Acceleration Program FAQ
Who is the Acceleration Program for?
The acceleration program isn't just for all-stars. It helps kids with all types of athletic ability
improve, as long as they're at least somewhat motivated. If you really like to work hard, you're sure to
improve speed, agility, quickness, strength, and self-confidence. Put more in, get more out. Our goal is
to help every participant get better; no matter what level they're at when they come through our doors.
The Frappier Acceleration Sports Training Network was created to meet the demands of organizations
nationwide that wished to purchase rights to these Programs, and the Programs have skyrocketed to worldwide
success ever since.
More than 100,000 athletes in over 130 facilities throughout the world have completed at least one level
of our Programs. And over 2,000 professional athletes from the National Football League, Major League
Baseball, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League have participated in the Programs;
each showing impressive increases in sprint speed and overall quickness.
What about age limits?
There are none. Kids have started in the acceleration program as young as age 8. We modify the intensity
and program duration for each athlete, so the acceleration is safe and effective whether you're 8 or 88!
How much does the program cost?
The cost of the complete program varies on the aspects of the Carolina Acceleration Program you choose to
participate in. During your Free Consultation, a program is customized to
maximize your athletic needs and goals.
A traditional Acceleration package includes a pre-evaluation, more than 27 hours of one-on-one supervised
conditioning by experienced certified strength and conditioning specialists, physical therapists, and/or
certified athletic trainers, and a post-evaluation.
When should I begin the acceleration program in relation to the athletic season?
Start the program 7-8 weeks before training starts for your sport. This will give you time to finish
one level of the program, and allow a week of rest before your sport begins. If a vacation or other plans
will get you off your schedule, move up your starting date to allow extra completion time. You have 75
days to complete the program, but you'll get the best results when your training isn't interrupted by
more than one week, so try to keep on track!
What can I do to keep making gains?
The acceleration program has five levels. Each level of training involves greater intensity. Once
you've been through one level, then participated in your sport, you may want to come back for the next
level. Or you may complete the levels in succession.
How is the Acceleration Program different from what I can get at camps?
Camps teach you specific skills for your sport. The Acceleration Program focuses on building speed,
strength, quickness, agility, jumping ability, and overall conditioning. While our cost are equivalent to
many camps, you get far more one-on-one time with professionals and you get 6-8 weeks to absorb
and practice what you're learning.
How can I compare this program to other conditioning programs?
There is no other program like ours in the world. We use patented equipment designed for and used
exclusively by the Acceleration Program. Acceleration Program protocols were scientifically developed
and tested with input from exercise physiologists, orthopedic physicians, athletic trainers, physical
and occupational therapists and others. Besides this high level of expertise, kids who've been through
our program will tell you that it's fun and it's super for building motivation.
What can I expect at my first appointment?
Come dressed to work out or have shorts, T-shirt, and running shoes to change into. Quality running shoes
are best for the treadmill. Basketball shoes or cross trainers are recommended for plyometrics. You'll begin
with a flexibility and strength evaluation, on our weight equipment. Then it's on to our treadmill introduction
program. This is a demanding session. You'll want to eat a light meal two to three hours before your
appointment. Bananas, grapes, crackers and juice are good choices if you need a snack.
You're initial evaluation takes one and half-hours. Following sessions will range from one to two hours.