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Finish First Insider, Issue #57
May 10, 2009
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Please enjoy another issue packed with evidence-based information about 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.

Happy Mother's Day

By Coach J. Hoy, CSCS, USAW, Jump Stretch, Inc. Certified,
Elite Performance Scientist

In recognition of Mother's Day, there will be no article this week, but rather a request that all of you spend a little extra time thanking your mother for helping shape you into who you are and for all the extra she does to make sure you are always taken care of. Thank your mom for making sure you get to all of your games, practices, meetings, and tournaments. The list of all the big and little things that a mother does that should be appreciated on all days, not just this day, is endless.

So, thanks to all the mom's for all you do.

Side Note (I write all of my newsletter articles on Sunday evening, and since this is Mother's day and since I promised my wife and children that I would not do any work-related activities, I am not writing an article. I apologize to any of you who are disappointed--but it's not the end of the world--get a grip and spend some time with your mom, wife, or relatives).

Finish First Sports Performance Location #2

We are pleased to announce training sessions to begin May 27th, 2009 at our 2nd location in Harmarville. Training will continue at this location after the summer, but the days and times will change. Space is limited for this entry program, so if you are in the area, get in now!

If enough interest is generated at the Harmarville location, the facility will be furnished with comprehensive training equipment, similar to the Robinson Township training location (world headquarters).

We look forward to providing more convenient services to you!

Success Goes To Those Who Are Most Prepared

According to most expert sports scientists and coaches, athletes must be prepared properly to be successful. Athletic success typically comes to those who are best prepared!

Speed, Strength, Power, Flexibility, Sports Vision, Faster Acceleration, Faster Skating Speed, Longer Strides, Better Balance, Better Control, Harder Shot, Reduced Risk of Injury

Beginning May 27th, 2009, Finish First Sports Performance will be conducting off-ice performance training at the Puckmasters Pittsburgh Hockey Training Center, training hockey players for better speed, strength, and power, while reducing the risk of injury—which equals better performance!


Wednesdays-- Session A: 7pm – 8pm Session B: 8pm – 9pm

Saturdays— Session A: 2pm – 3pm Session B: 3pm – 4pm


Summer Session A: $500 (20 Sessions from May 27th, 2009 through August 8th, 2009)

Summer Session B: $500 (20 Sessions from May 27th, 2009 through August 8th, 2009)

Contact: Jeremy Hoy at 412-787-5070 to apply for program acceptance.

Space is limited to 10 athletes per one hour session! Reserve your spot today!

Training will use quick-foot ladders, cones, hurdles, bands, medicine balls, boxes, balance equipment, sandbags, and additional training apparatus. Programming is progressive—it is recommended to attend ALL sessions to see the most results. Athletes age 9 – 18 are invited and will be grouped upon acceptance into the program. Prices will not be pro-rated. Deadline for application is May 20th, 2009. Athletes may be grouped in either session A or session B.

What are you doing to improve leg power, run faster, skate faster, take a harder shot, rehab injuries, get stronger, eat better, sleep better, move better? The best way to become a better athlete is to become better prepared. If you are not preparing for your next competitive season, what are you waiting for?

Scheduling for ALL Workouts

Due to the volume of athletes currently using the training facility, and the expected returning college athletes over the summer, you will need to begin scheduling your workout sessions in advance. It is recommended that you do so online. The Finish First Sports Performance coaches will have access to the sessions calendar to see when you are scheduled. When you arrive to the facility, it is also important to use your fingerprint to check in to the system. Below, you will find the correct way to schedule online. It is also now possible to make payments online, and check your training history. Please call if you have any questions.

1. Go to

2. Scroll down the left and under “Additional Services” you will see MEMBER LOGIN—click on that

3. A new window should pop up and on that window click on ATHLETE

4. Unless you have logged into the system before, your login ID is: last name-first name, and your password is: last name. So for John Smith, his login ID would be smith-john, and his password would be smith. You will be prompted to change your password so that only you may know it—write it down and don’t forget it—if you do forget it, please let Jeremy know so he can reset it.

5. Once logged in, on main screen you will see a box titled “MEMBER SERVICES”—under the ACTIONS heading, click on REGISTER.

6. You can register or change your scheduled time up to 24 hours before the session. Any changes that need to be made within 24 hours of the session need to be made by calling Jeremy at 412-787-5070.

The online system works best with Internet Explorer (most recent version).

Mother's Day Appreciation Quotes

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
-- Tenneva Jordan

"A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. "
-- Peter DeVries

"Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. "
-- Golda Meir

"A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done. "
-- 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, CSCS, USAW, Jump Stretch, Inc. Certified,
Elite Performance Scientist

Finish First Sports Performance

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