Monday, August 26, 2013

Recruiting Webinar: Learn the Difference, Find the Right Fit

Hello Everyone!

Local recruiting expert Coach Kelly Kennedy posted an amazing recruiting seminar titled, "DI, DII, and DIII: Learn the Difference and Find the Right Fit". I highly encourage you watch this almost one hour long seminar. It will be an hour well invested for all you want-to-be-college-athletes out there. Instead of wasting an hour on social media, invest in this hour that could truly impact your athletic career!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Keep Your Chin Up

Hello Everyone!

"Keep your chin up" is a coaching cue we use to help our athletes achieve better speed biomechanics and posture. Yet, recently it has been a phrase of affirmation that I have been sharing with some of our hard working athletes.

The freshman cross-country runner who kept up with the seniors during recent time trials.

The collegiate freshman who is lifting more than most of his upper-classmen teammates.

The freshman basketball player who has the potential to take away a lot of playing time from the older players.

These athletes have been busting their butts at Akron General Sports Performance all summer long and have completely earned their results. Yet, the athletes that they are going to take starting spots and playing time from do not know about their hard work. None of these other athletes have seen the consistent discipline that these freshman athletes have had to become better. So sadly, these older athletes may not be very nice to these high-achieving freshman athletes.

This is why I have been encouraging our athletes to "keep their chins up" and not allow older, but not as hard-working, athletes hold them back from achieving great things in their athletic careers. 
Always remember, you are only 100% responsible for yourself. If other athletes chose not to work as hard as you that is not your fault. Do not let their lack of poor choices keep you from maximizing your choices (like to train hard at AGSP all summer long)!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Athlete Spotlight #67) Mark Corroto

Greetings Sports Performance Aficionados!

As a new school year approaches, it's time to recognize an AGSP athlete who has been absolutely killing it  in the weight room and on the hardwood this past summer. While most were spending time at the beach, watching TV, or sleeping in, this athlete was in the weight room and on the court getting his grind on, punching the time card and doing some serious work. Four to five days a week, this athlete would come in, put on his game face, and get after it. No hesitation and no complaints, just hard work and sweat. I am very proud to introduce our newest athlete spotlight!
Athlete Name: Mark Corroto
Sport(s): Basketball
Position(s): Small Forward, Power Forward, Shooting Guard
School: Green High School
Graduation Year: 2013
AGSP Athlete Since: June 1st, 2013

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Oklahoma City Thunder/Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite Professional Athlete: LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Favorite Lift: Good Mornings
Favorite Movement Skill: Box Jumps
When I am not training at AGSP, I am: Working out with my shooting coach, playing pick up games at the YMCA with my friends, shooting in my driveway, or swimming in my pool.

What are your short-term goals? My shot term goals are to get bigger, stronger, and faster so that I can start on the JV team this year.

What are your long-term goals?
To continue working with Anthony to get myself in the best possible shape I can be. To work hard so that maybe one day I can play in college.

How has AGSP impacted your performance as an athlete? Akron General is a great place. In the short time I have been working with Anthony, I have build better endurance on the court. I have noticeable better stamina in my games at basketball camp along with improved flexibility and strength. I will continue to work with Anthony the rest of the summer and beyond to reach my fitness goals.

(we've put them all into one video!)

Coaches Note: Mark has been a pleasure to coach, and I am looking forward to catching his games this season and watching his progress over the next several years as a Green Bulldog. You've got the drive Mark! Keep up the hard work and good things will follow!

Keep Training! 
Coach Anthony Colarusso and Akron General Sports Performance

Thursday, August 15, 2013

AGSP and Green High School in the News

Hello Everyone!

In the recently published "BURNING QUESTIONS: Green's battle begins up front," by Andy Harris of the Suburbanite. Akron General Sports Performance is mentioned for our involvement and dedication towards making Green's Athletes faster, stronger, and more powerful over the past several months.
We look forward to seeing the results of Green's hard-working athletes this upcoming school year! A special thanks to Coach Anthony Colarusso (Head Speed, Strength, and Conditioning Coach at AGSP's Green Sports Performance Center), Coach Dennis Robart (Head Speed, Strength, and Conditioning Coach at Green High School), Coach Ed Cybak (Head Football Coach at Green High School), and Mr. Bruce Johnson (Athletic Director at Green High School) for making this great program happen!

Keep Training! (The athletes at Green are!)
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

VIDEO: What is Akron General Sports Performance?

Hello Everyone!

Check out this video to learn more about Akron General Sports Performance and why it is the best program in the greater-Akron area for making athletes faster, stronger, and more powerful!


Keep Training!
Akron General Sports Performance
North Performance Center: 4300 Allen Road, Stow, OH 44224 (330)945-3150
Green Performance Center: 1940 Town Park, Uniontown, OH 44865 (330)896-9829

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer to School Schedule

Hello Everyone!

Hard to believe schools will be starting back up in a couple of weeks! Please make note of the following schedule changes at Akron General Sports Performance.

North Performance Center (4300 Allen Road, Stow, OH 44224)
Last day of the summer schedule is Tuesday August 20. (mornings and evenings)
First day of the school schedule is Wednesday August 21. (after school and evenings)

Green Performance Center (1940 Town Park Blvd, Uniontown, OH 44685)
Last day of the summer schedule is Friday August 23. (mornings and evenings)
First day of the school schedule is Monday August 26. (after school and evenings)

Keep Training!
Akron General Sports Performance

Friday, August 2, 2013

Even more training times!

Hi Everyone!

We are so popular that we have opened up even more times so you and all AGSP athletes can get your training in!

Now there is no reason not to become a faster, stronger, more powerful athlete at Akron General Sports Performance!

See you soon!
Scheduling Line Stow: (330)945-3150
Scheduling Line Green: (330)896-9829

Akron General Sports Performance