Speed and Agility Training
Programs average 1-3 days per week (dependent on program), but all programs are individualized. The programs are broken into packages of sessions or monthly programs with the first and last day consisting of pre and post-evaluations.
This is an individualized sports performance training using the best trainers, equipment, facilities and protocols available anywhere. There can be up to five people training/hour with each coach but programs are individualized.
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In a typical program, a mix of incline treadmill running, agility, plyometrics and acceleration work are used to develop optimal movement patterns and explosive power. We are able to teach proper sprinting mechanics in a unique way that will help an athlete for the rest of his/her life. The speed development is done on out inclined treadmills where the athletes perform short bouts of exercise that replicate the energy requirements of sport. Our experienced coaches are able to correct the athletes form easily because, while running in front of a mirror, we are able to see all angles of the athlete and give immediate corrective feedback. Thus, proper form can drastically enhance speed, both initially and long term.
Most programs also include plyometrics, power, quickness and multi-directional agility work. We use drills to enhance starting, stopping, and change of direction to give the athlete optimal foot quickness.
Scheduling is flexible; you pick your days and times. Sessions last about an hour to an hour and a half, including the strength training workout. Optimally, you want a day between sessions to fully recover from the training. It is best to schedule in advance to make sure you get the days and times you want. For most programs, we give you 10 weeks to finish your program which allows extra time in case of illness, vacations, etc.
Results… We get an average of .2 seconds off the 40yd-Dash and Pro-Shuttle, and a 1-4 inch increase on the Vertical Jump.
Athletes also get huge strength gains from our individualized routines. These results make a big difference on the field or court, allowing for faster speed of play, greater stamina, and better overall athleticism. Strength training programs are developed for each athlete after the initial evaluation, and are given to the athlete as “homework.” Youth athletes will complete strength training exercises that are safe, make their bones stronger and help them develop neuromuscular control. Athletes are personally walked through their first two days of weight training and are thereafter supervised from a distance and guided by our Electric Coach software system. Trainers are always available for questions and feedback. The strength training program is FREE- it’s a complementary addition to the program.
Running is an element of nearly every sport. Just two quick phrases summarize our goal: Move faster—run longer! However, there are actually key component objectives essential to meeting this general goal.
Incline running on the treadmill allows specific development of the key factors associated with acceleration, optimizing both the training effect and the training area. Forward acceleration can only be developed from a certain point in your stride to toe off. That’s why incline capabilities help each athlete learn and maintain knee drive, proper pelvic and trunk position, forceful contraction of the lower extremity, optimal stride length and properly coordinated upper extremity movement. Our high-speed treadmill also allows for specific neuromuscular recruitment and synaptic response.
Increase Maximum Sprint Speed
Athletes will reach optimal speed by increasing the two components of speed: stride length and stride frequency. Stride length increases through improvements in strength and flexibility; stride frequency increases by the selective recruitment of neuromuscular pathways.
Increase Anaerobic Tolerance
By increasing lactate tolerance and lactate clearance capacity, athletes gain the ability to maintain maximum speed for a longer duration or for repeated bouts without decreasing speed. Recovery times have been noted to be reduced by as much as 50 percent.
Increase Anaerobic Base for Long Distance Running
The distance running protocols are for 800 to 1500 meter and 3k to 10k. These protocols were designed to precisely train endurance runners with Frappier Acceleration Sports Training technology and to be as specific to race distance as possible. Endurance training needs to have an aerobic base and enhancement of this base should lead to greater success in long distance running.
Increased Proprioception, Improved Body Composition & Enhanced Self-Esteem
Gains in each of these areas come directly or indirectly from completing the Frappier Acceleration Running Program. And each, in turn, can contribute to an athlete’s gain in speed and overall success.
Safety of the athlete is #1. Athletes train in a controlled environment allowing trainers to inform them of the specific drills prior to beginning. They are under adult supervision during training sessions and are always spotted when running on the Super Treadmill. The Super Treadmill has a subsurface designed from interchangeable polymers that provides additional shock absorption. The treadmill also has a specially-designed spotting mechanism and handlebar for backward running. A safety harness is also used when the athlete is backpedaling.
When you train on the Frappier Acceleration programs, you not only will improve your conditioning to a higher level, but you also improve your quickness, balance, agility and overall athletic performance. The average athlete results are a 2-4 inch increase in vertical jump, a 50% reduction in recovery rates, and a decrease of .20 of a second in a 40-yard sprint.