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Equip Training

About Equip Training

Today’s student athlete endures long and often consecutive sports seasons. Many young athletes are overtrained and overstressed. Equip Training is designed to support individual training objectives and thoughtfully prepare athletes for a sport's physical and mental demands.

Equip offers whole team, small group and individual training. We support middle and high school athletes. Our athletes build strength, power, increase speed and explore what it means to compete with a respectful, competitive mindset. We teach safe movement patterns designed to reduce incidence of injuries that unfortunately can occur during both training and competition. 

The revenue gained from these programs allows Equip to support children and families in our community.  We are committed to providing education, access, equipment and training to all.  

Organizations supported by Equip:

  • Gilead House
  • San Marin Youth Football
  • Novato Police Department
  • San Marin High School
  • Individual youth sports scholarships

Let us help! Email andy@equipsports.org with scholarship or need requests.

Equip Training Options

Equip Baseball Sport Specific Program

This program consists of building the deadlift, dumbbell press, healthy arm care, throwing exercises and sled pushing. Goal is to become a stronger more efficient mover on the baseball field. All classes take place at CrossFit Novato. Maximum of 8 participants per session. This is for baseball athletes only. 

Dates of this class will be posted here when they become available. Email katie@equipsports.org with any questions.

General Athletic Training Sessions

The focus of these classes is to build overall strength, power and speed for all sports.  The athletes will learn how to move properly and efficiently and learn how to apply these skills to their specific sport. Classes with take place at CrossFit Novato. We need a minimum of 5 athletes for this class to take place. If you have questions, contact Julie Shepherd: julie@equipsports.org
  • Tuesdays: Jan. 21 - Feb. 25 (no class on 2/18)
  • Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30
  • 7th-9th grade athletes
  • $100 per athlete

Ongoing Middle School Girls General Athletic Training

Ongoing athletic training for middle school girls. Class meets at CrossFit Novato twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm. For questions or additional information, contact Coach Julie Shepherd julie@equipsports.org

  • Class meets 2 days/week
  • Monday and Thursday
  • 3:30-4:30
  • Cost: $100/month

Michael Crespo's Equip Champions Classes

Middle School Champions

Middle School Champions is for boys 10-12 years old who are looking to develop a relationship with fitness. The goal of the class is to teach kids how to use their bodies in different physical capacities and develop an enjoyment of exercise. While the kids definitely get sweaty and work hard, the class is centered on play and positive reinforcement of physical skills. If your child has never exercised and is in need of physical activity or would like to learn “how to workout” this is a good option for them. Classes take place at CrossFit Novato.

  • Boys ages 10-12
  • Class meets 2 days a week
  • Mondays and Wednesdays @ 3:30-4:30PM
  • Class size capped at 10 participants
  • Cost: $100/month

High School Champions

High School Champions is a group fitness class for boys 13-16 years of age that is designed with the intention of helping teens develop a positive relationship with fitness. The goal of the class is to appropriately challenge the boys to develop better strength, stamina, coordination, and general physical preparedness. Classes are more structured than our little champions class, but still have the intention of being fun, welcoming, and compassionate. Classes take place at CrossFit Novato.

  • Boys ages 13-16
  • Class meets 3 days/week
  • Tues, Thurs @ 4:30 PM and Sat @ 9:15 AM
  • Class size capped at 10 participants
  • Cost: $125/month

Personal and Customized Athletic Training

ACLr Rehabilitation

We do our best to reduce the risk of knee injuries with proper warm ups/cool downs and strength training, but unfortunately all injuries cannot be prevented.  If you have sustained a knee injury, our coaches are experienced with ACLr through all stages of recovery. We work closely with your physician and/or physical therapist to create a comprehensive plan/program to get you back on the pitch, field or court.

Academy Physical Fitness Assessment Training

Armed Forces Academies and ROTC programs feature rigorous physical programs and assessments. Equip helps athletes build strength, endurance and confidence, so they can perform to the best of their ability. 

For more information and pricing, please contact Julie Shepherd: julie@equipsports.org

Collegiate Athletic Prep & Training - Coming in Summer 2020

Collegiate Athletics Prep

Congratulations!  You are a collegiate athlete. This is not an easy feat, but the hard work has just begun.  Most receive a packet of summer conditioning from the coaching staff outlining the fitness expectations during the offseason.  As we all know, getting a spot on a team is hard enough, but keeping it can be just as difficult. Our role is to prepare you to arrive for the first day of training at your peak level of fitness and make an immediate impact. 

Collegiate Athlete Sessions

Equip offers classes for the college athlete over holiday breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter break, Spring break, Summer etc).  These sessions are a perfect way to stay in shape while home for the Holidays.

For more information and pricing, please contact Julie Shepherd: julie@equipsports.org

The Benefits

ACL injury reduction

Gain strength, power and agility

Improve first step and acceleration

Plyometric training

Improved training

correctly change direction and pivot

Increase fitness

Body awareness and control

Nutrition education

MIndset practice

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Equip Sports

Address: 7427 Redwood Blvd
Novato, CA 94945

Name: Julie Shepherd
Phone: (415) 686-1493
Email: julie@equipsports.org

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