Universal Speed Rating was created to empower human speed performance and help athletes play faster
We are a community of athletes and coaches obsessed with empowering human speed performance by challenging the status quo, providing individually designed metrics and programs to everyone
We believe speed is a skill
The doctor entered the room and told me "you'll probably never run again". I was 17 and had just been in a terrible car accident. At that point, I made the decision to commit myself to discovering how to run.
I eventually walked on to run track at Temple University and ended up receiving a scholarship. After realizing my love for speed training, I decided to be a coach and start teaching speed as a skill.
Over the past 10 years, we have been fortunate to work with 5 Olympic Teams, coach an athlete to a bronze medal at Winter Olympics, help 50+ athletes get drafted into the NFL, work with two Heisman Trophy winners, and most recently a #3 and #1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Most notably, however, we’ve empowered over 10,000 youth athletes to learn the skill of speed, helping them
Train Smarter. Play Faster.
Fast forward to today, the Universal Speed Rating is now diving deep into technology to provide data and programming solutions for athletes and coaches who are looking to individualize their speed performance. As an athlete, I searched for every metric possible to improve but was told to "lift & stretch" to improve my speed. Without properly "mapping" an athlete and understanding their capabilities, it is hard to look into creating programs. The USR solves this by giving athletes, coaches and sports scientists access to the premier speed performance platform in the universe.
This is just the beginning. Let’s learn the skill of speed and get faster, together.
- Les Spellman, USR Founder