The game of soccer has evolved over the last couple decades into a very athletic sport. Soccer players are faster, stronger, quicker, and more conditioned than they have ever been. More and more of a competitive advantage is not only going to those that work on their ball skills and play on the field, but also those players who work on becoming a better athlete. Soccer is a game of speed, power, ball control and agility. Soccer requires quick movements, short and long bursts of speed, and lasting endurance. At any age or level, soccer is physically demanding. By focusing on speed, agility, conditioning and power, Athletic Republic trainers give any soccer player the tools to be more successful on the field, regardless of position. Patented equipment and programs enable soccer athletes to mimic the multi-directional movements found in soccer, while raising lactic threshold for lasting endurance.
Now you can train like a pro. Our Acceleration program will increase your power, speed, conditioning and agility – all critical for being at the top of your game. Athletic Republic has been building these attributes with soccer players from the club team level up to the national team ranks for almost 20 years. Athletic Republic provides the optimal mix of proprietary sport specific training protocols and patented equipment to not only make you a better athlete, but a better soccer player as well.
“Avoidance of Soccer Injuries with Pre-Season Conditioning,” published in American Journal of Sports Medicine (Vol 28, No 5). This study involved 300 female athletes age 14 – 18 in a one-year study. 40 athletes completed Athletic Republic Performance Sports Training Protocols and the remainder did conventional ground-based soccer training.
14.3% Chance any injury – 2.3% Chance of Season-Ending Injury.
33.7% Chance any injury – 5.4% Chance of Season-Ending Injury.
Put another way, female soccer players who completed Pre-Season Conditioning with Athletic Republic reduced their risk of injury by more than 50% versus those who completed conventional ground based soccer training.
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I trained at Athletic Republic before reporting to New Jersey to play for the Sky Blue FC in the Women’s Professional Soccer League. I also trained at Athletic Republic the summer before my Senior season at Texas A&M. Athletic Republic helped me so much to get ready for my senior season and the professional league. They focus on speed, agility, strength and conditioning which is every aspect you need for soccer. If it was a speed or agility day I would walk out of Athletic Republic feeling dead but loving every minute of it because I knew it would help maximize my potential. I loved working with all the sports performance coaches, each were very knowledgeable and knew how to push me in the correct manner. Athletic Republic has great equipment, programs and excellent coaches to help you become faster, quicker and stronger. All around Athletic Republic is a great training environment to work on your speed and agility but also have fun while doing it. I know I got faster, stronger and more fit just working out there for a couple months. I felt confident going into preseason knowing that Athletic Republic prepared me well for my season.
I went to the Athletic Republic training center in St. Louis to stay in shape during the off season and possibly gain some fitness, but what I received completely exceeded my expectations. After just one workout I knew that I had come to the right place. Every workout was conducted in a professional manner where my individual needs as a soccer player were met. In a little over six weeks the staff at Athletic Republic not only got me into great shape but they greatly improved my speed, quickness, strength, and agility. Working out at Athletic Republic has helped me realize my true potential as an athlete. Thanks for all your help!
In modern soccer, players have to act quickly. The higher pace of the game, the better the players should be conditioned to deal with it. Athletic Republic carries out innovative multifaceted coordination, agility, and speed conditioning to systematically develop and improve the innate skills and existing potential of soccer players at every level. This type of training is an important but often overlooked aspect of every soccer player’s development. Athletic Republic will develop not only coordination but several other aspects essential of top soccer players such as body control, proper running technique, acceleration, balance, reaction speed, orientation and nutrition. Team up with Athletic Republic and gain the elusive winning edge!
My freshman year of high school I realized everybody was starting to catch up to me. I wanted to find the best training possible and found Frappier Acceleration training. It has the best speed workouts out there. I started my freshman year and did it all four years of high school. When I went to Texas A&M University on a soccer scholarship I knew I needed to continue. I had all of the amenities at Texas A&M but not the Frappier Acceleration Training. I found a place 1 ½ hours away and drove there three times a week throughout my summer all four years. After college I was picked up by St. Louis Athletica and moved to St. Louis. I looked for the Frappier Acceleration Training and I found the Acceleration program at Athletic Republic in Frontenac . As a soccer player I needed that quickness over a longer period of time. The treadmill workouts would go faster than my body knew how and consistently working at a higher speed allowed me to get faster. The plyometrics worked on my quickness along with circuits pushing me physically. I was able to go faster and harder for longer periods of time. I was able to put everything I had into the workouts and it made the difference in my games. The staff at Athletic Republic is phenomenal and they know their stuff. They also know how to push you farther than you think is possible. Athletic Republic is THE place if you want get to the next level.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.