In today’s competitive athletic world, you need a winning edge — you need speed, agility, power and strength — and you can get it with the proven performance enhancement programs offered by AthletiCare. These programs are for athletes age 12 and older and for all interests and skill levels. Call (217) 744-FAST (3278) to learn more, or register. Acceleration
The Acceleration program consists of 18 training sessions and a pre- and post- evaluation. The pre-evaluation consists of a series of tests to determine speed, agility and vertical jump. Athletes are instructed on proper running mechanics, linear and lateral speed, agility, quickness, lower body strength and power development. The athlete commits to training three times per week for approximately 60 — 90 minutes. Pre- and post-evaluation scores example.
Individual Price: $375 Group of 3 — 5/St. John’s Employee Discount: $350 Group of 6 — 10: $325 Group of 11 and up: $300 Individual Session: $25 per session
To maximize the program benefits, AthletiCare recommends athletes begin seven to eight weeks before their respective seasons.
Ground-based Acceleration program
This is a six-week, 12- session program that incorporates ground-based speed, agility and plyometric exercises into a complete conditioning program without the use of the patented high-speed treadmill. Athletes commit to training two times a week for six weeks. Sessions last approximately 60 minutes. Price: $270 | Individual session: $20 Acceleration Cord programs
Cord programs involve throwing, hitting and kicking applications while using cords. This patented program is a unique training technique to enhance the power of the throwing, hitting and kicking motions. A strengthening and/or plyometric program is added to this program for advanced conditioning. Athletes commit to training two times per week for either three or six weeks. Price for 6 weeks (12 sessions): $300 Price for 3 weeks (6 sessions): $150 Individual session: $25
Athletes are tested at the end of their Acceleration session to see how fast they can run. The treadmill is set a 0 degrees of incline and the speed is slowly increased until the athlete can no longer run without assistance. A Cheetah Club t-shirt is given to girls who can run 17 mph at this point and boys who can run 20 mph.