Xceleration Sports Performance Labs
was founded by long time renowned Sports Medicine Trainer Matthew Neel. From revolutionizing the approach of training techniques, to providing education and vision to the training community, Matthew has worked in countless roles in the industry of sports, fitness and training. Applying biomechanics to achieve mind blowing results, Matthew has been successful training athletes from football, basketball, world class sprinters, mixed martial artists, cyclists, volleyball, soccer, hockey, and baseball. His expertise has not only been sought by athletes willing to travel from all over the world but also by trainers looking for help with their complex cases. Matthew's passion to teach and inspire people to reach their potential fuels him to continue to provide Xceleration's athletes with the tools to achieve greatness
What We Do
We have the unique ability to not only give any athlete explosive speed but we are also equipped to precisely apply that speed to the specific sport. We are also able to tailor it to the individual position as well as teach game play, mental focus and visualization, proper and safe sports nutrition, injury prevention and corrective exercise.
Everyone we take in we consider to be "Our Athlete". We not only have the empathy in understanding the drive towards success, but we also understand what its like to have kids as athletes and what parents want for their kids. Over time our athetes feel like our own. We long for the joy we recieve from watching them be succesful. We know that we learn just as much from them as they do from us. We love to explore each person's individual talent and look forward to the process of extracting the highest level of performance possible. The rewards of success at any level are what fuel our passion and renew our spirit as if we were training our first athlete.
is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association who also attended Truman State University on a football scholarship. Judd graduated with a degree in Exercise Physiology while earning all-conference and all-region honors at middle linebacker. He was also voted linebacker of the year by his teammates his junior and senior year and was selected as the team’s strength and conditioning athlete of the year twice. After graduating he served as the football team’s strength and conditioning coach for one year before moving to San Diego, CA to begin a career as a sports medicine trainer. In 2006 Judd joined the US Army and was commissioned as an infantry officer in 2007. In 2007 he was awarded his Airborne wings and Ranger Tab. During his time in service he served as a platoon leader in the 10th Mountain Division in Iraq and then as a platoon leader with the 3D Ranger Battalion in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Service during his time in Iraq in 2008 and again in Afghanistan in 2010. After leaving the service in November or 2010 he performed duties as the fitness director for World Gym Chicago before being recruited by Xceleration here in Austin. Judd is one of the most technical trainers you can find anywhere in the country. His level of interest in new science, current studies and technology keep him on the forefront of the performance industry. Judd's experience as an officer and battle captain provides our training team, athletes and clients a wealth of leadership.
Judd’s passion is working with young athletes and helping them achieve their goals while encouraging them to set higher ones. He believes in taking a scientific and common sense approach to sports medicine with the understanding that each athlete is unique and will only reach their full potential with a truly unique approach. Judd’s strong desire to see his athletes succeed, as well as his competitive nature helps him get amazing results from everyone he works with
embodies the role of teacher/trainer/coach. Micah is one of the most effective performance teacher coaches in the industry of sports performance. He calls upon his multiple degrees and vast array of experience when approaching each session. A Masters in Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology laid the foundation to Micah pursing his passion for the transfer of knowledge, skill, and enlightenment to others. Micah also holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. Micah's success in education opened doors to the participation in exercise research, and that has led to 10 years of training experience where he has been able to combine all of these tools to help his athletes be successful. The passion behind every instruction and session is felt by the athlete and is the largest part of Micah's and the athletes' success.
joined the Xceleration team by way of "Jump Science". Daniel is the founder of Jump Science. Xceleration was able to convince Daniel to bring the succes of Jump Science down from Wisconsin to join the best sports performance team in the country. He brought with him a unique skill set in the areas of explosive vertical jump training that has become a great asset to Xceleration athletes. Daniel received his degree in Exercise Science and is a National Academy of sports Medicine corrective exercise specialist, (NASM, CES). The no nonsense approach to Daniels training is refreshing and effective. He has a very strict approach to the scientifically proven methods and combines them with a great teaching disposition. Results are not a question with Daniel, they are a must.
has one of the most diverse football/education background and experience you will find in the world of sports performance. After playing college football at corner and safety, Rickey received his masters from James Madison University while working for the University's sports performance program. Eager for more knowledge Rickey took his curiosity to Northwestern University and enrolled in another masters program while working as the asst. sports med. director for football, swimming and diving. He was quickly pulled into the football program to be an assistant coach. Rickey has 4 years of experience as a wide receivers coach at the college level. He also has used his knowledge and motivation skills at the U.S. Olympic training center, and in the NFL helping hone the skills of the highest level athletes in the world. Rickey has a great motivational style that lends itself to our athletes confidence. His on field experiences combined with the highest of education levels in sports performance makes Rickey an irreplaceable asset in an athlete's life.
Personal success in sports is rarely a measurable qualification for a performance coach, but in Steven's case it's hard to ignore the variety of his experience, versatility and success. Making a choice between playing baseball and basketball in college, with the level of time commitment and dedication each one takes, is impressive enough; Steven is also a very high level golfer. These experiences help mold Steven's future passion for performance, not in a way you may see many great athletes' motivations fueled by their own ambitions in sport. Molding, inspiring, and developing young athletes is what fuels Steven. His B.S. in Exercise Science and added CSCS from NSCA provided the platform to begin his Performance Career many years ago, beginning with NFL combine prep and NFL offseason training. In his constant pursuit of knowledge, Steven attended the Titleist Performance Institute to become a TPI professional. Now, after spending several years with Xceleration, Steven has chosen to use his combined skills and vast experience in the area he feels he can make the most impact- the young athletes. Helping an already great athlete maintain their career lacks the level of reward Steven receives from developing a young athlete that has no idea of the great possibilities locked inside. The genuine care for his athletes is evident. You would be hard pressed to find not just a great trainer for an athlete, but someone that you would want to mentor, support and lead you or your athlete through their sport and life.