Luis Velez Participant Testimonials


"Luis has been a vital part of the Men's basketball team at Lenoir-Rhyne University. His passion and precision for strength & conditioning and his personal investment in our student-athletes have given our program a competitive advantage. He takes such pride in developing our student-athletes and is 100% dedicated to helping them reach new levels. There is no doubt that he has a game plan for success and I am thrilled that he is a part of our team."

- Ryan Odom, Head Men's Basketball Coach - University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2018 America East Tournament Campions, Lead UMBC to College Basketball History defeating #1 Virginia in the 1st Round of the NCAA Tournament. Former Head Men's Basketball Coach - Lenoir-Rhyne University, 2016 NCAA Division II Southeast Region Finalist and Sweet 16 Appearance

"Luis’s program is a fantastic asset to have in our community and for our athletes. His programs are structured to provide a challenging fun way to improve the athletes core, speed and agility. Athletes of any level will benefit from his program and training with him will enable the athlete to raise their level of performance. I highly recommend participating in any of the programs Luis Velez Speed and Conditioning Programs offer.”

- Jeff Schellenberger - Director of Coaching Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association

“During his tenure at Lenoir-Rhyne University: Luis Velez is one of the premiere Speed & Conditioning coaches in the South.  His summer training program is a critical element to our success on the field and a big reason why we are a national contender and winning conference championships. Quite simply, he does great work with our athletes and it pays off on Fall Saturday afternoon’s.”

-Ian Shields, Head Football Coach at Jacksonville University, Former Head Football Coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 2014 South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year

“If you are looking to improve your team's overall footwork, agility, and conditioning, I highly recommend Coach Velez' team training sessions!  The Freedom women's basketball team participated in the training program last fall and we saw immediate results in our footwork and explosiveness. Coach Velez offers intense sessions with positive energy that motivates athletes to focus both mentally and physically.  He provides coaches with a booklet of drills, so you can continue to implement the program throughout your season, and it's all reasonably priced.  I was amazed at the improvement we saw in such a short amount of time.”

-Amber Snipes Reddick, Head Womens’ Basketball Coach at Freedom High School in Morganton, NC, Current North Carolina State and Region Coach of the Year leading her team to an undefeated season and a North Carolina State Championship for  the 2015-2016 season.

“Luis is a top notch physio. His knowledge and techniques helped me to not only become a more complete player on the field, but a more healthy person off of it. He doesn't have any wasted time or movements in his trainings and is sure to give you a complete body workout every time. There is no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't be where I am today without his guidance in the early stages of my career.”

Aaron Wheeler, Captain of Harrisburg City Islanders in the United Soccer League (USL). Former member of the Wilmington Hammerheads (USL) and Philadelphia Union (MLS)Played Soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne 2007-2009 Earning All Conference and All Region Honors as a Midfielder/Forward

“Luis methods of training involves more than just becoming faster, stronger, quicker, endurance and the whole nine. His training teaches you to dig deep when you feel like it's too hard. Pushing yourself because you never want the next man to outwork you. It's not easy at all and nothing in life is easy, that's how he trains. It's a great training method and very different from other training organizations. Experience his training methods for a 2 weeks and you'll see results. Also he can tell you how to take care of your body. I was a 2 time All-American and defensive player of the year in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) my senior year!”

-Michael Green, Safety, Lenoir-Rhyne University Football 2011-2013 Earned All Conference, All Region, and All American Honors, Professional Indoor Football League

“During his tenure at Lenoir-Rhyne University: Our Athletes have worked with Luis for the past several summers and have seen great benefits from his program. It is well organized, productive, and has high energy and intensity. Athletes will see improvement in all of their movement skills.” 

-Mike Houston, Current Head Coach at East Carolina University, Former Lenoir-Rhyne Head Football Coach 2011-2013, 3 time South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year and 2013 Super Region II Coach of the Year, Former Head Football Coach at the Citadel and James Madison University, lead JMU to the 2016 FCS National Championship

"Luis is dedicated to making sports-specific workouts to meet the needs of athletes. He worked with my Saint Stephens Varsity soccer team this past pre-season, and the growth they exhibited within the span of a few sessions with him was noticeable. I would recommend Luis to any coach or program that is trying to build/establish a winning tradition. His passion for fitness and desire to make athletes better is second to none!"

- Cory Morgan, Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee 2017, Boys Soccer Coach at Central Gwinnett High School  2014-2017 in Lawrenceville, GA, Saint Stephens High School Boys Soccer Coach 2012-2013, 2012 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Coach of the Year and Region 10 Co-Coach of the Year, Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Standout 1998-2002 All-Conference and All-Region

"Luis' workouts are both intense and purpose driven to get the most out of his athletes. He uses sport specific speed training, explosive movements, core work, and agility to improve all aspects of the game. I enjoyed his workouts as a player and continue to use his techniques as a coach. Thanks Luis!"

-Katie (Naumoff) Scott, Associate Head Softball Coach, Angelo State University in Texas, Florida Tech Softball standout 2004-2007, All Sunshine State Conference and All Region Honors

“Luis’ training camp is a great challenge for any athlete.  It gives you the tools necessary to put your training over the top and your level of play above and beyond what you ever thought possible.  If you want to be a quicker, faster, and more powerful athlete, Luis’s Speed and Conditioning Academy is perfect for you.”  

- Caitlin Scruggs, L-R Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper 2009-2012.  First Team All-Conference and All Region 2010 & 2012.