Columbus Community Hospital

Columbus Sports Performance Center

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You can achieve the results you seek in your chosen sport with Columbus Sports Performance Center. We offer:

  • A science-based, results-driven training program.
  • Off-season, pre-season or in-season athlete programs.
  • Smaller groups of 10 athletes for high levels of coaching attention to each athlete.
  • Weekly use of laser timers and advanced technology to track vertical and horizontal power.
  • Staff expertise. We have trained hundreds of Division I athletes, along with hundreds of high school athletes who successfully transitioned to collegiate athletics. We are ready to help you take the next step in your athletic journey.
  • Multiple session times and unlimited attendance to help get the most out of your program
  • Tangible progress reports for each athlete.

High-performance training groups

High-performance training groups are for athletes in junior high, high school and college. Athletes will receive individualized training based off baseline evaluations.

New 5-week training programs available!

Winter Session 
Nov. 13-Dec. 14 | Monday-Thursday.

  • Junior high: 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
  • High school: 6-7 a.m, 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Athletes are allowed to attend a different group time with the desired age group based on athlete's and parents' schedules.

Cost is $99 for five weeks (may attend up to four sessions per week). 


Lucas NovotnyLucas Novotny, MS, CSCCS

Lucas Novotny received his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and his Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. He completed several volunteer internships, including one year at St. Louis University, a two-year graduate assistantship with Southern Illinois University and professional internships with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He has more than 10 years of experience working as a strength and conditioning coach in various settings, with nine years of experience in a Division I setting. Lucas was the head strength coach for the men’s baseball team and women’s soccer team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was also the director of strength and conditioning at Cabot Public Schools in Cabot, Arkansas.

Lucas’ mission as a strength and conditioning coach is to have the greatest reach possible throughout his career, and he looks forward to providing a culture in which athletes love to train. He holds several certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a member of the National High School Strength and Conditioning Association.

In his free time, Lucas enjoys spending time outdoors and going on hikes with his family. He is also an avid bow hunter and enjoys fishing and ice fishing.

Chris HoltChris Holt, MS, CSCS, CPT, USAW

Chris is a certified strength and conditioning coach with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. He also received his Master of Science degree in exercise physiology and human performance from A.T. Still University with the Arizona School of Allied Health in Mesa, Arizona. He holds his certified strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and his Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting certification from USA Weightlifting.

He has more than 15 years of coaching experience in various health and performance settings, including physical therapy, orthopedic medicine, the private sector, a city parks and recreation department, collegiate sports and high school. His most recent positions were the fitness and wellness coordinator for the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, and general manager and senior performance coach for Athlete Training and Health.

Chris’ training philosophy is that movement is medicine. He believes everyone can have a healthy lifestyle regardless of age or skill. For instance:

  • Our elderly can lift weights and regain their independence.
  • Mobility and flexibility are essential to everyone.
  • Long-lasting holistic health starts with teaching our youth to explore and play.

Chris moved to Nebraska from Arlington, Texas, with his wife, two daughters and a zoo of pets. In his free time, he enjoys various board games, baseball, indoor and sand volleyball, video games and creating forts with his daughters.

Emma WilliamsEmma Williams

Emma Williams received her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science, with a minor in coaching, from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. In summer 2023, she completed her college internship at the Columbus Sports Performance Center (CSPC), where she received hands-on experience and knowledge working with athletes from middle school to high school.

As a strength and conditioning coach, Emma’s mission is to enhance athletic performance in her community and surrounding areas while reducing the risk of injury in sports. She plans to achieve her mission by coaching daily at CSPC, continuing to learn and develop as a coach and educating athletes with credible information. Emma also plans to complete her Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and High School Strength Coach (HSSCC) certifications by July 2024.

Emma coaches softball at the club and high school level. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, kayaking, fishing and participating in adult sport leagues.

CSPC FlyerFrequently Asked Questions 

Q: My son/daughter is currently playing a sport. Is this training okay for them?

A: Yes. Junior high, high school and college-aged athletes around the country are training in season. Research shows that in-season training can be very impactful for maintaining and/or improving muscular endurance, strength, power, joint stability and injury prevention. In-season athlete’s programs are modified based on their practice/competition schedule and any training they receive at their school.

Q: My son/daughter doesn’t respond well when I try to help them with training. Is this something you can help with?

A: Absolutely, and something I see frequently. Similar to the sport they play — When a coach provides a structured environment with proper coaching, programming, and teaching for a student-athlete, along with showing them tangible results, they typically always fit right in. This is exactly what we will provide for your student-athlete at CSPC.

For additional questions about the program, please contact Lucas Novotny, MS, CSCS, director of performance and training, at 402-562-4607 or visit us at 3100 23rd St., Suite 15 in Columbus.