Parisi Speed School, a sports performance school for athletes ages seven to 18, will open its first Georgia franchise in Marietta Saturday, March 3.
The facility, at 1400 South Marietta Parkway, is inside G4 Performance Training, a new state-of-the-art training facility.
Franchisee Freddy Goldenberg, and owner of G4, is a former Division I tennis player at the University of North Carolina.
“As a parent of teenage athletes, I have witnessed the trend towards sports specialization at very young ages,” Goldenberg Monday said in a press release.
“Sports specialization without a solid athletic foundation leads to injuries and burn out. At Parisi, we focus on building and improving a young athlete’s athletic foundation first. Getting stronger, faster, and fitter reduces the likelihood of injuries and improves performance on the field.”
Parisi Speed School’s program concentrates on speed, agility, strength, endurance, flexibility and teaching young athletes to understand proper training techniques to significantly reduce the risk of injury, according to the release.
Founded in 1998, Parisi Speed School now has 98 locations nationwide, has already trained more than 700,000 young athletes, leading to over 5,000 college athletic scholarships, with representatives in almost every Olympic sport.
More than 200 Parisi trained athletes have gone on to become NFL draft picks, including Chris Long, the Number Two Draft Pick in 2008 (now with the St. Louis Rams).
Also trained in the Parisi Training System is Tobin Heath, a midfielder for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.
A Grand Opening party will take place March 3, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free athlete evaluations, class demonstrations, contests, prizes and Willy’s food truck.
Parents of athletes can receive a complimentary Inbody scan, mini massage, and pilates demonstration.