Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Athlete Spotlighting #14) Matt Leupold

Hello Everyone!

Our 14th Athlete Spotlight is of someone who quietly, but consistently trains hard at AGSP. He wins the respect of other athletes through his good attitude, willingness to learn, and positive actions. He is always eager to learn how to improve his movement and never hesitates to help others. It is time for you to meet...

Athlete Name: Matt Leupold
Sport(s): Soccer
Outside Defender

Stow-Munroe Falls High School

Graduation Year:

AGSP Athlete Since:
December 2010

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Columbus Crew
Favorite Professional Athlete:
Chad Marshall

Favorite Lift:
Back Squat

Favorite Movement Skill:
Max Velocity

When I am not training at AGSP, I am:
playing soccer, playing video games, or reading.

What are your short-term goals?
To make varsity on my high school soccer team.
What are your long-term goals? To start on a college team.

How has AGSP impacted you performance as an athlete?
I feel a lot stronger and faster. I also feel like I can accelerate faster on the soccer field.


Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart

Monday, March 7, 2011

RECAP: College Recruiting

Hello Everyone!

The College Recruiting Seminar last night was a huge success for all the athletes and parents in attendance!

The driving home point was, "It is all about developing."

Coach Kelly Kennedy of RightFitSports talked about developing an athlete's
  1. Sport Specific Skills
  2. Sports Performance Skills and you know where you can do that at ;-)
  3. Grades and GPA
  4. Recruiting Marketability separating yourself from other similar-level athletes
As a former Division One Basketball Coach, Kennedy talked about what coaches look for in athletes... they want to see the above list improve year after year! The first 3 are pretty straight forward, but how do you improve on your marketability? Well that's where a tool like RightFitSports comes in... it let's you get your name out there without breaking any NCAA Rules to the type of schools you are interested in.

RightFitSports let's you make a profile (with that all important game film) that you can send to schools based on your interests such as programs offered, division, state, size, etc.
Talk about taking more control of your athletic future! You work hard, train hard, and get good grades...so why wouldn't you work on developing your marketability through a tool like RightFitSports?

For more information visit http://www.rightfitsports.com/ or contact Coach Kelly Kennedy at kelly@rightfitsports.com

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart