Football Training

Football is a game of strength, fast feet, speed, quick reactions and enormous power. Whether it’s staying centered on the balls of your feet to block a defensive lineman from sacking your quarterback or sprinting downfield at full speed to catch a pass, every football player can benefit from being in the best possible shape. Athletic Republic performance sports training centers have been the go-to choice for serious football players. More than 500 NFL players including current greats like LaMarr Woodley, Darren McFadden, Shaun Alexander, Logan Mankins, Corey Graham and Paris Lenon have used our science-based, position-specific sports training protocols and proprietary equipment to improve their speed, power, agility and playmaking skills. Locally we have worked with hundreds of youth, high school, and collegiate football stand-outs looking to gain that edge. We have also worked with current NFL players Brian Schaefering (Cleveland Browns) and Paris Lenon (Arizona Cardinals).

Football is a demanding sport requiring athletes to function in various capacities. Athletic-Republic training gives players the power to quickly drive off the line, separate from a defender, and close the gap to an opponent. Specialized training allows you to perform quick and stable changes of direction and raises your lactic threshold for greater endurance.

St. Louis Football TrainingEver since founder and exercise physiologist John Frappier first worked with All Pro NFL Football Players Tim Krumrie and Anthony Munoz of the Cincinnati Bengals nearly 20 years ago, our performance sports training centers have been the go-to place for serious football players. We take football training far beyond the standard weight room, to a place where ground-breaking assessment tools, integrated video and performance management software provide a rock-solid framework for developing and evaluating the capabilities of football players from youth to pro.

Athletic Republic training makes athletes faster on the football field. Our football speed-training program focuses on improving speed and fundamental movement skills, developing explosive power to deliver a blow or gain a first step, and conditioning to ensure the athlete performs as well in the fourth quarter as the first.

Athletic Republic gives athletes a competitive advantage. Our proprietary equipment, certified trainers and proven training protocols create an environment that maximizes athletic potential. Our Super Running Treadmill is a proven training tool that safely takes the athlete beyond what he/she can do on the ground. The feedback provided verbally by Athletic Republic certified trainers and visually through mirrors and video, contributes to an improved stride and greater running efficiency in just a few weeks.


Athletic Republic Training Centers provide year-round football training for both teams and individual players. Every program is designed so athletes can focus on the specific keys to their game. From in-season practice and games; to post-season speed, power and agility development; to spring practice, combines and/or competition in other sports; to pre-season prep for two-a-days, Athletic Republic represents the best in performance sports training and athlete improvement.


In partnership with Football University, Top Gun, The US Army All American Game and Top 500 National Underclassmen Combine, Athletic Republic is the official performance sports training and combine testing company for the nation’s best high school football players. If you want to develop the explosive speed to separate from the pack and explosive power to run through your opponents, sign-up for an Athletic Republic Assessment and start training with the best. From Pop Warner to the Pros, our science based protocols and proprietary equipment deliver proven performance results.

The structure of an individual’s football-training program starts with the athlete’s physical development. Football training for pre-pubescent athletes focuses on developing coordination, agility and speed since muscle mass develops later in a young athlete’s life. The chart above shows how the amount of training time spent on movement skills is much greater for younger athletes, and as the athletes mature and the level of competition increases, training focuses more on the development of power/strength and running efficiency. Professional players spend the largest portion of time on power/strength development, but still spend time working on movement skills and running efficiency.

With the Acceleration program, the average athlete will see a 2-4 inch increase in vertical jump, a decrease of 0.2 seconds in a 40-yard sprint, 33% improvement in foot speed and a 50% reduction in recovery rates.


For the last two years (2007-2009) my son has attended Athletic Republic. The speed training program includes the development of running mechanics, change of direction, quick feet skills, and core weight training. Acceleration training has improved his 40 yard dash, pro agility, foot quickness, and game speed. His explosion through the line of scrimmage this year is unbelievable, and we give the credit to him leading the state in rushing for the second consecutive year to the staff at Acceleration (Athletic Republic). I strongly recommend that anyone interested in developing faster and stronger athletes take a look into Athletic Republic in Frontenac, you will not be disappointed in the results.

Montee Ball, Sr (Father of Montee Ball, Jr., Running Back @ Wisconsin)

Thanks for all your help with Ronnie Jr. over the past 8 weeks (in 2009). He gained the weight needed to play football in the SEC and improved his speed! In his first meet of the spring season he ran a 10.59 second 100 meters. His fastest time ever at his heaviest weight ever (215 lbs.)! He ended the season winning state in the 100 meters with a 10.59 and won the 200 meters with a 21.04. Thanks for everything.

Ronnie Wingo, Sr. (Father of Ronnie Wingo Jr., Running Back @ Arkansas)

Acceleration Training (Athletic Republic) allows me to get to running backs, quarterbacks, and receivers quicker, to be more effective. I’ve gone to other training facilities just to lift weights, but those facilities aren’t really places for athletes; the atmosphere isn’t an athlete atmosphere. But with Athletic Republic Training – every component – that’s for athletes.

Paris Lenon, Arizona Cardinals Linebacker

I need to get on your treadmill (the Athletic Republic Super Treadmill) to help me get my feet turning over to run my fastest in the 40 yard dash.

Toby Gerhart, Minnesota Vikings Running Back

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