Our team has been busy looking ahead to this off season to find the best facilities in the Mid-Western region of the United States. Check out some of these state-of-the-art facilities to push yourself ahead of the competition this off-season.
1) Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports – Hillard, Ohio
Bo Jackson’s facility is an impressive 114,000 square feet and has a wide range of football related activities to utilize in the offseason. The Spring Ball Training Camp for youth players aged 8-14, runs during the springtime and would be a great way for your young athlete to take their game to the next level by getting valuable reps in during the off season. For the younger athletes, Bo’s “Bo Knows” flag football league runs year round and any young athlete between pre-k age to the eighth grade is eligible. Bo’s flag football league provides players with the opportunity to work on their passing game, learn coverages schemes and get evaluated by one of the members of the Bo Jackson football staff.
2) Next Level Performance - Portage, Michigan
Next Level Performance in Michigan stood out to our staff because they focus on building better people and not just better student-athletes. They “build the skill” through sports specific instruction in addition to their speed and agility training. Next Level Performance also develops the will of their athletes through “intensive leadership and character development curriculum”. Football position specific training is available for all position groups with an additional camp for high school linemen and a camp for high school skill players.
The staff at Michigan Elite Football Club are so confident in their abilities that they proclaimed themselves as “the premier training and travel 7 on 7 football organization”. Players in grades one through seven will be instructed in basic football fundamentals and the motor skills required to play the game. These motor skills are crucial in building a solid foundation for an athlete so make sure your athlete is in good hands at Michigan Elite Football Club.
4) TCBoost – Northbrook, Illinois
TCBoost’s goal is to simply maximize your athletic potential. Youth ages for this facility begin at age 9 and are geared towards building proper form mechanics and speed development. TCBoost’s one-on-one personal training is individually tailored to each athlete’s needs and goals. There are guaranteed results in store for any athlete who uses TCBoost’s services. Sign up today!
5) Proforce Sports Performance Training - Blue Ash, Ohio
Proforce is the self-proclaimed “top training facility in the Midwest”. Youth athletes will be placed into the middle school training group geared toward proper execution of compound movements. This facility and their dedicated coaching staff have sent athletes to quality programs all over the nation including Cornell, Bucknell, Dayton, Yale and Wisconsin for a multitude of sports. A huge piece of what makes an athlete is what happens during the time that athlete is not in the gym. Proforce Sports Performance Training will provide athletes with the correct tools for maintaining a great diet to help boost their performance.
6) IFAST - Indianapolis, Indiana
Otherwise known as Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training, IFAST uses a 3-step process to build better athletes from the ground up. Assessing the athlete from an athletic and orthopedic standpoint, building an individualized training program specific to your athletes’ needs and coaching at every step of the way both inside the weight room and on the field.
7) AWP – Athletes With Purpose - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Athletes with Purpose strives to “complete athletes mentally physically and spiritually”. The AWP football academy is run for athletes age 5 and up and allows your athlete to receive instruction from former professional and collegiate athletes. AWP’s elite 7 on 7 travel team also gives athletes a unique opportunity to compete at the highest level during the offseason.
8) Drees Performance Training - Burnsville, Minnesota
Drees Performance training is a highly regarded operation in Minnesota that excels in training excels in training junior high athletes and high school athletes in linear and lateral quickness, jumping ability, power and core strength. Training is available in small group sessions and personal training for individual athletes is also available.
9) Kansas City Speed and Sport - Leawood, Kansas
Kansas City Speed and Sport keeps their coaches-to-athlete ratio small to ensure they can reinforce proper body mechanics and technique. If you want to see more of what Kansas City Speed and Sport are all about, they have a blog on their website which will give you more inside access to everything you need to know here.
10) D1 Sports training - Omaha, Nebraska
D1 Sports Training knows that they are not like other gyms. They promise small membership fees and brings in a group of professionals to challenge each athlete and raise their game. “D1 Training franchise is a membership-based gym and boutique fitness franchise that provides individual and group training classes in a state-of-the-art facility, the likes of which are normally found on the campuses of the biggest schools and in the training centers of the best teams. Our trainers provide instruction in basic athleticism, advanced cross-training and fitness, and targeted workouts to improve overall performance. D1 trainers provide advanced athletic training for clients of all ages, from team conditioning for the junior high football team to strength and endurance classes for individuals looking to improve their overall health. D1 Training is the advanced gym for the whole family.”
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