SPEED AND SPORTS TRAINING
The trainers at The Fieldhouse have trained thousands of Athletes for Speed, Agility and Strength. With over 20 years’ experience in both the USA and Australia, we get results fast.
Our Acceler8 programs will get you fast by enhancing your turnover and footwork. We train in both linear (straight) and lateral (sideways) patterns to maximise the transition from speed in training to speed on the field. Our speed training is the most cutting edge sessions you will find anywhere in SE Queensland. From posture assessment, mechanical corrections and foot placement, we address everything necessary to accelerate your speed.
Our agility program is similar in that we strongly focus on footwork, placement, body positioning and angular acceleration lateral. Understanding all the movements are essential to dominating opponents with speed and agility.
Our strength programs focus on maximum strength development. For beginning athletes movement patterns are enforced initially, then the weights are increased to achieve hypertrophy and strength development. If you want to move right, you have to look right. Training for sports specificity is our speciality at The Fieldhouse.
How are we so sure our systems and techniques work?
Posture, power, mechanics and technique and individual assessment!
All components of drilling for speed, agility or strength have a huge involvement with regards to posture. The stronger the foundation, the better the transfer of power. When it comes to sports or straight out strength, transfering power is what it is all about. On the speed and agility drills, we get into specialised movement patterns which require a strong emphasis on great posture and learning the neurological firing patterns to correctly maintain maximum power. Any weakness in the chain will mean less power, less speed and less strength.
We want MORE MORE MORE!
Applying power and force are essential in sports requiring strength and speed. The timing and application of said force can dictate a great outcome or a poor outcome. Establishing efficiency of movment increases the ability to apply force, increase maximum force output and replicat. Replication is the key component to mastery, why be sort of powerful sometimes when you can be unstoppable ALL THE TIME!
A smooth running machine runs better, faster and more efficiently. The greatest advantage is clearly speed and power but injury prevention and rehabilitating bad movement mechanics can have you running faster post injury than pre injury. Establishing sound neurological mechanics syncs the upper and lower body, the right and left side and various quadrants of our extremeties. Controlling your angular acceleration, arm positioning and movement, foot positioning and placement, and the co-ordination between the entire body, dictates maximum power output and performance.
A variety of techniques and drills are used to teach and educate the movements to make you faster, more powerful and stronger. With decades experience specialising in speed, power and strength we can make you the BEST ATHLETE you can BE!
All sessions are coached! Yes every session. You get feedback, corrections and coaching every step of the way. Let us coach you to get results you will never get on your own. We use video analysis, repetition as well as gradually increasing the difficulty of each exercise. You can never be too fast and we can coach you to the pinnacle of your individual sports performance at The Fieldhouse.
IF YOU WANT MORE SPEED, YOU NEED THE FIELDHOUSE!!!
Check out our Elite Athletes testimonials below...
Kestra - Brisbane Brigade LFL, Queensland Sundevils, GQ MVP, Australian Outback
Training with Mark at The Fieldhouse has resulted in the biggest improvements to my agility and explosive speed to date. His sessions are consistently challenging and tailored for sport specificity. His training techniques are sound and always add great variety into my training schedule. I will always thoroughly recommend him if you are chasing power, speed and agility for your sporting goals. He is the Master!
The Fieldhouse is fantastic!
The Fieldhouse is fantastic!
Jared Stegman - 2 Time World Cup MVP, Australia Captain and Representative in Gridrion, Qld Rep, European League Import
The Fieldhouse speed and agility sessions are one of the most beneficial things that I've done to develop my overall athletic ability. As a result of the training environment, facilities, expert tutelage and variety offered I have been able to improve all of my times. From training at The Fieldhouse I now hold an Australian record in the pro shuttle drill and also hold all QB records relating to speed. I believe the Fieldhouse training has been pivotal in my success both domestically and internationally in my chosen sport. I would certainly recommend training at The Fieldhouse if getting faster is your goal.
Tiafi Thurston - Brisbane Brigade LFL, Outback Australian Rep, Austin Acoustics LFL
With the training and second to none knowledge of Mark I was able to improve my game and confidence on and off the field. His comprehensive and sports specific training increased my agility, speed, power and strength noticeably throughout my off season and set me up for a great season of footy. While also working in the fitness industry for over 8+ years I have seen my fair share of personal trainers and sports and conditioning coaches and I would rate Mark as one of the best in the industry. If you want to get better and be better I would highly recommend training with this elite coach.
Kristy - National Women's Gridiron MVP, Touch Football Rep, Australian Outback
After completing my first ever season of gridiron, I knew I had so much to learn and improve. That's when I joined forces with the Fieldhouse! Not only were the session’s good fun and they have great facilities. I had coaches who understood both the mechanics of sports and were capable of getting the most power and efficiency into my gameday performance. Not only did my speed improve but my footwork too. It provided me with the perfect pre-season training in preparation for my second season. As a result, in my second club season I received 6 MVP awards and represented Qld in the first ever women's National Gridiron Championships. My career highlight - being part of the undefeated Qld Sundevils national championship team and being awarded MVP of the series! The Field house played an important part in helping me achieve this!
No matter what your goal is I recommend the Fieldhouse to get you there!
Jade - Strength Athlete, 160kg Bench and 175kg Squat
Mark and the team at Fieldhouse are superb!!!! The can cater to your specific needs as they proved with myself! I had hit the wall with my training but with mark he helped me push to some new personal best! Try them out they are great for lifting technique and sports related training as well! Improve your game outside of the norm with Fieldhouse you won’t regret it.
Kyle – GQ Football Player, Sundevil, Spainish League Import
Mt sport requires speed, agility and strength. Mark has helped me on the field and in the gym. Not only am I significantly stronger, I am more explosive and more agile. The gains that I have seen transfer directly to my game day performance are outstanding.
If you want to gain an advantage in your game or sport, get into the Fieldhouse and get fast!
MEET THE COACH
Mark Skelton – Owner/Operator of The Fieldhouse
B.A. Exercise Science, Minor Coaching, CPT, CMT, NASM-CPT, Level 1 Coach, CF-L1
Mark Skelton has been the owner/operator of The Fieldhouse (fitness) for over two years and is an Exercise Physiologist, certified Personal Trainer (PT) and certified Massage Therapist (MT).
Growing up locally, Mark was always active from sun up to sun down and the passion he has for living an active lifestyle lead him to build a career in the fitness industry including, experience in professional coaching, rehabilitation and general fitness. For the past 18 years Mark has trained weight loss clients, youth team sports, trauma patients for rehabilitation and professional athletes and Olympic athletes. Due to his youthful sporting endeavours, Mark received numerous athletic scholarships to U.S Universities for athletics and gridiron and was a multiple time National Champion in sprints, record holder and team captain while studying at university.
Throughout all his years in fitness Mark has been exposed to excellence but also dysfunction and understands how the effects of misuse, disuse or an unfortunate accident can contribute to a lower quality of performance, whether in the gym or more importantly life. After suffering an injury which caused long term nerve problems, chronic pain and movement dysfunction for nine years, Mark was able to find relief through Neuromuscular Massage therapy, soft tissue treatment and scientific functional training. Mark attributes his speed, strength, power and health, which are the same as they were at 21, to the healing effects of movement.
Mark gains satisfaction from seeing his clients increase their strength and fitness levels as he knows their quality of life will improve simultaneously.