The National Speed & Strength Academy has become one of the premier sports performance training facilities in Western Pennsylvania, developing over 165 Division I & II scholarship athletes. Our programs are scientifically designed to give our athletes the opportunity to gain a competitive edge through private and semi-private (6 athletes or less) year round sports performance training. NSSA’s elite trainers have established themselves as some of the finest in the industry. All private and semi-private speed and strength classes are age and skill appropriate. Is is time to experience NSSA and take your game to the next level.

The training facility for the greater Pittsburgh area's top athletes!

NSSA - Official Trainer of the Lady Knights Soccer Team 2017 State Champions and 2015 & 2016 WPIAL Champions!

NSSA is proud to be the trainers of the #1 ranked high school basketball players in western PA for the last two years. 2015's top player Kason Harrell is enjoying a productive freshman year at Divison 1's IUPFW, and this year's top baller James Edwards is working hard with us to prepare for his recent commitment to play Division 1 basketball at the Air Force Academy.

NSSA to Pro:
Max McDowell

Max McDowell, Biloxi Shuckers
Class AA Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers

NSSA to Pro:
Frannie Crouse

Frannie Crouse, NC Courage
First Round Draft Pick, NWSL 2018 Draft

NSSA to Pro:
JJ Matijevic

JJ Matijevic, Buies Creek Astros
Class High-A affiliate of Houston Astros

NSSA to Pro:
Lauren Mizik

Lauren Mizik, Steel City FC

NSSA to Pro:
Gary Butler

Philadelphia Eagles

Next Level Athletes

  • Nick Amendola Football Indiana University of PA
  • Emily Arnold Soccer Slippery Rock
  • Casey Aunkst Soccer Duquesne
  • Kara Batey Soccer Duquesne
  • Art Beck Football Kent State
  • Lacey Bernick Soccer University of Pittsburgh
  • Athena Biondi Soccer Michigan State
  • Italia Biondi Soccer Toledo
  • Phil Biondi Baseball Radford
  • Trey Blandford Football Indiana State
  • Jess Boytim Soccer Virginia Tech
  • Erica Brooks Basketball Alderson Broaddus
  • Carter Breen Soccer Duquesne University
  • Dane Brown Football Cornell
  • Christian Bryan Football Youngstown State
  • Gary Butler Football Pittsburgh Power (AFL)
  • Andy Carter Basketball Washington & Jefferson
  • Jason Cerniglia Football Wooster
  • Abby Churchfield Soccer Kutztown
  • Frannie Crouse Soccer Penn State
  • Nick Cubarney Baseball Northeastern
  • Ed Day Football Toledo
  • Dana Dellefemine Soccer University of Pittsburgh
  • Logan Deri Football West Liberty
  • Peyton Deri Football Univ of Pittsburgh
  • Brock Dieter Football Duquesne University
  • Nicole Driscoll Volleyball Carlow
  • Anna Durmis Soccer William and Mary
  • Eddie Edwards, Jr. Baseball Univ of Buffalo
  • James Edwards Basketball Air Force Academy
  • Kiana Francis Lacrosse Mercyhurst
  • Eva Frankovic Soccer Univ of Pittsburgh
  • Heather Gardner Swimming Liberty University
  • Anna Marie Gatti Softball Syracuse University
  • Madison Genicola Soccer Duquesne University
  • Dimitri George Football John Carroll University
  • Lexi Gray Track and Field Bucknell
  • Taylor Hampshire Soccer Seton Hill
  • Kason Harrell Basketball Indiana Pacers G League
  • Emily Harrigan Soccer Rutgers University
  • Nate Harriger Track & Field University of Pennsylvania
  • Julia Howard Track & Field Penn State
  • Evan James Baseball Pitt Johnstown
  • Kate Kauffman Soccer Univerity of Pittsburgh
  • Jake Kemerer Wrestling Penn State
  • Jake Kendro Baseball Tennessee
  • Lexi Kendro Soccer Duquesne
  • Alexis Klatt Softball Alderson Broadus
  • Will Kuhns Volleyball Penn State
  • Mackenzie Lake Softball Towson
  • Maria Lanyi Soccer Northeastern
  • Luke Liprando Football Bucknell
  • Jonathan LoChiatto Football Mercyhurst
  • Tyler Lukart Football Clarion University
  • Zach Martinelli Baseball Seton Hill University
  • Trevor Martz Soccer Seton Hill University
  • J.J. Matijevic Baseball Arizona, **Drafted, Boston Red Sox
  • Max McDowell Baseball UConn, **Drafted Milwaukee Brewers
  • Donovan McNelis Football Alderson Broaddus
  • Rianna Miedel Track & Field University of Pittsburgh
  • Greg Meisner Football University of Kentucky
  • Shane Meisner Football Rutgers University
  • Jenna Mickel Soccer Robert Morris
  • Faith Miller Softball Robert Morris
  • Travis Miller Wrestling Thiel
  • Lauren Mizik Soccer Steel City F.C.
  • Alaina Montgomery Softball University of Connecticut
  • Dante Nania Football Youngstown State University
  • Jake Nesser Football Wagner University
  • Luke Novosel Baseball University of Pittsburgh
  • Cam Onderko Baseball Delaware State
  • Jenna Osikowicz Softball Seton Hill
  • Kendra Pampus Soccer Indiana University
  • Nate Perry Basketball Youngstown State University
  • Steve Petrick Football Temple University
  • Tyler Pilato Football University of Pittsburgh
  • Russell Pytlak Football Mercyhurst
  • Tom Quealy Baseball Mt. Saint Mary's
  • Morgan Ryan Softball Notre Dame
  • Josh Ratesic Basketball Allegheny College
  • Josh Sabo Football Alderson Broaddus University
  • Owen Sabol Baseball Seton Hill
  • Steve Schmitt Football St. Francis
  • Jordan Seneca Softball St. Francis University
  • ReidAnn Sever Soccer Hood University
  • Dustin Shoaf Football Mercyhurst University
  • Brady Sigut Baseball Seton Hall University
  • Tommy Slavic Football Mt Union
  • Kevin Slezak Jr. Football California University of PA
  • Drayton Sligh Football California University of PA
  • Jake Smetak Football California University of PA
  • Colin Smith Football West Virginia University
  • Marley Smith Soccer Duquesne
  • Mary Smithnosky Softball Western Michigan
  • Matt Stewart Basketball Wheeling Jesuit
  • Nate Stone Football Duquesne
  • Jenn Straw Basketball Clarion
  • Abbey Tarosky Soccer St. Francis University
  • RJ Thomas Football California University of PA
  • Jake Weir Football Lehigh
  • Sam Wexell Soccer Ohio University
  • Mike Wilke Soccer Virginia Tech
  • Brett Zanotto Football University of Maryland
  • Nick Zona Baseball Seton Hill University
  • Jimmy Zublick Football University of Mt. Union

School Time Specials



Program Discounts

Team Training Packages

What We Do

A disciplined, year round, professional Speed and Strength Program

  • Create a consistent training and work ethic that will be used throughout the athlete's career
  • Decrease 20-, 40- and 60-yard dash times by .2-.4 seconds or more
  • Increase vertical leap by 2-6 inches
  • Increase agility, quickness, first step explosion and lateral movement
  • Increase flexibility and core strength
  • Increase individual self-esteem and confidence
  • Reduce the risk of sports injuries

What People Are Saying

Testimonials from Current and Past Athletes

  • "NSSA sports performance training has first and foremost made me faster, stronger, and more explosive. Most importantly it has developed me into a better ATHLETE. The better athlete I am the better ball player I am. The more aware I am with how my body works, the better prepared I am to be coachable and make physical adjustments. If I can make adjustments quicker than my competition, then I will outperform them. If I am physically stronger, faster, and more explosive than my competition then I gain the advantage. Pushing myself physically has given me an edge against my competition and enabled me to succeed. "

    Max McDowell, Milwaukee Brewers

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  • "My year round speed and strength training at NSSA played a key role in helping me achieve my goal of not only receiving a D1 scholarship but starting my freshman year at Virginia Tech. Most of my teammates were never exposed to the speed and strength training I recieved at NSSA in high school. NSSA has helped to develop some of the finest girls soccer players in Western, PA over the past 11 years. NSSA's private training goes far beyond the team training we all received at our clubs. It is a must for those who are truly looking to play at the collegiate level. "

    Jess Boytim, Virginia Tech Soccer
  • "Brad and his staff push their students to reach their maximum potential. They are knowledgeable, honest and truly care about the athletes."

    Parents of Nate Stone, Duquesne University
  • "NSSA is an unbelievable program that improves everyone in every aspect of their life"

    Parents of JJ Matijevic, Houston Astros
  • "I like seeing myself get faster each week"

    Italia Biondi, Committed to U of Toledo for Soccer
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