TITAN SPORTS PERFORMANCE
At Titan Sports Performance, speed development is the heartbeat of our training. There are key mechanical movements that make an athlete sprint and change directions at faster speeds, and it is our goal to fine-tune these movement patterns, making them part of how an athlete naturally moves.
Under the leadership of internationally-renowned speed expert, Michael Drach, every exercise, drill and progression is directly tied to our goal of achieving the highest level of individual speed and athleticism, while reducing the risk of injury.
Fast athletes are naturally more “springy” (more force is driven into the ground in less time) than slower athletes. This “springyness” can be developed, and is the core of Coach Drach’s training principles. The key is first teaching the athlete proper sprint and movement mechanics, followed by training the body to be a more tightly coiled spring by training the muscles and tendons to work more efficiently.
Oklahoma’s Speed Expert: Michael Drach
Michael is a internationally-renowned sports performance trainer with expertise in speed development. He spent the first 17 years of his career in Chicago training top-level athletes representing programs like the Chicago Bears, Chicago Fire, Chicago Red Stars, NY Giants, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, Toronto Argonauts, US Olympic Bobsled Team, and US Olympic Speed Skating Team, along with countless Division 1 collegiate athletes and All-American high school athletes.
His experience thus far has taught him speed training and conditioning need to be trained separately. Too many facilities and trainers focus on making the athlete feel tired and exhausted at the end of the workout. True speed training should be done in the most fatigue free state possible. Speed has such a high neurological component to it, and the more fatigued an athlete is during training the less likely they will be able to recruit a high threshold of fast twist muscle fibers. He is most known for his creativity in developing safe and effective multi-directional plyometrics that will not only develop springyness and more fast twitch muscle fibers, but also exposes athletes to controlled, high-eccentric force loads that will significantly reduce injuries on the field.
After a visit to Tulsa where he was impressed by the city, the Titan facility, and the vibrant and athletic community here, he moved his family across the country to join the Titan team and is thrilled to apply his training knowledge and speed expertise to his new role as Director of Sports Performance.
- Trained over 100 NFL Draft hopefuls, 4 NFL Pro Bowl players
- 8+ years training Northwestern University Football in speed and agility and 11+ years designing and executing speed programs for Wheaton College Football
“If it weren’t for Michael Drach, I would have never been able to play sports or exercise again. After having double kneee surgery at age 11, Michael taught me how to run again and retrained my muscles. I stayed with him ever since and was able to return to playing competitive club soccer and eventually play D1 at Vanderbilt, all without obtaining a single injury. I often forget I ever had surgery. I owe the sustained health and performance of my athletic career to him.”
“In Drach We Trust. Something some of the Northwestern guys and I started saying as a joke because of Drach’s elite level coaching, drills, and passion. But it turns out, that saying isn’t just a joke, it’s true. Drach has developed me in areas of my speed and explosion that I hadn’t even tapped into yet. He knows his stuff, takes pride in what he does, and wants his athletes to succeed, excel and dominate. That’s why he is so good at what he does.”
WR, Northwestern Honorable Mention All Big-Ten, NFL Free Agent
“In a sport where speed and agility is the difference maker, there’s no one I trust more than Michael Drach to make me faster and quicker. Michael’s attention to detail, innovation, and personalization throughout my training sets himself apart from other leaders in the industry. Michael’s training has made all the difference on the field for me. Beyond his expertise, Michael is someone who cares just as much about me as a person as he does about my results as a player.”
New York Giants QB
“I’ve worked with dozens of “coaches”, “gurus”, and “speed experts” and none compare to Mike. There is a difference between just working out and REAL training and Mike is as REAL as it gets. It’s in relentless attention to detail that makes training with Mike so much more effective… sessions aren’t just about “making you tired” – they’re about training yourself to consistently do the little things that make the biggest difference! Thank you brother for taking my game to another level!!!”
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