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, and was in operation from 1986-1991. In 1998, NASEINC was formed and incorporated through the State of Delaware and has been fully operative for over 22 years.
NASEINC board of directors, advisory board, and certification board are the most respected coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and educators in sports. It 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, middle school, high school, college, university, and professional), strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, fitness specialists, and undergraduate and graduate students majoring in physical education, coaching, kinesiology, exercise science, performance enhancement, recreation, athletic training, and fitness and wellness. The NASE Level I online certification is designed for undergraduate students and beginning coaches. The Level II online course is designed for experienced team and individual sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, graduate students, and others who have a strong background in speed, strength, conditioning, and performance enhancement. NASE instructor Dr. Brian Oddi teaches both the Level I and II online certification courses. A self-study program is also available for those who prefer to prepare on their own and complete the exam online.
The NASE Sports Speed Digest, published quarterly since 2009 in January, April, July, and October, contains articles by leading experts on speed improvement and is the authoritative source on speed improvement for football, rugby, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, and other team/individual sports. NASE members have access to over 80 archived back issues containing hundreds of articles.