how many calories you need per day.
In both tests the athlete should be in a fasted state. Ideally this is best conducted first thing in the morning without any food or drinks. If this is not possible, we need at least 4 hours without food or drinks. No exercise should be performed within 4 hours of the test as well. To enter the BodPod™ an athlete should be wearing tight clothing. Suggested apparel for men: compression shorts or Speedo-type bathing suit. Suggested apparel for women: one-piece bathing suit or compression shorts and sports bra.
St. Vincent Sports Performance knows no two athletes are the same. As such, we create unique and custom performance programs for each individual to provide superior care, eliminate physical and mental barriers, and maximize overall performance capability.
By combining performance medicine, including specialized surgery, general medicine, rehabilitation, and treatment with performance training like strength and conditioning, and adding performance psychology and nutrition to the mix, St. Vincent Sports Performance serves our clients with a completely comprehensive continuum of services unmatched anywhere in the country.
From the first contact with St. Vincent Sports Performance to well beyond their departure from our facilities, we provide the environment and services our clients need to support and maximize their physical and mental health and performance.
8227 Northwest Blvd, Suite 160
Indianapolis, IN 46278
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SVSP Clay Terrace
14455 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suites A & B
Carmel, IN 46032
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13914 Southeastern Pkwy, Suite 302
Fishers, IN 46037
Physician appointments only
P: 317-415-5795 | F: 317-415-9553
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This internship is an opportunity for nutrition and dietetic students to play an integral role in our NFL Combine Training Program. It will allow students to apply the skills they have learned in school to real experiences in the sports and performance industry; as well as learn new skills to prepare them for a career in sports dietetics.
Applications are due by October 14th, 2016.
For questions and application submission, email Anna Turner, MS, RD, CSSD.
For more detailed information about the Sports Nutrition Internship, click here.
Any student currently enrolled in an accredited athletic training curriculum program may apply for an internship. We offer internships as short as one month and long as one semester. Interns have the opportunity to work in several different aspects of sports medicine.
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: Nov 1
Summer Semester: Feb 1
For more information, please contact Renee Braley LAT, ATC, our Outreach Athletic Training Internship Coordinator.
If you'd like to apply for an internship, click here to complete your application.
The previous information is specific to internships. Please do not contact Coach Johnson or Coach Moore regarding jobs. As an Affirmative Action Employer, St. Vincent Health can only accept resumes via the following website. If positions are available, they will beposted on
St. Vincent Sports Performance is currently accepting applications for the winter sports performance internship program. Three (3) positions are available. The applicants should be currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a related field. The internship program for the winter term will begin on January 5th and end on March 27th. This is a volunteer position. The intern will receive college credit for completing the program. Job responsibilities are the following but not limited to: supervise and assist in the training of Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school, middle-school athletes, and assist in any off-site training sessions. The intern will be responsible for the upkeep of the facility and equipment. In addition the intern will attend weekly lectures given by our sports performance staff. The intern will have the opportunity to learn and/or supervise and assist in the following:
We are looking for individuals who have strong desire to be a strength and conditioning coach. The intern must possess strong interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, and a willingness to work 40-50 hours a week. An athletic background is preferred but not required. The intern will have full exposure to an all-encompassing sports performance program. The intern will gain valuable knowledge and insight into the field of strength and conditioning. All interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Brandon Johnson and Greg Moore. Please submit the required documents by October 31st.
Additional qualifications and skills required:
Winter/Spring Program: October 31
Summer Program: March 18
Fall Program: July 20
The previous information is specific to internships. Please do not contact Coach Johnson or Coach Moore regarding jobs. As an Affirmative Action Employer, St. Vincent Health can only accept resumes via the following website. If positions are available, they will be posted on www.stvincent.org/careers.