Acceleration North Testimonials

“Our son Justice Spriggs trained at your place for the past three years. He and the Hamlin football team are off to there best start in over 20 years. This last week he threw for 475 yards and 6 touchdowns while setting two school records and was named MIAC offensive player of the week twice and named to the team of the week.

As i watch him play I see the training that you gave him. I really feel he would not be playing at this level if it was not for Acceleration North.Your team has given him the edge thanks you for all that you have done.”

Dan SpriggsParent

“Acceleration constantly challenges me physically and mentally to push my game to another level. This valuable resource continues to give me tangible results. – Emily Regan (3 time national/world champion)

Emily ReganDrag N Thrust Ultimate

“Acceleration has been an integral part of my training plan ever since winning the first national title. They have a way of pushing you past your perceived limits that prevent you from finding that extra gear in competition. The staff is professional, friendly and always willing to work with you to reach your goals. Cheers to the staff for placing together such a successful program! – David Shirley (3 time national/world champion)

David ShirleyDrag N Thrust Ultimate

“Acceleration is an excellent partner to Steeldogs Hockey!   The training that our athletes get is extremely detailed and has helped in the increase of speed, strength and explosiveness.  Our athletes participate with the high intensity plyometrics, skating treadmill, and hockey skills specific training.  Working with Curt, Miles, Jamie and the rest of the staff has been top notch! I bring both my boys there to train on a regular basis.”

Todd PolifkaOwner, Steeldogs AAA Hockey/Hockey Parent


“I lifted weights and conditioned at Acceleration North all summer this past off season. They have everything an athlete needs to improve in all sports and aspects of your game.”

Justin BraunNHL San Jose Sharks

“I highly recommend Acceleration North, Curt Carbaugh and his staff if you want your athletes to increase speed and agility.  Speed kills – doesn’t matter the sport, Curt and his staff are experts in their field and fully understand that.  They do a great job of connecting with our athletes and push all of them to work harder than they think they can!  In the 10 plus years of us working together, we’ve never had an athlete come away from the training sessions and not get faster, or ever complain about how they were treated.  We will continue to work with Acceleration in the future because their training is proven to work, but more importantly they treat our athletes awesome!”

Tom DeveliceHead Football Coach Blaine High School

“Acceleration North has been a huge benefit for our son, his goal coming into this was to become a better athlete. He is excited to go, loves the staff, and they believe in him and wants what best for him long term. He leaves their every time with a smile on his face. White Bear Lake has a skating treadmill and dry land center and we train with Acceleration and their trainers every Monday during the season.”

Mike SmithAA Pee Wee Coach White Bear Lake/Hockey Parent

“Curt /Miles – I wanted to extend my appreciation to you and your staff for doing a fantastic job with our Blaine Youth Hockey Association over the past 3 years. The kids really enjoy the program. The hands on approach by the Coaches pushing the kids to get that extra 2-3 strides in, it is just what the kids need to improve. You can see the difference the training has made in a short period of time from season to season on and off the ice. Parents tell me every year, “I wish we could do this all season!”

Brad MeehanBYHA ACE Director

“Acceleration has been a great business partner for CYHA. Curt, Miles and staff are teaching our young hockey players what it takes to succeed as an athlete using off ice training methods enhancing their ability to compete at the highest level.”

Tony MarcianoCYHA VP of Hockey/Ace Coordinator

“Acceleration and his staff motivate and push our kids to their physical limits in their training sessions like we do on the court at the Gopher Tennis Academy.  When you put in the sweat and sometimes tears, there’s no doubt in your mind who deserves to win”

Viet PhamDirector of Tennis, Gopher Tennis Academy at The Fort

“We put Alexis into this program when she was younger and it really built a solid athletic foundation for her tennis growth.  Now she is ranked #1 in the nation at her age level and continues to train at Acceleration North year around.”

Dave Nelson(Father of Tennis Star, Alexis Nelson)

“Acceleration north has been a huge benefit for our program over the past few years. As a coach, I have seen significant growth in the number of kids who have committed to their program in the off season.”

Jeremy PostWhite Bear Lake’s Girl’s Varsity Basketball Coach

“I have worked with Curt and the Acceleration program for the past 5 summers. We have the running treadmill installed in our High School to give our athletes a better opportunity to succeed. I feel the speed training they do shows up on the field and have been a definite part of our success here at Blaine.”

Shannon GerretyBlaine HS Athletic Director

Ryan Carter Minnesota Wild

 “Acceleration has everything an athlete needs to improve as a player.  I train there in the off season to prepare for camp.”

Ryan CarterNHL Minnesota Wild

“Acceleration Minnesota has given my athletes the work ethic, confidence, and ability to compete at the highest level throughout the years. I have enjoyed seeing the progress from beginning to end of every session my athletes participate in.”

Ginger FlohaugCentennial Girls Varsity Soccer Coach

“Our club trains at Acceleration North for 15 weeks to work on strength, vertical leap and speed.  Curt and his staff pre and post test all our teams and present us with all the data at the end of the winter.  Our teams saw an average increase of 2.5 inches in vertical leap improvement.”

Grant AckermanPresident Centennial Volleyball Club