TCBOOST TRACK & FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
TRACK PROGRAM MISSION: Our mission is to make significant, positive and life changing impacts in every single athlete that we are fortunate to have as part of our program.
Summer: TCBOOST Summer Track Club provides high level training and the expectation that members will compete in USATF meets as part of our TCBOOST Track and Field Club team. The summer focus is not only preparing for and competing in the summer meets, but also on helping to develop each athlete and set them up for long term success in the sport with improvements in mechanics, speed, strength, event specific skills and mindset. To sign up for our 2021 Summer Track Club program click the link above. To visit the USATF website click here.
Our Track Club training will take place on the spectacular 400m. outdoor track located at South Middle School 400 S Highland Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. We are thrilled to have complete access to this facility for our training.
The TCBOOST Track and Field team will be participating in several meets this summer. We continue to work on our meet schedule, however, we can confirm that we will be competing in the following:
- 18th Annual Jane Dickens Invite: Saturday, June 19th at Proviso West HS
- USATF Illinois Association Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships: June 24-27 – Joliet Memorial Stadium
- USATF Region 7 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships: July 8 – 11 – Joliet Memorial Stadium
FOUNDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM:
- Supportive, caring and family atmosphere
- Excellence and Experience with the latest in speed development, athletic performance and Track & Field training/coaching.
- Membership capped at 30 athletes
- Focus on growth: Mechanics, speed, strength, power, skill, mindset, character and health
- Quality over quantity. We seek to make BIG impacts in a small and focused group of athletes rather than having BIG groups of athletes with minimal impact.
- Focus on process
- Make new friends and have fun in a relaxed and fun environment, where athletes can be serious about improvement and growth while minimizing extrinsic stress.
Dan Zapler, Head Coach of TCBOOST Summer Track Club
Coach Zapler comes to the TC Boost Track Program with over 20 years of coaching and classroom teaching experience. In his tenure, Coach Zapler has coached numerous state qualifiers, multiple state placers, a handful of state and regional champions, and a couple USATF All-Americans. He has had a number of his track athletes go on to compete in college, including D1 programs such as Iowa State, Oregon State and SMU. The foundation for coach Zapler’s success lies in his philosophical commitment to focus on process to address the diverse set of needs and maximize each athlete’s success.
Tommy Christian, Owner TCBOOST
Coach Christian is fortunate to have developed a reputation as one of the top speed development and athletic performance coaches in the country. Over 20 years of successful experience focused on the development of speed with athletes at the Olympic, Professional and D1 levels. His work over the years has resulted in the growth of TCBOOST into a 15 year hub for speed and athletic development for athletes not only at the elite level, but high school and youth as well. He served over a decade as the speed development coach for the Northwestern University football program and has leveraged his experience to build a training system that transforms athletic performance and speed. He has coached over 160 players preparing for the NFL Draft, focused on large measurable improvements in speed and power with literally millions of dollars on the line. He has also coached over 40 NFL athletes in the offseason, including 4 Pro-Bowl players and at least 2 future Hall of Famers.
Steve Breitenstein, TCBOOST Director of Coaching
Coach Breitenstein has been the Director of Coaching at TCBOOST since 2015 and has been on staff with TCBOOST since 2012. He is responsible for the development of the TCBOOST Coaching Staff as well as the ins and out of our programming day to day. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT), and ASEP Coaching Certifed. Coach Breitenstein played basketball at McHenry County College before transferring to University of Illinois – Chicago and graduated with a BS in Kinesiology. Steve coached high school and AAU basketball for 6 years. He also was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the YMCA for 3 1/2 years.
YEAR-ROUND TRACK TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Fall/Early Winter: TCBOOST offers 2-3x/week training throughout the fall at our cutting edge 10,000 square foot facility in Northbrook which includes a 60 yard Mondo sprint track and a 1080 SPRINT resisted and overspeed sprint machine. This a time to continue to develop mechanics and speed and jump abilities without the higher volume of training and competing that generally takes place during the HS track season. The sessions are 90 minutes in length and include both speed development, power training and strength work to help support the improvements and growth as a sprinter and/or jumper.
Spring: This is usually the time that HS athletes will be competing with their HS teams, but we are available to support our athletes with periodic mechanics tune ups as well as additional recovery sessions, which will involve some targeted mobility, low impact flushing strength work and use of our various recovery tools, including Theraguns, Normatech Compression Gear and Power Plate Vibration Platforms.