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Spartan Performance

Speed and Athletic Enhancement Program

We offer individual training through our clinical program and group training through our ground-based camps or team training. All of our Performance Training programs offer a holistic, comprehensive, integrated and evidence-based approach of physical training, nutrition, mental skills training and athletic health.

Team Training

 - Our team provides a holistic, integrated approach to sports performance that focuses on developing athletes all year long (off-season, pre-season, in-season, and back to off-season)

 - We start with a needs assessment of your program which guides our customized program design.

 - A full Coach Education workshop allows us to establish continuity with coaches and athletic trainers so program implementation is seamless and effective.

 - Our sports Performance Specialists then implement the program, which is rooted in our philosophy and focuses on balancing nutrition, mental skills, strength, conditioning, agility. and speed to develop the young, maturing athlete.

 - Team Combine Testing and Nutrition Presentation also available.

 - Call for pricing details.

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Speed and Athletic Enhancement Program

- Individualized training in our clinic that combines high-speed treadmill training with strength and power development to increase speed and improve markers of performance, while reducing the risk of injury. package is for dedicated training 2x per week for 4 or 6 weeks pre-season or weekly sessions (1 to 2 times per week) to supplement other training or in-season maintenance.

- Taking a holistic approach to sports performance that includes nutrition and mental skill training, we use objective testing measures to monitor the athlete's progess and set sport-specific training and performance goals

- Click to see pricing and details

  • Basic 8: Eight sessions (1 month) for $290
  • Basic 12: Twelve sessions for $400
  • Spartan Warrior: 16 sessions (2 month) for $500
  • - 25 sessions (3 month): $725

  • Spartan Elite: 50 sessions (6 month) for $1,387
  • - 100 sessions (1year): $2565


Sports Psychology Consultation

- Our holistic approach to sports performance includes preparing the athlete's mind as well as their body.

- Research shows that building an array of psychological skills such as relaxation under pressure, visualization, goal setting, and positive self-talk can help athletes prepare for competition and also manage the stresses of competition and life more effectively.

- Call to schedule an individual consultation with our Sports Psychologist Dr. Colon. The goal of these consultations is to teach the athlete to develop these psychological skills for practical use in sport and in life.

 - Individual Sports Psychology Consultation: $90




Strength and Power for Athletic Performance:

 - A multi-faceted, comprehensive, collegiate caliber strength training program that includes movement based-training to stimulate sport scenarios that develop strength; contributing to on-field performance and a reduction in risk of non-contact injuries.

- Training programs are custom built according to the athlete's age, ability, and sport position, and may include our "Learn to Lift" program.

-Click to see pricing and package details:

  • Basic 8: Eight sessions (1 month): $290
  • Basic 12: Twelve sessions $400
  • Spartan Warrior:16 sessions (2 month): $500
  • - 25 sessions (3 month): $725

  • Spartan Elite: 50 sessions (6 month): $1,387
  • - 100 sessions (1 year): $2,565



    High Speed Treadmill Training

    - A customized, 30-minutes session that is focused entirely on developing speed and sport-specific conditioning.

    - Athletes train on our state of the art high-speed treadmills. The training is supplemented with various sprint mechanics drills along with hip strengthening and mobility exercises to maximuze proper force development during running.

     - Basic 8: Eight sessions (1 month) $160



    Please review and complete the proper forms prior to your first appointment:

    Waiver Form - Athlete
    Waiver Form - Parent of Athlete <18 yrs
    Spartan Performance Policies


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    Clinical Spartan Performance Speed and Athletic Enhancement Program

    Why Spartan Performance Speed and Athletic Enhancement Program?

    1. We offer a holistic, comprehensive, integrated and evidence-based approach of physical training, nutrition, mental skills training and athletic health by leading sports medicine and sports science experts that improves performance. The athlete is treated like a D1 athlete.
    2. Individualized - intensive one-on-one training.
    3. We utilize the innovative technology of high speed treadmill training that has been proven over other traditional methods.
    4. Our integrated sports medicine/sports science team understands the specific needs of the athlete and our national leaders in athletic performance, sports medicine, and athletic health.

    The goal of the Spartan Performance Speed and Athletic Enhancement Program is toincrease athletic performance on the playing field by improving linear speed, acceleration and deceleration, quickness, multi-directional speed and agility / change of direction ability, strength, explosive power, stamina, flexibility and fatigue resistance (metabolic conditioning) along with mental skills and nutrition - all essential ingredients to peak athletic performance and health. Spartan Performance - An integrated and holistic approach to athletic health and performance.

    How we train the athlete. The program consists of four main training components + nutrition + mental skills + recovery and restoration techniques = holistic approach to athletic health, development, and ultimately, performance.

    1. High-speed treadmill training
    2. Plyometrics
    3. Overground speed and agility
    4. Functional strength training
    5. Nutrition
    6. Mental skills training
    7. Recovery and restoration techniques

    A typical training session. Training sessions last 1 hour and include a combination of the key components outlined here. For example, on treadmill days the athlete will complete a treadmill session of 12-30 sets ranging from 5-30 secs each varying in speed (8-16+ mph) and incline (0-30%). Following this 30 min treadmill session, the athlete will then do 10 min of plyometrics, 10 min of lower body power and 5 min agility plus 5-10 minutes of mental skills training. A plyometric session would include 20-30 sets ranging from 5-20 seconds each. Each training session is progressive and developed by PhDs in sports science and sports medicine.

    High-speed treadmill training

    Running on a high-speed treadmill (top speed of 30 mph, Incline of 30%), athletes improve their sprint biomechanics (form), sprinting speed, anaerobic capacity, fatigue resistance, and self-confidence. The major components of speed --stride length & stride frequency--are developed by adjusting the interval time (5-30 seconds), speed (8-16+ mph), and incline level of the high-speed treadmill. So why the focus on speed?

    Several published studies of athletes have shown that speed and particularly acceleration during sprinting – from stop to first few steps – is the major discriminator (or what many coaches call “ the difference maker”) between elite and sub-elite athletes. And, research also indicates that high-speed treadmill training is SUPERIOR to traditional overground techniques.

    Functional strength trainingFunctional strength training focusing on lower body and core. Since our focus is on speed and general athletic movements, our program focuses on functional strength training of the lower body and core. Lower body strength and explosiveness will be developed through two specialized pieces of equipment - the Jump-X and Hip-X. The Jump-X will develop the muscles responsible for the powerful extension of the hip, kness, and ankle joints - the main accelerators of the body mass during the start action of sprinting. The Hip-X will exercise the four basic hip movements (extension, flexion, ab/adduction) and also promote trunk stability. Functional core stability, rotational strength and power, and kinesthesis (body awareness) will be developed through a variety of body weight, medicine ball, and stability ball exercises.

    Plyometrics, or Plyos or ‘jump training’, are designed to train the nervous system and muscles to produce fast and powerful movements. Our program utilizes multi-directional horizontal and vertical movements including 4- or 9-square plyometrics and box jumps. Plyometrics improve foot quickness, coordination, body awareness, lower body explosiveness and also improve landing mechanics for injury prevention and improve metabolic conditioning as they are performed similar to treadmill bouts of 5-20 seconds in a repeated manner.

    Multi-directional ground based movements. Drills progress from basic balance and movement skills to more advanced running, sprinting, jumping and multi-directional skills. Overground drills also allow the athlete to react, accelerate, decelerate, and change directions - just like in a game. These drills will supplement the high-speed treadmill training program.


    Nutrition. Plain and simple - athletic performance and recovery are enhanced by optimal nutrition. Too often, hard work and training are not optimized because of poor nutrition! Our staff will emphasize several nutrition concepts during every training Fruitsession. These include: nutrition basics - the 101s, timing of intake - when to eat before and after training and games, healthy snacks, recovery nutrition, hydration, supplements, and more.

    Mental skills training. Likewise, mental skill training will be provided to enhance performance. Just like many young athletes not eating right, there are many who possess good physical skills but lack adequate mental skills. We have all seen frustration and negative energy in young athletes that detracts from their ability and performance - i.e., the “head case”. The following mental skills will be taught: self-talk, emotional control, goal setting, motivation, imagery or visualization, and relaxation.

    Recovery and restoration. Besides nutrition, muscle relaxation and flexibility exercises will be taught. Sleep and monitoring of overtraining will also be discussed thoughout the program.