North Brunswick High School Assistant Football
I have coached high school football for 17 years
and during that time I have used a variety of
strength and conditioning programs in an attempt
to give my athletes a competitive advantage. My
son is a football player and wrestler and he recently
started training at Port City Sports Performance.
The results have been fantastic! He is stronger,
faster, and more flexible than ever.
2X All Conference
2X All District
2nd Team All-State 07
1st Team All-State 08
I am from Pittsburgh, PA. I started playing football
when I was a little kid because it was one of the biggest
sports in my neighborhood. I weightlifted starting my
freshman year, for about 1hr. on Mondays, Wednesday
and Fridays. I really didn't do any training besides
going to camp before school started. However, I wanted
to get stronger and faster, and I felt like Coach Pence
knew what he was talking about when I took weightlifting
class so I decided to lift the way he was teaching the
class. Coach Pence made me stronger and taught me that
it was my mind that is holding me back. I became a better
football player as a result of his training. I am even
going to college to play. Yes, this training will affect
my career. I had a shoulder injury, and I was taught
how to do shoulder workouts to get it stronger. I felt
like it was a good change for me. I became a 2 year
All-Conference player, 2 year All-District player, Junior
Year All-State second team, then Senior Year All-State
Summer Marie Cook
Wow, let's see. Almost two years ago I tore my ACL
practicing for powder puff football. Dr. Sutton did
my surgery in March of 2008 to reconstruct my left ACL.
I came back from that surgery really strong and put
together a solid summer golf season, but by August my
knee was really hurting. I ended up having several articular
cartilage defects on the inside of my knee. In October
of 2008 I had a micro fracture on the medial portion
of my knee. That landed me on crutches for 6 weeks and
I ended up having MAJOR atrophy in my left leg. I enrolled
in Coach Pence's class and was making huge progress
when I lost the feeling in my right hand and found out
I needed to have ulnar nerve transposed to the front
side of my arm. I wasn't allowed to lift anything heavier
than a coke can from the time of surgery, 04/09 till
06/09. I hooked up with Coach Pence at Port City Sports
Performance for the summer, and got into shape and performed
at the best level of golf I have in a while.
3x First Team All-conference
2010 First Team All-State
2010 StarNews All-Area Player of the Year
2010 Laney High School: 4A Baseball Sate Champions
Bench +30 lbs.
Deadlift +70 lbs.
Hex Deadlift +95 lbs.
Squat +70 lbs.
"Currently I am a Freshman playing baseball at UNCW. During my senior year at Laney, I was looking to take advantage of the time before the baseball season by getting in peak physical condition. Having been lifting in the weight room for about five years and making slow and gradual improvements, I thought that huge strength and speed gains were not possible for me in a short period of time. However, at the start of tryouts, five months after I started training at PCSP, I was by far the strongest I have ever been and was already in mid-season shape. My number one goal in training has always been injury prevention; size and strength doesn't matter if you're on the sideline due to injury. This is also the number one goal with the trainers at PCSP. Whether it's lifting in the weight room or working on speed and agility, proper form is always the first thing taught. Also, the stronger you are, the less likely you are to get injured. Another thing about PCSP is that a lot of time goes into designing the workouts. Every workout is specifically tailored to your sport or personal goals, and the knowledge that Coach Pence and Coach Schmitter have cannot be matched. With the intense atmosphere and motivational training, I highly recommend PCSP for any athlete who wants to gain a serious edge over the competition, or for who anyone who wants to be in their peak physical shape."
Ryan Hammey Drafted in the 31st Round by Chicago White Sox
Currently Playing for Great Falls Voyagers
after being drafted,
Ryan came to PCSP with certain goals he needed to obtain before
he went to preseason training camp for the great fall voyagers
Professional Baseball Team;
1. Get stronger,
2. Gain a minimum
of 15 pounds, and
3. Become more explosive.
In 8 weeks, ryan
hammey went from 191 pounds to 210 pounds at 6'4"
increased 40 lbs.
Squat increased 70 lbs.
Dead Lift increased
Chinup max reps went from 14 to 32 reps
inches to his box jump making it 52.5 inches (almost 4.5 ft)
Added 3 inches to his broad jump
The amazing thing is that
Ryan's jumping ability went up, while he gained almost 20
pounds, which means his power output and explosiveness increased.
Ryan Hammey- "Port City Sports Performance has helped me tremendously in
my goals to gain weight and get stronger. In the 8 weeks before
spring training, they put 20 lbs on me and I am stronger than
ever! I've been lifting for 8 years or so, and thought it
wasn't possible to put anymore weight on at my height or age,
but pcsp did it, and did it under time restraints! The staff
is great and the trainers are very knowledgeable and supportive
of you and your goals. I can't wait to get back next off season!"
Coach and educator for 30 years
Parent of high school athlete
My daughter has been training with PCSP for over two years. I have witnessed her strength, speed, agility and confidence level explode over this time. In 2009, after training with pcsp for one year, she was named 1st team all-state. She recently signed to play D-I softball with this having been her dream.
I honestly believe that had it not been for her training at PCSP, she would not have been able to attain her goal.
I must add that I have worked with athletes for close to thirty years. This is the best training you will find.
Hannah McCleod Collegiate Softball Player
My freshmen year of college softball I tore my
labrum. In November of 2008 I had labrum repair
surgery, causing me to miss my first season of
college softball. I was upset and it wasn't hard
to see, from November to May I didn't do much
of anything but sleep, eat, do homework, and attend
class. When I got home from school in May, I visited
my high school weight training coach, who said
that my legs had major atrophy. He told me not
to worry, through strength and conditioning it
would come back in a few weeks. This was the beginning
of my inspiration, I knew then that there was
still some hope, and that it was not the end of
softball for me. I knew then that I was going
to have to work as hard as I could to get back
to where I was when I left high school. Coach
Pence had me come to his gym, Port City Sports
Performance, so that he could help me get back
into game mode. At first I couldn't believe how
weak I had become, but after a few weeks I was
getting back to where I had started off. I was
feeling better and becoming more and more ready
to throw. It began to get easier to throw the
ball overhand and to even pitch some. I still
had some swelling but every time I would throw
it would get better, and I was able to throw longer
and harder. Coach pence and Coach Schmitter gave
me the motivation, the confidence, and the strength
that I needed to get back into the game. I transferred
to Peace College in Raleigh North Carolina and
will be playing in the fall and spring season
thanks to Port City Sports Performance.
Eric and Karen Thompson
Parents of a Middle School athlete
I would like to say thanks to all of you
at Port City Sports Performance for providing
an environment where our son Noah has been
able to gain self confidence through your
Strength and Conditioning class at such
an affordable price. He looks forward to
going so much he never lets me forget which
night's the classes are. Jake and Schmitter
are able keep the guys motivated without
pushing them to the point of giving up.
They are able to relate to all age groups
and break down the complicated mechanics
of sports conditioning on a level that they
can easily understand and implement. If
you can find someone that loves wrestling
more than Dan I would give you a hundred
bucks!! Well maybe not... but you would
be hard pressed to find somebody that is
as knowledgeable about the sport of Wrestling
and knows how to keep each individual wrestler
challenged and constantly improving their
skills on the mat.
1st Team All Conference
1st Team All District
1st Team All State
Best Bat Award
“I started working out with Coach Schmitter at PCSP the summer of 2009. He told me if I would put the work in that he would help me achieve my goals. Schmitter always encouraged me to work harder for better results. The first two years that I played softball for Laney, I was not in the batting line up. After one year with Schmitter not only am I in the batting line up, I won the best bat award for having the highest batting average on the team. Without PCSP and Coach Schmitter, I would not have achieved the accolades that I earned this year. I truly appreciate all of his efforts and patience with me and look forward to him helping me achieve my ultimate goal which is to play collegiate softball.”
2002 3rd folkstyle wrestling state championship
2002 freestyle wrestling state champion
2002 greco wrestling state champion
4 x NCAA DII Wrestling National Qualifier (2003, 2004 , 2006 , 2007)
3 x NCAA DII Wrestling All American (2003, 2006 , 2007)
6-0 Professional MMA Fighter record (4 KO's , 2 subs all coming in the 1st round)
Port City Sports Performance has been essential to my success throughout my sports career, beginning as a high school wrestler to becoming a Professional MMA fighter. Whether it's been Dan Willis, starting me out wrestling in high school and currently working as my wrestling coach, or Jake Pence, starting me out with strength training, preparing workout plans along with training sessions, these coaches have played a key role in my development as an athlete. Steve Schmitter was in the gym day in and day out helping me get stronger and set new PR's every session. Jeremy Lewis was always available for key pointers with wrestling techniques, as well as being a workout partner when needed. Their coaching and training has pushed me to the highest level of competition and allowed to peak at the right moments. Overall, PCSP has been the most welcoming, customer friendly and family felt training facility possible!
Wilmington Tigers Semi Professional Football Team
I have been training with Coach Pence since I was at Laney High School where he was my football position and weight lifting coach. His knowledge and expertise allowed me to progress as a player through high school and college where I competed for Methodist University in which I started all 4 years was 1st Team All Conference twice. I now play semi pro football for the Wilmington Tigers where I have earned All-Conference Honors twice. Training at Port City Sports Performance with Coach Schmitter and Coach Pence, has allowed me to become a stronger, more explosive, and faster athlete. My best weight room numbers are:
“I truly believe I would not be where I am today without the coaches at Port City Sports Performance!”
Bloomsburg University D-I Wrestler and National Qualifier
“Currently I am a red-shirt sophomore in wrestling at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. I wrestle the 157 pound weight-class and I am currently ranked top 10 in the nation. I recently made it to the round of 16 at the 2011 NCAA Division One National Wrestling Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the end of my freshman year in college I needed to put on more muscle and get more explosive to be able to compete at the highest level of completion at the 141 pound weight class. I went to Coach Pence and Steven Schmitter for help and they knew just what I needed to get my body in peak physical shape. The workouts they put together for me not only pushed my body, they pushed my mind as well. I had individual help with my lifts, as well as making sure my technique was perfect. They helped me tremendously and the hours we put in showed during my freshman season as I was ranked as high as 22nd in the nation.
The beginning of my sophomore season my coach told me he wanted me at 157 pounds, and that I needed to get bigger and stronger. It wasn’t a problem for me because at PCSP they put 20 pounds of muscle on me within 6 weeks. I was bigger than I have ever been, stronger than I have ever been, and my confidence was at an all time high. PCSP helped me get ranked in the top 20 for most of the year, as well as helping me make my way to the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships where I went 2-2 and made it to the round of 16. I believe that anyone who wants to get bigger, faster, stronger PCSP is the place to come. They will push your body to the limits and put you in the best possible position to achieve your goals. There are two types of people in those that work out and those who out work…at PCSP you out work the competition.