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Finish First Insider, Issue #75
September 21, 2009
Welcome Back

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.

Please note that this issue does not contain any new training articles, but is rather intended to provide you with some exciting news about Finish First Sports Performance!


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

Effective immediately, the Finish First Insider newsletter will no longer be a weekly newsletter. You will receive the newsletters packed with great science based training articles, motivational quotes, and news about Finish First Sports Performance, but they will be delivered to your inbox on a bi-weekly basis in the future. The first issue of the bi-weekly newsletter will be delivered to your inbox on Monday, September 28, 2009.

We have decided to deliver the newsletter on a bi-weekly basis to give you more time to read and digest the information that is provided in each issue.


we would like to announce

that beginning in October,

Finish First Sports Performance will be offering a

FREE Performance Training Podcast!

That's right, the Finish First Insider will have a podcast companion to provide cutting edge scientific training information, athlete interviews, coach interviews, researcher interviews (we promise they will be exciting!), dietitian interviews, question and answer sessions, sports psychologist interviews and much, much more! (hint: it's gonna be a lot of fun giving you more information, that you can now listen to instead of having to try to find time to read!).

And, we would also like all of you to become our friends and join the party we are having on Facebook.

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Or you can take a closer look into our lives by following us on twitter.

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Finish First Sports Performance coach Jeremy Hoy will be featured in the next issue of FACEOFF magazine, due out early in October. If you are not already a subscriber (don't worry, it's FREE), you can do so by Clicking Here . Or, you can pick up your copy at your local ice rink or hockey retailer (or at Finish First Sports Performance!).

Thank you for your understanding as we grow with you.

We look forward to seeing all of you on Facebook and Twitter, and to providing you with a more cutting edge science based training information through our newsletters and our future podcasts!!!


Due to the volume of athletes currently using the Finish First Sports Performance world training headquarters, all athletes are required to schedule all sessions prior to arrival. In the future, if an athlete shows up without first scheduling for a session, there is no guarantee that s/he will be able to use the facility at that time. If the facility is at capacity, the athlete will need to come back for his/her session at a later time. At Finish First Sports Performance, we are taking all measures necessary to prevent overcrowding and help ensure the safety of the athletes and the quality of the programs. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to continuing to serve you.

How to Schedule Workouts Using the Online System

To schedule online, follow the instruction provided in this section. All 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/button on the right titled “REGISTER FOR CLASSES”—click on this.

6. You can register or change your scheduled time up to 6 hours before the session. Any changes that need to be made within 6 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).

Motivational Quotes

"Nothing of great value in this life comes easily."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
-- Winston Churchill

"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."
-- General Dwight Eisenhower

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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