Getting into Youth Performance Training

by Bill Parisi |  Date Released : 07 Nov 2011
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Bill Parisi

About the author: Bill Parisi

Bill Parisi is an internationally recognized fitness business expert and the founder and C.E.O. of the Parisi Speed School. Bill holds a degree in finance from Iona College and was a multiple-time NCAA Division I All-American in track and field while at Iona. After college, Bill served as a Graduate Assistant to the University of Florida Football and Track and Field teams, and competed at the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials in the javelin throw.

Bill founded the Parisi Speed School in 1992. Armed with only a $500 dollar van and a motivational speech, Bill became one of the originators of the Youth Training Industry in the United States. In 1993, Bill opened up the first sports performance facility within a Health Club in Wyckoff, NJ. At this time, Bill was a consultant to the NY Giants and was also commissioned by Nike to help develop the original high school football combines that were held across the nation.

By 1996, Bill’s facility in Wyckoff became the highest grossing club per square foot in the country. This success, and excessive growth of his client base, allowed Bill to open additional clubs in New Jersey, and in 2005, the Parisi Speed School began franchising to existing health related businesses to expose as many athletes as possible in the U.S. There are now over 65 facilities in 27 states across the country and the Parisi Mission continues to expand. According to Franchise Times (2009), the Parisi Franchise was named one of the top growing franchises in the U.S.

Today, Bill still presents to thousands of business owners, athletes and coaches per year. Bill has lectured for NFL, Nike, Reebok, IHRSA, IDEA, NSCA, Club Industry, Perform Better, and has been commissioned for 5th year in a row to present for the NFL at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Junior Development Clinic in Canton, Ohio. He is also a content contributor for USA Football Coaches on-line library and writes a monthly article on Performance Training and The Business of Sports Performance. In addition to speaking and writing, Bill has been featured on Fox Sports, ESPN, CNBC, CBI, and in Running Magazine.

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