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Sports Performance Center - Parisi

Take your skills further with the Sports Performance Center - Parisi at the Schererville & Southlake YMCA locations.

Performance Evaluation

All new athletes interested in Parisi Speed School should start with a Performance Evaluation. The Evaluation is a 30–45-minute test that consist of six key areas of athletic performance.

  • 10 yard Sprint
  • 20 yard Sprint
  • Vertical Jump
  • 5 Hop (Broad Jump)
  • 5/10/5 (Pro-Agility)
  • Chin Up Test

One you have completed the Evaluation. Our coaches will give you a score to let you know how you did and compare your scores based on other members in our program. From there we can determine which program would be best for you based on your score and your goals. All Evaluations are appointment based. We recommend calling to schedule your FREE Evaluation.


Pee Wee (5-7 years old)

These classes teach fundamental athletic movements to children between the age of 5 years and 7 years old, while integrating age-appropriate educational strategies with motivational coaching. Whether your child ever sets foot on a soccer pitch, football field or basketball court, the skill sets learned extend well beyond any playing surface. The Parisi Pee Wee program will develop critical gross motor skills while providing its young participants with an opportunity to also practice essential social, emotional, and problem solving skills. The class is broken down into four separate periods, which aim to engage the athlete, get them moving, follow directions, work as a team…and have fun!

Game Time (7-15 years old)

This program is designed to get kids off the sofa, off electronics and into having fun while getting fit. The program develops good exercise habits and awareness of nutrition. Parisi’s Total Conditioning uses fun and exciting modalities like medicine balls, resistance bands, ladders, plyometrics, and yoga. It also incorporates the Parisi signature speed training methods and the latest in performance and strength training. That combination make the program come alive and produce quick results, keeping kids coming back for more.

Jump Start (7-10 years old)

Utilizes the most up-to-date research to build up an athlete’s foundation, improve coordination and self-confidence. Certified Parisi Performance Coaches teach signature speed and strength methods in a fun and friendly environment. This ensures the athletes are engaged and motivated to give 100%. The Jump Start program is a must for any child who wants to develop an athletic foundation of skills, that will help them get faster and stronger to rise above the competition.

Total Performance (11-14 years old)

Utilizes the most up-to-date research on safe athlete training techniques and injury prevention as its foundation. This program uses our signature speed and strength training methods and cutting-edge coaching techniques from certified Parisi Performance Coaches to produce maximum improvements in athletic performance. At this level, programming is broken down into an individual focus per session; linear speed, acceleration and deceleration, change of direction and strength. This program builds on an athlete’s physical foundation and refines their skills in order for them to maximize their strength, aerobic and/or sport specific training. Athlete’s will also learn the skills and conditioning necessary.

Basic Strength (11-14 years old)

Introduction of strength training concepts with an emphasis on proper form, movement patterns, bodyweight resistance training, progressive programming and injury prevention. This program develops the foundation for an athlete’s relative strength while teaching optimal body mechanics in a safe, fun environment.

Elite Sports Performance (15-20 years old)

This program focuses on the regression and progression of our signature speed-training methods. At this level, certified Parisi Performance Coaches use their knowledge and experience to individualize strength training for their athletes based on their abilities and specific goals. Utilizing either Basic Strength or Advanced Strength programming, this program builds on an athlete’s physical foundation and develops their athletic abilities even further, in order for them to maximize their potential and reach their goals on game day.

Advanced Strength (15-20 years old)

Provides a sport-specific protocol for the high-level athlete to develop strength in areas that will directly transfer to their chosen sport. This high-level training pushes athletes to the next level, giving them a competitive edge as they prepare to compete at the high school, collegiate, Olympic or professional level.

Academy Classes

Combine Training (13-18 years old)

Are you an athlete who wants to get noticed and compete at the next level? Are you a parent or coach that is looking to give their athlete an edge? Then we have the program for you! Our Combine Training Academy will help athletes reach their goals in the 6 combine training tests. 40 yard dash, 5-10-5, L-Drill, Vertical Jump, Standing Broad Jump, and Bench Press. We will teach the strategies needed to maximize each test.

Soccer Training (10-13 years old)

Soccer Training with the Parisi Speed School will work on your speed and agility to outrun your opponents, break away from defenders, improved reaction speed to your opponent’s moves and improved first and second touch skills. Training will be focused solely on soccer athletes and compliment the skill work done at your team and club practices.

Vertical Jump Training (13-18 years old)

Vertical Jump Training brings you the proven training methodology that could add 3-6 inches to your current vertical jump max! You may think it is no longer possible to improve your vertical jump at the advanced point of your athletic career. The Vertical Jump Training Course gives you a blueprint for proper training, diving into the aspects of each phase and providing specific exercises to help you improve. All of these components come together to create a vertical jump that exceeds expectations.

Team Training

When an athlete starts the Parisi program they may notice incredible improvements. Their team members and coach sometime notice that and want to know what they are doing outside of practice to have such major improvements. We offer Partnered Training for 3-4 athletes. But, when it’s a group of 8+ we recommend Team Training.

Team Training is like Personal Training but for an entire team. We offer the ability to work with a group setting focusing on speed, agility, strength, and power that will improve your athlete’s sports performance on the field. It’s not sport specific so, we don’t do hitting or ball work. Instead, we focus on running form how to properly use your arms and strike the ground with the ball of your foot. Agility such as ladders teaching a low center of based and how to push off your outside foot. We also incorporate some strength training based on their skills.

Team Training can be done at our location, or we can send one of our coaches to your facility for training. With Team Training sessions are booked in advance. We require a minimum of 8 athletes and 5 sessions. Prices vary based on the number of athletes and the number of sessions. For more information, please call us at 219-319-2573.


Get to Know the Schererville Parisi Trainers

Mike Helfen

MikeHow long have you been at Parisi?
I have been at Parisi since 2011.

What is your role at Parisi?
My role at Parisi is a Sports Performance Coach.

What is your Sports Performance background?
My Sports Performance background includes being a dual-sport collegiate athlete, previously working in Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, and earning the Parisi Sports Performance certification.

What interest you about working at Parisi?
What interests me about working at Parisi is having the opportunity to train and develop youth athletes in their athletic endeavors by achieving their personal sports performance training goals.

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