Velocity Sports Performance Named Official Performance Training Partner of USA FootballBy Steve Alic, USA Football, USA Football
June 18, 2010
USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, announced today that Velocity Sports Performance is its official performance training partner. Velocity Sports Performance ("Velocity") is the leading athletic performance training organization in the United States.
Velocity's multi-year partnership with USA Football furthers its commitment to training America's youth football community, composed of more than 3.0 million players aged 6-14 and 400,000 coaches. USA Football members are coaches, players, game officials and youth league commissioners residing in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Velocity Sports Performance has nearly 50 training centers across the United States, helping athletes maximize their athletic potential by developing and increasing strength, power, coordination, agility, speed and flexibility. The company will build expert curriculum for USA Football centered on training, speed and conditioning for youth and amateur players.
USA Football Coaching Schools, single-day coaching clinics, will teach Velocity warm-up drills and techniques for youth coaches. Velocity staff also will lead dynamic warm-up sessions at USA Football Player Academies, three-day football camps for players aged 7-14. USA Football hosts more than 80 annual football training and development events nationwide.
Velocity Sports Performance will serve USA Football's national team athletes as they compete in International Federation of American Football (IFAF) competitions. Fifty-nine (59) countries spanning five continents possess national federations dedicated solely to football and hold IFAF membership. USA Football is the United States' sole delegate to IFAF. USA Football national teams compete in the following divisions:
- Men's Senior Tackle (age 20 and older)
- Men's U19 Tackle
- Men's Senior Flag (age 20 and older)
- Women's Senior Tackle (age 20 and older)
- Women's Senior Flag (age 20 and older)
- Boys U15 Tackle
"USA Football is a great fit for us with its large and dedicated membership accustomed to first-class training events," said PETER BARBARESI, Velocity Sports Performance CEO. "This partnership will have an immediate positive impact for us within football's vast and passionate grassroots community. Our hope is to help in the training of football players via their coaches, and to have them in turn continue their training at our facilities around the country"
"We are proud to have Velocity Sports Performance join the USA Football family, growing our list of expert resources for coaches, players and league commissioners," said USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK. "This long-term partnership allows for the most advanced training methods in sport to be taught through USA Football, which fosters physical fitness while kids enjoy playing America's favorite sport."
About Velocity Sports Performance: Velocity Sports Performance the leading athletic performance training organization in the United States. Velocity Sports Performance helps athletes of all sports maximize their athletic potential by developing strength, power, coordination, agility, speed, flexibility, and energy system development. Additionally, Velocity training focuses on injury prevention, recovery/regeneration, and nutrition. For more, visit www.velocitysp.com.
About USA Football: USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, leads the game's development, inspires participation, and ensures a positive experience for youth, high school, and other amateur players. The independent non-profit hosts more than 80 football training events annually for coaches, players and youth football league commissioners. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football's chairman is former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.