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A Look Inside a Leading NFL Combine Training Program

By Keith Walker
February 07, 2013

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 Get an inside look at how elite football athletes prepare for the NFL Combine and Draft. Learn more about the process, the transition from college to pro, and what a typical day in the Velocity program looks like for these high performance players. Please click on the red headline above to read the full Q & A article.

Velocity Coach Trains Olympic Cyclists in Colorado Springs

By Keith Walker
June 26, 2012
High Performance Director Ken Vick is helping to prepare two London-bound athletes at the Olympic Training Center.

VIDEO: Velocity Prepares USA Track Star Allyson Felix for Olympics

By Keith Walker
June 05, 2012
 2008 Olympic gold and silver medalist in Track & Field gets ready for the upcoming London games at Velocity Sports Performance in West Los Angeles.

KSDK Visits Velocity Sports Performance Combine

By Julie Tristan
July 15, 2011
The Velocity Sports Performance is holding an advanced-level football combine this summer. VSP is an elite training facility located in Chesterfield. High performing football players ages 15-18 will have the chance to train like their favorite players through a series of pro-style drills designed by skilled trainers.

Free Webinar - How To Own A Velocity

By Velocity Sports Performance
June 01, 2011
Now is a great time to join the Velocity Sports Performance brand and to become a franchise partner. Velocity offers different business models and affordable cost structures that meet your needs.

Preparing for the NFL Draft: Austin Petis

By Lancer Sports Network
February 27, 2011
Irvine, CA - Austin Pettis prepares for the NFL Combine at Velocity Sports Performance, represented by Athletes First. Trenton Schlom reports for Lancer Sports Network.

Hydration and Recovery: How Gatorade Scientists Are Addressing The Needs of Athletes

By Gatorade, Gatorade Sports Science Institute
August 13, 2010
As an elite performance training facility, Velocity Sports Performance is proud to offer the latest in hydration and recovery science to its athletes.  We are grateful to be selected by Gatorade to pioneer these products with our athletes and look forward to sharing your feedback with Gatorade as we move forward.

Player Academy: Preparing for the Season

By Michael Kuebler, USA Football
April 19, 2010
Offseason preparation provides a key base for youth football players before they begin their 2010 seasons. It's a chance to get in some work for which there is not much time during the regular season. This series has already helped with setting goals, eating right and strength training. Part four now includes drills and tips on speed training for youth players, coaches and parents to add to their offseason work.

Gatorade Replay Episode 3

By Velocity Sports Performance
April 24, 2009
Gatorade Replay has released episode 3 on MissionG.com.  Gatorade's newest episode features Easton and Phillipsburg teams in their preparation to Replay a tied game from 1993 this Sunday. 

'Sister-kissing' gridiron rivals to settle 1993 score

By John Murgatroyd at CNN.COM
April 24, 2009
"I don't think there's a guy who's strapped the pads on in the country at one point in time in their life who hasn't said, 'Wouldn't it be awesome if I can do that one more time?' " said Mike Cerimele, the director of Velocity Sports Performance in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tony Bruno interviews Tim Flynn of Phillipsburg

By Velocity Sports Performance
April 23, 2009
What if you could replay the biggest high school football game of your life 15 years later in front of a hometown crowd of over 20, 00 people.  Four quarters with full pads, going full speed with full contact. 

Gatorade REPLAY pits fierce rivals again

By Rivals High
April 15, 2009
Thirty players from each of the 1993 squads, now in their early 30s, began meeting less than a month ago for weekly practices, as well as special training sessions conducted by Velocity Sports Performance, to get back into the best football condition they can in anticipation of showing which team really was best.

Kettlebells

By By Rett Larson, Velocity Sports Performance
March 30, 2009
Invented by the Russians over 300 years ago, the kettlebell is enjoying a surge in popularity these days – and for good reason.  Kettlebell training has been shown to build strength, increase cardiovascular conditioning, and improve body composition. 

Coyotes Announce First Tryout for 2009 Team

By OurSportsCental.com
October 16, 2008
As the AF2 football league moves into its tenth season, the Central Valley Coyotes announce that their first open tryout will be held Saturday, December 6th in Fresno at 12:00 pm at the Velocity Sports Performance facility.

Velocity Sports Offers Area Athletes a Chance to Improve

By Brandt Merritt, The Ledger
October 14, 2008
Athletes are always looking for an edge, for ways to improve their skills.  Jeremy Martin wants to help them discover that edge.  Martin, sports performance director at Velocity Sports Performance in Lakeland, works with athletes of all ages to improve their overall skill level, but his focus is mainly young athletes, including high schoolers, who are still developing physically.

Local Businesses and Non-Profits unite to bring Division 1 Lacrosse to Utah

By CollegeLAX.us
October 12, 2008
“We have teamed up with several great companies and groups to make the Intermountain Lacrosse Showcase possible,” said Showcase Chairman, Marty Wescott.  “Harrow Sports, Ken Garff Automotive Group, Down East Outfitters and Velocity Sports Performance, along with our non-profit organizations US Lacrosse, Utah Select Lacrosse and the Backers of BYU Lacrosse are responsible for bringing Division 1 lacrosse to the state of Utah for the first time ever.”

Catch a rising star: Soon the tennis world could be cuckoo for Rancho Santa Fe's CoCo Vandeweghe

By Brian Hiro, North County Times
October 11, 2008
Six days a week, Vandeweghe makes the 90-minute drive north to Orange County for a pair of practices ---- call them two-a-days ---- with her new coaches lasting up to two hours each. Three days a week, she forgoes the afternoon session for a conditioning workout with her personal trainer at Velocity Sports Performance in Carlsbad.

Zionsville indoor soccer facility opening Wednesday

By Gene Ford, IndyStar
October 07, 2008
"ZYSA is very excited about this partnership with Clarian Health, Velocity Sports Performance and Methodist Sports Medicine as we work very hard to expand and enhance our soccer program in the Zionsville community," says Joe Tanner, ZYSA president.

This high school football season seeing more serious injuries

By WHAS11
October 06, 2008
Is football becoming to dangerous?  Greg Frederick from Velocity Sports Performance works with football players and says he’s seeing more injuries and he thinks it has a lot to do with nutrition and hydration.

Kevin Swiryn Named Top Performer at IRANZ' High Performance Course

By usrugbyfoundation.org
October 03, 2008
The USRFF is proud to announce that 2008 High Performance Grant recipient, Kevin Swiryn, has won the Jason Eaton Award at the recently completed  International Rugby Academy of New Zealand's High Peformance Course. The Jason Eaton Award is voted on by course participants and coaches honoring the top performer of the intensive three-week course. Kevin was also named a vice-captain of the IRANZ side, a first for an American born player.

Training May Curb Some Sports Injuries In Women

Clipped from NPR.org
September 10, 2008
Women are more prone than their male counterparts to specific injuries — namely knee injuries like tears of the ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament. A prevention program at the University of Cincinnati is aiming to curb these injuries in women.

Justin time: Justin Tuck, defensive end for the reigning super bowl champ New York giants, is a "freak" on the field—and in the gym

By Sam Borden, Men's Fitness
September 01, 2008
Justin Tuck, defensive end for the reigning super bowl champ New York giants, discusses his training at the Mahwah, NJ Velocity Sports Performance.

Dedication, discipline key to success for young champions

By Lori Lyle, Wave 3 TV
August 13, 2008
Whether your child is dreaming of the Olympics or playing concert piano to sold out crowds, it takes years of hard work, determination and perseverance to perfect the skills. While a certain amount of talent is required, it's often sweat and sacrifice that give young achievers an edge. Our Lori Lyle found out how young athletes in Kentuckiana are finding that edge. 

San Jose Stealth Train at Velocity Sports Performance

By InsideLacrosse.com
August 07, 2008

Loux impressive in Angels debut

By Rhett Bollinger, MLB.com
August 06, 2008
Shane Loux was out of baseball just one year ago, so when he made his first Major League appearance since 2003 on Tuesday night, it was pretty special for the right-handed reliever. 

Zionsville soccer programs get support

By Gene Ford, IndyStar
July 30, 2008
Clarian Health, Velocity Sports Performance and Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists have agreed to offer their services to support the expansion of youth soccer programs in the Zionsville area and the construction of the new Zionsville Youth Soccer Association (ZYSA) Indoor Facility. 

757 Athlete Showcase to Jump on Competition

By John Streit, The Virginian Pilot
July 24, 2008
Even though the calendar reads July, the Chesapeake-based Velocity Sports Performance is set to stoke the competitive fires of Hampton Road’s high school athletes with its first Best of the 757 Athlete Showcase. 

NFL Players Go Camping

By Will Garlick, VirginiaPreps.com
July 13, 2008
Summer camps are supposed to be fun and relaxing, but no one told that to the NFL players from around the Hampton Roads area who ran the 12th annual Peninsula NFL Players Football Camp. While the high school players, no doubt had a great time, this was no youth camp tailored for kids--this was the way a football camp should be run. 

Young Athletes Take Cues From Gridiron Legends

By Adam Vingan
July 11, 2008
WHAT DO YOU GET when you mix some college football players, a legendary coach and a Super Bowl champion?   One heckuva hands-on learning experience. 

Trainers push gym's athletes to next level

By Mike Kranzler, San Diego Union Tribune
July 03, 2008
Midway through a workout for three college athletes, their trainer allowed them to break the monotony with a quick race. Kelly Wherry, 20, the only woman in the group, was at a disadvantage against her bigger, faster colleagues.

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