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CrossFit S-Town Launching August 12th!

Summer 2013
Bluestreak at Chelsea Piers

The Grand Opening CrossFit S-Town will be on August 12, 2013. This will be the most extensive and complete CrossFit Facility in the nation. The programming will be located within our BlueStreak at Chelsea Piers Connecticut location. We are located within the North rink of the CPCT complex. We are offering Founders Rates through September 31, 2013.

Contact us right away to reserve your spot in the most exclusive CrossFit in the area!

Please download the full article for times and regular pricing.

Open Registration for Summer Training

Monday March 11, 2013
BlueStreak Facilities

"I Bleed Blue" is an earned expression.

Athletically transformed athetes commit the time, fight through the pain, and endure extreme speed, strength, and skill development at BlueStreak Sports Training. The time is now, sign up for summer training to secure your spot and chance to obtain the opportunity to bleed blue.

For your customer convenience, all sports training programs, skill specific camps and clinics, and specialty programs are available for online registration.

Hurry and check it out, because early birds are rewarded. Sign up before March 31st and receive the "Early Bird Special." Any summer Acceleration purchase will receive 2 FREE - 60 Minute private sessions ($170 Value).

Private sessions expire May 31, 2013.

Visit our new registration page - BlueStreak Online Registration.

Athlete Instagram Competition - "Best BlueStreak Training Photo(s)"

Feb 11th through March 2nd
BlueStreak Facilities

BlueStreak staff is challenging our current athlete's to an Instagram Competition. Who can take the best BlueStreak Training Photo(s)? Winners creative talent will be rewarded:

  • Nike Fuel Band ($150 Value)
  • Photo displayed in both BlueStreak Facilities and BlueStreak Facebook Cover Page.

The next 3 weeks will be broken into themes. Photos taken must fit weekly theme to be considered for competition.

  • Week 1 - NEED FOR SPEED (Feb 11 through Feb 16)
  • Week 2 - SUPER STRENGTH (Feb 18 through Feb 23)
  • Week 3 - I BLEED BLUE (Feb 25 through Mar 2)

Rules for Instagram Competition

  • Taken an extraordinary Instagram photo fitting theme
  • Follow BlueStreak on Instagram @bluestreakst
  • Link @bluestreakst to your photo
  • BlueStreak staff will select top 10 photos of that day and repost them onto @bluestreakst
  • Voting is simple, the picture with the most "LIKES" @bluestreakst within that week will win!
  • Winners will be announced next Monday at 2PM on Instagram & Facebook.

Just remember phone courtesy on the training floor during competition and all will run smoothly! BlueStreak staff is looking forward to seeing our athlete's creativity! Best of luck.

Want the rules? Click on the attachment below.

Redd transferring to USC

ESPN.com
August 1, 2012
ESPN.com's NoleNation's Corey Dowlar and The Associated Press was used in this report.

Silas Redd is leaving Penn State and joining the USC Trojans.

"We welcome Silas Redd to the Trojan Family," USC athletic director Pat Haden said in a statement. "He is an outstanding student and athlete. When the NCAA presented the option to transfer, Silas and his family put a lot of thought and research into making this decision.

Read more about Silas's football career transfer decision to USC.

Watch Silas Redd's interview shortly after starting his training with USC Football.

(Photo taken by thevictoryformation.com)

Khairi Fortt headed to California

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8221669/penn-state-nittany-lions-linebacker-khairi-fortt-transferring-california-golden-bears
August 1, 2012
ESPN.com news

Penn State linebacker Khairi Fortt signed a scholarship agreement with California on Wednesday.

Fortt joins running back Silas Redd and tight end Kevin Haplea as players to leave the Nittany Lions in the last two days in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Several Penn State players, including linebacker Michael Mauti and defensive lineman Jordan Hill, said last week they are staying.

"Basically I wanted to take a leap of faith and trust in God," Fortt told the Stamford Adocate."This is what's right for me and my family. ... The way you go through life is the way you handle adversity. The friends I've made here are friends."

Fortt is eligible to transfer immediately without sitting out a season after Penn State was hit with unprecedented sanctions two weeks ago, including a four-year bowl ban.

Fortt, a junior who will have two years of eligibility remaining, was expected to battle for the Nittany Lions' starting middle linebacker spot this fall. His father said his son has had between 30 and 40 schools contact him since the NCAA announced severe sanctions on the program.

Cal coach Jeff Tedford said in a statement that the Golden Bears "are excited to welcome" Fortt "to the Cal family."

An ESPN 150 recruit and a U.S. Army All-America selection out of high school in Stamford, Conn., Fortt has seen action in 23 games for the Nittany Lions, racking up 50 tackles, including seven for a loss. Last season, he posted 33 tackles, six for loss and 2.5 sacks.

(Photo by ABS Staff from atlantablackstar.com)

SPARQ Lax Testing Results

2012 Fab Frosh/Super Soph Showcase
July 27-28-29
New Canaan High School

Welcome Fab Frosh and Super Soph lacrosse athletes to the BlueStreak website! Below are the results from the www.lacrosserecruits.com organized showcase at New Canaan High School July 27-28-29.

When navigating through the results do as follows:

  • Find the day you competed in the showcase. (Download full article at the bottom)
  • Find the # of the team you were on
  • Find your Jersey #
  • Compare your scores to baseline scores below

Below are the average score of the athletes that day. How does your athleticism compare to other laxers your age and competing for the same spot light?

FAB FROSH (Friday-Boys)

  • 20 Yard Dash: 3.04 sec
  • Vertical Jump: 24"
  • Pro Agility: 4.8 sec
  • Medicine Ball Toss: 40.5'

SUPER SOPH (Saturday-Boys)

  • 20 Yard Dash: 3.14 sec
  • Vertical Jump: 23"
  • Pro Agility: 4.83 sec
  • Medicine Ball Toss: 39'

SUPER SOPH (Sunday-Girls)

  • 20 Yard Dash: 3.4 sec
  • Vertical Jump: 17.5"
  • Pro Agility: 5.23 sec
  • Medicine Ball Toss: 24.5'

Thank you for all of your hard work over the weekend. BlueStreak trainers enjoyed working this event and wish you the best of luck in your lacrosse career. If you want to gain an extra edge or have a question about the testing please give us a call, 203.969.2583 or email us at info@bluestreakst.com. 

*If DNP is listed as a score that means you Did Not Participate in that event.*

BlueStreak at Chelsea Piers CT Welcomes the Public

Summer 2012
BlueStreak at Chelsea Piers Connecticut
BlueStreak Training Staff

BlueStreak Staff is excited about the Grand Opening of the 2nd Stamford Training facility opening on July 9th 2012. BlueStreak at Chelsea Piers Connecticut will be located over looking one of the two ice rinks and next to the Squash Club. See for yourself!

To honor our current and potential customers in the local area we are hosting an OPEN HOUSE on July 11 from 6:00-8:00PM. This is a great opportunity to win some of the $15,000 worth of give away prizes, meet the staff, learn about our programs, and receive a guided tour around the Chelsea Piers facility. Learn more about the OPEN HOUSE.

Feel free to call BlueStreak Sports Trainign Headquarters for more information about our new facility or interest in summer training, 203.969.2583! We look forward to being your summer training staff!

Chelsea Piers CT LAX & BlueStreak Join Forces

7 June 2012
Chelsea Piers Connecticut

CP Lax and BlueStreak Sports Training are very excited to announce their partnership that will help prepare young athletes for future success. In the competitive and lacrosse heavy area in which we live, gaining an advantage and taking your lacrosse game to the next level is beneficial in a variety of ways. Implementing speed, agility and strength training with weekly lacrosse practices will prepare any level player to achieve their goals.


CP Lax and BlueStreak Sports Training are teaming up to create a program like no other. The program will be designed to optimize speed, strength and power. With input from CP Lax staff, BlueStreak will be designing and structuring CP Lax’s summer program which will be catered toward each individual athlete. An ideal combination of practice and performance training will provide athletes with the tools to enhance several aspects of their game.

Option 1:
Dates: July 9th – August 17th
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am or
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Days: Mon, Wed, Fri
Sessions: 18, 90 minute
Price: $540, $20 per hour

Option 2:
Dates: June 11th – August 17th
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am or
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Days: Mon, Wed, Fri
Sessions: 29, 90 minute
Price: $870, $20 per hour
 
These prices are exclusive for CP Lax players only. Up until BlueStreak's facility is open within Cheslea Piers CT, all sessions will be held at their Headquarters facility in Stamford (80 Largo Drive, Stamford, CT 06907)

The training is meant to enhance all the work that players will be putting in on the field. This summer is the time to get better, quicker and stronger through this unique partnership between CP Lax and BlueStreak training. There will be a morning and afternoon slot available. If you can’t make either option please feel free to call and arrange a different time. You can register online at www.bluestreakst.com or call at 203-969-2583 to sign up today.

Summer of Speed Sweepstakes Up for Grabs

www.athleticrepublic.com/blog/summer-speed-sweepstakes-launches-today/4-2-12
April 9, 2012

As part of the Summer of Speed program, BlueStreak is running a no-purchase-necessary sweepstakes through Athletic Republic's Facebook page from April 9 through May 31, 2012.(BlueStreak is a licensee of Athletic Republic)

To enter for a chance to win, interested participants over the age of 13, may visit www.ARSummerofSpeed.com and must 'Like' Athletic Republic's Facebook page to gain access to the sweepstakes entry form.

The Prize drawing will be held on June 1, 2012 and will recognize 60 winners from across North America with the following awards:

  • First prize:Ten (10) winners will each receive a pair of NIKE SPARQ Vapor Strobe eyewear
  • Second Prize:Twenty (20) winners will each receive $50 gift certificates from Eastbay for catalog purchases
  • Third Prize:Thirty (30) winners will each receive a Gatorade Training Kit with G Series Prime, Perform and Recovery products, plus a Gatorade squeeze bottle and sideline towel

BlueStreak is also offering a summer “Speed Pass”, a 20-punch pass that an athlete may use for flexible training this summer. Every athlete who signs-up for a summer training program will receive a free “Summer of Speed” t-shirt (while supplies last).

For more information on how to get the most out your summer training and learn more about BlueStreak's "Summer of Speed" program, call us at 203.969.2583.

BlueStreak Introduces The Summer of Speed

April 4 - May 31 2012
BlueStreak Sports Training

Summer training provides athletes the opportunity to accelerate their skills, improve their conditioning and create a competitive advantage for summer sports, for select team try-outs and for their return to the field, court or ice to compete this fall. BlueStreak's “Summer of Speed” training program combines an evidence-based training approach with an individualized, flexible plan to help every athlete get the most out their summer training.

The Summer of Speed program was designed to follow our industry-leading Test-Teach-Train™ approach to help athletes of all ages improve their speed, stamina, power, agility and sensory skills.

Athletes who sign-up for the Summer of Speed receive a complimentary T-Shirt (while supplies last) and are encouraged to enter the Summer of Speed sweepstakes for a chance to win, NIKE SPARQ Vapor Strobe eyewear, $50 gift certificates form Eastbay, or Gatorade Training Kit.

Call now and make this your summer of speed!

Chelsea Piers welcomes BlueStreak Sports Training

Stamford Advocate
March 7, 2012
Stamford CT
Richard Lee

BlueStreak will feature the same Generation III Super Treadmills, ice hockey treadmill, sport-specific cord technology and specialized strength equipment that BlueStreak offers in North Stamford.

"We believe the BlueStreak product is critical in developing a well-rounded athlete as they move through their competitive career," said Mollie Marcoux, executive director, Chelsea Piers Connecticut, said.

Read more: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Chelsea-Piers-welcomes-Stamford-Hospital-3390240.php#ixzz1pahRHtyO

Jason Kalinowski talks about his exerpeinces

The UNH Hockey Blog
10/31/11
Stamford, CT
posted by C-H-C

Jason Kalinowski talks about his experience visiting UNH and working out at BlueStreak during this past summer.

"We were lifting weights. We were working on the (hockey) treadmill. There were skating drills which gave me very quick strides on ice. It developed my quickness. The bench presses gave me strength. And the drills gave me quick feet."

Jason participated in BlueStreak's APEX program, class of 2011. 

http://unhhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/newest-unh-recruit-jason-kalinowski.html

 

Tommy Lyons commits to Mt. St. Mary University in Emmitsburg, MD

8/1/11
Stamford, CT

Tommy Lyons commits to play lacrosse at Mount St. Mary's for the fall of 2012.

Mt. St. Mary University Lacrosse is a Division 1 Program in the North East Conference.  This past year, The Mount worked its way into the Conference Final and beat Quinnipiac for the NEC Championship.  Everyone here at BlueStreak is glad to see all of Tommy's hard work over the past years has help him reach his dream of playing D1 Lacrosse.

 

BlueStreak's Director of Training, Jay Clement wins Master Trainer Award

Stamford Times
10/12/11
Stamford, CT
Stamford Times

BlueStreak Sports Training is proud to announce Executive Director of Training Operations Jay Clement has been designated as a master trainer with Athletic Republic.

According to Vice President of Operations at BlueStreak Sports Training, Matt Stack, "There is no doubt in my mind that Jay is amongst the nation's finest sports performance trainers. Athletes in the tri-state area have the amazing opportunity to work with one of the nation's elite trainers. He has helped develop some of the best football, lacrosse, hockey, and soccer talent in the northeastern United States.  Jay, a former collegiate Division I football player himself,  has the unique ability to bridge the gap between coach and athlete, to create a connection and always receive an athletes personal best."

He has helped train several college football prospects such as Silas Redd and Khari Fortt at Penn State, Connor Hanratty at Notre Dame, Max Wardacki at Princeton, Anthony Chepis at Duke, and Keith Carlos at Purdue. Other notable athletes that have trained under Clement are are Meg Henry of the U.S Olympic Skeleton Team, Case Mathias, a lacrosse prospect of Duke; Joe Funicello, an European professional soccer player and former UConn basketball player Craig Austrie.

 

Rachel Vallarelli declared "Show Stopper" during Fall Ball Exhibitions

USLacrosse.org
10/24/11
UMass Amherst
US Lacrosse

Incoming women's lacrosse goalie Rachel Vallarelli has been named to the U.S. Lacrosse 2011 All-American Showcase which will take place at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resorts from July 17-22.
 
Vallarelli will be a freshman next season for the three-time defending Atlantic 10 Champion UMass women's lacrosse team. A native of Hartsdale, N.Y., Vallarelli has been a standout goalie at the School of the Holy Child and has also been a member of the U.S. Under-19 National Team. Heading into last season, she was listed among the ESPN RISE Top-10 Goalies.
 
 
 
 Rachel participated in BlueStreak's Lacrosse Acceleration Program for 2 years before she entered her new chapter as UMASS Amherst's new goalie.  She eventually chose to do BlueStreak's 110% club which allowed her to fully utilize our entire training facility.
 
 
 
 

Silas Redd Making a Name for himself at Penn State

Stamford Advocate - Sports
Augutst 31, 2011
Stamford, CT
Dave Ruden

Redd rushed for 437 yards and averaged 5.7 yards a carry as a freshman. In a  game against Northwestern, he had 131 yards in just 11 attempts to help Penn  State rally from a 21-0 deficit to a 35-21 win.

"I worked out a lot and took 12 credits of classes," Redd said.

Redd said the playing time he received last year has proved beneficial as he  prepares for the coming season.

"I felt more mature in the sense of my intelligence for the game," he said.  "I knew what was going on. It was not learning new things, but perfecting the  things I learned last year."

 

Click Here for Silas Redd Article

 

Taylor Bucklin Verbally Committs to University of Michigan to play Soccer in the fall of 2013

Overtime Blog
Augutst 31, 2011
BlueStreak Sports Training
Dave Ruden

Taylor Bucklin Committs to University of Michigan to play Soccer in the fall of 2013.  Taylor Bucklin is one of the premier Soccer Goalies the the North East and has been working hard over the past year with our Acceleration Program to help her obtain her goal as a Division 1 Soccer Goalie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic Republic and Gatorade team up to build a robust sports nutrition-based partnership targeting thousands of athletes.

July 7th, 2011
Park City, UT/Chicago, IL

 

As part of the partnership, Athletic Republic will provide high level athletes the Gatorade G Series Pro products and implement a comprehensive sports nutrition learning plan. Athletic Republic trainers and other expert staff will counsel athletes on proper sports nutrition, before, during and after exercise. Additionally, Athletic Republic and Gatorade will work to build customized digital initiatives, including web-based sports nutrition advice from scientists at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and Athletic Republic’s resident exercise scientists, customized content using Gatorade’s vast athlete roster and unique social media initiatives. The two companies will also work to build awareness among this premier athlete segment and emphasize the role of consistent and proper sports nutrition including the need for a healthy and balanced diet in increased performance.

 

Holy Child Athletes Look to Make Their Mark This Season

rye record sports
April 11, 2011
Rye, NY

The Gryphons hope to rebound from a 7-10 season and return to the form that led them to the NYSAIS semifinal two years ago. Charles Sliter is in his first season as head coach, having been the assistant coach the past two seasons. He welcomes back core members of both the defense and offense, with an especially warm welcome for senior goalie Rachel Vallarelli. She represented Hudson Valley in the Empire State Games, and has made the U.S. U-19 training team. Vallarelli has already signed a letter of intent to play at UMass next season.

Super Sophs Sparq Scores and Rankings

Bluestreak, SPARQ, and Lacrosserecruits.com
7/31/10
New Canaan High School

How Do You Rate?

The SPARQ Lacrosse Rating is an index of athleticism calculated from the results on a battery of four field tests of athletic performance: vert ical jump, combined with body weight to calculate peak leg power; 20-yard dash, for linear acceleration; 30-yard shuttle, for agility; and rotat ional Power Bal l, for upper-body power.

Each Rating provides a window into the athlete’s capacities to meet the physical demands of ‘the fastest game on two feet’. The SPARQ Rating is an objective tool that should be used to inform an athlete’s goal setting for training and to measure the progress of his physical development.

 

Here are the Sparq Scores for the 2010 Super Sophs Event

Bluestreak, SPARQ, and Lacrosserecruits.com
7/31/10
New Canaan High School

The scores are in!

Click below to get your score. If your score is not here or parts are missing please contact Bluestreak Sports Training.

Con Ed Award: Fox Lane's Lindsay Toppe

LoHud.com
4/24/10
Stamford, CT
Terrence Watson

Fox Lane's Lindsay Toppe sits in her ninth-period class with jitters every gameday. The final school bell rings and she heads home to a hot plate of spaghetti to fuel her fire within that strikes fear in other teams. When she's done eating, she heads back to school to get psyched up with her girls lacrosse teammates over hip-hop heavy beats in the locker room. Her team is ready. She's ready. That's bad news for the day's adversary.

 

Toby Gerhart Prepares for NFL Combine at Athletic Republic

http://athleticrepublic.com/blog/
2/23/10
Athletic Republic - Inland Empire

Toby Gerhart, Doak Walker Award winner and Heisman Trophy runner-up, is eager to prove doubters wrong this week in the NFL scouting combine which will be held in Indianapolis.  Gerhart has been training in the Athletic Republic network since eighth grade, and returned to work on his speed in preparation for the combine.

“Toby has an incredible work ethic!” said Athletic Republic - Inland Empire Owner Darrel Barnes.  “He has a tremendous amount of God-given ability, but what stands out the most is his character and attitude, which puts him second to none.  It is a tremendous pleasure to train him and to have watched his progress through the years.”

Gerhart has worked closely with coaches Darrel Barnes and Sione Taufoou of the Athletic Republic network as he prepares for the next stage of his athletic career.

Cole Marcoux Takes The Ride

1/18/10
Chelsea Piers

Last June, Cole Marcoux was an unheralded quarterback prospect preparing for his senior season at The Fieldston School in the Bronx, when he attended Football University - Philadelphia. His size and skills impressed the production team preparing to shoot the opening episode of a new reality TV show, The Ride, and he was invited to be one of 8 unknown high school quarterbacks looking to win a spot in the All-American Bowl.

Taking advantage of the opportunity, Cole made great strides in both skill and strength over the ten episodes and, despite being the underdog in the group, he was able to come away with the berth they all coveted.

During last week’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Marcoux completed 5 of 8 passes for 99 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion to lead the East team, and, in the process, made a name for himself while competing against some of the nation’s marquee defenders and surpassing all expectations.

Cole credits his training with BlueStreak Sports Training at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan - one of 160 centers in the Athletic Republic network, as one of the key reasons he was able to earn the chance to succeed in the Super Bowl of high school football.

“Cole’s accomplishments in the game are the result of his commitment to becoming a better quarterback.  He absorbed the teaching provided by some of the game’s best quarterback coaches and became dedicated to improving his fitness, quickness and foot speed by following the principles of the Athletic Republic method of science-based training,” said Steve Swanson, Athletic Republic’s Chief Science and Technology Officer, and one of judges on the The Ride.

“In just five weeks, Cole lost 8 pounds of fat, doubled his foot speed scores, and improved his overall conditioning so much that the other judges quickly noticed the difference when he arrived at the Top Gun camp in late July.  Those improvements allowed him to jump ahead of some other contestants in the show and be in a position to earn the All-American Game roster spot,” Swanson continued.

Over 680,000 athletes have taken advantage of its individualized, sport-specific training programs to enhance their speed, power and agility to gain more than just a step on their competition.

Cole Marcoux is just the most-recent example.

BlueStreak Sports Training gains national recognition with performance coaches

1/5/10
Stamford, CT

BlueStreak Sports Training a member of the Athletic Republic network, is being given the highest of praise this weekend when two of their Performance Coaches; Jay Clement (Running Director) and Bill Hayden (Sports Performance Coordinator) are being named as the Performance Training Coaches for the Army All-American East squad.

 

 

Introducing the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week Award

Overtime Blog
12/14/09
Stamford, CT
Dave Ruden

This week we are introducing the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week award, sponsored by BlueStreak Sports Training in Stamford, which has agreed to become the exclusive advertiser on my blog.

Each week, athletic directors, coaches, media members in our newspaper group and all readers out there will be able to nominate a candidate, along with an explanation of why that person should be considered. I will narrow the list down to three finalists, and then BlueStreak president Matt Cole will pick the winner, who will be presented with a plaque and T-shirt. There will also be an overall winner for each sports season.

The procedure is easy. Sometime soon there will be a permanent box on the blog to make nominations. For the time being, each Wednesday at noon I will make a post on the blog announcing that the nominating process is open. It will close the following Tuesday at noon, with the winner announced the next morning. The finalists will be judged on their performances that week, so you should wait until an athlete is finished competing for the week before making the nomination.

This award will be promoted in the Stamford Advocate and our sister papers, but please spread the word around. We want this to be a way to recognize athletes in all sports at all 19 FCIAC schools, and not one for the most popular sports at the largest schools.

My thanks go out to Matt Cole for helping to make this vision a reality.

Click here to visit my blog and to nominate.

Redd wants to remain a King on the field

Stamford Advocate
10/7/09
Stamford
Dave Ruden

It was 11 years ago when Mike Redd convinced Danny Gouin, then an assistant coach for the King football team, to come watch his younger brother Silas play in a Pop Warner game.

"He always looked head and shoulders above everybody else," Gouin recalled. "The minute he got the ball, or was on defense, you knew who he was."

King's Redd, Pierre-Louis run past Kingswood-Oxford

Connecticut Post
10/18/09
Stamford
Tim Parry

The Kingswood-Oxford football team had the right idea in mind against King.

If you keep the ball out of the hands of King senior running backs Silas Redd and Kevin Pierre-Louis, there's a good chance you're going to be able to hang in there against the defending FAA champions.

Chewing up time off the clock didn't help Kingswood-Oxford though.

The King offense ran just 13 plays in the first half and scored five touchdowns on its way to a 40-12 homecoming victory Saturday.

"These two just score at will. They're killing our defense," King head coach Danny Gouin said regarding Pierre-Louis and Redd.

Super Soccer Stars Classes Now Being Offered

At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class. Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

www.supersoccerstars.com

Area athletes flocking to BlueStreak Fitness Center

Stamford Advocate
8/1/09
Stamford
Dave Ruden

It is an early weekday afternoon, and as Phoebe Maglathlin goes through one of her two-hour workouts at BlueStreak Sports Training, the sweat glistens off her face.

Maglathlin, who graduated from Darien High School last month and soon will be leaving to begin her freshman season with the Duke volleyball team, is being led around by her trainer, Jenna Tammel, through a rapid-fire routine of agility, sprinting and weight drills, often using space-age-looking equipment.

Maglathlin had trained the previous four winters at the facility with the Darien girls lacrosse team. And when the time came to find a place to conduct her summer conditioning, she did not have to look far.

"BlueStreak is the best place around," said Maglathlin, who exercises there three days a week. "I immediately thought of coming here because of lacrosse. This is the first time I'm doing something like this on my own, and with a different sport. Duke is going to be very rigorous so I couldn't do it by myself."

Stickin' With Sam: The Beginning of a New Adventure for Darien's Sam Stevenson

Stamford Advocate
8/12/09
Stamford
Sam Stevenson

In five days I am starting a new chapter in my life, and it's really starting to hit me that I'm leaving for college and not going back to the comfort zone of Darien High School.

I'm starting to pack up my room and all my stuff. I'm excited, but I'm also nervous because I don't know what to expect at Richmond and I'm going so far away. It's not like I can just come home whenever I want. I'm pretty much a homebody. I usually go on vacation every summer to Block Island for one or two weeks, but even then it's with my parents, three sisters and one brother. And even though I am with them, two weeks seems like it's too much to be away.

Fortt, Redd earn MVP honors at Top Gun Camp

Stamford Advocate
8/5/09
Stamford
Dave Ruden

Khairi Fortt and Silas Redd made a pact at the start of the summer: to go to no more than one football camp before the high school season started.

That agreement was broken barely after it was made, and the two seniors demonstrated last week that their extra work has paid off.

In a coup for a state that is a mere blip on the national football stage, Fortt, a senior linebacker for Stamford High School, and Redd, a senior running back and defensive back at King, were respectively named the defensive and offensive most valuable players at the Football University Top Gun Camp in Paisley, Fla.

Fortt flying high on college radars

Stamford Advocate
6/23/09
Stamford, CT
Dave Ruden

Khairi Fortt didn't spend much time watching football growing up.

"I wasn't really interested," Fortt said with a smile. "I always wanted to fly planes."

Ironic, isn't it? Fortt is doing a lot of flying these days, only as a passenger. And football is the major reason why.

Fortt, who is two months away from beginning his senior year at Stamford High School, is one of the top prospects in the country, a linebacker whose stock has been skyrocketing. At a recent Nike Camp at State College, Pa., the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Fortt drew some of the biggest raves.

Click here for more..

Protecting the ACL

BlueStreak Informer
6/10/09
Todd Wilkowski, PT, OCS, SCS

The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), one of four major ligaments in the knee, provides stability to the knee joint. It connects from the posterior-lateral part of the femur to the anterior-medial part of the tibia, controlling intensive motion of the knee joint and preventing the lower leg from sliding too far forward.

King's Redd commits to Penn State

Stamford Advocate
5/5/09
Stamford, CT
Dave Ruden

The dream started nine years ago, on Saturday afternoons from his living room, when Silas Redd would bond with his father and watch football.

On Sunday morning, Redd's fantasy became a reality.

Redd, King's star junior running back, ended months of speculation and dashed the hopes of some of the nation's top Division I programs when he gave a verbal commitment to play for Penn State starting in the fall of 2010.

click here to read more

Miles Lewis is STATE CHAMP!

3/7/09
Hauppauge, NY

On Saturday March 7th Miles became the New York State Champion in the 55m dash with a time of 6.40 seconds.  His time of 6.40 was a personal best.  Miles also competed at the Nike High School Indoor Nationals in Boston, MA where he placed 5th out of the nations top sprinters in the 60m Dash. Miles trains at BlueStreak Hauppuage and completed the track and field acceleration program.

 

 

 

 

 

BlueStreak a proud member of the Athletic Republic Launches Football 365 At U.S. Army All-American Bowl

December 30, 2008
Stamford, CT

BlueStreak Sports Training joins a network of performance sports training facilities offering year-round football-specific programming to youth, middle school and high school players. BlueStreak trained three local athletes prepare for the nation’s top high school football combine the U.S. Army All-American Bowl top 500 combine. Conor Hanratty a sophomore from New Canaan High School, Khairi Fortt a junior from Stamford High School and Silas Redd a junior from King Lew Heywood Thomas High School.

 

One Common Denominator: Undefeated New Canaan and Darien Football Teams Use BlueStreak Sports Training as a Secret to Success on the Field

November 20, 2008
Stamford, CT

November, 20, 2008 Stamford, CT: For eight grueling weeks, the varsity football teams from New Canaan and Darien participated in a rigorous training program three days a week at BlueStreak Sports Training. Both teams went through BlueStreak's elite football training program, named 4th Quarter Power. The football players who went through the program saw substantial gains in speed, agility and power.

Last summer marked the third consecutive year that New Canaan has trained at BlueStreak. Coach Marinelli, New Canaan’s head coach said, "I believe it's been the backbone of our success since we started there two summers ago." Ever since New Canaan has participated in the BlueStreak program, they have won consecutive CIAC class MM State Championships. New Canaan seeks a three peat for a State Championship and its first FCIAC championship since 2000. This will not be an easy feat with a strong team Darien standing in their way.

Hip Flexor Flexibility in Hockey

SparqTraining.com
February 15, 2007
By Tad O'Had - SPARQ Trainer, Director of Hockey Operations, Bluestreak Sports Training

Can you explain the importance of having a flexible hip flexor?

Flexibility - referring to the range of motion of a joint or series of joints - can provide increase a hockey player's stride length, their 90-degree "deep seat" skating position, and greatly reduce their chances and incidents of injury.

Increased flexibility in these areas will also allow a goaltender to contort, close holes and scramble for pucks in key situations.

As a hockey player, the skater looks for optimal stride length and power in each stride. To do this, the deep seat position is essential.

Football team derails Panthers

Brookfield Journal
October 17, 2008
By Jason Turek

On Oct. 10, Brookfield showed everyone what kind of football team it possesses this season. Facing a Masuk squad which is ranked fifth in the state and crushed the opposition in its first four games, the Bobcats came to Benedict Field in Monroe undaunted.

Down 24-9 in the third quarter, the Bobcats were able to keep Masuk from scoring another point and were able to put up 22 unanswered and win a thriller, 31-24.

Brookfield (4-0), which lost to the Panthers 36-14 last season, only managed 61 yards on the ground, but got another strong passing game from quarterback Jordan Burandt, who completed 21-of-36 passes for 364 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. The defense came up big in the second half, as Travis and Trevor Treibt each had 13 tackles and a sack. Kyle Vacca had nine tackles, Mike Palicz seven, and Kelly McGorty, six.

Brookfield got on the board first on a 37-yard field goal from Nick Cacace, while Masuk (4-1) did the same with a 23-yarder from Jon Testani. Burandt threw a 70-yard strike to wideout Matt Snyder, but Masuk once again responded on the ensuing kickoff as Nick Bacarella ran 70 yards and took a 10-9 lead.

Upper Body Stretching for Hockey

STACK Magazine
June 12, 2008
By Scott Mackar

Tad O’Had, director of hockey operations at BlueStreak Sports Training and co-founder of hybridHockey, says that ignoring flexibility up top can hinder your range of motion.

If handling the puck like Gretzky or Jagr is your ultimate goal, work on your upper-body flexibility. Tad O’Had, director of hockey operations at BlueStreak Sports Training and co-founder of hybridHockey, says that ignoring flexibility up top can hinder your range of motion, which can lead to subpar stick skills.

"No serious, aspiring hockey player can have an inflexible upper body," O’Had says. "It will have an immediate impact on his range of motion and stick-handling creativity. It will also negatively affect his rotational core strength, reducing the velocity of his wrist, slap and snap shots."

Summer Training Pays Off: Justin and Drew Daniels Drafted By San Jose Sharks

Fargo, ND (PRWEB)
June 27, 2008

It certainly looks like twins Justin and Drew Daniels will remain teammates for quite some time. Not only were they drafted by the San Jose Sharks in rounds three and seven, respectively, in the NHL Entry Draft last weekend, but they are scheduled to begin their post-high school careers with the United States Hockey League's Sioux City Musketeers this fall, before moving on to play for Northeastern University in the fall of 2009.

Be Nimble, Be Quick...

PLAY: The New York Times Sports Magazine
March 2, 2008
By Josh Dean

It is something that I have slowly had to come to terms with: I am no longer, by almost any athletic definition, a young man. It’s a reality that becomes more apparent with each year after 30 (I’m now 34) and was never clearer than when I decided to take up soccer again after more than a decade away from the pitch. My decline was immediately obvious. I had lost ball skills and instincts, was noticeably slow to react and always felt a step or three — or five — behind where I wanted to be. I tried to tell myself that I was just rusty. Then I played against a team of twenty-somethings, and it felt as if I were dribbling in moon boots.

 

 

Sports Camp Allows Youths to Train Like Professional Athletes

FOX News
August 31, 2007
By Melissa Browne

And 18-year-old Matt Rappaport dreams of a pro-hockey career.

With stars in their eyes, these young athletes are working -- and sweating -- hard to make all their dreams come true.

This summer, they enrolled in a different kind of sports camp. With today's world of high tech, Bluestreak at New York City's Chelsea Piers takes on a whole new meaning of intense sports training.

Bluestreak is a part of Athletic Republic, which has more than 150 sports facilities for teens and children nationwide. The majority of these facilities are located in colleges or with professional sports teams, something teens like Gilberg and Rappaport would not have access to on a regular basis.

Train Like a Pro, Even if You’re 12

The New York Times
July 19, 2007
By Catherine Saint Louis

BRACE yourselves, parents. Besides shuttling the kids to cello lessons, algebra tutoring, soccer matches and basketball practice, there’s one more activity emerging to give prepubescent go-getters a leg up these days: sports performance training.

Because many team coaches don’t have the time or the expertise in exercise science to make their troops faster and stronger, specialty programs — part gym, part pro-training camp — have stepped in to fill the need. For roughly $35 a session, they provide rigorous conditioning for any aspiring child, regardless of ability, using the kinds of practices that have set apart athletes like Tiger Woods and the Williams sisters.

Sports performance training is becoming de rigueur for ambitious stars in the making or unfit youngsters whose parents want to shore up their confidence. Great athletes aren’t born, they’re made — or so goes a slogan for Velocity Sports Performance, one of the leading centers that aim to treat Jack or Kate like Steve Nash or Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

 

BlueStreak Workout Program Helps Athletes Up Their Game

NY 1 News
April 4, 2007

It's a workout most average Joes probably haven't ever seen before. A first-of-its kind facility out of Chelsea Piers called "BlueStreak" promises to get you running faster, skating harder, and jumping higher. It's all part of the trend that’s seeing more athletes and weekend warriors trying to make that switch from recreational to elite.

"Fitness is changing from decade to decade. We saw a difference from the '70s to the '80s. Group fitness classes entered the '90s and now I think as we turn the century we have sports training in high, up-tempo intensity training," says BlueStreak soccer coordinator Chris Gannon.