Private one-on-one coaching to help you improve your athletic performance and reach your individual goals. With every training session, you’ll improve, learn new skills and gain confidence. Whether you want to run your target time or qualify for a competition, private coaching can help make every minute you train and compete – count.
With one-on-one coaching you can expect to be trained as an athlete in the 5 key areas that contribute to improved athletic performance regardless of the sport or event. They are Speed, Strength, Coordination, Flexibility and Endurance. After an initial assessment, areas of improvement are identified, specific goals are established and a plan is developed that is mutually agreed upon.
Coach Dempster Jackson is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Youth Exercise Specialist; National Federation of State High School Associations Certified Coach, USA Track & Field Level I Certified Coach and Positive Coaching Alliance Level III Certified Coach. He has coached athletes to national team spots – Team USA and Trinidad; Jr Olympic state, regional and national champions; high school state champions, Boston Marathon qualifiers, OCR World Championship qualifiers and countless adult runners.
2017 Canyon Athletic Association High School Cross Country Division I Coach of the Year.
Coach Marteese Robinson has more than 30 years in baseball with 18 of those years working in professional baseball as a Scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, East Coast Cross Checker for the Washington Nationals and Director of Professional Scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals. During his tenure with the Cardinals the team won the 2004 National League Championship and were the 2006 World Series Champions. Marteese attended Seton Hall University where he led the nation in hitting with a .529 batting average, won the Big East Championship, was an NCAA All-American and NCAA Co-College Player of the Year with Robin Ventura. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 1987 Amateur Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics. Marteese Robinson’s career along with Craig Biggio, Mo Vaughn and John Valentin is chronicled in the book, “The Hit Men and the Kid Who Batted Ninth” by David Siroty.
Pitching: stretching and conditioning checks; observation of pitching motion, mechanics, body momentum, pitch finish, pitch grips, trunk and leg power, follow through, ball rotation, stretch, pick-off moves, covering first and home. Training in pitch sequence development, hitter assessment (strengths and weaknesses). Training in the mental aspects of the game – 1st pitch, 3/2, 0/2, 3/0, watching and observing hitters; developing plans for the hitters (1st, 2nd, 3rd AB).
Hitting: start with soft toss to assess current hitting approach, stance and swing. Multiple drills for balance, swing mechanics, power development, vision development, pitch recognition, and pitch selection.