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SPEED & AGILITY TRAINING

Slash Athlete's private sessions target the specific techniques and movement patterns to make your athlete more explosive for their sport

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STRENGTH & POWER TRAINING

At "The Lab", Slash Athlete's Gym, young athletes are taught the proper weight lifting techniques to give them the strength and power they need over the competition. 

GET YOUR ATHLETE THE TRAINING THEY NEED

GAIT ANALYSIS VIDEO

Young Athletes learn best by seeing themselves in action. At Slash Athlete, we use video analysis to show athletes where their form, mechanics, and physiology need improvement. This helps to build better neuromuscular connectivity, so they can realize their gains faster. 

THEY USED TO SAY YOU CAN'T TEACH SPEED...

THEY'RE WRONG.

Click on video to play Gait Analysis

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ABOUT COACH TOM

Tom Hoffman is a Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) who has spent his life competing and training young athletes in multiple sports, knowing what it takes to reach one's potential.

Tom's passion for sports started with Baseball. After winning the L.A. City Championship in high school, a decorated college career followed. Tom then coached baseball in numerous youth programs and High School teams, culminating in a job working for Major League Baseball International, coaching throughout Europe. 

For the past decade, Tom has continued to work with young athletes in multiple sports, most notably for the last decade in soccer, expanding his interest and education into the specific movements required by each sport, to maximize speed, agility, strength and durability. He's developed his P.A.L. Technique to create better athletes and is excited to share it with young athletes at all levels.

Tom is an avid endurance athlete and marathoner. He's currently training to qualify for the 2023 Boston Marathon.

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/ATHLETE MISSION

Whether the goal is to make the high school or college team, improve standing on the travel/club team, or to introduce fundamental form to develop your child's mechanics, the mission of /athlete is to create better athletes: 

Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. 

We help your athlete reach their potential by creating a FUN and challenging environment that focuses on technique and sports-specific movement. Our P.A.L. Technique will make your athlete faster, stronger, more durable, and less susceptible to injury.

 

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CLIENT REVIEWS

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What Sports Moms and Dads are saying about Coach Tom

"My son (13) who plays high level travel baseball along with school flag football and basketball has been training with Coach Tom along with 2 of his buddies for 4 months and his speed, coordination and agility on both the baseball field and football field have increased dramatically. I can’t wait for basketball to start to see how his speed and lateral movement have improved as well. Tom is great with youth athletes, extremely dedicated to his craft and detailed oriented. I highly recommend him to any parent looking to help their young athlete. The best thing about his program is he keeps it fun for the kids so they hardly know how hard they are working and improving."

-- Jeff E.

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