Total Athlete Training
With over 15 years experience in athletic performance enhancement, Dan Bessetti has a proven track record of enabling his athletes to achieve their maximum potential. Coach Bessetti’s approach to training athletes combines the ideal amount, type, and level of training for an athlete’s specific sport within limits appropriate for an athlete’s age, physical maturity, and mental readiness.
From elementary school-age athletes to post-collegiate professional athletes, Dan Bessetti has the experience and know-how to successfully train them all. His Knight Force program at the University of Central Florida introduced hundreds of young athletes to a systematic training program and was utilized by youth participating in baseball, softball, soccer, football, track, swimming, lacrosse, and basketball. At the college level, Coach Bessetti’s athletes have garnered 64 All-Conference Awards, 13 All-Region Awards, and 11 All-American Awards. Bessetti has trained 7 Major League Baseball draft picks, 2 Major League Soccer signees (Eric Vasquez, Columbus Crew; Ryan McIntosh, DC United), and 1 National Basketball Association draft pick (Brandon Hunter, Boston Celtics). Additionally, he has assisted in the development of numerous former and current NFL players including local products Brandon Marshall (Miami Dolphins), Alex Haynes (Carolina Panthers, retired), and Mike Sims-Walker (Jacksonville Jaguars), 2-time Super Bowl winner Asante Samuel (Philadelphia Eagles), and UCF’s record setting running back Kevin Smith (Detroit Lions).
A powerful and effective coach of individual athletes, his true passion lies in working with entire teams. Coach Bessetti loves to harness the energy of group dynamics and create a positive and inspiring atmosphere where individuals shine and the team surpasses the sum of its parts. He has effectively used his team training skills with the following sports: football, soccer, ice hockey, baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, track & field, cross country, wrestling, swimming & diving, and lacrosse. His extensive experience and education allows him an intimate familiarity with the physical demands and requirements that each sport presents its athletes. More importantly, he has accumulated years of “in the trenches” experience working with athletes and teams designing programs that simply work.
“Coach Bessetti knows what it takes to be a great baseball player and his program will help you no matter what your age or level.”
-Jay Bergman, longtime University of Central Florida Head Baseball Coach
“For a young athlete, the prospect of being coached by Dan Bessetti is a potentially career-changing opportunity that until recently was only available for select college athletes. He is one of the best up and coming strength coaches in the country.”
-Ethan Reeve, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Wake Forest University
“Dan Bessetti excels at coaching a wide variety of athletes – from NFL prospects to international tennis players. His programs are well designed and produce results.”
-Ed Ellis, Director of Strength and Conditioning, University of Central Florida
“Coach Dan Bessetti understands the physical requirements of soccer and under his training we were able to avoid serious injuries and sustain an aggressive style of play. He’s a great communicator and effective motivator of both American and international players. We had some of the best seasons in UCF history when Dan worked with my team.”
-Bob Winch, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, The Citadel; former UCF Head Men’s Soccer Coach
“During the six years that Dan was my strength and conditioning coach at UCF, we had a low incidence of injuries and the players became more explosive and productive on the court. Dan has proven himself at the college level and I’m sure he will be indispensable to your program as well.”
-Gail Streigler, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Long Island University former Head Women’s Basketball Coach, UCF
Services & Programs
The athletic assessment includes a functional movement screen to identify musculoskeletal imbalances, a speed/agility analysis to assess athletic movements, and performance testing for sport-related power, speed, strength, agility, and conditioning.
Need more speed? Is your conditioning lacking? Are you powerful enough? For most athletes, it’s a combination of all the factors which influence athleticism that lead to deficits in performance. We’ll design a program that addresses all your needs and makes you a total athlete! Training occurs at a location of mutual agreement, or a location procured by the athlete. Packages are purchased in advance of the first training session and expire 120 days from date of purchase.
Put your small group (up to 6) of similarly aged athletes together and receive significant savings off individual training rates. Specific rate determined by number of athletes and location of training venue.
Bulk packages are available and will be custom quoted.
Group training specific to the sport and the age/ability of the team! Pre-season, in-season, or off- season, at your practice site and get a customized training program that works with your team’s schedule. Specific rate determined by number of athletes and location of training venue. Bulk packages are available and will be custom quoted.
TAT Camp is a comprehensive athletic development program suitable for young athletes ages 8-11. TAT Camp will address the components of athletic preparation important for all sports. Workouts are conducted twice a week on a regular schedule. Call or email to register for the next camp! Sixteen, 1-hour workouts Ask about rates for siblings and for individuals registering as a group.
TAT Camp II builds upon the skills and techniques learned in TAT Camp and is suitable for athletes from 11-14 years old. Workouts are conducted twice a week on a regular schedule. Call or email to register for the next camp! Sixteen, 60-minute workouts
This summer football conditioning program for all ages will ensure that players are ready to put on the pads in August! We get the players in football shape while also making them faster, stronger, and more agile. Players will be age-grouped to most effectively train varying ability levels. Bring your A-game and lots of water!Fourteen, 1-hour workouts
COACHES, COMMISSIONERS & PARENTS: Ask us about team discounts and how to structure an exclusive program for your organization!
Make yourself a player! This program focuses on developing strength, power, speed, agility, and athleticism for the youth athlete who sees himself as a future high school player. We emphasize the teaching and execution of correct technique on all the lifts and exercises to maximize safety and effectiveness. Combined with specific speed, agility, power, and quickness drills, we will make you a TOTAL ATHLETE! Sixteen, 90-minute workouts
Building upon the foundation of the Youth Premier Program, this college-preparatory training program will maximize your potential with the ultimate goal of playing at the next level. Utilizing training techniques developed with Division I athletes, this program will increase your speed, strength, size, power, and agility. Sixteen, 90-min workouts
This program is for the serious female high school athlete and college athletes. Summer program consists of strength, speed, agility, and conditioning training. Sixteen, 90-min workouts
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