Monday, February 28, 2011

College Recruiting Seminar this Sunday Night!

Akron General Sports Performance is hosting a

Featuring former D1 Basketball Coach and current Recruiting Coach Kelly Kennedy of Right Fit Sports

Location: North Performance Center Conference Room (make right once entered the building, down hallway next to fireplace)

Date and Time: Sunday March 6 at 7:00 PM

Cost: $10/pre-register or $15/at the door (a portion of the money will go to your Right Fit Sports account if you decide to use this great recruiting tool)

How to Register: Send an email to and Provide your athlete name, sport, grade, school, and email address.

Ways to Pay: Check written out to Kelly Kennedy (if you have pre-registered you can give your check to Coach Amanda or give it at the door at the discounted price)

*Yes, Non-AGSP athletes can sign-up
*Yes, you can sign-up even if you haven't been to AGSP in awhile

Plain and simple, I wish I had this recruiting tool when I was a high school athlete. It takes all the guess work out of recruiting and helps you take more control over your athletic career.

For more information please email Coach Amanda or Kelly Kennedy or call 330-945-3183.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Some "Ups"

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to "up" everyone's mood by sharing this awesome picture of one of our athletes, Courtney Kennedy, getting some great "ups" at a recent basketball game.
Courtney has added 5 inches to her vertical since she started training at AGSP! Learn how to jump higher at Akron General Sports Performance and try it for free by calling 330-945-3150!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart

Monday, February 21, 2011

Coach Sowers is back in Akron!

Congratulations and Welcome Home AGSP Founder & Supervisor, Coach Craig Sowers!

Be on the lookout for even more great things happening at Akron General Sports Performance with Coach Sowers being back in Akron! ~ Coach Amanda Kephart

Courtesy: Akron Media Relations
Release: 02/18/2011

Craig Sowers is Akron's new director of strength and conditioning for football.
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Craig Sowers is Akron's new director of strength and conditioning for football.
AKRON, Ohio - University of Akron alumnus and former Zips student-athlete Craig Sowers was named UA's director of strength and conditioning for football on Friday, second-year head coach Rob Ianello announced. Sowers boasts a diverse background in athletic performance and development at both the collegiate level and in the private sector.

"I am thrilled to add Craig to our staff and I know he is excited to return to Northeast Ohio and his alma mater," Ianello said. "He has a unique background in both strength training and speed development which will really benefit the growth of our players."

Since 2008, Sowers has been the assistant head coach for athletic performance at UCLA, where he assisted with training and designed and implemented a speed program for the Bruins' football team. He also had complete oversight of training for the men's volleyball and women's soccer squads.

Prior to relocating to the West Coast, Sowers served as the director of human performance for Akron General Sports Performance in Stow, Ohio, in 2007. During the four previous years, he was the director of performance at Velocity Sports Performance at locations in Mayfield Village, Ohio, and Irvine, Calif. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of speed, power and strength development for athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level. He served on the Sports Performance Directors Advisory Council during that time and was its chairman in 2006-07.

From 2000-03, Sowers was the head strength and conditioning coach at UTEP. He oversaw all aspects of speed, strength and conditioning for the University's 17 NCAA varsity sports and approximately 350 athletes. The football team was Western Athletic Conference champions in 2000.

From 1996-2000, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at UCLA and was in charge of men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's water polo, women's track and field, and men's and women's soccer, and also assisted with football. During his tenure at UCLA, both the men's soccer and women's water polo teams captured a national championship.

From 1993-96, Sowers was a student assistant on Akron's strength and conditioning staff.

Sowers earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education from UA in 1996 and was a member of the Zips' football team. He completed a master's degree in kinesiology from the UTEP in 2008 and is CSCS, SCCC and USAW Level I certified.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Athlete Spotlighting #13) Aaron Fink

Hello Everyone!

Our 13th Athlete Spotlight is one of the best examples of leadership, patience, open-mindedness, and discipline that I can think of. This athlete never gives up on anyone or anything; he will improve his game, he will improve his team, he will help lead his team to their goals. He is also one of the most level-headed athletes I have ever met. He does not shy away from tough situations, but instead embraces them with a clear-mindedness that is far superior to most of his peers. It is time to meet...

Athlete Name: Aaron Fink

Sport(s): Football
Offensive Lineman

Woodridge High School

Graduation Year: 2011
AGSP Athlete Since:
March 2010

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Cleveland Browns
Favorite Professional Athlete: Rob Sims
Favorite Lift: Squats
Favorite Movement Skill:
Multi D

When I am not training at AGSP, I am: Lifting at my high school
What are your short-term goals? To get rim
What are your long-term goals?
To win a state championship

How has AGSP impacted you performance as an athlete?
It has made me a quicker and more explosive athlete


Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jan 2011 @ AGSP

Hello Everyone!

Check out a month's work of athlete's improving their speed, strength, and power!

These athletes started the year right, did you?

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart