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The Parisi Speed School is the fastest way to become a better athlete. The Parisi Youth Training System has a 20+ year history of success. POW! is the home of The Chicago Parisi Speed School. The evaluation process is one key component to our success. The Parisi Evaluation is critical to every athlete in our program for four main reasons.

  • We assess the current level of the athlete’s ability.
  • We use the evaluation to properly place your child in our programming.
  • If offers your child’s coach some structure for individualizing aspects of the training and creates overall focus.
  • It provides us with a metric that we record so we can demonstrate progress and success.

What is the Parisi Evaluation?

The Parisi Evaluation is a mandatory process and occurs before your child can be enrolled in our program. The evaluation is also a special opportunity for us to get to know your child. It is conducted as a semi-private and not in a large group. Reservations are required for the Parisi Evaluation (hyperlink for reservation process). During the evaluation, athletes are immediately taught our signature Active Dynamic Warm-Up (hyperlink to a blog about ADW). Their running mechanics are examined and tested. Then the athlete performs a series of strength tests, which helps us look at their overall movement mechanics, which is critical to help them move improve their overall athletic abilities.

Youth Total Conditioning

These classes:

  • Enhance aerobic and muscular capacity
  • Develop healthy movement patterns
  • Build confidence
  • Can be done all-year round
  • Are an affordable option

The Youth Total Conditioning Program is designed to get kids off the sofa, off electronic and into having fun moving their bodies. We were all born to be active. We will build your child’s confidence and develop good exercise habits and awareness of nutrition. Classes are an hour long and incorporate fun and exciting modalities like medicine balls resistance bands, partner body weight exercises, ladders, plyometrics and yoga. Although this is not a competitive training class, we still expose these kids to basic Parisi speed training concepts. The training in this class will improve the overall conditioning, fitness level and health of your child.

Jump Start

This program has been proven to enhance:

  • Coordination
  • Running technique
  • Body weight strength
  • First step quickness
  • Flexibility
  • Injury prevention
  • Weight loss
  • Build Self-confidence

The Parisi Jump Start Program utilizes the most- up-to-date research to build a young athlete’s physical foundation and improve coordination and self-esteem. The signature speed and strength training methods are serious, but presented in a fun and friendly environment. We keep our kids engaged and motivated so their learn how to give a 110%. The Jump Start classes will often be divided into two groups based upon the number of kids in the session. When this is the case, there is a Jump Start I class for 7-10 years old and Jump Start II classes are for kids 11-12 years old. Regardless of the division, our Performance Coaches are specifically trained to motivate and challenge the young athletes, while providing an age-appropriate training program. Jump Start will develop foundational athletic skills that will help them rise above their competition.

Total Performance

Program been proven to:

  • Improve speed
  • Increase total body strength
  • Increase endurance
  • Improve flexibility
  • Build mental toughness
  • Improve self-confidence

The Parisi Total Performance Program utilizes the most- up-to-date research on safe athletic training techniques and injury prevention. 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: Signature straight-ahead acceleration and top-speed running techniques.
  • Change of Direction: Agility and ability to decelerate and move in any direction quickly.
  • Upper & Lower Body Strength: Strength training exercises for muscular development and injury prevention.

It is widely believed that 13-18 years of age is the most ideal age for the development of speed, strength and power over an athlete’s lifetime. It is during this program that the athlete and Parisi Performance Coach focus on the detailed, but critical specifics that are the basis for athletic success.


Program has proven to help athletes:

  • Run their fastest time ever
  • Increase their vertical jump
  • Break their all-time max lift
  • Maximize their agility
  • Sculpt their training etiquette

The Parisi PEAK Program was created for elite athletes who aspire to compete at the highest levels. The programs focuses on each individual’s needs and desired improvements for his or her specific sport. PEAK can be added to the Jump Start and Total Performance programming to provide a comprehensive athletic training regiment, or it can stand on its own and be tailored to the specific needs of the athlete.

PEAK has an intense focus on specific strength and speed training techniques. These are centered around an athlete’s individual needs, recovery, nutrition and regeneration. The training is unmatched in its intensity. Our Parisi Coaches use advanced training methodologies and tools to help athletes break through previous speed and strength plateaus. The training will help the athlete reach new heights of athletic performance. Coaches also monitor progress and plan progressions that are specific to each athlete’s goals and capabilities.