Champions Of Speed Proprietary Training Methodology

We train athletes to move quickly and efficiently in multiple directions:

The true art to developing the most complete and fundamentally sound athlete, who fulfills their potential at the highest level of competition, is based first and foremost on the development of fundamental movement skills.  A complete athlete must move in any direction with fluidity, quickness, strength/power, and speed. This requires complete body awareness, coordination, and the ability to return the body back to center (balanced) as quickly as possible while executing sport specific skills, even when off-balance.

 

There are dozens of movement variables and playing situations that may occur throughout the course of a game. Is your young athlete trained and prepared to execute when these situations occur?  Champions of Speed Training prepare athletes to master the necessary movement patterns, that become second nature, when facing the hundreds of scenarios that arise during competition.  

We improve speed:

The most fundamental skill in sports is running. Yet rarely are athletes taught how to run correctly. Proper running form is one of our main focuses at Champions of Speed Training.  It’s one of the most essential skills needed to improve athletic performance.

We Proactively Prevent Injuries:

The American Athlete is over-trained to be stronger in the front of their bodies.  This creates imbalances where the body is front loaded with muscle (chest, shoulders, thighs, biceps, & abs) without the necessary supported strength from behind (back, tri-ceps, glutes, hamstrings, calves).  This results in chronic injuries that can last a lifetime.  Lower Back, Hip, Hamstring, ACL, Achilles Tendons are all the body parts effected by overtraining the front of the body and neglecting the back of the body.  Unfortunately this leaves female athletes more vulnerable to injuries due to the fact that we train females like men (also trained incorrectly) with an emphasis on the front side of the body.

We emphasize strengthening the lower back, glutes, and hips allowing female athletes to develop the necessary strength to protect their bodies from injuries while providing a large advantage over their competition.

Key Components to Champions of Speed Training

In order to build the proper foundation for optimal performance and keep the athlete safe we focus on the following components:

Posture

Posture is often overlooked in running and performance training.  Champions of Speed training puts a focus on proper posture.

 

We focus on a stable trunk position that enhances the mobility and function of the hips and shoulders, which improves running and movement  mechanics.

Running Form

The most basic and overlooked skill in sports today is running.  If you don’t run properly an athlete is at a significant disadvantage.  Improper running mechanics don’t allow optimal speed to develop therefore hindering effective sport specific movements.  When competing, a difference of a fraction of a second or inch often determines who advances to the next level.

Balance

Athletes often find themselves competing off-balance.  It’s an opponents objective to knock you off balance and disrupt your rhythm, either preventing or slowing down your execution of skills.  We train our athletes to execute effectively off-balance. We educate the body to not only know where their center of gravity is at all times, but once off-balance, how to get back to center as quickly as possible.

Strength

We customize a strength program that reflects the athlete's sport, age and specific weaknesses.

 

We avoid bulk building type workouts that prohibit movement fluidity in all directions.  Prohibiting the body to move with full range of movement prevents athletes from generating the power necessary to perform at an optimal level.