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Introducing the exclusive Finish First Sports Success Training System--->, FF Insider#11
December 05, 2014
Welcome Back,

Please enjoy another issue packed with evidence-based information about fitness and sports performance training and news about current events at Finish First Sports Performance. If you find value in this e-newsletter, please forward this message to your teammates, coaches, or other parents of hard working athletes so that they, too, may benefit from the information contained herein.

Remember, it is our goal to help you prepare to be your best when it matters most. Enjoy, and may you continue to pursue excellence in all that you do.

For additional articles about fitness and performance training, sports psychology, nutrition, and coaching, please visit our blog at Finish First Blog

Finish First Sports Performance is the official training/performance coaching provider for the Youngstown Phantoms USHL Hockey Team, the Robert Morris Univeristy NCAA Division 1 Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite youth hockey organization, and the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Organization.

Inside this Issue:

To bring you the very best information, this newsletter focuses on fitness and performance training principles for athletes and fitness clients, and how to use them to make sure you are on the right track. Enjoy!

1. Performance Article: Introduction to the exclusive Finish First Sports Success Training System

2. Special Announcements: Submit Your Selfie Video, and Holiday Specials

3. Motivational/Inspirational Quote

4. Thank You


The 3 Responsibilites of a Finish First Sports Performance Coach:

1. to make athletes mentally and physically fit for competition

2. to keep athletes mentally and physically fit in competition

3. to restore athletes mentally and physically after competition

The Exclusive Finish First Sports Success Training System

By Jeremy S Hoy, MS, CSCS, PES, USAW, NASE Director of Performance Science and Coaching

For the first time ever, I would like to publicly reveal the 11 Keys to the FINISH FIRST Sports Success Training System.

Each letter in the words FINISH FIRST represent an area or key component to our training system. This is the main recipe, or overview of what we have been able to use to produce results for 1000s of elite athletes and fitness clients over the last 15 years.

To keep this from getting too long, we have simplified each key, and will only be posting a few in each newsletter article. So, in a month or so, you will have all the ingredients. Without further delay, lets get this started!

The Exclusive Finish First Sports Success Training System:


Foundational Training (General Preparation)

While sport specific training gets most of the buzz, it is the general physical preparation or foundational and prep work that should be utilized as the starting point for the athlete.

Like building a fortress, castle, or skyscraper, creating a solid foundation lays the framework to build a strong and solid structure, or body. We utilize several different training methods to develop a strong foundation, that includes total body movements, movements in different planes, movements utilizing different muscle actions (concentric, eccentric, isometric), general metabolic conditioning, while targeting a variety of motor abilities such as strength, power, and speed (different types) and focusing on improving work capacity.

Foundational training is general, which all developing athletes need, especially during the adolescent years, allowing the athlete to develop in all areas and keep the body in balance.

Intensity (strength/power) (of load, workout)

Different intensities or percentages of max or workload produce different results in the body, both neurologically and muscularly. We employ methods of programming that vary the percentage (which has a matching repetition range) to get the specific results needed for that phase of training, and to further develop the athlete towards performance goals.

Our workouts are very challenging, which requires the athlete to rise to a level of ‘intensity’ to achieve during each session, which in turn produces excellent results. Our intensity protocols (or percentage periodization/methods) are backed by years of international research and experience producing incredible results on the global stage.

Intensities or work loads used will be age appropriate (chronological and training ages), and will be varied for optimal progress.

Nervous System Training (Power, Plyometrics)

Simply put, the nervous system controls all training. There needs to be a stimulus to create an action, whether it’s reflexive, reactive, or active. We use specific training methods to elicit the greatest training effect from the nervous system.

For instance, there is a multitude of types of power training, all of which target specific trainable outcomes from the nervous system. The end goal is to generate as much force as quickly as possible (power). This can also be viewed as recruiting as many muscle fibers as possible to produce a movement as quickly as possible.

Without getting too scientific, for general maximum power output, we train to maximize strength (fiber usage, tensile and ligamentous strength) and train for rapid fiber recruitment (rate of force development). There are many effective methods to do this. We use the most appropriate method for each individual matched with their training level and their specific training needs.

Plyometric exercises are also used to train a different type of power, including reactive plyometric exercises for reactive power; the ultimate goal being to choose training methods and exercises that will have the highest transfer to a specific sport skill (transfer of training) once the general training foundation is laid.


For specific examples of any of the 11 Keys, please contact us, register for one of our upcoming seminars or clinics, check out our products page, or search our website ( for articles or videos that may help you with your goals.

Are you interested in learning more about how our exclusive FINISH FIRST SPORTS SUCCESS Training System could help you?

Or maybe you think you have what it takes to finish first…and you know you’re ready to get started…

If you want to learn more you contact us to sign up for our free monthly newsletter and receive 3 FREE exclusive sports training and fitness reports…

You can also complete the ‘contact us’ form online to receive information about our training sessions, our special introductory offers, and learn more about how our training system works.

Or, if you are ready to get started and want to schedule your initial evaluation, call 412-299-9200, email us at, or visit us at 6400 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15225.

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Okay, I’m ready. Now, what do I do next? Call 412-299-9200, visit www.finishfirstsports, email, or stop by one of our training centers to reserve your spot. Space is limited to the next 20 registrants, so sign up now! Not ready yet? Visit our website and check out our FREE videos and other resources, sign up for our FREE newsletter and stay tuned in for upcoming programs and success stories from people just like YOU!

Announcements/Upcoming Events:

  • Back by popular demand....the 2014 Holiday Specials. All package specials are pay in full at time of purchase, and these special offers are only available to purchase for a limited time....

    So hurry and get them now before they are no longer available!

    6 Pack of 1 month unlimited vouchers (kinda like gift card for 6 unlimited months) for $1000 Savings of $800!!! (expire in 24 months)

    3 Pack of 1 month unlimited vouchers for $600 Savings of $300!!!! (expire in 12 months)

    60 Training Sessions for $1000 Savings of over $600!!! (expire in 24 months)

    30 Training Sessions for $600 Savings of over $150!!! (expire in 12 months)


    Submit your own selfie video answering the question:

    “Why Did I Choose Finish First Sports Performance?”

    In 1 Minute or Less tell us why you chose Finish First Sports Performance, and if you have been with us for a while, tell us what you like about using our services.

    If your video is selected, it will be featured on our website, our facebook pages and twitter feeds, our blog and our newsletter.

    Thank you in advance for your participation.

    (Entries by clients under the age of 18 will need written parental/guardian permission prior to being used).

  • We have our New Logo hats in with the brand new American Flag themed Finish First logo, along with our new camp to come. Email us if you would like some pics or would like to order one (or more!).
  • For a limited time, until December 20, 2014, you can purchase 3 months of our famous boot camp fitness program for only $99/month ($297 total)! Hurry so you don't miss this money saving opportunity!

Motivational Quote

"You don't always get what you want, but you can always get what you work for. "
-- Author Unknown

Thank You for Your Support

Thanks again for subscribing to this free e-newsletter. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. I look forward to your feedback as I continue to research to bring you the most current scientific training information available.

Should you have any specific article requests or questions, email me at Please visit for detailed sports performance training information and programs offered exclusively by Finish First Sports Performance.

Yours In Training,

Coach Jeremy S. Hoy, MS, CSCS, PES, USAW, Jump Stretch, Inc. Certified,
Elite Performance Scientist

Finish First Sports Performance

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