Over 20 years of research and development in biomechanics, exercise physiology, unique training protocols (over 2000) and proprietary training equipment (6 patents), back up our programs. We have the tools and professional staff to help you become the best that you can be.
Acceleration Indiana is part of the Athletic Republic network, which has grown to 160 sites across the country. Originally founded and developed by noted exercise physiologist John Frappier, this network has trained over 600,000 athletes (2500 professional). Go to www.athleticrepublic.com for more information on our history and science.
In the game of soccer; speed, power, quickness, change of direction, stamina and control are essential components for gaining an edge over your competitors. Developing those components of athleticism has been our mission since 1994, with outstanding results. We have helped numerous soccer athletes achieve their goals and receive recognition such as: Miss Soccer Indiana, National High School Girls Player of the Year, High School All-American, 1st Team All-State and others.
Injury prevention is another objective of our training. Non-contact ACL tears are a common injury for soccer players. They are particularly common for females who are 6 to 8 times more likely to experience a tear than their male counterparts. Proper strengthening of the lower extremity musculature with our Acceleration training program has been shown to *reduce injury rates significantly (more than a factor of 2) versus conventional pre-season team training.
Every athlete is pre-tested to determine their athletic ability and asses their strengths and weaknesses. We then design a program for your needs, based on age, test data, position played and your goals.
A key component of our training programs is our proprietary Super Treadmill that goes to 28 mph and 40% grade. The athlete receives one on one instruction on how to improve his or her biomechanics during each Super Treadmill training session.Â Each session on the Super Treadmill includes a series of sprints at various elevations and speeds designed to develop velocity specific strength gains that generate more force to the ground for greater acceleration and speed.
Most athletes can expect to reduce their forty time .2 sec and increase maximum sprint speed 2 to 3 mph. We know speed is important but how significant is an increase in maximum sprint speed of 2mph. Very important! In a 3 sec. sprint the 2mph faster athlete would achieve a separation of 8 to 10 ft over the slower athlete. Now that’s an unfair advantage!
We incorporate special explosive training elements to ensure you are quicker in both acceleration for speed and deceleration for quick change of direction. We train the muscles for both concentric muscle power (acceleration) and also eccentric power for deceleration.
Our proprietary equipment allows us to correct any right to left leg deficiencies and improve your lower extremity power and rate of power development for acceleration and deceleration by 20-50%.
Equally important is the ability to maintain your speed and quickness for the entire game. The Super Treadmill provides an optimum training environment to stress and develop the body’s anaerobic energy systems. Our research based protocols result in major improvements in anaerobic power and stamina to maintain top performance in those all important final 10-15 minutes of play.
The ability to move multi- directionally, quickly, with balance and coordination is a key parameter to creating separation between you and your opponent. Our special plyometric and core strength programs improve your ability to change direction rapidly with control. Typical improvements are 20% to 40% in multi-directional movement drills.
Finally a science based method to significantly improve your kicking in 6 weeks (2 sessions /week). Train with our patented kick cords and unique training protocol to improve your kicking velocity (4 to 8 mph), distance (8 to 15 yds) and accuracy.
Plan to get better
Call or stop by and discuss how our programs can take you to the next level. Definitely plan to come and do our introductory session for only $30.00 and experience our individual training. Call North (317) 842-2702, South (317) 786-6000 or Columbus (812) 341-3278 to schedule an appointment and train at the intersection of sport and science.
*Avoidance of soccer injuries with pre-season conditioning, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2000 (vol. 28, no 5)