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PCHS To Sponsor Speed Clinic In May

By Staff | Mar 24, 2010

The Paden City Football Parents Club, in collaboration with Woodmen of the World Lodge 332, will be sponsoring a speed clinic for coaches and athletes of all sports.

The clinic will take place on May 8 at Paden City High School and will be divided into two sessions: middle school (grades 6-8) running from 9-11:30 a.m.; and high school (grades 9-12) running from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Allan Johnson from Champion Edge Sport Performance Training will be conducting the clinic. Johnson will instruct on different exercises and training techniques that will improve an athlete’s overall speed – an excellent opportunity for all athletes. Participants should come dressed and prepared to work with hurdles, stretch bands, cones, jump ropes, and running harnesses.

Johnson has 25 years plus years of experience at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels as a strength and conditioning professional. He has coached at WVU and OSU, helping OSU win the 2002 NCAA Championship in football. He also has coached in 17 post-season football and basketball games, including the Sweet 16, NCAA tournaments, and three national championship games.

Johnson was the first strength and conditioning coach in the history of the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Team and one of the first five in all of Major League Baseball. He was a 2003 inductee into the Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame. He was honored with the 2002 National Strength of the Year award and has been recognized six times as Big East Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

Throughout his career, Johnson has trained NFL, MBA, MBL, and NCAA All Americans and nationally-ranked tennis players. He is a regular speaker at national, regional, and local conferences and has spoken on motivation, leadership, and team building areas. He serves as a consultant for Nike Football Clinics, Gilman Bear, High Magazine, Maxx Football, and Alpha Dogs Sport. Johnson also owns his own business, Champion Edge Sport Performance Training.

The cost of the clinic will be $15 per athlete or coach. Any coach who brings five players will get in free. Any athlete may be accompanied by one parent free of charge. If more than one athlete attends from a family, the additional athletes will pay $10. Those who pre-register before April 26 will get a Speed Clinic T-Shirt. When registering for the clinic, send name, address, phone number, and a check made out to Paden City Parents Club. Also include size of t-shirt.

For more information, contact Brent Croasmun, PCHS head football coach, at 304-337-2266 at school or 304-337-9437 at home. Or, contact Ron Casto, assistant football coach and trainer, at 304-771-8475.

Registration for the middle school session will start at 8:30 a.m. and registration for the high school will begin at noon.

Coaches of any sport, athletes sixth grade and up, and parents are invited to attend this clinic. Registrations will be accepted on the day of the clinic, but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.

The Wetzel County Board of Education, Paden City High School, or anyone helping with instruction will not be held liable for injuries.