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Saturday, 01 June 2019 16:23 Written by


GarretHiott eckerd                     The Tampa Bay Rays selected Eckerd outfielder Garrett Hiott, one of four Tritons picked in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The Tritons set a school record with four selections in the Major League Baseball draft. That’s as many as the University of Tampa and any other program in Division II, as many as Florida State.  Within hours of Hiott's call from the Rays, Eckerd pitcher Dillon McCullough, second baseman Nick Conti, and Eckerd catcher Mitch Calandra felt a similar thrill. The Baltimore Orioles selected McCullough in the 27th round. The Atlanta Braves picked Calandra in the 30th. The New York Mets snagged Conti in the 39th.

2019 is Eckerd’s first winning season (31-19) since 2014, first conference title since 1981 and first trip to the NCAA regionals since 1987.


Due in large part to JST Sports Management of most of the teams at the college, Eckerd is quickly becoming a Division II powerhouse. Utilizing a number of technologies and proven Sports Training Principles that our Pro and Division I Championship teams enjoy; JST has brought a new level of fitness and winning to the teams at Eckerd.

Employing COACHMEPLUS, Zephyr Motion and Heart Rate Monitoring, FITLIGHT, and other proprietary training principles -the very same technologies and methods that JST employs with Elite Pro Teams and players in the NBA, MLB, NFL, and the US Navy SEAL Teams- JST is forging a winning program that systematically guarantees greater athlete and team skills development and reduces incidences of serious injuries.  Eckerd Coaches and Strength staff have come to rely on the JST methods and their measured success and repeatability across all of the sports and athletes at the school.

" Since Jodie and JST have been helping us with our Strength and Conditioning and training program our players...."

Friday, 03 August 2018 18:02

Personal and Sports Skills Training

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JST Sports Training   Sports Specific Assessment and Skills Aquisition Training

Tools and Technologies used to assess and rapidly increase performance and specific sport and position skills.

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Friday, 17 March 2017 05:36

Sports Performance Training

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“To prepare my 10th year in the NFL, I worked with Jodie Johnson and Johnson Sports Training during the 2009 off-season. Our training was intense and allowed me to get into great physical condition.  I was as fast and strong as I ever have been."

Todd Yoder,  Former Tight End, Washington Redskins

JST's Sports Performance Training Services

Team and Athlete Personal Training Programs and Consulting

  • Sports-Specific Performance Evaluation
  • Sprint and Movement Evaluation
  • Video Analysis of Movement and Sprinting
  • Sports-Specific Speed Training Program
  • Sports-Specific Performance Training Program
  • Sports-Specific Strength and Conditioning Program
  • Sports-Specific Injury Risk Reduction Program

Our Training location:

Total Tennis Center,

Home of GTA, an Elite Tennis Training Academy

2565 NE Coachman Rd, Clearwater, FL 33765

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Contact us to arrange a free consultation and learn more about how JST can help you or your team achieve your goals.



JOHNSON SPORTS TRAINING JST has years of successfully training athletes to compete at the highest levels of their sports. We can help you develop strategies for building your Sports Technology, Athlete Performance Business, or Training Products company to its pinnacle and beyond.   JST Practical Solutions for Team Sports and Athlete Performance consultants can work directly with owners, entrepreneurs, former Pro athletes, managers, strength coaches, performance staff, specialists, Doctors, Athletic Directors, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists and technology engineers.

JST Consulting helps your business to navigate and leverage the latest developments in Sports Science, bleeding-edge performance technologies, staff and sales training, customer service, marketing, forecasting, promotion, and nurturing your clients, down to the day to day operation of your facility.  There are several ways for your business to work with JST: partnering, exclusive or non-exclusive distribution or sales, market sector development, retained ongoing sports science consulting and or business advising.
  • Develop new markets in your industry space
  • Manufacturing equipment and component design and sourcing
  • Technology consulting and concept training
  • Equipment recommendations and purchasing
  • Innovations in product capabilities and performance training design
  • Advanced sales to Pro and Elite athletes and teams
  • Hiring the right trainers, engineering, sales and support staff
  • Strategic partnering

 Why JST? Exposure to the bleeding edge of applied Sports technologies LEARN MORE HERE   OUR CLIENTS    



Friday, 10 March 2017 03:56

Speed Training

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Johnson Sports JST will take your sports-specific running speed to the next level regardless of your age or training level.  Whether you have had some speed training in the past or not, regardless of how fast you already are, you can run faster and will run faster with JST proven methods. Jodie Johnson, certified track coach, assisting you with an effective speed development program that has worked for some of the Nation's top College and Pro athletes  Our comprehensive program will provide the following benefits:


  • -     Improve your running technique
  • -       Learn proper mechanics
  • -       Make your first step more explosive
  • -       Increase your top-end speed
  • -       Learn the 3 phases of a sprint
  • -       Improve sports-specific speed i.e. 40 yards-football, 60 yards-baseball
  • -       Attain better acceleration, deceleration, change of direction & reaction
  • “Jodie and Johnson Sports JST have provided me with improved speed throughout my career, from High School to the NFL Level.  In the NFL, Jodie and JST had a significant impact during my off-season training increasing all facets of my acceleration including my top-end speed and allowing me to run faster than I ever have.” 

         Logan Payne, Former NFL Wide Receiver

Through a composite program of exercises and drills which include running technique drills, sprinting drills, explosive plyometric training, and Olympic lifting, upper and lower resistance exercise training, balance & coordination training, core strengthening, flexibility and range of motion exercises added to speed-specific endurance training.  These exercises and each drill are implemented in a specialized way, at ever increasing levels of complexity as your mastery of the skills becomes realized. Training in this manner is the key to learning from the ground up literally the proper fundamental body movements to ensure that you will be running your fastest when it is most important: when the games begin or the race starts.

The JST program begins with a thorough evaluation which upon completion of the testing and assessment, a customized training program is developed for the specific athlete to ensure that the increased speed goals are attained. 

A typical sports-specific speed enhancement program entails 2-4 sessions of training per week.  Some accelerated programs can involve as many as 5-6 days per week.  

Friday, 10 March 2017 03:52

Sports Tech & Analytics Consulting

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Performance Tech Consulting, Predictive Analytics, Injury Prevention, effective athlete monitoring, intensity, loading, speed, peak forces, RFD, periodization, and enhanced competition-specific driil creation and periodization design.

Jodie Johnson, Elite Speed, Strength and Conditioning Coach of athletes for the last 18 years, engineered the Prodigy Data Visualization and SAE training system over the course of the last 12 years while training Pro and Collegiate pro-bound athletes. 

Early in his career, Jodie noticed that a significant number of his athletes were substantially improving in their athleticism but did not see similar improvements on that level in game performance or advancement in their sports. As an athlete growing up, Jodie personally experienced the improved athleticism that is the result of an effective and well-designed strength and conditioning program. The lack of real sports success by many of his gym's hardest training athlete’s had Johnson perplexed. Using his engineering problem-solving skills, Jodie realized that if he trained speed as if it were a sports skill - real and amazing gains could be had that actually translated to greater crucial skills performance during games and competitions.

When Johnson successfully applied sound strength and conditioning principals to the speed skill acquisition drills that he was implementing in his "Get Faster" skill regimen-his athletes attained significant and often elite speed levels and skills.

Jodies's novel methods of speed skill training were making a huge difference on the field, court, and the track for his athletes at Johnson Sports Fitness. Johnson deduced that if speed skill could be attained using these strength and conditioning processes and protocols, combined with properly designed Speed skill drills at the right times, then virtually any sports skill could be attained at a higher level. Skills that stuck that were developed in an optimal and appropriate time frame, with the added benefit of lower levels of injury-risk. These proven principals: utilizing appropriately designed drills for particular positions and sports created Johnson's training facility success- the Gym in Tampa was soon filled Pros and High-level Division I and Olympic athletes training during the offseason. The foundations of JST and Prodigy SAE were born.

Skills that stuck, that were developed in an optimal and appropriate time frame, with the added benefit of lower levels of injury-risk. These proven principals: utilizing appropriately designed drills for particular positions and sports created Johnson's training facility success- the Gym in Tampa was soon filled Pros and High-level Division I and Olympic athletes training during the offseason. The foundations of JST and Prodigy SAE were born.

Today JST is a highly effective small company that trains elite level clientele and provides consulting, coaching, and program-wide specific monitoring methods to strength and performance staff of US Military, Pro NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL teams, as well as Championship contender NCAA organizations throughout North America.  

Companies regularly seek out JST expertise in designing, engineering, implementing, and releasing solutions, apps, and new technologies to the broader Sports Market.  

JST assists companies in avoiding the pitfalls of developing, designing, and applying new technologies specifically geared for the elite level sports market. It is our business. JST is trusted by hundreds of elite level Teams and Military personnel. We can introduce your company and your products to our long list of pro and NCAA clients who trust us with their acquisition of new technology. We can help with the design, testing and initial roll out of tech products, apps and systems to the highly competitive US and Canadien Sports marketplace.

Our expertise can be an invaluable resource guide for determining and improving the viability of your product to elite strength and performance coaches and top-level, high-exposure Pro and Collegiate teams.  JST has been instrumental in the launch and success of many technologies that are now ubiquitous in the elite level training space. We have assisted many championship teams and helped high-level athlete rise to unprecedented success in their sports by introducing them to the latest advances in sports science technologies and training methods.

We can help companies to avoid leaping blindly into the world of Sports Tech and ensure that when companies translate their new technologies for specific sports applications that these technologies are reliable, robust, and relevant to those organizations.  JST provides a proven marketing approach and leverages our long-standing network of pro and NCAA coaches so that your product can be in demand by the top performance, speed, training, and skills coaches in the industry.  


JST  has unique and long-standing relationships with Pro and College athletes at the top of their game and access to effective sports coaches that aren't afraid to try new technologies. These ties go back nearly two decades. Johnson Sports Training successful methods and applied technology have helped hundreds of individual athletes and teams reach the upper tiers of Olympic, NCAA, and Pro Sports. We can help your company navigate the organizations and contact the highly sought after and hard to reach performance staff of these elite teams. We can introduce and plan the marketing of your products to some of the winningest coaches and teams in every division and echelon of sports from High School up to the top Pros. 

JST has one goal: the Engineering Of Spectacular Athletes. A passion that has fueled a company and can propel your team and your company into a new highly coveted market position within the world of elite sports and human performance.

Call Jodie Johnson today to learn how to launch your product, idea or technology to a broader market or come visit our partner facilities in Tampa, FL   CALL 813 389 5032


Friday, 10 March 2017 03:51

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ACCELERATED SKILLS DEVELOPMENT  Prodigy Skills Acquisition™ a Johnson Sports Training Exclusive Consulting Program for Grading and Improving Sports Specific Skills.

Where great coaching and hard training meets superior science. For coaches and athletes, JST delivers a proven method of converting raw athleticism and inherent talent/capabilities into elite and superior skill levels in any sport. Perfecting new skills and ensuring that athletes stay healthy and uninjured.


Prodigy SAE is Rapid sport-specific and position-specific skills engineering.  An exclusive method of advanced applied movement biomechanics for a tremendous game and competitive advantage over your competition.

More than simple game-like training scenarios  Game speed is not always the right speed to move at for many of your athletes when they are learning the complex mechanics of new skills.


JOHNSON SPORTS TRAINING- JST not only provides the most advanced monitoring and performance tools available to pro and college sports teams, JST has been the leading proponent and creator of skills training systems and theories for the last eighteen years that have propelled some of Today's Premier Pro Players and Olympic Athletes to successful careers.

Johnson's methods continue to keep Pro & Collegiate Elite Players, Teams, and Strength and Performance Coaches at the very top of true peak performance levels in their respective sports.

No real skill improvement can be gained without a thorough understanding of an athlete's strengths and deficits. The real level of an athlete's skill must be assessed and understood as completely as possible before prescribing a course of action to improve individual position-specific skills.

JST Prodigy Skills Training System has many benefits:

  • Attain elite and superior levels of any sports specific skill within the specific demands of the sport in an optimal amount of time.
  • Obtain these elite skill levels while minimizing the risk of overtraining.
  • Ensure skill levels are at their peak at the most critical competitive times.
  • Gain superior confidence in your training processes realizing that your skill development effort is producing consistent and outstanding results.
  • Skill acquisition success will make your most motivated and committed athletes want to practice more than ever before.
  • Increased confidence comes naturally from increased abilities which create outstanding performances at the most critical times in competition.

 No other skills system has the elite-level technologies and assessment tools that Johnson Sports Training has developed:

  • The overall running technique improves 10 fold through implementing Prodigy Skill Training Program along with Sprint Technique Training Drills. Several athletes have excelled in Track Field events and sprint events including the 100 Meter High Hurdles and 800 Meter Sprint.
  • Baseball Coaches – Hitting and Catching instructors have seen their Athletes skill levels jump substantially.
  • Collegiate Soccer Coaches see their team’s soccer skills improve substantially at all times during their matches and increased games won per season.
  • Soccer athletes have seen their skill levels rise far enough to achieve professional contracts with pro clubs in the US and Europe.
  • Pro Football Athletes – observe their position techniques improve substantially to gain NFL and Arena Football Contracts.
  • Pro Basketball Athlete saw his skill level rise substantially to assist in gaining new contracts and extend his pro career.  
  • Tennis athletes have seen their skill level increase substantially.

Hundreds of Pro, Collegiate and Scholastic athletes attaining superior and significantly improved Speed Skill in the JST Speed Training Program which implements The Prodigy SAE Training System™.  Several athletes have received pro contracts and collegiate scholarships as well as starting spots on their High School programs 

    • Prodigy System Utilizes advanced technologies for assessment and objective measuring.
    • Appropriate explanation and demonstration to ensure full understanding of a skill and its component parts.
    • Skill Segmentation ™ Segmented Drills to break compound skills and specific movement patterns into manageable and achievable mastery and integration.
    • Best Rep - Peak Rep™ - Training Focus stressing and emphasizing skill and proper optimal technique in reps and movement patterns over intensity in execution.
    • Pushing the envelope with incremental higher intensity levels while maintaining the integrity of the skill biomechanics.
    • Mental and Psychological skill preparedness mindsets.
    • Prioritizing skill over intensity for the athlete's current skill level and optimized for proper energy system management efficiency.
    • Minimizing the negative effect higher drill intensities can have on skills which have not been fully developed or mastered yet at the higher level of velocity or intensity of execution.
    • Develop a list of drills and a very important often overlooked principle is the length of each drill related to a certain number of repetitions that are used for developing each essential skill.

Like Denard Span of the MLB San Francisco Giants a long-standing JST Training and Skills Client.  Denard has trained with Jodie Johnson and JST since his HighSchool days.

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 Coach Jodie Johnson has been helping athletes exceed their peaks for almost two decades at the high school, collegiate, and pro levels.

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