Mar 21

Athlete Spotlight: March 2015

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing “Athlete Spotlights” on athletes of our family.

 

March 2015: Lilly Stafford

 

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Height: 5’6″

Year in School/School: 6th Grade/Prairie Star Middle School

Sports Played: Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Shannon Vreeland (USA Olympic Swimming gold medalist)

Sports Goal: Make Sectionals in the 100m and 200m backstroke this summer (2015)

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Being on the 200m A Relay Team at the Championships, and breaking the all-time team and Missouri Valley record

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP37 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Seeing everyone and myself push each other to become the best that they can be.

Advice to Other Athletes: “Don’t worry to try something new or go a little out of your comfort zone…..also DON’T TOUCH my blue pens.”

“Lilly is a joy to have in the weight room.  She always shows up with a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard.  She is consistently trying to improve herself and working to reach her goals.  She gets excited about new challenges and works to not only master them but to set a new personal record.  We look forward to watching Lilly grow and shatter more records throughout middle school and into high school.”

Coach Able

Mar 10

Athlete Spotlight: March 2015

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing “Athlete Spotlights” on athletes of our family.

 

March 2015: Jaxon Arthur

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Height: 5’4″/115lbs

Year in School/School: 8th Grade, Lexington Trails Middle School

Sports Played: Baseball/Basketball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Kevin Durant and Mike Trout

Sports Goal: Play Division 1 baseball and make it to the major leagues

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Catching a foul ball at the All Star Game in Kansas City

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP312 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Heismans

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Knowing that every time I come in that I will be pushed to my limits and get better

Advice to Other Athletes: “Hard work is better than talent any day of the week.”

“It has been a pleasure having Jaxon as a part of our program.  He brings a matured, driven, competitive attitude in every day and works tirelessly to complete the task given to him.  He serves as a great role model to his younger sister on how to act as well as how those that strive for success will become successful.  We look forward to watching Jaxon break onto the high school scene here in the next couple years!”

Coach Hemphill

Feb 23

Athlete Spotlight: February 2015

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing “Athlete Spotlights” on athletes of our family.

 

February 2015: Megan Hansel

 

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Height: 5’3″

Year in School/School: Senior, Blue Valley West

Sports Played: Softball (Committed to Lamar University)

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Mike Macfarlane

Sports Goal: Make it into the Division 1 NCAA Collegiate Softball Tournament 

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Getting second in the Louisville Slugger tournament in Colorado while facing a pitcher who threw 72 miles per hour

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP315 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Ring Spiderman Pushups

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3: Interacting with all the athletes

Advice to Other Athletes: “Mental toughness is learned.  If you have the motivation you can acquire it.”

“Megan is a dedicated member of the PSP3 family as she is always willing to step up and help younger athletes.  She is determined to get better everyday and is an example to the other athletes.  She proves her mental toughness and embraces adversity daily whether it be in the weight room or on the field.  We wish Megan the best as she heads to Lamar University next fall, and we look forward to watching her progress in her softball career.”

Coach Able

Feb 10

Athlete Spotlight: February 2015

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing “Athlete Spotlights” on athletes of our family.

 

February 2015: Jordan Morton

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Height: 6’0″

Year in School/School: Senior, Olathe South High School

Sports Played: Basketball (Committed to McKendree University)

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Lauren Hill (https://www.facebook.com/laurensfightforcure)

Sports Goal: To be the best that I can be, and make those around me better

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Winning Nationals in Tampa, Florida for basketball in 2009 

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP310 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3The atmosphere because you’re pushing yourself to get better and have people to support you at the same time

Advice to Other Athletes: “Remember why you play and don’t let anyone take that away from you……AND put the date on your binder.”

“Jordan is the epitome of a hard worker.  She has proven to be consistent, dedicated and disciplined in her workouts on and off the court.  It is this incredible effort that has earned her a spot to play basketball at McKendree next season.  We never let her quiet, no frills persona fool us, because we know she is here silently assassinating some big weights!  It has been our honor to train Jordan, as she is a model for leading by example.  We wish her the best as she takes her talent, hard work and mental toughness on to the next level.”

Coach Kujat

Feb 02

Athlete Spotlight: February 2015

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing “Athlete Spotlights” on athletes of our family.

 

February 2015: Keller Agre

Keller

 

Height/Weight: 6’1″/195lbs

Year in School/School: Senior, Blue Valley North High School

Sports Played: Baseball (Committed to Cowley College)

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Nolan Ryan

Sports Goal: Moving on to a 4 year school after Cowley

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Pitching in Miller Park (home of the Milwaukee Brewers)

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP31.5 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Team competitions and pushing myself in MADNESS

Advice to Other Athletes: “Be patient.  Never feel comfortable with the position you’re in.”

“It has been our pleasure to work with and watch Keller develop over the last year and a half.  Keller has a great mental approach to everything he does which is evident by his presence on the mound.  This demeanor on the mound is something that will take him far in his career as he is always ready for that next pitch, never getting rattled.  We are extremely excited for Keller to head down to Cowley and continue to grow into a dominant pitcher!”

Coach Hemphill

Dec 18

Holiday Hours

 

Holiday Hours

 

Monday, Dec 22: 10am (COLLEGE ATHLETES), 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm

Tuesday, Dec 23: 10am (COLLEGE ATHLETES), 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm

Wednesday, Dec 24: 10am (COLLEGE ATHLETES), 11am, 1pm, 2pm

Thursday, Dec 25: CLOSED

Friday, Dec 26: OPEN GYM 10am-1pm

Saturday, Dec 27: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 130pm (sports yoga)

 

Monday Dec, 29: 10am (COLLEGE ATHLETES), 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm

Tuesday, Dec 30: 10am (COLLEGE ATHLETES), 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm

Wednesday, Dec 31: 10am (COLLEGE ATHLETES), 11am, 1pm, 2pm

Thursday, Jan 1: CLOSED

Friday, Jan 2: OPEN GYM 10am-1pm

Saturday, Jan 3: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 130pm (sports yoga)

 

From our staff to your family we want to wish all of our athletes and their families a very Happy Holidays!

Dec 03

Athlete Spotlight: December 2014

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing and “Athlete Spotlight” on athletes of our family.

 

December 2014: Tyler Peterson

 

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Height/Weight: 6’3″/210lbs

Year in School/School: Senior, Rockhurst High School

Sports Played: Baseball (Committed to Drury University)

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Lou Gehrig

Sports Goal: Keeping playing at the next level, becoming a starter at Drury University and beyond

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Getting offered by Drury University to be a part of Coach Nasby’s baseball program in the fall of 2015

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP314 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Fat bar inverted row

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3There are always athletes in my group that will push me and I will them as well.  The competition makes us better.

Advice to Other Athletes: “Never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something.  Always keep pushing for yourself, prove your critics wrong.”

“It has been our pleasure to be a part of Tyler’s developmental journey of this past year.  We have noticed a change in not only his physical abilities but also in his mental abilities to embrace adversity and overcome it.  It is through all of these changes that I have no doubt Tyler will be a crucial piece to Coach Nasby’s program down in Springfield.  We wish Tyler all the best and look forward to watching him break down any barrier that may come in his way.  Keep up the great work Tyler!”

Coach Hemphill

Nov 04

Athlete Spotlight: November 2014

We are proud of every one of our athletes, which is why monthly we will be doing and “Athlete Spotlight” on athletes of our family.

 

November 2014: Makayla Gooch

Makayla

 

Height/Weight: 5’1″

Year in School/School: Sophomore, Olathe South High School

Sports Played: Cross Country, Basketball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Maya Moore

Sports Goal: Become faster and stronger so that I can elevate my game in basketball

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Getting 3rd in 6A KS State Basketball playoffs last year

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP314 months

Favorite Movement/Lift: Mobility time is the greatest time

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3Being able to workout in a great atmosphere that makes you want to get better everyday

Advice to Other Athletes: “Have fun while you workout!”

“Makayla is one of those athletes that just makes you smile.  She comes in everyday with a smile on her face ready to take on the task ahead, and that is really all a coach can ask for.  She embodies our philosophy of working hard and having fun at the same time.  Being shorter Makayla plays and trains with a chip on her shoulder, knowing that her physicality plays big role in her ability to win on the court.  It is this mentality that we love to see as she pushes not only herself but those around her everyday.  It is our utmost pleasure to work with Makayla and we look forward to watching her continue to grow!

Coach Hemphill

Oct 21

Sports Specific Yoga, starting November 1st

 

Yoga has been shown to increase flexibility and balance while decreasing recovery time and injuries in athletes of all ages.  In keeping with our drive to create the most complete sports performance program in the Kansas City area, we will be adding 3 sports specific yoga classes into our weekly schedule.  All classes will be taught at PSP3, to our family members only, as we feel that yoga will only assist in continuing to benefit our athletes in increasing their performance on the field/court.  There is no extra cost to attend these classes as our monthly memberships will cover all fees.  Athletes are recommended to attend 1-2 sessions per week (do not count as workout sessions).

 

Benefits of Yoga:

- Increased flexibility, core strength and balance

- Reduced risk of injury

- Increased breathing techniques that facilitate mental focus, faster reaction time, increased proprioception, improved motor skills

- Quicker recovery

- Steady focus and concentration

 

Sports Specific Yoga Class Times (60 min long)

Tuesday – 7:45pm

Thursday – 7:45pm

Saturday – 1:30pm (starting Nov 15th)

Each class time has been chosen to create a bridge from workouts to recovery.  Athletes are encouraged to come to a regular class and stay for yoga afterwards.

 

 

About the instructor, Sue Park

Sue has been an athlete all of her life and been in the yoga and fitness industry for over 25 years.  She is passionate about bringing the mind/body connection to every athlete to keep them in the game they love while developing a sense of “self” in the process.  She works with athletes individually as well as in groups.

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“I cannot begin to state how excited I am that we will be adding yoga into our program.  Having worked with Sue before I can tell you that she is one of the premier yoga instructors in the Kansas City area, knowing about proper positions for athletes as well as creating an environment that will only garner great results.  Not only do I recommend this for our athletes, you will see myself and coaching staff attending classes as we all believe that yoga will benefit our athletes physically and mentally.”

 -Coach Hemphill

Sep 25

Senior Spotlight: 2014

We are proud of all the hard work of our graduated seniors, which is why we want to not only putting their collegiate logo on the Alumni wall but also doing a spotlight on each one of them!

 

Trevor Wendleton

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Height/Weight: 5’11″/167lbs

Year in School/School: Freshmen, Central Methodist University

Sports Played: Baseball

Favorite All Time Athlete(s): Mike Trout

Sports Goal: Get bigger, faster, strong to help succeed at playing baseball at the collegiate level

Most Memorable Sports Experience: Going to MO State Tournament with Blue Springs South

How Long Have You Been Training at PSP3Summer 2014

Favorite Movement/Lift: Band/Scap exercises

Favorite Part of Training at PSP3That each athlete has their own individual workout while working in a team setting

Advice to Other Athletes: “Join PSP3.”

“Trevor is a pleasure to have in the weight room.  As a coach you never have to worry about him being ready to work his tail off on a daily basis, rather he’s the guy others are pushing to be like.  Trevor quickly acquired the tools he needed for a strong foundation due to his athleticism, allowing him to progress very quickly in such a short time.  We are looking forward to following his progress this fall/spring at CMU and are counting down the days before winter break when he comes back into town!”

Coach Hemphill

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