Speed Development


One of the most important components of our training program at each level is the development of linear speed and change of direction. The ability to sprint fast, accelerate, and decelerate is a vital component in one’s success in power/speed sports. So whether you’re utilizing a lot of stopping, starting, and cutting playing tennis, basketball, volleyball, and soccer or you’re using a lot of linear speed as a 100-meter sprinter in track, a baseball player chasing down a fly ball, or a wide receiver running a go route, becoming efficient in your movement by way of proper sprint mechanics and learning how to properly apply force at the exact angles will allow the athlete to maximize performance thus allowing the athlete to progress further in sport. So much performance can be lost in technique, not to mention the lost time because of injury. This can be avoided by identifying and clearing up movement dysfunction and developing proper technique over time. In our training program there’s a premium put on developing movement quality from dynamic warm-ups to the weight room to our speed development.
SPEED 101: Stride length is affected by relative strength, posture, limb length and the impulse of power put into the ground.
Improper Mechanics
Proper Mechanics

As an athlete progresses from one level to the next the more the inches count. One of the many problems the athlete to the left has is an extreme case of external rotation at the hip joint, causing improper foot strike, and cutting off precious inches on each stride. The cause can range from shortened and weak musculature to an improper motor pattern ingrained at a young age. Through drills, corrective exercises, various types of sprints, and dedication from the athlete this problem can be resolved. A couple of inches, it doesn’t sound like much, but over the 23 strides it took to run this 40 yard sprint those inches add up to the tune of 6 to 9.5 feet. Couple that with the other Inefficient Sprint Mechanics this athlete has and that can be the difference in a running back going to a senior camp and running the all important 40 in 4.7 and having to pay for school, or running a 4.4 and attending college on a full athletic scholarship. SPEED is the name of the game so don’t be left behind.

To be FAST one must not only have GREAT Relative STRENGTH but be able to display POWER in the most efficient way possible, through PROPER Sprint Mechanics.



Trent had some Elite Performance increases in his time at AthElite Nation that allowed him to pull out Multiple Division 1 FBS Offers and be Named as a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ALL-AMERICAN FINALIST--His improvement helped him land at DUKE UNIVERSITY. He enrolled his junior...


12-10-16 to 7-1-18 (18 months) RESULTS- 6-4 275 - Progression over 20 months... HUGE GAINZZZ from a VIRTUAL UNKNOWN to receiving multiple Scholarship OFFERS from Division II, Division I FCS, FBS, and garnering attention from the SEC, AAC, C-USA 🏈with multiple...


JOURNEY finishes her High School career with some ELITE 🏋️‍♂️numbers. An estimated 1RM of 500 on the DEADLIFT, 425 on the SQUAT and a 1 BOARD PRESS of 265 pounds with increased COORDINATION, STRENGTH, SPEED, MOVEMENT, and overall...


DOMONIQUE, a Tailback headed to CLEMSON, had some Big increases in SIZE & STRENGTH over the last 7 1/2 months- Squatting well over 600 pounds, and a Bench Press that improved from 295 to 365- along with his Top End SPEED and EXPLOSIVE POWER Improvement. His 40...


Long time AthElite Nation product Katie Allen signs a Division 1 Basketball scholarship with Samford University (Samford made the NCAA tournament in 2011 & 2012 and just recently knocked off LSU). Starting on the varsity team since the 8th grade, Katie's talent caught...


Emma worked hard over several years making some BIG Performance Increases leading to Multiple D-1 OFFERS.


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A 205 lb DB, will be taking his talent to the Plains this fall. John Reese has put in a lot of HARD WORK over his career and especially this summer. His results are as follows... As a somewhat detrained athlete he ran a 5.06 His 40 dropped to a 4.56/ Vertical Jump...


TOBY CAMP, a University of Tennessee Martin (Division 1 FCS) Signee. Toby enrolled his senior year of HIGH SCHOOL weighing 232 lbs and left as a BIGGER, FASTER, and more EXPLOSIVE Athlete weighing in at 262 pounds by the time he reported in July for his first...


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NOAH SMITH -- Noah enrolled as a 13 year old, 5’ 8 ½ 225lb 8th Grader who played soccer and was a Drummer in the Band- Needless to say with his improvement he has been recruited by some of his HS coaches to transition from El Futbol to “American Football”, along with...

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January 2016 - July 2018This is HUGE coming from a guy who had a lot of MOVEMENT DYSFUNCTION when he first enrolled. Flexibility and Mobility was poor with the inability to Squat to parallel • Walter improved in so many areas... from Flexibility, Mobility, Strength,...

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Jevonte has made a good comeback after suffering an ankle fracture during his sophomore football season.


13 YEAR OLD 7th GRADER with a 500lb 💪🏋️‍♀️DEADLIFT LANDEN SCHOGGINS takes several records as a 12 YEAR OLD at AthElite Nation. At the age of 12 Landen had an estimated 1 rep max on the DEADLIFT of 440, SQUAT of 330, and a...


A 15 year old, Knocking down some impressive numbers over 20 months.These are some World Class numbers in the weight room in regards to Age & Body Weight. His Hard Work has helped him develop into a legit COLLEGIATE RECRUIT.


Micah enrolled in January of his junior year and was rewarded for all of his hard work with a DIVISION 2 SCHOLARSHIP to DELTA STATE. As a Linebacker where speed is vital he knocked his 40 time down 9/10 of a second going from a 5.69 to a 4.79, His vertical jump...


A Junior in High School- A recent high stress training cycle saw Eric Jacobs hit some All-Time PR'sTo put this in PERSPECTIVE Eric's Broad Jump of 10’6 1/2” would have ranked higher than any Football 🏈 Player at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA this spring according...


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Logan was a very consistent athlete at AthElite Nation steadily progressing in all training abilities (Strength🏋️, Speed🏃, Power, Agility, Flexibility, Coordination) over the 9 years he trained with us. Over several Off-Seasons from the YOUTH...




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A 5-10 190 pound Tailback heading to the JSU Gamecocks, a new FBS Member in 2023. Collin joined up in April 2021 and in a little over a year’s time he went from 170 pounds to 190, improving his 40 yard sprint from a 5.25 to a 4.54... BIG increases to his power output...

Specialized Training Facility

We are a Sports Performance Training Facility designed to Enhance Athletic Performance. -NO FLUFF- Increases to an athlete’s STRENGTH, SPEED, POWER, AGILITY and overall MOVEMENT are the FOCUS of our Programming so you perform at your PEAK!

Backed by Science

AthElite Nation was founded on the Principle of Training SMART. Utilizing the Scientific KNOWLEDGE of Training, NOT DRUGS, to gain that COMPETITIVE EDGE. Knowledge gained through years of Formal Education at One of the Top Universities in the World- UAB, Experience as a Professional athlete training with and learning from Top Tier coaches—from Olympic Sprint coaches and Olympians to some of the Top Strength coaches and Strength Athletes in the World—as well as being a Top Coach in the Field to Thousands of athletes over the years all with the goal of ensuring your success.

System of Training

The training at AthElite Nation is a System of Training 3 Decades in the making with each training Day, Week, and Block of training building on the previous one. As each athlete progresses through our programs Training shifts to more complex scientific training methods to elicit greater adaptations for our athletes so they continue reaching NEW Heights.
24 In a race all the runners run. But only one gets the prize. You know that, don’t you? So run in a way that will get you the prize. 25 All who take part in the games train hard. They do it to get a crown that will not last. But we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 So I do not run like someone who doesn’t run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air. 27 No, I train my body and bring it under control. Then after I have preached to others, I myself will not break the rules and fail to win the prize.
1 Corinthians 9: 24-27