Coach Willie Pile founded FASST Performance & Fitness with a vision to incorporate his core beliefs into performance training across multiple sports. As a young athlete, Coach Pile played basketball, baseball, soccer and performed gymnastics. Coach Pile believes in building a well-rounded athlete who is adept at playing many sports at a young age, then narrowing their focus as they mature. In fact, it wasn’t until his freshman year of High School that Coach Pile played organized football. After a standout High School career at both Quarterback and Defensive Back, Coach Pile accepted a full scholarship to Virginia Tech and graduated with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Leadership. After Virginia Tech, Coach Pile was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and eventually played 9 years as a professional in both the NFL (Chiefs and Cowboys) and CFL (Toronto Argonauts).
The core beliefs off FASST Performance & Fitness are:
-Footwork is essential in most sports and the efficiency of an athlete’s footwork can lead to improved results
-Agility is the ability to move in multi-directional planes
-Speed is the rate at which someone is able to move or operate; our goal is improve run mechanics while increasing stride frequency and stride length
-Strength is very important yet functional strength relative to your sport is critical to an athlete’s success
-Technique is just as, if not more important than the previous 4 core beliefs. The athlete who can get to his/her technique faster in an individual battle will ALWAYS win!
West Potomac High School (Alexandria, VA)
Accolades: Washington Post All Met DB; 1st Team All State (DB); Northern Region Offensive Player of the Year (QB); Chesapeake Classic All Star Game MVP (DB); All District & All Region Tournament Basketball
Accolades: All Big East; 2nd Team All American DB; 2x National Defensive Player of the Week; 2x Thorpe Award Semifinalist (Nations top DB); 14 career interceptions (3rd all-time in VT history); Played in the East-West Shrine Game; Top Performer (FS) at the 2003 NFL Combine 40: 4.52, Short Shuttle:
4.04, L Drill: 6.76, Vertical Jump 38’, Broad Jump 10’5
NFL-2003 7th Round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs (2003-2005) NFL-Dallas Cowboys (2005-2006) CFL-Toronto Argonauts (2007-2012)
USA Weightlifting Level One Sports Performance Coach 3-year NFL Combine Prep Specialist training NFL Draft picks and Undrafted Free Agents (who were later signed by NFL teams); Featured Combine Performance Trainer on ESPN’s 2014 NFL Draft ACADEMY Series; USA Football Heads Up Master Trainer; USA Football National Team Coach; Nike SPARQ Combine Coach; Nike NFTC Elite DB Coach
“Don’t just train, TRAIN FASST!!”
Phone Number – 571-334-7199