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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!

Gamespeed Tennis and Baseball players begin 2017 as signed athletes.

Congratulations to Sydney Smyth and Brett Sterrer.  Both signed to play at the next level in December.

 

Sydney Smyth a GS Tennis athlete since 2014 has worked diligently to improve her game. Her programs consisted of improving her running technique, speed, lateral movement & agility and developing strength.  In just a couple months her work moved her up from 199th to 46th in NorCal USTA rankings.  Good enough to have the coaches at Arizona Christian University to take notice.

 

 

Bret Sterrer  has been GS trained since 2012. His program has consisted of improving overall conditioning and pitching velocity. Its been a real pleasure watching Bret grow from a freshman into a young collegiate level athlete. He will continue his work at GS in the College Ready Program. The program builds athletes physically and mentally to transition to the demands of college sports.

Homework Training Programs Available

Are You Doing Your Homework? 


Developed by coach Aaron Thigpen “Homework” programs provide additional expertise and oversite that add to your Gamespeed training. Programs are customized to fit your training goals, schedule, and access to equipment and facilities.  

Advantages to having a Homework program are:

 

– Can be written to be performed at your home or local gym.  

– Enables you to get extra training days.

– Convenient: Your time, your equipment, your schedule.

– Cost effective  

–  Written in four week training blocks.   

– Work in concert with your high school or club workouts.  

   

 

Strength & Conditioning
Build strength and power faster with an organized program that works along with your Gamespeed training.

  • Weight Training
  • Functional Strength
  • Core Work
  • Return to play – post injury.
  • Stretching & Flexibility

Cost: $25 & Up

 

Speed Builder
Running & Speed workouts to improve mechanics and conditioning.

  • Hill Training
  • Plyometrics
  • Speed Drills
  • Interval Running

Cost: $20 & Up

GAMESPEED CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS HOLIDAY HOURS

GAMESPEED
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS
HOLIDAY HOURS
December 19th – 22nd – Regular Hours
All Classes as Scheduled
December 25th  Closed
December 26th 9am -Noon
December 27th- 29th – Regular Hours
All Classes as Scheduled

January 1st – 9 am – Noon
January 2nd and Beyond – Regular hours.

Private – One on One Sessions
Over the holidays I will be scheduling private sessions before regular hours. If interested in testing, fine tuning, or specialized sessions give me a call to schedule at 925 222-9612.