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Training Programs

The best get better when the lights aren't shining. To ensure that you reach your full potential, the Athletic Republic training program at Carle Sports Medicine offers you the opportunity to have the same offseason that the world's best athletes have.


  • 0.2 - 0.4 seconds in 40 yards which equals 6 - 10 feet of separation;
  • 2 - 4 inches of vertical jump height;
  • 5 - 8 inches in standing long jump distance;
  • 5 mph in throwing velocity;
  • 50% improvement in recovery ability;
  • 20% gain in peak force and power;
  • 33% increase in foot speed; and
  • Significant improvements in running and efficiency.

Athletic Republic™ Acceleration Program
You know that basic strength and conditioning programs are important. But adding Athletic Republic Acceleration in the off-season can take athletes to the next level. Athletic Republic Acceleration is a six to eight week sport-specific speed and power training program that will enhance performance by focusing on agility, vertical jump, body mechanics, and sprint work. Our state of the art treadmills will assist in pushing you past your previous limits and to a new level of speed and performance. The training sessions are set up to be performed three times per week for four, six or eight week increments.

Athletic Republic™ Resistance Cord Programs
This specialized six week program is designed to increase your throwing velocity and to correct mechanics through the use of patented ThrowingCord™, HittingCord™, or KickingCord™ technology. This program meets for two sessions per week for six weeks.

Vertimax™ Vertical Jump Training
Having a few more inches on your vertical can mean elevating higher to hit that jump shot or finishing the spike instead of being blocked. This four, six or eight week program will focus on improving your explosive leaping ability through the use of Vertimax training, plyometrics and focused lower-body strengthening. Pre- and post- training measures will be recorded to gauge your improvements. This program meets for two sessions per week.

Personal Training
This individualized program is designed to address your personal fitness/athletic performance goals. Workouts are based on specific evaluation and testing that focuses on the individual strengths and weaknesses of each participant. Through the support and professional guidance of our Certified Athletic Trainers, you will improve your fitness level and learn how to train and exercise safely, while working toward improving your strength and overall fitness/performance. These personal training sessions are typically set up two to three times per week for six weeks.

ACL Risk-Reduction Program
While statistics show anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries to be one of the most frequently occurring injuries for female athletes, the majority of these injuries are from non-contact events. With proper evaluation and instruction in biomechanics (body movement) and strength training, your risk can be reduced. This six week program will assess areas of need and will train you three times per week focusing on proper landing techniques, body awareness and positioning, deceleration when cutting or stopping, and increase core and leg strength.

Athletic Republic™ ACL Bridge Program
The Carle Athletic Republic ACL Bridge Program bridges the gap between physical therapy discharge and functional/recreational independence. It is for individuals of all ages to help regain recreational independence. The program includes forward/backward running, jump training, agility/multi-directional movements and strengthening. There is a pretest/posttest evaluation and the program is two to three times per week for a total of 25 visits.


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Free Injury Evaluation Clinic

Carle Sports Medicine offers free sports injury evaluations during our clinic walk-in hours. These evaluations are open to athletes of all ages and you don’t have to be a Carle patient. Our team of skilled professionals will evaluate your sports injury and offer suggestions, including:

  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Physician referrals when needed
  • Return-to-play recommendations
  • Injury prevention tips

Walk-in Clinic Hours
2300 S. First St., Champaign, IL (corner of First St. and Windsor Rd.)
Monday through Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Monday through Thursday: 4 - 6 p.m.

The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) at University of Illinois
Carle Sports Medicine is also at the ARC on the University of Illinois campus. This location offers physical therapy appointments and walk-in athletic training. Call (217) 383-9500 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


Recovery Program

Carle Sports Medicine offers medical procedures paired with sport rehabilitation therapy, designed to get you back to your active lifestyle. Our physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and physician assistants evaluate, repair, train and enhance athletes of every skill level. The Sports Medicine team accepts referrals and works closely with doctors and specialists within and outside of Carle.

Program highlights Include:

  • Specialized medical procedures including guided ultrasound for the treatment of tennis and golfer's elbow, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis (ultrasound guided injections, percutaneous tenotomy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures)
  • Individualized pre, post and nonoperative rehabilitation and conditioning
  • Evaluation, consultation and performance enhancement recommendations for athletes of all levels
  • Individualized and group education, fitness and injury prevention programs
  • Collegial research and data collection skills, and resources to advance research in sports medicine and rehabilitation

School Partnerships

We know the value of teamwork. That's why we partner with over 20 area high schools to provide strength and conditioning programs, physician evaluations, sports injury prevention and education. We also have collegiate partnerships with Parkland College, the University of Illinois, Danville Area Community College and various club programs in the area.

Let us bring training and instructional programs to your school or club team. Our team will teach you how to get the most from your facility and equipment, while bringing in specialized tools for enhanced training. A 10-athlete minimum is required.

If you would like more information about Carle Sports Medicine, call (217) 383-9500.

Click here for a list of each school with their corresponding Athletic Trainer's contact information. Athletes are encouraged to work with their assigned trainer to address their sports injury.

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Meet Our Team

With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.


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