Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many times can my youth/athlete train per week and what is optimal?
The amount of training per week depends on the specific Parisi program. Some programs are unlimited, while others are specific to a number of days per week. The optimal amount of training per week again depends on the program, but in general 2 – 3 days per week is average for athletes in grammar or middle school, and 3-4 days per week is average for high school athletes.
2. What is the best Parisi program for my youth/athlete?
The best programming for your youth athlete depends on their goals. The best way to determine which program fits your child’s needs the best is to book a complimentary athletic evaluation. During that time, our staff will discuss the results of the evaluation, along with goals and recommend the most appropriate program for your youth athlete.
3. What is best if my youth is not an athlete and he or she is just looking to get into shape?
If your youth is looking to get active, lose weight and/or get in shape, then the Total Conditioning is the answer. Many of our Total Conditioning youth find the “athlete within them” during the Total Conditioning experience and go on to train like an athlete in our sports performance program.
4. What is youth sports performance training?
Sports performance training is a relatively new term. It focuses on training a young athlete to be the best he/she can be in his/her chosen sport. The training includes the foundations of any good athlete: speed, agility, strength and self-confidence. And, an added benefit of good sports performance training is a reduction of sports related injuries.
5. How much does it cost?
Parisi programming has a variety of pricing offerings. Please see our pricing here.
6. How does scheduling work?
We offer 1-2 classes per day for each age/ability level. Each class is an hour long, and you can very easily find our current schedule here or download the Wellness Living app on your phone and search for “Parisi Speed School of Parsippany.” We recommend that all parents sign up their children for each class on this easy-to-use app.
7. How many youth/athletes are in a class?
Our typical Speed School classes, the Jump Start, Total Performance, and Elite Sports Performance programs, have a maximum of only 6 athletes per class. This is to ensure that each athlete receives individual attention on their specific needs during each class. Our Youth Total Conditioning classes have a maximum of 10.
8. Does the program include weight-lifting… I have heard that is unsafe for young children?
Our Total Conditioning and Jump Start programs do not include weight lifting, but use body weight techniques to increase strength in a safe and effective way. Athletes in our Total Performance and Elite Sports Performance programs will incorporate carefully scripted and monitored weight lifting into their programs. All of our strength scripts for these programs have been written and approved by experts in the field of youth sports performance. You can rest assured that your athlete will be well taken care of in our programs!
9. How long will it take to see results?
Results depend on the effort your youth/athlete puts into the program. Most youth/athletes who come 2 – 3 times per week and are engaged in the sessions will feel and see immediate results, but you will begin seeing results after only several weeks. If you ever question your athlete’s progess, our staff will be happy to conduct an updated evaluation.
10. How is the Parisi program different than other youth sports performance offerings?
Our founder, Bill Parisi, has been training young athletes for 25+ years. His methodologies and programming where built for youth, NOT an adult program that is customized for youth. Additionally, Parisi coaches are certified to train youth, which is a different set of skills than training adults. Parisi has been in the business of training youth since our inception!