Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Athlete Spotlight #53) Scot Kingan

Hello Everyone!

Our next athlete literally started at AGSP with a bang. He worked so hard in his trial session that he made himself sick. Fortunately, that was a one-time ordeal and his strength, speed, and conditioning have all improved considerably since. He brings tons of heart and energy every day and has surprised himself with his own progress. It is time to meet....

Athlete Name: Scot Kingan
Sport(s): Baseball and Basketball
Position(s):
2nd Base, Shooting Guard

School: Green High School
Graduation Year:
2016

AGSP Athlete Since:
September 2012






Favorite Professional Sports Team: Miami Heat
Favorite Professional Athlete: LeBron James
Favorite Lift: Hang Clean
Favorite Movement Skill:
Clam Shells















When I am not training at AGSP, I am:  At school and hanging out with family and friends.

What are your short-term goals?
Get faster and stronger.


What are your long-term goals?
Play varsity baseball for Green High School.

How has AGSP impacted your performance as an athlete?
It has given me more confidence to succeed.


CHECK OUT SOME VIDEO OF SCOT TRAINING AT AGSP!
(we've put them all into one video!)
 
 


Keep Training!
Coach Anthony Colarusso and Akron General Sports Performance

Monday, October 22, 2012

AGSP Athlete Spotlight # 52 Maria Vanadia

Hello Everyone!
Our next athlete is the starting catcher for the Medina Bees and the Wolfpack.  She has been training with AGSP for over two years and is as dedicated as they come.  She has increased every aspect of her performance.  Maria is tremendously fun to train and an all around great person.  I am proud to introduce:
Athlete Name: Maria Vanadia
Sport(s):
Softball

Position(s):
Catcher

School: Medina High School
Graduation Year:
2013

AGSP Athlete Since:
September 2011







Favorite Professional Sports Team: USSA Pride
Favorite Professional Athlete: Jessica Mendoza
Favorite Lift: Split Jerks
Favorite Movement Skill: Ladders/Multi-D




When I am not training at AGSP, I am: at practice, sleeping, or hanging out with friends.
What are your short-term goals?
To make it back to the Final Four for high school softball.


What are your long-term goals?
To get recruited and make an impact on the team freshman year.

How has AGSP impacted your performance as an athlete?
It has increased my speed for base running, my power for hitting, and my quickness for my footwork.


CHECK OUT SOME VIDEO OF MARIA TRAINING AT AGSP!
(we've put them all into one video!)

video


Keep Training! 
Coach Nathan Burandt and Akron General Sports Performance

Friday, October 12, 2012

Athlete Spotlight #51 Sarah Vanadia

Hello Everyone!
Our next athlete hails from Medina and loves training.  She currently is training for her upcoming lacrosse season at Medina High School.  She has improved tremendously since she started at AGSP.  She is much stronger and more agile.  Sarah is fun to be around and always keeps the mood light and airy.  I am proud to introduce...
Athlete Name: Sarah Vanadia
Sport(s):
Lacrosse

Position(s):
Attack 

School: Medina High School
Graduation Year:
2016

AGSP Athlete Since:
July 2012







Favorite Professional Sports Team: Fab 5 (U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team)
Favorite Professional Athlete: Gabby Douglas
Favorite Lift: Front Squat
Favorite Movement Skill:
Max Velocity





When I am not training at AGSP, I am: eating, sleeping, playing lacrosse, schoolwork, and hanging out with friends.
What are your short-term goals?
Make high school varsity as a freshman.


What are your long-term goals?
Play lacrosse in college.

How has AGSP impacted your performance as an athlete?
I am stronger and more agile.


CHECK OUT SOME VIDEO OF SARAH TRAINING AT AGSP!
(we've put them all into one video!)
video


Keep Training! 
Coach Nathan Burandt and Akron General Sports Performance

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Athlete Spotlight #50) Marc Dawson

Hello Everyone!

Our next athlete comes from a long and storied heritage of Akron General Sports Performance athletes. All 3 of his older brothers have trained at AGSP and his dad is responsible for bringing the program to Akron General! He has worked hard from day one and continues to push the envelope on a weekly basis. You can expect BIG things from this athlete down the road! I am proud to introduce our next athlete spotlight from Akron General Sports Performance in Green....

Athlete Name: Marc Dawson
Sport(s):
Baseball, Football

Position(s):
 Catcher, 3rd Base, Linebacker

School: Green Middle School
Graduation Year:
2017

AGSP Athlete Since:
July 2012




Favorite Professional Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Professional Athlete: Jack Lambert
Favorite Lift: Snatch
Favorite Movement Skill:
Acceleration





When I am not training at AGSP, I am: Playing baseball or football.

What are your short-term goals?
 Be able to perform a pull-up by the end of the year.


What are your long-term goals?
 
Lift more than my oldest brother Jon.

How has AGSP impacted your performance as an athlete?
I am quicker off the bat and more explosive.


CHECK OUT SOME VIDEO OF MARC TRAINING AT AGSP!
(we've put them all into one video!)


Keep Training!
Coach Anthony Colarusso and Akron General Sports Performance

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Athlete Spotlight #49) Nicole Means

Hello Everyone!
Our next athlete has improved dramatically since she started. She has focused on the little details which has led to increased speed, strength and power. She's even started to become a leader by being a positive role model and example to other female athletes. It is time to meet....

Athlete Name: Nicole Means
Sport(s):
Softball, Cross-country

Position(s):
Center field, Right field 

School: Hudson High School
Graduation Year:
2014

AGSP Athlete Since:
June 2011







Favorite Professional Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Professional Athlete: NA
Favorite Lift: Front Squat
Favorite Movement Skill:
Acceleration





When I am not training at AGSP, I am: running, playing softball, and hanging out with friends.

What are your short-term goals?
To hit a home run.


What are your long-term goals?
To increase my speed and become stronger.

How has AGSP impacted your performance as an athlete?
The coaches have helped me to have better control over my arm action while running. My speed has increased which has helped in both softball and cross-country.


CHECK OUT SOME VIDEO OF NICOLE TRAINING AT AGSP!
(we've put them all into one video!)

 
Keep Training! 
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance