dave-photoWelcome to our website! Please join us for all the sports fun and fitness your family can handle!! I guarantee my new programs will instill confidence and build self-esteem in your child. CDG Sports programs were specifically designed with your child in mind. I take an approach from a kid's point of view - their goals, desires, needs and how we can best meet them. My business motto is "Sports for All, All for Fun". Together let's help our kids stay active, healthy and strong, now and for the future.
Coach Dave Gray, CDG Sports


 

CDG ELITE NERF WARRIOR CHALLENGE

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Please join CDG Sports and Coach Dave for our newest program on Wednesday Nights: ELITE NERF WARRIOR CHALLENGE!!!

Get your kids through these long weeks by bringing them and their friends to battle with their NERF blasters for an hour on Wednesday Nights!

Wednesdays, September 21 – October 12, 6:00-7:00PM
Boys & Girls 7-12 years old

For more information and registration, click HERE.

Champions Flag Football League

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Flag football is an excellent way to learn the fundamental skills of football without the physical contact. Passing, receiving, running the ball, and offensive/defensive skills will be enhanced through this fast paced, high-action sport.

photo-4-230x160 Champions Flag League is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 13. All players will be matched by age, and compete on teams of up to ten players. The season will include playoffs and a championship game. So start stretching out and get your friends together for all the football fun you can handle!

Sunday, September 25 – October 23, 12:00-4:00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Larry Richert’s Hometown Heroes

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I am so honored and humbled to have been nominated and chosen as one of KDKA’s Larry Richert’s Hometown Heroes 2016. For the past 20 years, my mission has been to serve our community as a positive influence for kids and families. I believe that physical fitness and sports should be fun for kids and adults, and should create bonds within communities and families. Never have I thought of myself as a Hero, but I am just doing something that I truly believe in.

Thank you so much to all the kids and families who have touched my life. Without you and your shared belief in my mission, I would not be where I am today.

Larry Richert’s Hometown Heroes event will be held at the Lexus Club at PNC Park on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Please consider joining me that night to accept this honor, the evening will benefit the Warrior Foundation, a local organization dedicated to serving post 9/11 veterans. Click HERE for ticket information.

Thank you! -CD

Welcome to the CDG Coaches Spotlight

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Coach Cody

coach-codyI’m Coach Cody, and Coach Dave’s right hand man for over three years now, and have loved it every step of the way! From the sunny days at summer camp to the icy cold training days of Ready, Set, Run, I’ve been there through it all. My experience has been nothing short of spectacular. After graduating from Penn State University and beginning to work at CDG Sports, I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing children of the community. I bring all the enthusiasm, encouragement, and experience to programs I teach, whether it’s a fun and games Kindergarten class, or one of my athletic development classes. I believe in finding and fostering a passion in a sport that will keep you active is crucial to a lifetime of wellness. I look forward in continuing to work with the children of the Pittsburgh area.
P.S.
Keep an eye out for a biking program to come to the area, Coach Cody is an avid mountain biker and can’t wait to introduce your children to the ins and outs of the wonderful world of cycling.

CDG’s Run4Fun program is making the news!

If you would like CDG Sports to run a program like Run4Fun at your school, please contact us at cdgsportsevents@gmail.com.

Runners Share Training Expertise

HS Runners Pine-Richland High School junior and senior cross-country runners dashed over to Wexford Elementary School to talk to students on October 5, 2015 about training, as the elementary students prepare for a 5-K fundraiser.
The student athletes stressed the importance of training leading up to a big run, such as the Wexford Ram Run 5-K and 1 Mile Family Run/Walk  called “RUN4FUN,” which takes place at North Park on October 17, 2015.

High School Runners

The high school boys also shared other background knowledge they have of running with the kids and then ran with them during a sampling of workouts they typically complete during high school cross-country training.
Coach Charles Connolly said the high school juniors and seniors who participated included team captains Rusty Batykefer and Greg Schleicher, along with runners Joey Kelly, Evan Juncal, Joey Mullen, Kiel Hillock and Camden Sarver.
For more information on the Wexford Ram Run, visit http://www.wexfordramrun.org/. There is still time to register.

CoachBit #3 – “If I Knew Then, What I Know Now”

photo 2In the course of coaching youth sports and training youth athletes for over 18 years, I’ve learned many lessons and discovered so much about myself and about the kids I work with. A lot has changed from when I began coaching in the 90s when I was twenty something to now in my forties. But over the course of all those years, all those teams, and all those faces, one thing didn’t change…a child’s wholehearted expectation that he or she should and would experience fun, camaraderie, and positive competition by joining and participating in organized sports.

I’m not sure why, but I’ve been reflecting on my own coaching career lately the mistakes I’ve made, the successes I’ve had, the moments that made me cry (literally) and the moments that made me smile and say this is the reason I do this. I’d like to share some of my reflections with you in a list titled “I Wish I Knew…” Things that twenty something Coach Dave didn’t recognize, but forty something Coach Dave acknowledges now.

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