Wednesday, May 11, 2011

April 2011 @ AGSP

Hello Everyone!

April was a great month of training at Akron General Sports Performance! Check out some of the highlights!

Call and schedule your free trail session today! 330-945-3150 (Stow) or 330-665-8200 (Fairlawn)

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart

Monday, May 9, 2011

Get to Know Your Coach: Amanda Kephart

Hello Everyone!

Athletes at AGSP get to work with the area's best sports performance coaches during their training sessions. Here is a Q&A done with me (Coach Amanda Kephart), check it out and get to know your coaches better!

Our athletes know you as Coach Amanda Kephart, what does Coach Amanda like to do outside of making athletes better?
I love spending time in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and hiking. I enjoy learning and improving myself in all aspects of life.

How did you get started working with athletes?
As a high school athlete I started working out by myself at the local gym. I fell in love with the weight room and its results because I was the only one responsible for what I got or for what I didn't get.

Based on your experience, what is the one, biggest physical skill that today's athlete lacks? How do you address that need?
Basic Strength. It is amazing how new athletes can't even perform a proper body weight squat or pushup. I believe the AGSP program turns weak athletes strong by teaching them how to move their body better without weights and then with external loading. This allows them to perform at the highest level possible.

You have a lot of Collegiate Division One Speed, Strength, and Conditioning experience, how has time at the collegiate level helped your current athletes?
The collegiate level was great because it was all about results. The sports coaches only cared if their athletes became faster, stronger, and more powerful. That same focus on results defines our program at AGSP... we know how to get results and that's what we get, RESULTS.

What do you like most about working with athletes?
Being able to guide them closer to achieving their athletic dreams and seeing them become reality.

What advice would you give today's athlete?
Have an optimistic attitude that defies your circumstances. You can only control your attitude and your preparation, embrace that!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart

Monday, May 2, 2011

Baseball and Acceleration

Hello Everyone!

I had the pleasure of watching four of our AGSP baseball athletes play (and win) this past weekend. It was great to see them competing at a high level and using the mechanics we teach at AGSP. The biggest skill that they use on the diamond is acceleration (your first 1-10 steps in sprinting). I was able to get some great video and pictures of them accelerating in action...check it out!

Don't know how to learn and practice acceleration mechanics? Akron General Sports Performance can help! Call today at 330-945-3150 (Stow) or 330-665-8200 (Fairlawn) to schedule your free trial session! Affordable and flexible training programs for all types of athletes!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart