Our mission is to be New England’s Premier Speed Development Program. We strive to provide the highest quality training and instruction in order to take our athletes to the next level.
Our programs are structured in ways to improve athletes – Acceleration, Stride Length, Explosiveness and Ground Contact Time. We believe through our high level coaching and consistent application, these pillars will get any athlete faster.
Our Speed Week Clinic is an off-site, introductory program designed to give middle and high school athletes of any sport an insight into the fundamentals of speed training. Speed Week Clinics will run throughout the Summer for 4 days.
Need For Speed is our on site, beginner program that covers the basic mechanics of effective running which will be learnt through movement application. The program is run in 4 week packages, 2 times a week, Tuesday & Thursday in a group setting, training at 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
Speed Semi-Private Program is available to athletes of all ages and sports – this program is a 16 session punch card that includes a complimentary evaluation and customized program tailored to the athletes sport and personal goals for speed.
Linear Speed Development
Explosiveness / Power Development
Multi-Directional Speed Development
Looking for one-on-one training? Schedule Personal Training sessions with your Speed Coach of choice. Personal Training allows our coaches to customize the perfect personalized program to help you address individual goals specific to speed.
Taylor Gent started at Athletic Evolution in 2021 where she completed the summer internship and was hired on as a Strength and Conditioning Coach heading into the fall .
Originally from South Africa, Taylor grew up playing field hockey, swam and competed in track and field. She continued to pursue her athletic career at Lindenwood University where she played Division II Field Hockey. Taylor graduated from Lindenwood in December 2021 where she received a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a minor in nutrition.
Since joining AE Taylor has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, and is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bentley University’s Field Hockey and Women’s Lacrosse teams. Taylor’s passion and understanding of speed development has led to her role as one of the Speed Development Coaches for the Speed Academy. Taylor’s experience as an athlete has given her the ability to not only coach her athletes but relate to them both inside and outside the weight room.
Dana brings 10 years of experience working in speed settings as well as NFL Combine settings. In those 10 years Dana has worked with athletes all over the country ranging from first round draft picks to Olympian’s to kids who are just weekend warriors. He has helped numerous kids earn division 1 scholarships off of their performances in season through their hard work put in during the off season. Dana is involved in every aspect of the athlete’s life from greeting them when they walk in the door, to helping them with recruiting and guidance for the next chapter in their lives, to making sure they are also staying on top of their studies. Dana makes sure that each athlete feels the individualized attention they need to perform at their very best whether that is at an upcoming camp, or for their upcoming season. Dana makes sure that each athlete is beyond prepared for what they are trying to achieve.
Reggie comes to AE after spending the past 8 years coaching D1 football. In 2013 he was the DB coach for URI. 2014-2016 he was the secondary coach for Pace University before heading to Temple where he became the Director of Player Personnel / recruiting. After a coaching change at Temple he came to UMAINE where he went back to his roots as secondary coach.
Reggie attended Norfolk State University where he played Wide Receiver. During the pandemic, when the UMaine Football season was suspended, Reggie made the decision to switch to the private sector where he believed he could better serve student-athletes. He spent the spring of 2021 interning and training under Dana Barry at Athletic Evolution. He was hired full-time in the summer of 2021 and took over the AE Football Academy from Dana in the fall of 2021.
His wealth of knowledge as it relates to college football gives him a unique skill set that will help any high school football player achieve their dreams at the next level. Whether you are looking for strength and conditioning, position work on the field, linear speed development, combine training, recruiting consulting, or a combination of all of these, Reggie is your guy!
Reggie is currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.