About Us

Meet the Creators of Training Lace, Tad Doyle and Jay Ciccarone

Training Lace by LaceUp Athletics is a patent-pending, flexible, and versatile training weight that is revolutionizing the sports and fitness industries.

Tad and Jay are childhood friends who grew up in Pottstown, PA and reconnected a few years ago when Jay’s son joined Rising Sons Lacrosse. They both have entrepreneurial backgrounds and a passion for sports and fitness, so in retrospect it almost seems inevitable that they would end up working together to create a line of innovative training products for a wide range of sports, fitness and athletic disciplines.
TAD DOYLE spent 11 years as a public school teacher and high school coach. Owner of FastPro Restoration. As a former D1 athlete, Tad has pursued his sports passion by creating one of the Nation’s most elite boys lacrosse clubs, Rising Sons, culminating in 2015 winning the U13 National Championship.
JAY CICCARONE has 25+ years of experience building businesses, pioneering ventures with eBay stores and eAuctionShop, plus held senior-level business development positions for companies. Well known for marketing and advertising acumen, Jay is frequently relied on by many highly successful business people for advice and counsel of growth-oriented ideas 
Training Lace can be worn comfortably on the body or used as added weight placed directly on sports equipment. It allows athletes and active people everywhere to step up their game by strengthening muscle, increasing shot speed, building resistance, and training the body to run faster, hit harder, and score more. Play, run, or perform better with Training Lace's proven strength system.
The secret is Training Lace's specially-designed weighted core. The core is enclosed in a foam sleeve, absorbing the vibration at the time of contact and ensuring that the Training Lace won’t move while in use. It’s safe on your skin, certified non-toxic, and athletes won’t experience any chafing like standard fitness weights.

  • Training Lace is easy to use and easy to take on and off. Simply bend the flexible, durable Training Lace to conform to the size and shape of your wrist, ankle, or sports equipment. Experience full range of motion and don't sacrifice your form.
  • Training Lace is versatile and adaptable – it can be used in any sport or fitness setting. Even day-to-day chores can provide a workout with the addition of Training Lace. 
  • Training Lace is currently available in seven colors and four weights – 5, 8, 12, and 16 ounces, with intent to expand into even more weights (1.5lb) and even more industries, including physical therapy and beyond. The possibilities are endless with Training Lace. #LaceUp!