The National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE) was founded in 1986, by Dr. George B. Dintiman and Dr. Bob Ward, former strength and conditioning coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Its Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Certification Board are the most respected coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, educators, and physicians in sports.
The NASE is the world’s leading authority on speed improvement and the only association focusing entirely on the improvement of speed in short sprints to enhance performance in baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, and track. Based upon the latest research findings, the association provides practical information on all aspects of speed to coaches, athletes, parents and the general public. A team of some of the world’s leading speed improvement and strength and conditioning authorities join forces to optimize the performance of athletes at all levels of competition.
The NASE is also an educational organization and International Certification Agency for team and individual sport coaches (Youth Sports, Middle and High School; College, University and Professional); strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, athletic trainers and physical therapists who seek to master the techniques of speed improvement training and become recognized for their expertise. Over fifty exam dates are scheduled in the USA, Canada and Japan. Thirty-five NASE State Directors and a Director of Japan oversee the programs.