The Desert Speed School was founded in 2005 by Murray Hicks, a former high school football, basketball, and baseball coach who knew all too well the challenges of trying to help and correct individual athletes’ needs while coaching teams of 20-40 players at a time. His goal was to create a program that would allow athletes to work on their individual athletic skills and thus improve their play on the field, court, or track.
Working with athletes in 1-on-1 and small group settings, we are able to address individual weaknesses and needs. Areas that we emphasize include:
- Running mechanics
- Strength / Power
- Core Strength
- Reaction time
In addition, we also address nutritional issues and assign “at-home work” as needed. Because we want to see athletes succeed in life as well as in sport, we also seek to cultivate such life-long skills as hard work, commitment, time management, and mental strength, to name a few.
Set up specifically for training athletes, our facilities all include a Mondo-surface track and/or artificial turf areas for plyometric work and speed/agility training. In addition, strength training areas allow for weight training, TRX suspension training, and kettlebell training. Our training spaces are unmatched in Southern Arizona for sports performance training.