Conditioning is the bedrock of every athlete's success, the tireless groundwork that paves the way for greatness long before the first whistle blows. Recognizing its crucial role in honing championship-caliber competitors, a group of esteemed figures in Guam's sports community has come together to establish the Guam Sports Academy–an institution dedicated to taking athletes to the next level of their game.
Among the visionary founders are Coach Dom Sablan, a driving force behind the Guam Elite Basketball organization, Coach Willie Stinnett of Guam Elite Basketball, and Coach EJ Calvo, renowned for his contributions to the Guam National Men's Basketball Program.
Drawing from their vast international experience, they have meticulously crafted a training regimen that transcends the basketball court, benefiting athletes in all sporting disciplines. The primary focus of the Guam Sports Academy is to support athletes during their offseason, ensuring that their training continues relentlessly.
Oftentimes, athletes on the island face a dearth of opportunities to maintain peak performance levels outside their competitive seasons. Coach Sablan emphasized, "We want these athletes to persevere in their sporting careers and put in the utmost effort during the offseason."
Diverse Sports Expansion: Coach Sablan's Vision
Rooted in the world of basketball, thanks to the extensive experience of the founding coaches, the academy has seamlessly expanded its offerings to cater to athletes from diverse sports backgrounds.
Coach Sablan further explained, "Our approach amalgamates successful strategies from the Guam National Team's playbook and the training programs we've developed in our club. The goal has always been to create a comprehensive platform under Coach EJ's visionary guidance." The Guam Sports Academy stands out not only for its exceptional coaching but also for its state-of-the-art facilities.
Designed to accommodate multisport training, the academy opens its doors to athletes from all arenas. What sets their program apart is the diverse range of trainers on board, each boasting expertise in different sports. This ensures that athletes receive specialized guidance, regardless of their chosen discipline, fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment.
The roster of trainers includes outstanding individuals like Jordan Tingson, whose in-depth understanding of human physiology adds a scientific edge to the training sessions. Additionally, former Guam National Team athletes, such as Justin Andre from track-and-field and Evan Brown, a promising young football trainer, bring their unique insights and experiences to enrich the athletes' development.
One of the key strengths of the academy lies in its flexible curriculum. Coach Sablan recognizes that each athlete is distinct, and therefore, the training schedules can be tailored to align with their individual competition calendars, ensuring that they strike the perfect balance between preparation and performance.
Aspiring athletes are encouraged to seize this unparalleled opportunity to refine their skills, guided by industry stalwarts and compassionate mentors willing to share their wisdom. The Guam Sports Academy beckons athletes to embark on a transformative journey towards excellence, arming them with the tools and mindset needed to thrive in the ever-evolving world of sports.
So, whether you are a basketball enthusiast, a track star, or a football prodigy, the Guam Sports Academy awaits, ready to unlock your true potential.