Hoover Speed Clinic is a two-day clinic focused on everything FAST.


In sport, speed is King and it's a skill that can be developed.


The theme of this clinic "Speed = Force production in the right direction"

Led by Edmonton Eskimo's starting safety Jordan Hoover this clinic will give participants an opportunity to work closely on the elements that develop speed in any sport. This clinic is open to athletes currently in Gr. 8 to Gr. 12. We're accepting only 24 registrations. 12 for each 1.5-hour slot so that we can work closely with each athlete and create customized plans














Weight Room Session @ 17 Barbells Strength and Conditioing 

Saturday, April 4 @ 11am - 12:30pm

Saturday, April 4 @ 1pm - 2:30pm 

On Field Session @ Northern Community Centre 

Sunday, April 5 @ 1pm - 2:30pm 

Sunday, April 5 @ 5:30pm - 7pm 

For athletes currently in Gr. 8 - Gr. 12

Cost is $130 per athlete 

Clinic Tshirt included 

Choose one training time per day

Clinic limit is 24 athletes 12 per Session


Session 1 on Saturday April 4 @ 17 Barbells Strength and Conditioning.


1. Posture and Position

Speed is a product of posture, posture is a product of hours addressing Iso-stability and cervical loading.  The athlete's ability to not only get into the right positions - mobility - but maintain the proper posture can minimize force bleeding. This is not your typical "core" or "flexibility" routine.  

2. Primal Movements

Improving the proficiency of primal movement patterns through strength training develops an increase in force production across all three axes. 

Each athlete will leave with a customized plan for speed development they can perform in the weight room


3. Compensatory Acceleration Training 

Moving weights at maximum speed enhances an athlete's ability to instantaneously achieve maximal contracture.  With enough reps the athlete learns to move faster, directly affecting sprinting mechanics. 

Session 2 on Sunday April 5 @ Northern Community Centre


1. Top End Speed Opportunity

Establishing an athlete's baseline score from various speed, agility, and change of direction drills gives the clinic coaches an opportunity to eliminate basic mechanical errors.  When the athlete can overcome two limiting factors; mechanics and efficiency they can begin to expand their top-end speed. 


2. Rest Makes Perfect 

Speed Training does not mean Conditioning.  For an athlete to increase their speed they must run FAST.  To run fast the athlete must be recovered from the previous attempt.  There is a time and place to condition however most coaches overuse conditioning methodology in their practices.  Sorry coach but those pre-practice and post-practice laps or down backs are making your athletes slow.

3. Quality over Quantity

Take a lesson from the Pro - it's not what you do, it's how well you do it.  Everyone is capable of improving speed.  Speed is a neural quality which means when an athlete learns to apply the principles of speed development in a drill it will translate into more speed AND strength. 



573 Second Line East

Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6B 4K2

E: contact@17barbells.com

T: (705) 989-9143

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm 

​​Saturday: Closed ​

Sunday: Closed


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