SportsLife 2016, Issue 2 - Page 25

Achieve Sports Performance Celebrates Grand Re-Opening To celebrate the upcoming Grand Re-Opening of Achieve Sports Performance Academy on May 1, Williams teamed up with Canlan Ice Sports to produce camps and a training facility specifically for hockey athletes who have a serious view to their future. As Achieve Sports Performance Academy under the Canlan Ice Sports banner Williams plans to open an Achieve in Toronto, followed shortly by York, Ont. and Quebec City. “Canlan has worked diligently to support and guide Achieve, and under their expertise and tutelage Achieve has succeeded and will continue to produce superior athletes,” Williams said. “As it has in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MOTO, MMA, and WTA, what we do at Achieve works. I’ve trained with the likes of Earvin (Magic) Johnson and Valeri Bure, who trained with me in 1999 – the only time in his career that he was named to an NHL all-star team after he trained with Achieve. We’ve also trained Riddick Bowe, the heavyweight boxing champion who beat Evander Holyfield, Heisman trophy winners, Carson Palmer, Herschel Walker, and Rashaan Salaam, Ahman Green, who ran a 4:17 40, the fifth fastest time in NFL history, Warrick Dunn, Corey Dillon, Ricky Watters, Reggie Jackson, Eduardo Sanchez, MOTO star James “Bubba” Stewart, US Olympic softball three-time gold medalist Natasha Watley, Gabriella Reece, the U.S. four-person team Pro Beach Volleyball Champions (1997), and of course, our young tennis stars, Coco Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens.” His growth among the local hockey community is illustrated on the back of his Achieve T-shirts. “Yeah, on the back of my T-Shirts there is the word ‘Predictable,’” he explained. “It’s a joke that started with Tyler Jeanson, one of the Portage Terriers forwards from their RBC Cup championship team. When I was training him he would state that I was predictable, but I thought he meant the individualized program itself. When I asked him what he meant, he said: “The outcome was predictable – more power, more strength, more agility, more balance, and especially more speed. “When working with an athlete, there are many variables to consider. You have to watch for opportunity to teach to their ability to create, their mental toughness, their spatial body awareness, and their physical pain to \