Speed Training Programs

  1. Evaluation
  2. Jump Start
  3. Total Performance
  4. Total Conditioning

Evaluations (All Ages)

Until an athlete knows his or her current level of ability, it is impossible to realistically create goals and monitor progress.

The Performance Evaluation is critical to every athlete in our program for four main reasons:

  • Assesses the current level of an athlete's ability.
  • Allows for proper grouping of the athlete in our program.
  • Allows for the proper exercise prescription to be developed.
  • Allows us to record and monitor progress while in our program.

This aspect of our program is what we consider the most important. Without understanding individual strengths and weaknesses of you or your athlete, you cannot be sure that you are working on the right needs in training.

The Performance Evaluation is a mandatory event for every athlete that enters the Parisi Program. During the Evaluation, the athletes will be taught our signature dynamic warmup, be examined during our Running Analysis Procedures, and tested in a battery of physical speed and strength tests. After the evaluation, every athlete and parent will meet individually with the Parisi Performance Coach and review the results. At that time, the parent and athlete have the correct information to select the appropriate program to fit his or her needs.

Jump Start

Science has proven that ages 7 to 11 are the most critical years in a child's life for motor skill development. Jump Start utilizes the most up to date research in a fun and friendly environment to build your young athlete's physical foundation, improve coordination and self esteem through our signature speed and strength training methods.

Sessions are 1 hour long and have a maximum of eight athletes to one Parisi Performance Coach. Sessions are offered every day, at varying times. Training during these sessions focuses on speed development, body weight strength training, endurance and flexibility.

Every athlete in the Jump Start program must first go through our mandatory comprehensive evaluation to first assess strengths and weaknesses and then group your athlete accordingly. After completing the initial evaluation, your athlete will be placed in one of two groups based upon performance level and age.

Fast, Fit, Fun™
Improving fundamental athletic skills & self esteem for young athletes, aged 7 to 11

The Jump Start Program has been proven to enhance:
  • Coordination
  • Running Technique
  • Body Weight Strength
  • First Step Quickness
  • Flexibility
  • Injury Prevention
  • Weight Loss
  • Self Confidence

Jump Start is a must for any young athlete who wants to develop foundational athletic skills to help get a jump start on the competition and feel better at the same time.


Total Perfromance

Develop & enhance athletic performance for athletes aged 12 to 18

Many experts view the ages of 12 to 18 as the most ideal ages for developing speed, strength and power over an athlete's entire lifetime. This program was developed using cutting-edge techniques to produce maximal improvements in athletic performance.

Every athlete in the program must first complete our mandatory comprehensive evaluation to assess their strengths and weaknesses. After completing the initial evaluation, the athlete will be placed in one of two groups depending upon performance level and age.

Total Performance Ι - Athletes placed in this group are able to perform the basic requirements of our program and are at the beginner level for strength training. The typical age range for this group is 12-14.

Total Performance ΙΙ - Athletes placed in this group have a number of years of training experience and can now tolerate more intense levels of training. The typical age range for this group is 14-18.

Sessions are 1 hour in length, offering an energetic and competitive environment for training that includes:

Linear Speed Sessions: These sessions focus on Parisi's signature straight ahead acceleration and top speed running techniques.

Change of Direction Sessions: These sessions focus on agility and an athlete's ability to decelerate and move in any direction quickly.

Upper Body Strength Training sessions: These sessions focus on strength training exercise techniques and strength training information for the upper body.

Lower Body Speed-Specific Strength Sessions: These sessions focus on strength training exercise techniques and strength training information for the lower body.

This program is a must for any adolescent athlete who wants to take their game to the next level.


Our Program has five components:
  1. Evaluation: Every athlete begins our program with a mandatory evaluation. This is used to assess current ability, identify strengths and weaknesses, and group athletes accordingly. Using the information from the evaluation, every athlete selects a program that is designed to fit their needs. This program will be some combination of Speed, Strength, Flexibility, or Nutrition training.
  2. Speed Training: Our signature speed methods focus on improving an athlete's technique and conditioning. This will lead to sprint efficiency and increased speed.
  3. Strength Training: Strengthening the muscles used in sprinting makes an athlete cover more ground per stride and less injury prone. This education will also allow an athlete to properly train on their own when the program is completed.
  4. Flexibility: Increasing an athlete's range of motion will allow for a longer, more efficient stride when sprinting, and decrease the chance of injury. This leads to a faster, safer athlete.
  5. Nutrition: Improving an athlete's diet through education can create good eating habits, maintain an optimal body weight, and increase energy and self esteem. These improvements help any athlete to be faster.

Total Conditioning

A Radical Approach to Speed Training for all ages.

This program allows that athlete to train an unlimited amount of times per week. This is an easy way for athletes to get into top shape and train throughout the year to maximize results. This training incorporates Parisi's Signature Speed Training Methods and the latest Performance and Strength Training. This program uses exciting modalities like Medicine Balls, Swiss Balls, Resistance Bands, Partner Body Weight Exercises, Ladder Exercises, Resisted Running, Plyometrics and Yoga.

Level I - Youth Conditioning for ages 7 through 12

Level II - Sports Conditioning for ages 13 and above