Registration opens this Sunday for Dynasty Sports Performance, a brand new speed and performance training program for student athletes ages 6 through college.
Sometimes bad circumstances in life can still be used for good. Owensboro resident and former KWC receiver DaMarcus Ganaway was literally a sprained ankle away from making an NFL roster with the New York Jets. But that disappointment didn’t ruin him. Instead, he decided to use all the hard work, training, and knowledge he gained from 20+ years of experience from playing in youth leagues all the way to the NFL as inspiration to start Dynasty Sports Performance, LLC.
“We want to provide athletes in Owensboro with the same type of opportunities we got when we were coming up,” Ganaway explained. DaMarcus grew up playing youth sports in Indianapolis before playing football at KWC and signing with an agent. His business partner Timothy Davis grew up in a military family in Georgia and played high school football at Fort Knox before playing football at KWC. With DSP, the two have designed a detailed program to help athletes enhance the fundamentals of speed, agility, strength, power, endurance, quickness, explosiveness, coordination, stability, acceleration, jumping, core strength, and stability for whichever sport they are interested in.
Character and leadership will also take high priority. “We want to help our athletes become well-rounded individuals, not just exceptional athletes,” said DaMarcus. Davis added, “Overcoming adversity is just as important in life as it is in sports. We want to help raise young men and women to have the potential to do great things in life no matter what they end up doing, whether it’s sports or another career.”
Athletes will be grouped according to age groups to develop fundamental skills until eventually receiving sports-specific training and coaching. In addition to normal sessions, select athletes will be invited to join travel club teams to gain more experience with other athletes on their same skill level and give them opportunities for exposure outside of Owensboro, which can be very beneficial to high school athletes, especially during summer clubs.
Ganaway believes those types of opportunities will help young people want to stay involved in sports and strive to do better. “DSP will feel like a family,” Davis said, “because we want to create an environment for players to feed off each other and build each other up. Competition drives everybody, but in a good way. There will be a cohesiveness to the whole program.”
Word of mouth seems to be spreading already. In just a few months, DSP has gained over 400 likes on Facebook and Ganaway says he’s getting phone calls every day. “Owensboro is a sports town, and parents and coaches are excited.” “Feedback so far has been unbelievable,” Davis added.
Registration opens Sunday, January 11th. Sessions start February 16th. The week before there will be a “meet and greet” for interested athletes and their parents to meet Tim and Damarcus, get an overview of the program, and get questions answered.
Winter sessions will be held in the Salvation Army gym located at 2nd Street & South Ewing Rd. Training sessions will also be held at Thompson Berry Park when the weather is nicer.
Age groups, training session schedules, and other information can be found on the DSP Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dynastysportsperformancetraining. For more information, email [email protected] or contact Damarcus at (904) 400-8096.