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Quick Fix – 40 Yard Dash Training

40 YARD DASH TRAINING

 

Get ready for your next combine forty. This class will focus on the tips you’ll need to put your best foot forward. This class will: 

  • Teach proper starting technique.
  • Discover your optimal speed positions.
  • Teach proper acceleration.
  • Develop your best running pattern to run a complete forty.
  • Eliminate common mistakes that kill your time.
  • Learn the proper preparation and warmup on dash day. 
 
This class is designed to help football athletes run their best possible forty on combine day. Even if you haven’t had the time to fully prepare there are certain things you should know.   
 
Class One
Days: Thursdays
Dates: April 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.    
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm   

Class size limited to six for personal attention.
 

Class Two
Days: Sundays
Dates: April 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.    
Time: 11:30-12:30 pm   

Class size limited to six for personal attention.  

 

 

Cost: $200  for 5 classes  ($210 credit).
            $45  for single class  ($48 credit)

Where: Gamespeed […]

April 8th -GS Spring Athletes Baseball/Track Updates

Off Season training always has one positive effect, successful in season results. These athletes each spent 3 months or more getting ready at Gamespeed and its showing.

Ryan Searl (Napa) Congrats to “Napa flash” freshman sprinter Ryan S HUGE PR’s 100m 11.45 200m 23.55, LJ18′
down from 12.23/25.63/ 15.75 off season train works

Trevor Olivera – Smith (Martinez) The distance runner continues to improve this year with his latest personal best coming last week in the 3200m dropping from 10:50.00 to 10:41.00 a nine second improvement that’s easily 60-70meters.

Femi Ajose – Sprints (San Leandro) Junior
made the finals of the Stanford Invitational one of the bay areas top sprint competitions. He ran well in his qualifying heat with a time of 10.95 (2nd) a personal best then ran 11.07 for 8th in the final.

Dejah Robinson  (St Marys College HS Berkeley) – Ran a seasonal best of 47.56 in the 300m hurdles to place second at the Castro Valley Invite.

Avi Wilson Perteete (St Marys College HS Berkeley) – The UNLV bound senior ran a seasonal best of 2.14.61 in the 800m good for 4th place at the Stanford Invite.  The previous week she ran a seasonal best in the 400m of 57.57 to win the […]

Inside Andre Berto’s Training Camp – (a pictoral updated weekly)

Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) and Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) will battle in a 12-round eliminator for the WBC welterweight title live on SHOWTIME with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The winner will become the mandatory for the WBC crown picked up this past weekend by Keith Thurman, who unified the WBA and WBC titles with a victory over Danny Garcia on CBS at Barclays Center.

Berto has been training with Gamespeed’s Aaron Thigpen since 2012.

Special thanks to Stepahnie Trapp of Trappfotos for her shots.  Find her at trappfotos.com

 

GS Spring Athletes Baseball/Track Updates

Well were into the early part of the competitive season. GS athletes are off to a great start. Here’s a handful of the results we’ve gotten so far.

Ben Clark -(Danville) Baseball Pitcher JV (Monte Vista) Ben followed our off season cinditioning program and is on fire right now. Pitched 21 innings with 9 being 1,2,3 out innings. Ben has 24 strike outs with a .33 ERA.  The oppositions batting average against him is .141.

Carson Gerhardy (Piedmont) The Left handed Pitcher is performing well. Due to his commitment to training at Gamespeed since December and working on his mechanics with his pitching coach Matt Jarvis he has jumped from a last years high of 77mph to 85mph!!! That’s HUGE!! His current stats are
ERA: 2.21, Wins: 5, Innings Pitched: 57, Total Strike Outs: 57
Opponent BA: .206. Well done

Femi Ajose – Sprints (San Leandro) Junior
Notched his first invitational win of the season dominating the Marsh Creek Invitational at Freedom High in Oakley California with a personal best time of 10.98.

Leilah Clark – (Oakland) Heptathlon (Skyline)
The freshman all around athlete had a day at the Marsh Creek Invitational setting three personal records. She ran 14.26 in the 100m (27th), Placed 3rd in the Varsity […]

Track season off to fast start

We had only a handful of young track athletes this year in our off season program but we are seeing promising results in their first competitions.

Chinyere Okoro – Sprints (Amador Valley)
A GS athlete for the past 5 years the Sophomore won the Dan Gabor Invite 100m with a meet and school record of 12.14. The previous week she won the Stocking Super 7 with a time of 12.34.
She leads Nor Cal & is no.4 in the state.

Dejah Robinson – Hurdles (St Marys College HS) Senior
Running in her first meet of the year she Pr’d in the 100m sprint with a time of 13.07 a .20 second drop. She also won the 300mLH with a time of 48.46 No.1 on NorCal listing.

Femi Ajose – Sprints (San Leandro) Junior
Placed 4th overall in the 100m at 11.12. The previous week he opened with a PR of 11.07 No. 4 NorCal.

Brittany Calomese – Sprints (Monte vista)
The sophomore tennis player turned sprinter is learning the sport fast running times of 13.67 and 13.77 in her last two meets.

Emma Burns – Sprints (Heritage)
The junior opened her season with at Dan Gabor with 13.69.

Masina mayo – Sprints (Miramonte)
The sophomore won the DAL dual meet 200m […]

Top Gun Pitchers & Throwers Conditioning Program – Results Are In!

Due to the popularity and success of last years program the 2016-17 class saw an increase in attendees.  This exceptional group of pitchers and catchers bonded as they worked side by side for both  common and individual goals.  The results have been amazing.

The purpose of this program is to develop the “total throwing athlete” regardless of position.

While other programs just chase velocity, we measure the underlying “physical factors” that contribute to improved velocity, but more importantly overall health.  By looking at the improvement in all these areas both individually and as a collective it gives us a clear picture of the overall development of the throwing athlete. Therefore we can track specific improvement or regression and prescribe the right training modalities moving forward.

These athletes accomplished all this in thirty two (32) training sessions!!!

Velocity

Early reports from our athletes show an average improvement in velocity of 3-5mph. All report throwing harder.

Arm Health

Proper arm health reduces the risk of shoulder and lower arm injuries. Discrepancies of strength from the front and back side of the shoulder can result in a higher risk of throwing injuries in the shoulder and elbow.

Strength Correlation Results:

Biggest Improvement – 7 base points

Average Improvement […]

Upcoming February Specialty Classes!

Upcoming February

Specialty Classes!

 

 

 

Youth Speed Skills
Ages 8 -12

Speed Training for athletes in any sport.

SUNDAYS
10 – 11AM
February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Cost: $100 (4 pack) cash/check  $105 credit
$30 Single session    $33 credit

To Sign Up Call: 925 222-9612

 

 

Baseball Skill Builder
Ages 7-12

Beginners class to the fundamentals of
Baseball & Softball.

– Learn to Throw, Hit, Field

– Small group size

– Instructional atmosphere with patience, guidance and repetition.

 

Sundays

February  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
11:00 – Noon
Cost: $100 (4 pack) cash/check  $105 credit
$30 Single session    $33 credit

To Sign Up Call: 925 222-9612

Athletic Infielder: Series Starts Monday February 13th

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Series Starts Monday February 13th

**Space is limited, reserve your spot**

Baseball Athletes

The only program of its kind in the Bay Area.

This dynamic program offers a two-pronged approach to developing the ultimate play maker. Participants will sharpen their fielding skills and techniques developed by former SF Giants player Erik Johnson of EJ Sports and strengthen their athletic skill development with exercises specially selected by Gamespeed’s Aaron Thigpen. It promises to be the most effective 75 minutes of training a baseball athlete can undergo.
Participants can expect to see improvement in:
Soft- Quick Hands
Footwork
Range
Instincts
Reaction                                                                                                                                                                                             Vision
                 *****First Come First Serve  Limited slots available*****
                        REGISTRATION CLOSES FEBRUARY 10TH
                                  Late Registration Fee : $15
Cost: $340 (cash/check) $355 (credit)
Dates: February 13th, 27th,  March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.
Time: Mondays 6:30-7:45pm  ***NEW TIME***
Ages: 10- 14 (athletes will be grouped by ability).
For athletes under 10. We will take an interest list. If enough participants, we  will open it up to these athletes to form their own grouping. Be sure to call ASAP to express your interest.
For more information or to sign up, call Gamespeed at (925) 513-8676.
Mail Payments to:
Gamespeed
990 Detroit Ave
Concord, Ca 94518
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“Growing Up Gamespeed”: Two Longtime Athletes Donate Pro Jerseys

Gamespeed’s been a part of athletes lives in the Bay Area for over twenty years now. I’ve trained hundreds of athletes. Like anything they come and go. However there are some who spend most of their athletic lives with me. Case in point Cheyenne Cordes and Robert Stephenson. I am proud to have played a part in their athletic development and watch them grow as individuals and athletes.

They have given me some of the most memorable moments of my coaching career and now have added to that by giving me autographed replicas of their pro jerseys. You guys are a true inspiration to me and the future generations of Gamespeed athletes.

Thank You.

Cheyenne Cordes (Softball – Infield)

As a middle school athlete Cheyenne came to me and we’ve worked together now for over twelve years. A standout at Rodriguez High then onto CAL and now in the National Pro Fastpitch League playing her first pro season with the Rebellion but recently traded to the Texas Charge.

 

Robert Stephenson (Baseball – Pitcher)

Its been eight years since Robert first joined Gamespeed. We’ve watched him develop into a top high school […]

Lacrosse Goalie spends her Christmas break giving herself the gift of SPEED

Clare Laughery plays for Central Michigan University. Part of her schools fitness testing is running a 300 yard shuttle. Her previous attempts were around 90 plus sec. She couldn’t break that barrier. Over the break she got to work attending fourteen private sessions with Gamespeed’s coach Aaron and earlier this week she was happy to report she tested at 73 seconds. That’s a whopping 17 seconds off her previous time. Way to go Clare!