The 3 Key Areas Essential to Sports Success: (Address these and be the envy of your teammates)...
Countless research articles and studies of professional and Olympic athletes have shown that there are 3 key areas, that when properly addressed, can help ensure sports success for any athlete, in any sport.
Spend your energy and effort preparing in these key areas and enjoy the benefits of being the best athlete you can be.
The Three Keys Essential to Sports Success:
At Finish First Sports Performance, we employ expert athletic performance coaches to help prepare athletes both physically and mentally.
It is our philosophy that by addressing the key areas of preparation for any athlete we can help each athlete on their journey towards athletic excellence, or towards any level of goal they want to achieve.
An athletic performance coach is typically responsible for assisting with the physical preparation of the athlete, specifically with the physical fitness and sports training element. Some performance coaches may even have extra education and certificates/licensure in sports nutrition or sports massage, or even sports psychology.
By definition, physical preparation is any type of training that addresses the physical elements (general or specific physical fitness) of sports such as mobility, flexibility, strength, speed, power, acceleration, deceleration, dynamic vision, reaction time, and sports nutrition. All of these elements need to be addressed to help best prepare an athlete or team for successful sports competition.
Mental Preparation is best covered by a sports psychologist, but may be addressed by a sports coach or performance coach who has specific schooling in this area.
Mental preparation strategies can be executed in each performance training session, as well as practices and scrimmage competitions. Mental preparation techniques are used by all of the best athletes in the world.
Tactical/Technical Preparation should be addressed by the sports coach or coaches. The coach will instruct the athlete on position specific skills, teambuilding, and systems specific to the sport. Strategies for winning will also be taught. In some training systems, the most experienced coaches work with the youngest athletes to assure the proper skill and athletic development.
Years of research, working with other coaches, consulting with medical and rehabilitation specialists, and experience coaching athletes has given us the knowledge needed to create effective performance training programs.
Although the methods and scientific basis for advanced performance training may be complicated, we always keep the main goals of the training programs consistent. There may be athlete-specific goals that are also incorporated into the program, but, as a general rule, in addition to the guidelines set forth in our very own TRIUMPH Training System, we use the following seven goals when creating programs:
The main goal of the performance coach is to help the athletes/team prepare to win.
The truth is that you simply cannot be a successful athlete without proper preparation.
It takes hard work and time to properly prepare. As an athlete, you must be preparing in all three key areas, or you will not be performing at your highest level.
Playing volleyball or basketball on a year-round basis is great for addressing the tactical/technical element, but what are you doing to address your specific physical fitness needs? What are you doing to jump higher, run faster, rehab that bad shoulder, get stronger, eat better, sleep better, move better?
Any expert coach must know a variety of training methods, when and how to use them, and how to properly analyze the needs of each athlete and sport to best select which method to use to achieve optimal results.
Here at Finish First Sports Performance, we use a multitude of performance training methods to help each athlete achieve his/her desired results.
We feel that in order to best train any athlete, we must be flexible in determining the best method relative to each specific athlete’s needs (age, sport, time of year, strengths, weaknesses, imbalances, fitness levels, etc.).
To restrict ourselves to one sport training method would not produce optimal results for each athlete, especially as one progresses towards obtaining sport mastery. As an athlete adapts to one specific method of training, either modifications need to be made to that method to continue to produce results, or another method must be utilized.
Again, since very athlete is unique, by having multiple training methods in our coaching arsenal we are able to assist each athlete in attaining better results.
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"Coach Jeremy Hoy and Finish First is one of if not the main reason I am where I am today. If it were not for his sport-specific training programs, I could only have dreamt of making it this far. Any athlete who has any aspirations of making it to the next level is foolish to not train with Finish First. Regardless of your current skill, going anywhere else to train is a waste of time, money and talent."
--Christian Hanson, NHL Boston Bruins/AHL Providence Bruins
"Training for the Miss America pageant included 6 weeks of intense training at Finish First Sports performance. Coach Jeremy Hoy put my physical endurance to the test and pushed me to my limit. In those intense weeks of physical preparation, I truly learned what It meant to be an athlete. Training at FFSP can help ANY pageant girl become an athlete - She will look and feel her very best. ..."
--Miss Pennsylvania America 2011, Juliann Sheldon
"As you progress in hockey and aspire to get to higher levels, your off season training becomes increasingly important. Once I started training at Finish First I noticed a difference in my strength, speed, and power on and off the ice. There is no better place for a hockey player to train than Finish First. Where I am now in my career I can credit to Finish First, and I know continuing my training there will get me where I want to be."
--Matt Bartkowski, NHL Boston Bruins/AHL Providence Bruins
"Working out at Finish First Sports Performance with Jeremy Hoy was by far the best workout experience I've ever had. I spent six weeks going to FFSP two and three times a day and each time I had a unique workout that helped me achieve the results I desired. Jeremy was always so encouraging and pushed me both physically and mentally to reach my full potential. I went to Miss America in the best shape of my life and felt so confident and prepared..."
--Miss Pennsylvania America 2010, Courtney Thomas
"Finish First has helped me to perform at my best and to be in the best shape possible in order to compete at the highest level. Jeremy's motivational attitude and custom workouts allow me to get the most out of my training - which is geared towards making me a better hockey player AND stronger athlete. His specialized drills and exercises for goalies, and for improving my dynamic vision, have had an immediate transfer to what I need on the ice. ..."
--Brianne McLaughlin, Goaltender, USA Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team
"I spent six weeks at Finish First Sports Performance working intensely with Coach Hoy to prepare for the Miss America pageant. I worked out three times a day, every day! Coach Hoy pushed me harder than I ever could have imagined possible. When I felt defeated, he always had an inspirational story or quote to re-inspire me, and then he would push me harder. Jeremy saw an inner-strength and confidence in me even when I struggled to see it in myself. ..."
--Miss Pennsylvania America 2009, Shannon Doyle
"Prior to training with Jeremy Hoy and the team at Finish First, one of the biggest knocks I received from coaches was my endurance. I would slowly wear down as the season went on, which would make me lose a step in a game where every inch is so important. Since I began my off-season training with Jeremy's programs in the summer of 09' this has no longer been an issue. ...Jeremy has made me a much more explosive and confident power forward. ..."
--Chris Kushneriuk, Professional Hockey Player for the Bakersfield Condors
"Jeremy Hoy and Finish First Sports Performance has by far been the best sport-specific training I've ever experienced. I've played for many teams and have had countless different trainers and training programs, and they weren't even close. The program is designed for me as a hockey player, to improve my performance on the ice. Hoy's program allowed me to stand out in hockey and move on to the next level. ..."
--Brock Meadows, Professional Hockey Player, Texas Brahmas
"Having competed at the local, state and national levels before coming to Jeremy, I always knew how I wanted to look but never got precisely the results I was striving for. With FFSP, I was able to SURPASS my expectations and become the strongest competitor I could be. Combined with expertise in training, nutrition and overall health, I thank Jeremy and his staff for making me both mentally and physically STRONG! ..."
--Elyse Healy, Top 10 Miss PA 2010
"I trained under Jeremy Hoy at Finish First Sports Performance in preparations for the 2009 and 2010 Miss Pennsylvania pageants. I am proud to say that I was a preliminary swimsuit award winner both years! Jeremy gives his full attention to his clients and creates their routines and diet plans specifically for them. Jeremy trained me in ways I have never experienced before. New exercises, new muscles, and new pains! ..."
--Shauna Rice, 2009 & 2010 Preliminary Swimsuit Winner and Top 5 Finish
"Each and every year you need to make sure that you are in your top shape when heading into the season. With the customized training that Jeremy Hoy and Finish First gives you, you get into your top shape so you have that edge over the other people. I can credit Finish First and Jeremy Hoy for where I am now in my career and where I want to be. If you are serious about making it to the next level and want to gain that edge over the others then I recommend training with Jeremy Hoy and Finish First."
--Denny Urban, Professional Hockey Player, Reading Royals
"Jeremy and the coaches at Finish First Sports Performance have helped me prepare for each hockey season through intense hockey specific training. With the rigorous schedule of major junior hockey, my training experience at Finish First has helped me to stay strong and not wear down through the long season, and helped me to finish the year as strong and explosive as I started it."
--Michael Houser, Goaltender, London Knights (OHL)
OHL Player of the year 2011-12
CHL Goaltender of the year 2011-12
"Even though I live and train in Chicago during the summer, I am able to stay in touch with Coach Hoy and get weekly programs that really help me prepare for the upcoming season."
--Theo "Teddy" Ruth, NHL Columbus Blue Jackets/AHL Springfield Falcons
"Jeremy Hoy knows hockey and hockey specific training. I have watched many elite players over the years train with him and they are always prepared, in good shape and ready to go when the season starts."
--Derek Schooley, NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Head Coach
"We pride ourselves on being the hardest working/best conditioned team in the USHL and Coach Hoy makes that possible. His knowledge, attention to detail, and no-nonsense approach to training pushes our players to their maximum potential. When players leave our program I have no doubt that they will bring with them the strength, power and conditioning to help them excel at the level. We have Jeremy to thank for that."
--Anthony Noreen, Head Coach, Youngstown Phantoms USHL Ice Hockey Team
"Training with Coach Hoy at Finish First not only helped me in my MTV Made pageant performance but also as a collegiate athlete -- it was the best training I've received in 20 years of being an athlete. Going into my pageant experience as an athlete I felt I had the advantage of the fitness and swim suit routine, but soon realized I was wrong... Coach Hoy provided me with a workout that not only got me in phenomenal pageant shape but also was still helping with my athletic career..."
--Maeve Gallagher, 3-Sport College Athlete, MTV Made Celebrity
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Hosted at Pure Hockey, Pittsburgh (Neville Island), this clinic will cover such topics as Skating mechanics--Skating Conditioning--Using a skating treadmill--Olympic mindset--Elite level goaltending—Dynamic Vision Training—Specific Nutrition tips for ice hockey--Sleep and Performance--Flexibility Training—Muscle Imbalances--In-season Strength & Conditioning; $45 to attend, limit to first 75 entrants. Sign up today. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
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