dave-photoWelcome to my new website! Please join me this winter 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 Super Hero Training Academy

Calling all Super Heroes…

11001591_424645834359751_6865421460438696359_oIn our newest program children will work on exercising their imagination as well as improving their cardio and strength conditioning. Our Super Hero Training class is designed to get kids excited about fitness. Children will learn about a new super hero each week and participate in fitness exercises, relays, obstacle courses and other activities focused on the specific abilities and skills of each individual character.

By incorporating the Super Hero theme into the fitness routine, movements are learned more easily because they are linked with emotions which allow children to remember them. Most important, this is a great energy-releasing workout for your child and, is without a doubt….

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CDG Gym Class Heroes (ADULTS)

10648843_346032082221127_3632037864065301337_oParents…Do you ever yearn for those high school days when you were in your glory sweating, playing, dominating the dodgeball or kickball field?? How much FUN was that? Would you like to go back in time to do it all again? Well, here’s your chance (without the going back in time part). Our latest program was specifically designed by Coach Dave and Coach Cody to provide Moms and Dads the ultimate gym class experience playing all your favorite sports and games. There is a twist – this program is a high intensity class that was designed for a higher burn in a short period of time.

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Ultimate Sports Camps – Registration Now Open

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dsc00514The Ultimate Sports Summer Camps are the perfect place for your child to enjoy summer sports fun. Children will enjoy and benefit from days filled with age-appropriate sports activities and recreation while developing new physical, mental and social skills.

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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 nearly two 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.

Get Fit for Winter Sports

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Published by Jill Cueni Cohen, North Hills Monthly

Who doesn’t love winter sports? Downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hockey, and ice skating…even jogging takes on a different vibe when you’re cruising along at 10-below and the snow starts to fall.

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Sports and Courts is Expanding!

Sports and Courts is expanding to become an even greater multifaceted sports complex by adding two new structures. In October, we will break ground to add a new 8900 square foot gym to our existing building – complete with a regulation-size basketball court, futsal court, batting cages, turf for field sports and a workout area.

Additionally, Sports and Courts will be building a new 2400 square foot building to accommodate our new partner, Lyneil Mitchell, DPT of Revolution Physical Therapy. We hope to have construction completed by year-end and look forward to the additional capacity this brings to our complex to serve the community.

CDG KinderSports: Co-Ed Kindergarten Sports Program

10251921_363033360520999_393362868249140106_nCDG Sports is pleased to provide KinderSports, a multi-faceted kindergarten enrichment sports program. Based on the philosophy that children learn through play and experience, KinderSports is designed to spark children’s interest in a variety of sports and activities while they grow in confidence and self-esteem.

KinderSports activities will vary each class to help children develop new perspectives. A wide selection of sports activities, equipment and experiences promote many new skills and interests.

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Kids Play at Sports and Courts

Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review Hayden Reisinger, 7, of Mars, throws a football at a basketball hoop as his buddy Jack Mueller (behind left), 6, of Mars, watches with a smile at the opening of Sports and Courts in Wexford on Saturday. The indoor sports complex will be the home to a variety of sports programs, and will also be available for birthday parties and practices, pick-up games, and other sports related events.

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Hayden Reisinger, 7, of Mars, throws a football at a basketball hoop as his buddy Jack Mueller (behind left), 6, of Mars, watches with a smile at the opening of Sports and Courts in Wexford on Saturday. The indoor sports complex will be the home to a variety of sports programs, and will also be available for birthday parties and practices, pick-up games, and other sports related events.

By Doug Gulasy
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

With his oldest and youngest sons about 15 years apart in age, Glenn Foglio saw how much technology changed in recent years — and how easily it could change children’s priorities when it comes to staying active.

“I remember (my two older sons) having (a PlayStation) maybe when they were 16,” said Foglio, 53, of Pine. “(Youngest son) Alex had PlayStation when he was 4. And he has an iPad, and he has an iPod. That’s the big change — the technology — and I think that’s the part that has people sitting in too much.”

Youth fitness — or lack thereof — is a growing problem worldwide. A study led by a University of South Australia researcher recently found that children aren’t running as fast or as far as they once did, for example.

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ULTIMATE NERF BATTLE!

nerfwarsIntroducing Coach Dave’s newest sports party package…ULTIMATE NERF BATTLE!

Prepare for Battle. Nerf is the latest craze to have taken America by storm. CDG Sports is proud to offer kids the coolest birthday party they ever will have! Nerf Battles are completely safe, fun, and competitive activity which involves foam firing blasters. Safety goggles must be worn and are provided for each participant. We will organize team games and challenges plus test individual skills at target practice and shoot outs.

Ultimate Nerf Battle Package details:
• Boys and girls ages 7 years and up
• Up to 18 Nerf Blasters provided
• All blasters, vests and ammo provided by CDG Sports
• Safety goggles provided for every participant (full eye coverage)
• Enough foam shooting discs/darts for everyone
• Barricades and obstacles
• All the Nerf Battle games and activities
• 1 hour of Nerf Battles and 30 minutes in party room package available

I guarantee a party of NERF-themed awesomeness your child will always remember! Book your party today! Please fill out and submit the form found on the Birthday Party Package tab above. You will be contacted to discuss party dates and details!

 

Kids need to break a sweat at school

Students should be doing at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity at school, with more than half of the activity occurring during regular educational hours.

Kids need to break a sweat at school.

Students should be doing at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity at school, with more than half of the activity occurring during regular educational hours and the remaining amount before and after school, says a report released Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

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