Welcome to the coaching (belief) system that was created at our core to continue to make a difference in the life of each athlete that trains at Finish First Sports Performance...
Introducing, The Exclusive 7 Point TRIUMPH Belief System:
This is the system that represents the CORE BELIEFS AND VALUES of Finish First Sports Performance and its Coaches and Trainers
We believe that training programs should be specialized, advanced, cutting edge, effective, and backed by (over a century) of solid scientific research. Training should be done in an environment conducive to producing results with no distractions and surrounded by other dedicated individuals working towards attaining their goals. An ideal environment can be created anywhere, preferably in a facility that promotes hard work, with no distractions, gimmicky equipment, or attention on grabbing attention primarily to sell rather than providing only the tools, coaching, and equipment needed to produce extraordinary results.
Customized training programs should be used for each individual and should progress each individual according to their unique adaptation rate to training. We believe programs are most effective when they use a variety of training methods and evidence based training regimes designed specifically to address the unique demands and needs of each individual.
Additionally, coaches need to pay close attention to each individual during their training so they never feel like they are neglected as part of a larger group.
We believe we can produce unmatched results for all of our athletes, fitness customers, and pageant contestants, using our unique specialized training programs. Training programs that address both mental and physical preparation produce the best results or give the athlete or client the greatest chance of success (goal achievement). We believe that results are created through hard work, dedication of the coach and client towards a common purpose or goal, proper programming, mental preparation, disciplined habits, and an unbreakable desire or will to achieve. Our team has a proven track record of training sports teams, athletes, and contestants to be the best mentally and physically prepared for every competition and competitive season. We will be the most prepared for competition.
We believe training programs should be scientifically crafted by performance coaches with undergraduate and graduate degrees in exercise and performance sciences, including movement science and injury prevention specializations, along with internationally recognized and industry leading certifications and accreditation. A coach should be knowledgeable about a variety of training methodologies that have been used with different sports throughout the documented history of scientific basis of sports, fitness, and exercise. A qualified performance coach should read daily for self improvement, and to stay abreast of the research (both current and historical) in the performance sciences field(s), including, but not limited to sports psychology, kinesiology and exercise science, physical therapy and movement science, sports nutrition, sports medicine and general medicine, leadership, teamwork, coaching science and philosophy. We also believe that a qualified coach should encourage clients to learn something every day, whether for personal or professional growth, or for formal education purposes. A qualified performance coach should be a living example and role model for other coaches, athletes, fitness clients and pageant contestants.
We believe in the value of being unselfish and putting our athletes and clients needs first. Performance coaches should enter the profession of strength and conditioning/performance enhancement not to boost their ego or promote their name by using their athletes or clientele, but rather to help promote and boost the confidence of everyone they coach. A selfish coach self promotes and name drops in every training conversation, with unethical intentions, whereas a qualified, unselfish coach will not need to self promote or name drop because his or her results speak loudly and vouch for the kind of coach s/he iswith athletes and clients spreading the word.
We teach players the value of helping others and becoming a better team player. Every athlete needs to give to grow and helping others is on the path to becoming a better person, and for fulfilling a purpose larger than imagined.
We believe that in order to succeed at anything, one must be mentally strong and resilient, with the mental composition to adapt to any circumstances and remain steadfast despite what obstacles may lie in the path towards goal attainment. While we know that not every athlete or client can commit to becoming a Finish First athlete or client, we know that the few that do commit have strong pride in the mental strength and mental resilience they develop to push through workouts towards achieving their goals.
We believe in training to remain calm under pressure, motivated against all odds, focused during chaos, and remaining resilient and steadfast and on task with a strong resolve towards achieving your goal(s). We believe it is this mental strength that helps prepare our athletes to better endure any situation that may arise at their training camps, tournaments, events, or situations in life.
We believe that it takes consistency for any athlete or client to notice results or achieve goals. Successful athletes learn that it takes commitment and determination to achieve goals. A performance coach should help each athlete set goals and a plan towards achieving them. Qualified performance coaches should lay out a plan and help each athlete work diligently towards successfully achieving his/her goals.
Athletes who train and attack challenges with persistence and purpose attain the highest rates of success. We consistently commit and give 100% to everything we do, striving to become better each day.
We believe that athletes need to build a solid reputation both inside of and outside of their competitive environment. Qualified performance coaches should study leadership and consider honor and integrity an integral part of keeping their reputation for helping to develop people in a variety of areas. We believe that all coaches, whether bound by a code of ethics within their organization or their certifying agency, should be held accountable to a professional standard of ethical behavior.
We are proud of the respected reputation we have earned through our honest and caring approach to doing business and dealing with our athletes and clients.
We devote as much time to developing each individual athletically as we do to helping each individual become a positive contributing member of society.
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"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 Vancouver Canucks
"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 Forward (Retired)
"I've been forutnate enough to train with Jeremy and Finish First for almost 20 years. His training system specifically addressed my needs as a developing youth hockey player and changed to specifically address my needs as I matured as a player throughout juniors, college, and the pros. Using the Finish First Sports Performance training programs, I was able to play at my strongest, fastest, and in the best shape possible, while staying healthy for a long productive career. I can't recommend this training enough. If you do it, and commit to getting better, you will get better--guaranteed!"
--Sean Berkstresser (Voss), 9 Year Professional Hockey Player, RMU NCAA D1 Hockey Alum
"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
"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..."
--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 (Retired)
"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 (Retired)
"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
"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, Professional Hockey Goaltender
OHL Player of the year 2011-12
CHL Goaltender of the year 2011-12
"Training is a great way for an athlete to separate themselves from their competition. Finish First Sports Performance offers a unique training program that is tailored to your personal goals. As a hockey player, I quickly recognized the importance of lower body strength. My goal, when coming into Finish First, was to increase my leg strength. Coach Jeremy Hoy and his workouts have pushed me to reach my goal..."
--Andrew Lister, RMU Men's ACHA D1 Ice Hockey
"I have been training with Coach Hoy for over five years and without his help and expertise I know that it would never have been possible for me to be where I am today. In training with Coach Hoy and the hockey specific training regimen he has designed, I have seen significant improvements each summer in my explosion, quickness, agility, strength, and endurance..."
--Matt White, Professional Ice Hockey Player
"I have been working with Jeremy Hoy and Finish First since I was 12 years old, and he was the first person who taught me the importance of off-ice training. The unique, athlete specific training tailored to your particular sport is what makes Finish First so special. When you walk into Finish First, you know that you are stepping into an environment that will challenge and bring out the best in you..."
--Parker Milner, Professional Ice Hockey Goalie (2xNCAA D1 Champ)
"When it comes to finding the perfect athletic performance training in Pittsburgh, the search starts and ends at Coach Hoy’s Finish First Sports Performance. As my hockey career has progressed, my off-season workouts have only gotten more and more essential. The sport-specific workouts put together by Coach Hoy and his staff has helped me add strength, speed, and endurance to my game that I did not possess before..."
--Nick Jones, Professional Ice Hockey Player
"Finish First Sports Performance and Jeremy Hoy are a true testament of passion and drive in personal health and fitness. With Coach Hoy and Finish First, I've found the same drive and discipline that is needed in finding and maintaining personal success and growth. Jeremy's principles and work ethic have pushed me to finding more inside and outside of the gym. Finish First breeds success and guarantees results..."
--Noah Zamagias, Collegiate Golfer
"I would highly recommend Finish First Sports to anyone who is looking to improve their sport specific performance and overall physical conditioning. I was looking to make my golf swing more efficient and was extremely satisfied with the workout programs and results. My core strength, flexibility and kinesthetic movements all improved which has positively affected my ball striking, balance and endurance..."
--Drew Bohn, PGA Professional
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