Athletic Training in St. Louis

Learn how owners Jacob and Elizabeth have revolutionized strength and conditioning to take their clients’ performance to the next level for as little as $10 per session, up to three times a week. Parents can even bring their kiddos or young athletes along for TAP Training sessions! Find out more below. 

Professional Conditioning for St. Louis Kids, Teens, and College Athletes

From North Carolina to St. Louis, Jacob Tucker has come a long way. Elizabeth, his wife, has too. Her appreciation for first responders started at a young age. Elizabeth comes from a family of first responders, including her brother, uncle, and father. She was also formerly married to St. Louis County officer Blake Snyder, who was killed in the line of duty in 2016.

When she found love again, Elizabeth married Jacob Tucker, and together, they opened Tucker Athletic Performance, also known as TAP Training, in St. Louis.

Jacob is no stranger to hard work. He’s dedicated his life to strength and conditioning since the age of 13. Jacob not only loved to play sports, but he also loved to train. In fact, he created the strength and conditioning program for his basketball team when he was in high school. His drive and determination led him to collegiate and professional fulfillment as a basketball player. Before he knew it, Jacob played among talented classmates and icons alike, going on to join The Harlem Globetrotters.

With his degree in exercise science, Jacob began his professional training career in Raleigh, North Carolina. While there, he worked with many Duke and UNC basketball players. Word spread about Jacob’s incredible training programs, causing athletes from over a dozen countries to travel all the way to the states to train with him. Since then, Jacob’s spoken at many conferences and clinics about athletic performance, in-depth jumping mechanics, and other aspects of safe, results-driven training.

TAP Training is a place where young St. Louisans, as young as 10 years old, can come and get the appropriate training they deserve without breaking the bank. TAP’s exercise programs include:

Injury Prevention

Jacob and Elizabeth specialize in improving functional movements used in sports and everyday life. The duo helps young athletes become faster and more precise when playing. TAP enhances athletic performance from footwork to jumping while minimizing the likelihood of muscle strain or injury. Safety skills are especially important for younger kids just starting. Implementing strength training for injury prevention helps them prioritize safety and sets them up for a long-term, rewarding sports career.

Plyometrics Using a VertiMax

Plyometrics, also called jump training, is a diverse technique that improves athletic performance. Jump training can include many kinds of exercises, like running or pushups. TAP incorporates VertiMax training, which helps maximize leg power and arm swing velocity. With plyometrics using VertiMax, athletes ultimately jump higher and farther.

Strength Training

Strength training, or resistance training, often involves weights. Strength training enhances athletes’ power and endurance. With or without resistance bands, athletes can do squats, crunches, pull-ups, and more. With strength training, athletes also benefit from increased lean muscle mass, a faster metabolism, and lowered risk of injury.

Is your young athlete ready to advance their training? Get started at TAP today! See Membership Options

Treat Yourself or Your Young Athlete to a TAP Transformation

No matter if members are in the fourth grade or their fourth year in college, Jacob and Elizabeth Tucker share a passion for St. Louis’s athletes who are hungry for improvement. From basketball to soccer, here is where kids, teens, and young adults come to achieve their athletic goals. One step—or one jump—at a time, TAP provides the guidance, patience, and expertise to help athletes all across St. Louis reach new heights.