Sports Performance Training for Athletes of all Sports

The Team Payne training staff provides Agility Training, Speed Development and Strength training to both the beginner and advanced athlete. Our training philosophy focuses on using speed and agility as the foundation for athletic performance in all sports.  Not only does speed and agility training improve foot speed, quickness, acceleration and reaction, it will also prevent athletic injuries by improving the athlete’s total body control through proper movement mechanics.

Our Staff will work on the following areas that are appropriate for your athlete’s particular sport:

  • Increasing flexibility
  • Increasing strength
  • Increase power
  • Improving explosive starts
  • Improving reaction speed
  • Performing a variety of sports specific drills
  • Improving core strength
  • Appropriate footwork to assist in performing the required skill
  • Using the correct technique

We will use the following three components of an Athletic Performance Training as a guideline in working with your young athlete:

Team Payne believes that Agility Training is sports specific and needs to simulate the movements required by your young athletes’ sport. For example, athletes in sports such as soccer, football, and tennis need to be able to speed up, slow down, and change direction while maintaining control in order to be successful. Our training programs will show them how to use those movements properly.

Speed and Acceleration development is also a major focus in the Team Payne training program. We will focus a great deal of time on proper acceleration mechanics because we believe that being able to accelerate quickly and powerfully is probably the most important skill that needs to be improved in all athletes. Athletes in every sport need to be able to run as fast as possible as quickly as possible.

The Team Payne Strength and Conditioning program focuses on increasing muscle strength, which improves sports performance in our athletes. We employ different types of strength training in our young athletes, including weight machines, free weights, and exercises that use their bodies own resistance. In addition to increasing the overall strength of our athletes, our strength-training program has been shown to increase their speed and has led to the prevention of injuries.

For more information on your athletes sport specific training program please contact Team Payne at or 919 661-7181.

About the Director/Founder


James Payne is a personal trainer and has over seven years of experience in strength, conditioning, and sports training for youth – ages 8 and up. James also trains NFL players and prospects preparing for the NFL combine.

  • He participated in competitive athletics at both the high school and collegiate level.
  • He has over 10 years of coaching experience in the youth and high school levels.
  • He serves as both a role model and a mentor to young people in the community.