Sports Performance Academy

At GMCF, we’re committed to supporting central Vermont’s youth athletes!

The Sports Performance Academy is a 6-week series designed for athletes ages 14-19. This series combines the principles of functional fitness and sports performance to help younger athletes become stronger, faster, and perform better on the field (or pitch or court or track or whatever!)

Athletes spend each 90-minute session working on strength, speed, agility, coordination, and more, with clear performance metrics so it’s easy to track their progress and see real improvement. Classes are held two days per week, with a programmed third day of “homework” that athletes may complete on their own time.

Next session info:

Six-week session – starts April 23!
Tues/Thurs 3:45pm – 5:15pm
Cost: $375

Questions? Email Zach Napolitano at [email protected].

Athlete Testimonials

Adam Porterfield

Harwood Union HS – Varsity soccer

“With [Sports Performance Academy], I learned to push myself and find my body’s limits. I have taken this lesson to another context; I took it to defending in a soccer match. I have recently seen a lot of improvement in how effective I am defensively. I would previously jog and move intelligently to force the opponents back or towards one of my teammates. Now I am more aggressive, and I can flip a switch to press hard and still get back behind the ball. Another, more expected result would be my comfort in the gym. This was really my first experience with lifting weights, and I am so glad that I got it with your support. I never had the chance to formulate any bad habits. Now I am much more confident in my understanding of how to work out effectively.”

Louisa Thomsen

Harwood Union HS – Varsity soccer & hockey

“After working with Zach for a while, through group training programs as well as individualized workouts and training sessions, I saw myself grow so much. I noticed a huge difference in my speed and physicality in my soccer season after working out with him over the summer. Not only was I able to see big results on the field and the ice, but my mentality definitely changed and I grew more confident in myself. Even throughout an injury, Zach adapted to what I was able to do and he helped me stay conditioned and strong.”