Perfect Performance Strength & Speed Academy is focused on developing the speed, agility, quickness, footwork and explosive power of our athletes.
After training in our programs your athlete will be stronger and faster than his/her competition. Our comprehensive programs, clinics, and camps will focus on the specific training listed below:
- Flexibility, Stability, and Mobility
- Core Strength & Stability
- Explosive Power
- Absolute Strength
- Acceleration/Deceleration Running Mechanics
- Agility/Quickness/Footwork Mechanics
Born: Miami, Florida
Professional: Leonard is a Miami, Florida native, but grew up in Mercer County, NJ. He was a multi-sport athlete at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in Princeton Junction, NJ competing in football, basketball, and track. After lettering in three sports, Leonard earned an academic scholarship and a football scholarship to Howard University. While at Howard, Leonard received MEAC All
Academic Awards and 2nd Team All-Conference honors. After graduation, Leonard began his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers. Unfortunate and ill timed injuries prevented Leonard from making the Chargers and playing in the NFL for two consecutive seasons. He spent those two years working on Wall Street as an Investment Banking Financial Analyst. After continued training and faith, Leonard got an opportunity to play with the Washington Redskins in the spring of 2002 and went on to play with the, the Detroit Lions, the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans. Over his six year NFL career Leonard has played with current and future Hall of Famers and perennial Pro-Bowlers, as well as being coached by future Hall of Famers. Some of those individuals include Darryl Green, Marcus Pollard, Ben Coates, Joe Gibbs, Joe Bugel, and Mike Holmgren. Leonard is married to Dr Candice Turpin-Stephens and they have 1 daughter Kendall and 1 son Leonard III.
Coaching Philosophy: Leonard’s coaching philosophy has its foundation in preparation, discipline, and pushing past perceived limits. Leonard believes that the more preparation that is done on practice field, the easier the actual game is to play. He believes that sports teach athletes a level of discipline and sacrifice that is life applicable. Lastly, he believes that as athletes will themselves past their perceived mental and physical limits, they become acclimated to that environment and are not shaken when the “game” takes them there.