TRAIN. GROW. EXCEL.

WESTERN MA PREMIER YOUTH SPORTS PERFORMANCE FACILITY

EFFECTIVE TRAINING.

PROFESSIONAL COACHING.

Welcome to Roots Sports Performance, the premier youth fitness facility in Western MA. We take a comprehensive approach towards performance enhancement using individually designed programs to test and train the key performance measures that make YOU better at your sport. All athletes learn to master the basics of movement, setting a foundation for injury prevention and athletic potential. Once athletes have a solid foundation we introduce advanced individualized training plans, designed to address each athlete's profile. 

Catie Bean - Bryant University

Catie Bean - Bryant University

"I came into my freshman year the most fit I have ever been. I usually get injured during the season, but since I started lifting and training with Jake and the RSP team I haven't had an injury since. I feel stronger and faster especially on the soccer field. I owe a lot to this program for preparing me to play at the D1 level."

Sierra Demarinis - Central Michigan

Sierra Demarinis - Central Michigan

"Jake and his team at Roots Sports Performance made me feel faster and stronger than ever. He made my plan very individualized for my sport and my goals going into my senior year. Even though I was only able to train with him for one month, there were clear improvements. I am so thankful for all Jake did to help me accomplish my goals!"

Hannah Duggan - Elms College

Hannah Duggan - Elms College

"For as long as I can remember I have been working with Coach Jake and there is a reason why I keep coming back. After each and every training session I can feel myself improving. Training with Coach Jake has truly made me into the soccer player that I am today. This fall was my first year at Elms and I know for a fact that the reason I entered preseason so well prepared was because of the work I did at RSP. If you are looking to become a faster, stronger and overall better athlete I most definitely recommend working with the RSP team.”

The Dreaded Hamstring Pull

If you’re involved in athletics you know that dreaded moment. The athlete pulls up grabbing the back of their thigh. As a coach it’s a gut wrenching moment. Experience tells us that single moment will lead to weeks if not months of rehab. Even when rehab is complete there’s that lingering concern of reoccurrence and…
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Speed Training

I’ve written in the past about the difficulty in altering speed mechanics and how changing technique 1% is a major accomplishment. When pushing the body to it’s absolute limits the brain is going to default to whatever motor pattern it feels most comfortable with, be that good or bad. So the challenge at hand is…
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Athletic Development – The Process

Achieving mastery in any realm is an enormous undertaking that requires a long, dedicated process. Whether it be learning an instrument, language, or sport, the thread that ties it all together is commitment. The same is true of reaching one’s athletic potential. We’re going to examine the views of one of history’s greatest coaches, discuss…
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