Train Like the Pros With Acceleration at The Yard
Acceleration Sports Performance at the Yard offers monthly memberships and session-based packages to fit the needs of any athlete. Each session is one hour long in a semi-private group with an expert trainer. Acceleration trains athletes starting at age 7 all the way to the professional level. We offer programs for all athletes regardless of sport and starting talent level.
Build an athletic foundation for your child. Come and join Naperville Yard’s Speed Academy, hosted by trainers from Acceleration Sports Performance.
Our speed camps accommodate children ages 7-12. Classes are available Monday – Thursday for six weeks. Choose two days out of each week and pick between our 4-5pm and 5-6pm classes. Up to 2 sessions can be made up on a different day.
Camps focus on top speed, acceleration, agility, and conditioning.
All students will go through our Performance Combine Testing at the beginning and end of each camp, which includes a 10/20/40yd dash, 5/10/5 Agility, Vertical Jump, and Horizontal Jump.
Our proprietary over-speed treadmills are the some of the fastest and highest elevated treadmills in the world. This super treadmill goes up to 30mph and 30% incline. All speed work that is done on this treadmill is done with 1on1 instruction in front of a mirror, to ensure proper running mechanics are enforced. The super treadmill is the best piece of equipment for increasing teaching proper mechanics, fast-twitch muscle fiber recruitment, turnover, and knee drive. We take what the athlete learns on the treadmill and transfer it to the ground.
Also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing both speed and power. This training focuses on vertical, horizontal, and multi-directional explosiveness. These drills will help enhance an athlete’s stretch reflex, causing quicker ground contact time. Our proprietary Fitlight trainer, Trak system Plyo Floor, and Vertimax is the best equipment to increase foot speed, lateral reaction, and overall explosiveness.
In sports the most powerful athlete has the advantage. Many common misconceptions see strength and power synonymous with each other. In training the amount of weight is not necessarily relative to the power we can create on the field. By using our Force Resisted Treadmills, Medicine Balls, and Prowlers our athletes are not only strong in the weight room, but powerful on the field also.
Proper technique is the main focus. Once both the Athlete and the Strength Coach feel comfortable with the four main lifts (bench, squat, deadlift, Lunge) they are able to move on to a more developmental program that is targeted on gaining strength, size, and speed.
The general program will be based on the actual training age (years they have been properly weight training) of the athlete. The higher the training age the broader the program becomes and the more ‘complicated’ the lift. The program is designed to allow the strength coach to teach all aspects of lifting including Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting.
A combination of our Strength and Performance programs, the Athlete Program provides you with everything you need to take your game to its highest level.
Fit Fast (ages 19+)
Our FitFast program gets you FIT FAST! Our small group classes will help you improve your body composition, muscle tone, and energy levels through a quick-paced and fun filled workout. This program is for all levels of fitness and ages 19-99!