The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching

— ANSON DORRANCE
North Carolina Head Soccer Coach,
21 time NCAA Women's Soccer Champion

About

OUR MOTTO

VIRES (strength)
ARTES (skill)
MORES (character)

OUR VISION

A unique sports training campus that combines state of the art equipment with a cutting edge training experience, launching our athletes to their highest level.

OUR PROMISE

  • A campus in the likeness of a top level NCAA program to train our athletes by the “best of best” coaches/trainers
  • An injury rehabilitation clinic component into the campus to speed them back onto the playfield
  • Curriculums that teach and grow our athletes in areas of Mind (academics), Body (strength, skills, nutrition) and Spirit (Godly character & Team dynamics)
  • A unique environment to help teams, families, and non-profit organizations to bond, learn, and grow
  • A safe and fun local hang-out for them. Get them out of the basement and off playing Xbox!

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Take a tour through our sports training campus

  • Sprint/speed train on our IAFF certified track. Easy on your joints. 40 and 60 yards electronically timed.
  • 3 super high cages with walk in doors. Each cage equipped with latest Iron Mike Pitching Machines. Custom cut in floor hitting mats. Individually lit to achieve daylight conditions.
  • Two wide golf swing hitting/analysis bays with high ceilings. 3 cut in putting cups for short game practice.
  • Some people come to Players U just to hang out in the Players Lounge. We don't mind.
  • We are an Official Hammer Strength Training Center. The safest and most cutting edge equipment on the market.
  • REACT Physical Therapy has a fully equipped rehab center to get our athletes back onto the field.
  • The thickest Connor sports flooring available with a Noah's Arc shooting trainer and adjustable hoop.
  • Custom spec'ed by our speed trainers TCBOOST for easiness of joints, our turf is padded and lined for all sports usages.

 

Professors

LES O’HARA
CO-OWNER: PLAYERS U

All-City QB: Lane Tech HS College Football: U Minnesota

    Bryce Biel
    FACILITIES COORDINATOR

    Football: Northwestern University

      Matt Mahay
      OWNER: PLAY BALL USA

      College Baseball: North Central College OF, P

        Brandon Jones
        CO-OWNER: PLAYERS U

        College Football: Oklahoma NFL: Titans, 49ers, Seahawks

          Lauren Clark
          PT, DPT, CSCS: React PT

          Personal Injury Doctor to NFL NBA and Major MLB Athletes

            Derek Sulo
            HEAD COACH: TCBOOST

            Football: Mount Carmel, North Central College

              Scott Hoffman
              OWNER: TOP GUN QB, INC.

              College Football: Purdue, Master QB Coach

                Jitim Young
                TRAINER: ILLINOIS OLD SCHOOL

                College Basketball: All Big-10, Northwestern Univ.

                  MAJORS

                  FULL RIDE FOOTBALL

                  FULL RIDE FOOTBALL TRAINING is a year-round skills development program providing both on-field skills training and off-field classroom preparation. We also compete in 7 on 7 leagues. We offer players the opportunity to work in small competitive groups where they receive personal instruction to improve their overall skills. Most of our coaches are former D1/professional players.

                  PLAY BALL USA

                  When asked what separates PLAY BALL USA from the competition, it is without a doubt our outstanding, quality approach. We pride ourselves on having professional baseball and softball instructors who not only focus on developing a player’s skills, but on building confidence and a connection on a personal level. Our goal is to develop relationships that last, and to watch our clients grow as players and as people.

                  TC BOOST

                  At TCBOOST one size does not fit all; our training Is custom tailored for you to increase your speed, strength, and overall athleticism with measurable results. Each trainer views the body as a machine and bases their TBOOST training programs on the science of movement. TCBOOST understands the passion you have for your sport, and it is their goal to provide guidance and support for each athlete.

                  TOP GUN

                  TOP GUN was designed to teach and strengthen an athlete’s fundamentals, enhance his ability and confidence, and ultimately showcase his talents, while preparing him to lead in ALL areas of life. Top Gun is a company whose heart beat is to train young men for the next level – in the classroom, on the football field, and in life! These platforms allow for unmatched, unique individual impact in various formats.

                  REACT

                  REACT’s interdisciplinary group works together to provide you multilayered treatment. Their physical therapists, chiropractic physician, and massage therapists work as a complement to one another, and their support staff is with you every step of the way. React can help you optimize your body’s function with the same high level of attention using our physical therapy-based Body Engineering™ training methods.

                  CROSSFIT AXIS

                  CROSSFIT AXIS: Achieve your health
                  and fitness goals in a community-based setting, and under the guidance of nationally certified performance coaches. TRAIN WITH THE BEST. YOU DESERVE IT. Strength, Power and Fitness for the Competitive and Everyday Athlete

                  MINORS

                  ELITE SOCCER

                  ELITE SOCCER is a community based soccer organization that has a 12-year history of providing soccer camps, training programs, and coaching services to the Arlington Heights community.

                  F.I.S.T. FOOTBALL ACADEMY

                  F.I.S.T. FOOTBALL ACADEMY is geared toward Offensive & Defensive Linemen. Our coaches specialize in teaching the art of long snapping, which for many is their ticket to a division I program.

                  TODD SONES IMPACT GOLF

                  Todd Sones IMPACT GOLF is geared towards players of all ages that want to improve their game with emphasis on junior players wanting to play at a college level.

                  ILLINOIS OLD SCHOOL

                  Increases skill sets and confidence among basketball players of all ages.

                  VISCO TENNIS

                  Chris Visconti, owner of Visco Tennis has been a Head Pro since July 2002 in Highland Park Deer Creek Tennis Club. Chris comes with a wealth of experience having competed at Southern Illinois University for 4 years and played professionally from 1983 to 1991.

                  FULL STRENGTH

                  Full Strength Performance Training is the most comprehensive personal training company in the midwest. We offer a wide variety of services to meet your health & fitness needs.

                   

                  Curriculum

                   000 LEVEL: Kinder U Ages 3-7

                  IT’S ALL ABOUT MAKING SPORTS FUN: Introduction to athletic movement in a fun, upbeat atmosphere.

                   100 LEVEL: Ages 7-11

                  IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BASICS: Introduces and creates foundation of overall athleticism in a fun, positive environment. Fundamentals will be the primary focus.

                   200 LEVEL: 6, 7, & 8th Graders

                  IT’S ABOUT TESTING & PREPPING FOR HIGH SCHOOL: Focuses on progressing and maintaining fundamentals while increasing performance based measurables. Preparation to becoming a high school athlete.

                   300 LEVEL: High School

                  IT’S ABOUT REACHING FOR YOUR MAXIMUM ACHIEVEMENT: Each player must express a desire to compete at the next level and be willing to put in the necessary time and effort to get there. 300 level players will look to advance their overall skill set.

                   400 LEVEL: College

                  IT’S ALL ABOUT BUSINESS: We will train our college athletes with the same progressive methods and techniques subscribed to by professional athletes.

                   500 LEVEL: Adult Classes

                  IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ACCOUNTABLE RELATIONSHIPS: Focuses on overall fitness and general health using athletic training techniques in a supportive environment.

                  Tuition

                  NIGHT SCHOOL STUDENT:

                  $40 per class (classes are :50 minutes)
                  Pay as you go 
                  Classes are grouped with similar age and skilled athletes
                  Use of campus and amenities limited to attended classes only

                  ALL-CONFERENCE PACKAGE:

                  $360 = 10 classes on account
                  10% off retail class rates ($36 per class)
                  $400 value

                  ALL-STATE PACKAGE:

                  $640 = 20 classes on account
                  20% off retail class rates ($32 per class)
                  $800 value

                  ON-CAMPUS STUDENT:

                  $100 (per month, per athlete)*
                  Use of the Players U campus (weight room, speed track, court, turf, cages)
                  Online Players U profile to track progress and use as recruiting tool
                  Initial athletic assessment and consult (skill, speed, strength, body comp)
                  20% off all individual skill training programs
                  20% off all Players U curriculum based classes
                  20% off all camps and clinics
                  Players U 'Educating the Athlete' series (recruiting, nutrition, etc.)
                  Member Mondays (food, supporting local business)
                  One guest pass per month (for each member)

                  *$150 per month for family membership

                  BARN STORMING FAMILY MEMBERSHIP:

                  LIMITED TIME ONLY (Open to first 100 families)
                  $165 per month for 12 months
                  UNLIMITED Family Members and rate is locked in for 2 years
                  50 classes credited to your account (Never expire)
                  50% off member rates ($20 per class locked in for life)
                  Access to campus turf, cage, court, weight room when not in use
                  Players U 'Swag Bag' ($50)
                  Includes all benefits of the 'ON-CAMPUS MEMBER'

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                  WORK

                  EVENT COORDINATOR/TRAINER*

                  *Internship

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                  EVENT PROMOTER*

                  *Internship

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                  FRONT DESK CONCIERGE

                  Hourly Wage/Part-time

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                  RECRUITER

                  Draw with Commissions on Member/Package Sales

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                  PLAYERS U INTERNSHIPS*

                  An internship at Players U will present you with the opportunity to experience hands-on the daily marketing rhythms needed to be conducted to run a sports training business successfully.

                  As a Players U intern, you would have the opportunity to compliment your hands-on learning experience with participation in our weekly Staff meetings, which focuses on continuing education in a classroom-style learning environment. We work closely with our internship participants to develop skill sets to compliment career aspirations within the fitness industry as well as learn business fundamentals that can carry over into any industry.

                  Additionally, all interns are provided with Players U apparel, and will be granted free use of facility and free participation in any classes, training, seminars, mentorships hosted here at our facility during their time with us.

                  EXPECTATIONS OF ALL ATHLETES

                  • Be adept with social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Buffer, and Instagram
                  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
                  • Performance will be judged by the how many attendees to the Events (see measurements below)
                  • Working well with fellow interns and other associates (e.g. cooperation; effective, respectful, & professional communication)
                  • Positive toward management and other staff
                  • Timeliness and punctuality
                  • Willing and eager to learn
                  • Able to interact professionally with trainees and parents

                  INTERNSHIP SCHEDULE

                  Players U internships are scheduled according to trimesters. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 30 hours per week throughout the duration of their program.

                  Trimester 1: June 1 – August 31; App. Deadline: 5/1
                  Trimester 2: Sept. 1 – November 30; App. Deadline: 8/1
                  Trimester 3: Dec. 1 – Feb. 28; App. Deadline: 11/1
                  Trimester 4: March 1 – May 31; App. Deadline 2/1

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                  PLAYERS U
                  412 East Business Center Drive
                  Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056
                  Phone: +1 855-412-PLAY (7529)

                  HOURS
                  Mon - Fri: 3PM - 9PM
                  Sat: 8AM - 2PM