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Gamespeed Summer Hours Start June 5th

Summer Hours

June 5th to August 24th

Sunday: 9am – Noon

Monday: 4:00 – 8:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesday: 4:00 –  8:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Friday- Privates 10:00 – Noon

Saturday – Closed

Available Private Session Slots

Monday & Wednesdays:   2-4 pm & 6- 8pm

Tuesday& Thursday:  9 am & 2-4pm
Fridays: 10am – Noon
Sundays: Noon – 2pm
Call 925 222-9612 to schedule

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

Three-belt light-heavyweight champion Andre Ward of Oakland agreed to a June 17 rematch with Russia’s former champion Sergey Kovalev at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Ward (31-0, 15 knockouts) survived a second-round knockdown to pile up rounds in the second half of his Nov. 19 first meeting with then-unbeaten Kovalev and emerged with a unanimous-decision victory by three judges’ scores of 114-113.

Ward has been training with Gamespeed’s Aaron Thigpen since preparing for his super six tournament win over Carl Froch in 2011.

 

 

High School Ready Program

 

So you want to play high school sports? Are you ready for tryouts when school starts? Most parents and athletes are caught off guard by the number of kids and level of talent who show up to that first day of tryouts and soon realize there’s more competition than anticipated. Every year viable freshmen athletes are “cut” because their not prepared. In the highly competitive Bay Area not knowing is not an excuse.

The time between the ages of 11 and 15 can be the most challenging for an aspiring athlete. Growth spurts, hormonal changes and doing real training workouts for the first time can make it very difficult to be an athlete both physically and mentally. Most athletes wait to be given their spot, Gamespeed athletes  work actively to take their spot.

Typical issues freshman face:

  • Lack of speed.
  • Lack of size.
  • Poor coordination & balance.
  • Poor conditioning.
  • Poor mental toughness, discipline.
  • Lack of training experience or knowledge.
  • Lack of sport or position knowledge (if new sport).
  • Lack of strength, flexibility.
  • Inability to organize their training, equipment, time management.
  • Poor nutrition and eating habits.
  • etc, etc, etc……….

The purpose of this program […]

HOW PREPARED ARE COLLEGE FRESHMEN ATHLETES FOR THE RIGORS OF COLLEGE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING?

 

(Bret Sterrer – Alhambra High- Lewis & Clark College -Baseball/Pitcher)

Gamespeed’s College Ready Program was devised at the onset of its existence. Taking from my own experiences as an athlete and coach I saw the importance of  being prepared for the transitions from middle  to high school, high school to college and college to professional athletics. There is a jump at each level both physically and mentally.

Years later it seems very few have caught on to change things.  Nice to know that Gamespeed athletes are not in that majority.  I am always proud to post on our site and sing the praises of  the GS trained athlete in college.  The athletes illustrate the importance of  properly”managed training” and its effect on how far you can go. Our off-season “College Ready Program” is specifically designed to keep you from being a statistic. Being good enough to get recruited is short-sighted, you want to be good enough to play.  Waiting until your on campus may be too late.

A recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning published a survey on the opinions of university strength and conditioning coaches and the preparedness of freshman athletes […]

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 […]