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Field Hockey Training


The game of field hockey requires players to have sport specific skills, as well as athletic attributes. Working on becoming an athlete can be a very significant aspect of the game. Field hockey requires speed, quickness, explosive power, as well as strong aerobic endurance. A solid aerobic endurance base will help a field hockey player with the repetitive series of high intensity movements and exercise required to play at a high level.

Explosive power and short bursts of quickness is required in field hockey to play at a high level. Our program helps field hockey players not only become better athletes, but become better field hockey players. The Athletic Republic program works on speed, multi-directional skill, as well as explosive power movements to help separate from an opponent and improve a player’s first step. Our program will also help field hockey players with injury prevention, flexibility, as well as balance.

Throughout the training period, specific attention is given to sprint mechanics, neuromuscular coordination, anaerobic & aerobic conditioning and muscle physiology, all for the specific purpose of improving every athlete’s performance. Through specialized training and modifications written into each protocol, trainers have the ability to modify each workout for each athlete. This flexibility provides a truly individualized program for every athlete as they work towards maximizing their athletic potential.

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The Field Hockey Speed & Agility Program helps the field hockey athlete:

  • increase maximum sprint speed
  • improve quickness/agility
  • improve sprinting mechanics
  • improve power and strength
  • prevent injury especially the ACL
  • increase anaerobic endurance
  • increase aerobic base for long-distance running
  • improve coordination & awareness
  • increase core stability & balance
  • enhance self-esteem
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What Athletes are saying

Athletic Republic is an outstanding sports training program that really brings an athlete to the next level. The Athletic Republic staff has the ability to make any field hockey player become quicker and more agile. With this training, you will notice a significant increase in your speed, as well as your footwork on the field.

Margot McMahon Gateway Field Hockey Head Coach, Assistant Varsity Field Hockey Coach Villa Duchesne, Former D1 Collegiate Field Hockey Player @ University of Iowa

Athletic Republic has provided the ideal avenue for me and my sister to bridge the gap between high school and college athletic performance. This facility contains knowledgeable trainers (shoutout Dale and Riley!) whose supervision not only educates clients on unfamiliar movements and precise execution of reps, but challenges them to continue building relevant strength/speed/agility in their respective sports. Not to mention, these trainers care about clients as people first, athletes second. They create relational bonds, lasting beyond hour-long workouts. With AR, my sister and I are empowered to confidently enter the college level with technical training experience in our back pockets. For that, I cannot thank them enough. Esther and Grace Pottenbaum Esther- University of North Carolina Grace- Stanford University

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Sport-Specific Training

Many aspects of the Athletic Republic Acceleration Training programs are universal to all sports, designed to develop overall athleticism and resilience, but we also recognize that each sport and discipline has specific demands. We address those needs not only with our individualized “One Size Fits One” approach to training, but with extensive sport-specific protocols developed over nearly three decades of training athletes.


We take football training far beyond the standard weight room. Our football training for prepubescent athletes focuses on developing coordination, agility and speed since muscle mass develops later in a young athlete’s life. As 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.

Baseball / Softball

Baseball and fastpitch softball are games of inches that require split-second reactions, instinctual skills and lightning fast agility. By focusing on speed, power, and agility we can give every baseball player the tools to be more successful on the field, regardless of their position. Our training improves rotational strength and stability to develop hitting with explosive power. Pitching velocity is increased by strengthening the acceleration and deceleration muscles used for every throw, while at the same time we focus on arm health for longevity. Our dynamic stability training develops the body control that is essential for making a defensive play.


Every basketball game is made up of hundreds of short bursts of speed; our basketball training works on improving sprinting efficiency and speed using our high-speed running treadmill. Explosive power translates into the ability to drive to the basket, chase down a loose ball, or leap for a rebound or jump ball; we focus extensively on hip strength to generate the power that informs all aspects of a player’s game. Finally, our basketball training emphasizes dynamic stability so players can maintain body control in all directions and stability under all situations, even at full speed.

ice Hockey

Skating is the foundation of playing hockey. It takes proper skating mechanics, explosive speed, quickness and balance to consistently outmaneuver your opponents and become a top player. This is why hundreds of past and present professional hockey players have trained at Athletic Republic. Using a combination of cutting-edge technology like our Hockey Treadmill, or utilizing hockey powercords to facilitate optimal nerve and muscular stimulus, our hockey athletes come away with significant improvements in skating efficiency, coupled with improved puck-handling and shooting movements.

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field Hockey

The game of field hockey requires players to have sport specific skills, as well as athletic attributes. Working on becoming an athlete can be a very significant aspect of the game. Field hockey requires speed, quickness, explosive power, as well as strong aerobic endurance. A solid aerobic endurance base will help a field hockey player with the repetitive series of high intensity movements and exercise required to play at a high level.


As the preferred training partner to the US National Lacrosse teams, we understand what it takes to become the best athlete and lacrosse player: the right mix of lacrosse specific skills, enhanced speed, agility, quickness and power. It is essential that a lacrosse-specific training program balances the rigours of lacrosse’s heavy endurance load, while establishing an elite speed-program rooted in acceleration training. Our program focuses on advanced level conditioning, strength training, as well as speed and agility work that translates to both sides of the field in lacrosse.


We’ve developed a unique program to specifically train soccer players to improve their acceleration, agility and power so they can become not just better athletes, but better soccer athletes. Through our evidence-based training protocols and patented equipment, we can improve an athlete’s mechanics so they have a faster first step, can change direction quicker, and have the stamina to play as well in the opening minutes as the closing minutes. In addition, they develop the dynamic stability that is crucial to becoming more resistant to lower-extremity injuries.

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The quick change of direction required in a top level tennis athlete is almost unparalleled in other sports. Athletic Republic speed and agility work performed on our patented Super Treadmill and Plyofloor elevates muscle coordination, footspeed, and movement precision to facilitate that next-level change of direction. On average, a 20% gain in peak force and power provides another level to a tennis athlete’s game. And the unique Plyo Press Machine allows tennis athletes to take explosive power training to a higher level.


Our training protocols for volleyball players to improve their acceleration, power and on-court agility for success on the court. We can improve an athlete’s mechanics so they rise higher with more hang time giving them more explosive power behind every hit. We also provide exact neurological learning and coordination that improves functional volleyball strength and the ability to set, pass, serve, spike and block, as well as improve take-off and landing mechanics.