WELCOME TO G-FORCE SPEED
Welcome to G-Force Speed and Thank-you for visiting our website!! We are honored and look forward to developing you and/or your athlete!!!! We have various programs for Youth/Adults based on G-Force year round Speed Development & Fitness principles.
MEET THE COACHES:
HEAD SPEED COACH
B.S. Fitness Specialist, CPT, USATF Level 1 Certified Coach (Experience: 20 yrs)
Head Coach Travis Mizell has over 20 years experience with extensive bio-mechanical knowledge and specialization in working with children through creative instruction and motivation.
Coach Travis was a 3 year Varsity Letter winner Defensive Back with the UAB football team and also ran track in the winter & spring. In 1997 he received the highest athletic and position grade at the NFL Regional Combine, in which he ran a 4.36 in the 40 yd dash and registered at 45 inch Vertical Jump.
Coach Travis graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fitness Specialist. He started as an intern in 1995 with the university working with athletes in basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball and track, under the instruction of Stacey Torman (Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Athletic Department at UAB). In 1997 he was hired as a Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant for the football team, but turned down the position to pursue a professional football career.
He is also a Certified Personal Trainer and served as a General Manager at LA Fitness, Golds Gym and You Fit Health Clubs. He administered his first Speed Camp at Westminster Christian Academy in 2002, and began developing speed in athletes from Ely High School, Boyd Anderson, Nova, Western, St. Thomas and Westminster Christian Academy.
Coach Travis founded G-Force in the summer of 2010 along with Coach Cindy, as a way to give their kids (Taliyah Mizell, Tovani Mizell & Trevion Mizell) more individualized speed training. Since its inception, they have developed athletes to compete at the National level every year.
Their tried and true training methods has not only benefited their kids, but have gone on to develop other elite level athletes, such as Tori Thomas (Coach Darren’s Daughter). Tori Thomas is a perfect example of the G-Force training philosophy. When she first started 4 yrs ago, she came in last in her events. Now, the 11 year old is one of the nations elite youth athletes in the 200m, 400m & High Jump.
Speed Coach: Darren Thomas, USATF Level 1 Certified Coach (Experience: 4 yrs)
Speed Coach: Cindra Mizell, USATF Level 1 Certified Coach (Experience: 6 yrs)
Speed Coach: Carissa Young, USATF Level 1 Certified Coach (Experience: 2 yrs)
The Speed Performance Coaches at G-Force all share in the same training philosophy: Speed is a skill that “CAN” be taught. Our program utilizes a superior way to improve strength, balance, stability, agility and quickness.
Each Speed Performance Coach has completed extended instruction for USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification. USATF (United States of America Track & Field) is the worlds leading speed development organization that has produced Elite Sprinters from Jesse Owens to Florence Griffith Joyner. Only a USATF Certified Coach has the necessary skill set to improve Speed & Agility in an athlete.
Under Coach Travis’ leadership our coaches have developed amazing observational skills and a keen eye for details. We at G-Force understand the developmental progressions of young athletes and have realistic goals. We understand that a solid base of coordination and strength are vital in the early development of the athletes. Once coordination and strength are achieved, only then can we move forward to technique. We prepare the body so that it will be able to respond and adapt to the training.
Collectively, G-Force is one of the most complete and “All Inclusive” training programs/track & field teams around, representing the highest levels of achievement in the sport. Our coaches are required to be annually screened and pass a background check administered by NCSI through the United States of America Track & Field (USATF) governing body in addition to passing the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) background screening. Our coaches are also certified through (PCA) Positive Coaches Alliance.
CAUTION –– Please be aware of programs claiming to develop speed. Many of these so called elite facilities and speed trainers are failing our athletes and taking advantage of the families that pay for their services. Results speak for themselves. We have developed District, Regional, National & Junior Olympic Champions. The fastest humans on the planet, at any given distance, are Track & Field Athletes!!!!
See What Track Speed Can Do For You………