Sports Training Clinics,Camps and Seminars

Supplement Your Training with Specialty Camps, Clinics or Educational Seminars

If you are exactly where you want to be in your athletic career, then you can stop reading now.

If you are strong as you want to be, fast as you want to be, have the lean body mass or body fat percentage you want, can jump as high as you want, run as fast as you want, have the exact amount of power you want, or are in perfect shape, you can also stop reading.

However, if you have areas you would like to improve, and want to learn how you can do it, then it would be a good idea to either hire the services of a certified, educated, and experienced professional athletic performance coach, OR you can attend a sports training clinic, workshop, or seminar.

At Finish First Sports Performance, we periodically offer specialty sports training clinics and sports performance seminars for serious athletes, parents or coaches looking for cutting-edge evidence based training principles that can be applied to real-world training-designed to help athletes succeed in sport endeavors.

These programs are concentrated on a particular sport, training area (such as speed, power, etc.), or piece of the sports success puzzle (ie. Physical preparation, mental preparation, etc.)-- and are offered on a limited capacity basis.

We prefer to keep the number of attendees in our sports training clinices low to guarantee that they get the attention to detail that they deserve and an opportunity to ask questions and learn from the elite performance coaches and advisors at Finish First Sports Performance.

Year-round Performance Training 1st, then Specialty Sports Training Clinics, and Seminars

For optimal training results, a year-round training program should be consistently executed by each athlete. Sports training clinics, camps and seminars should be part of your education and performance enhancement regime IN ADDITION TO (not instead of!) an effective annual performance enhancement training program.

Please, do not allow yourself to be mislead into believing you can get all the training you need through sports training clinics or camps.

The truth is that you should not expect to get a year's worth of training and benefits in a summer-long camp or weekend clinic. However, you can expect to get coaching and training designed to help get you closer to your athletic goals. What you learn at your sports training clinic needs to be practiced and used in order to reap the benefits of learning this new information.

A smart person once said that knowledge is not is the application of that knowledge that is truly powerful.

So, learning is only the first step to helping you get to your goal. You must apply what you learn or what you know in order to achieve the success that you deserve.

You will find our current sports training clinics and seminars listed below.

Sports Performance Training Clinics

The Finish First Sports Performance sports training clinics are workshops that last a maximum of one day, and are typically focused on one specific training area or sport, such as a speed training clinic or a hockey performance clinic.

Our sports training clinics include classroom type teaching, discussion, and hands-on application. For example, in a hockey clinic we may teach you how to better train for faster skating, followed by an open discussion, and then finish with active participation in attempting the off-ice techniques and drills.

We assemble a panel of experts specific to each topic presented in our sports training clinics. Specialized training is needed for sports excellence, so it is necessary to find specialized experts. We will not have a stick-handling expert discussing power skating, just as we wouldn't have a strength coach teaching specific hockey strategies.

Please Contact Us for specific information (including a sample clinic format, registration information, specific age considerations, fees, dates, location, etc.) about each clinic.

Upcoming Performance Training Clinics:

Total Performance Training for Youth and High School Ice Hockey Clinic Fall 2011 (date and time TBD)
  • Learn how to correctly train during the season
  • Information specific to hockey players ages 8-18
  • Learn exercises for a harder, more accurate shot
  • Learn how to condition the muscle tissues and energy systems for better in-season performance
  • Learn how to recover from practices, games, and workouts for better performance
  • Learn exercises for faster skating and more explosive starts
  • Learn about nutrition, sleep, performance training, stress management, massage, recovery, etc.
NSCA PA State Strength and Conditioning Clinic 2011

Slippery Rock University April 9, 2011 Specific details to be announced soon.

PA State Strength and Conditioning Clinic 2011

Juniata College--Date and Time TBD

Keep checking back for updates, including a link to the Clinic website with information about the speakers and topics to be presented, as well as how to register for the clinic.

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Sports Performance Training Seminars

The Finish First Sports Performance training seminars are educational sessions that last from one hour to an entire 8 hour day. Please select a seminar for specific information including a sample seminar format and registration information.

Similar to the Finish First Sports Performance Clinics, the educational seminars are teaching and discussion based, with the focus on teaching and learning. There is not a hands-on portion in the seminars.

Again, there will be experts presenting their specialty areas and application to specific sports, or sports in general. A sample seminar would include presentations on sports nutrition, sleep, sports massage/tissue restoration, performance training, sports psychology, and rehabilitation.

Please Contact Us for specific information (including a sample seminar format, registration information, specific lesson topics, fees, dates, location, etc.).

Upcoming Performance Training Seminars

Total Performance Training for Wrestling 2011
  • Learn about specific performance training programming for wrestling, including effective warm-ups, flexibility training, mobility training, strength training, power training, speed training, conditioning, keeping strength, speed, and power during the season, pre-season programming, etc.
  • Learn about specific sports nutrition strategies for wrestling such as maintaining muscle during weight loss, how to best refuel for energy, what to eat after weigh-ins, what to eat during tournament competition, proper hydration strategies, etc.
  • Learn about proper mental preparation such as goal setting, mental focus, visualization, etc.
  • Learn about muscle tissue restoration through sports massage
  • Learn about the importance of sleep and wrestling performance, how lack of sleep effects the body, tips for optimal sleep, etc.
Developing Athletic Power for Sports
  • Learn how to train for increased speed, strength, and ultimately power
  • Learn techniques for more explosive starts and other movements
  • Learn how to use medicine balls for power
  • Learn how to train to improve vertical jump performance
  • Learn how to stay powerful throughout the season and during an entire competitive event
  • Learn how to program the nervous system for more explosive movements
  • Learn about yielding strength and its relevance to power trianing
  • Learn about specific sports nutrition strategies for optimal recovery and fuel to maximize power training
  • Learn how to properly recover the body for ultimate power training and to prevent over training through sports massage, sleep, and nutrition
Developing Successful Athletes
  • Learn how to effectively screen athletes for movement imbalances, impairments, or weaknesses
  • Learn the importance of analyzing the demands/needs of the sport--and learn how to do it
  • Learn how to physically assess an athlete's general and specific sports fitness levels
  • Learn about different stages of growth for young athletes, and how this effects athletic development
  • Learn how to effectively prepare athletes for successful competition
  • Learn about different training methods for athletes
  • Learn how to train to reduce the risk of injury
  • Learn sports nutrition tips for athletic success
  • Learn the importance of sleep and sports massage in repairing damaged muscle tissue

Sports Performance Training Camps

The Finish First Sports Performance training camps are hands on training sessions that are designed to address a specific performance preparation area, such as speed and quickness, mastering the 40 yard dash, preparing for a high school or pro combine, or for specific pre- season preparation of a sport.

Similar to the Finish First Sports Performance Clinics and Seminars, the camps will also include teaching but there will be hands-on training and learning.

Again, each camp will be directed by an experienced, certified, and insured performance coach with expertise in the specialty area being addressed.

Please Contact Us for specific information (including a sample camp format, registration information, specific camps, fees, dates, location, etc.).

Upcoming Performance Training Camps

Athletic Speed, Power, and Agility Training Program

Click here for Camp Brochure

(This camp will be an on-going camp and will involve different sessions to allow athletes to start based on their competition schedule).

Christian Hanson"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
Miss Pennsylvania America 2011, Juliann Sheldon "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
Matt Bartkowski with the Bruins "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
Miss Pennsylvania America 2010, Courtney Thomas "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
Brianne McLaughlin, Goaltender, USA Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team "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
Miss Pennsylvania America 2009, Shannon Doyle "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
Chris Kushneriuk, Professional Hockey Player for the Bakersfield Condors "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
Brock Meadows, Professional Hockey Player, Texas Brahmas "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
Elyse Healy, Top 10 Miss PA 2010 "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
Shauna Rice, 2009 & 2010 Preliminary Swimsuit Winner and Top 5 Finish "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
Denny Urban, Professional Hockey Player, Reading Royals "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
Michael Houser, Goaltender, London Knights (OHL) "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

November 12, 2014 - 2014 Hockey Development Clinic: Off-ice Strategies for Optimizing On Ice Performance
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

Date TBD - Pageant Fitness Weekend Workshop
Details coming soon!

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