Agility Training

Speed and Agility Should Be Year-Round Goals

Sporting outcomes are heavily dependent on speed, agility, and quickness. The fact that these athletic qualities are such “game changers” also makes them a fun topic to cover. To that end, I thought I’d pay specific attention to speed, agility, and quickness in today’s post.

More and more, athletes at all levels, are using their respective off-seasons to work on their speed, power, strength and agility along with developing and refining their specific sport skills.  The days of just showing up for tryouts without putting in significant offseason training time are over for most competitive youth athletes.  The offseason is a great time to make significant strides in strength, speed, power, mechanics, agility and skill.

Once the sport season begins, what happens to the qualities that have been developed through all the hard work in the offseason.  The short answer is that they will all diminish unless specific work is done to maintain them.  Studies show that athletes lose significant levels of maximum strength within 30 days and significant levels of speed within only 5 days after training for those qualities ceases.  Unfortunately, most important competitions happen at the end of the season.  Playoffs, championships, bowl games, it all happens 2-3 months after off-season training has ended.   Participants will be at their slowest, weakest, and most inefficient levels at the exact times they need to be at their best!  This hurts their performance and can increase risks of injury.

The solution is to have a great in-season speed and strength maintenance program, as well as an off-season program.  I know, you are wondering,  “How can you fit in extra training during the season?”  Well, how can you NOT fit it in?  The good news is that to maintain your strength, power, speed and mechanics gains it takes far less time than it did to gain them in the first place.  Even just one session a week can be very effective in addition to the sport practice to maintain strength, speed and power.  In season, athletes need quality not quantity.  A targeted speed, agility & strength stimulus with relatively high loads but low volumes will keep an athletes speed & force producing abilities from diminishing as well as keeping their movement mechanics sharp.  This will help to keep them strong, fast and injury free.

IFS Butler offers regular Parisi Speed School Training. Stop by or call for more information.

Parisi Speed School – Frequently Asked Questions

Parisi Speed School – Butler

Frequently Asked Questions

Parisi Speed School Butler, Kinnelon, Bloomingdale, Pompton Lakes

Parisi Speed School Butler, Kinnelon, Bloomingdale, Pompton Lakes

Frequently Asked Questions about the F.A.S.T. Program

Q: Can I pay as I go?

A: We do not recommend it. But, we certainly will allow it.

Due to our focus on training the athletes and ensuring that our clients receive consistent programming we prefer that you maintain a membership.

Remember, you get out of a program what you put into a program.  If your attendance is inconsistent, your results will be as well.

With that said; if circumstances do not allow for your consistent attendance then we suggest speaking with one of our Performance Coaches to set-up a Plan of Action.

Q: What does each session entail and how long is it?

A: Each session consists of a warm-up designed to promote good mechanics,
coordination, and general physical readiness.

The workout consists of drills and exercises designed to promote all of the Athletic Physical Needs.  Each workout will include time towards total body conditioning, strength and power development, coordination and agility and mental focus training which will lead to sport specific performance.  These exercises are chosen by our coaches and implemented in each athletes’ program.  At the end of each workout a cool down
period is performed to promote recovery. The athlete’s also may attend prior to the session or remain after the 60-minute session to improve their cardiovascular training.

Q: How Large are the Sports Performance groups?

A: The number of athletes allowed in each session varies from session to session.  Our focus is on providing a safe and productive environment. This requires a hands-on approach that requires the FULL attention of our Performance Coaches. To ensure the success of our program we limit our classes to 4-8athletes per Coach.