About Parisi Speed School of Durham


The Parisi Speed School is unique in the fitness industry because the focus is on the training and fitness of kids in the 7-18 age range.  Their proprietary methodology, the Parisi Youth Training System, has four separate programs designed to work with athletes of various skill and abilities.  When a new athlete signs up, they take the Parisi Evaluation.  During this time, they are taught Parisi’s signature Active Dynamic Warm-Up, are examined during their Running Analysis procedure, and tested in a battery of physical speed and strength movements.  After the evaluation is complete, a performance coach reviews the results and selects the appropriate program for the athlete.  There are also programs geared towards team training as well, where entire teams have the option of training together both in and out of season.

Some of the worlds best athletes benefited from the Parisi Youth Training System, including:  Chris Long, former No. 2 overall draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft and current Philadelphia Eagle, as well as Tobin Heath, mid-fielder for the US Women’s National Soccer Team and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

Parisi, the leader in Youth Sports Performance has come to Durham.  Whether you are looking to improve your game or get fit, we are the place to train.

About The Owner

Kwame Dixon is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he played football and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration.  Coach Kwame Dixon entered his first season on the NCCU coaching staff as wide receivers coach in 2011 for Green Hope High School Eagles after spending the past eight seasons as a head football coach on the high school level. For three seasons (2005-07), Dixon served as head coach at West Johnston High School in Benson, N.C. In 2007, he led the Wildcats to a single-season school record seven victories (7-5), the school's first-ever state playoff appearance and the program's highest conference finish at second place in the Greater Neuse Conference. During the 2000-04 seasons, Dixon was head coach at Cambridge (Mass.) High School, where he posted the highest winning percentage in school history, recorded the most wins in a single season and was voted as 2003 Massachusetts Coach of the Year.   

On the collegiate level, Dixon has worked as wide receivers coach at the University of Rhode Island (1999), and held terms as assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach and running backs coach/recruiting coordinator at Northern Arizona University (1995-98). In 2003, Dixon was named the Coach of the Year, and he has the highest winning percentage in Cambridge school history. He also holds the Cambridge record for the most wins in a single season. Dixon was also named the NFL/New England Patriots Coach of the Week two times at Cambridge, and he recorded the first back-to-back eight win seasons in Cambridge history.  He has also performed NFL summer internships with the Green Bay Packers (1998) and Carolina Panthers (1996).

The Parisi Vision really spoke to me. I have huge passion for fitness and I love to work with kids. The fact that I will be doing both everyday is a huge blessing.
— Kwame Dixon