patrick gallagher

Fall training program set up for wrestlers

Urban Sprawl Academy will host high school wrestlers from around the area during a 10-week fall training program. Urban Sprawl, located a 1117 Windfield Way in El Dorado Hills, ne ...

Train like an athlete ... for life

As a kid growing up a military brat, it was not hard to find a pick-up game of any sport. Four square? Cool. Nerf football? Bring it. Rules didn’t matter; we could make them up ...

Nutrition plays key role in an athlete's performance

I’ve always said that the future of athletics is in performance nutrition and mental training. Today over 85 to 90 percent of athletes are nowhere near their potential. I’m ta ...

Watching Collie has been a treat

Austin Collie has had a solid rookie season after an outstanding collegiate career at BYU. A fourth-round choice of the Colts, Collie caught 60 balls from Peyton Manning during th ...

Hard 90 baseball comes to El Dorado Hills

After nearly four years in Roseville, the Hard 90 Baseball Academy is opening a second facility in El Dorado Hills. The academy opens its newest location at 1235 Glen Haven Court ...

Less is more when it comes to shoes

I have one simple rule when it comes to shoes for athletic training and performance: Less is more. I’m going to get a flood of e-mails about this, but ever since Nike first m ...

Would you rather be bigger or faster?

Two major concerns with kids in sports are getting “bigger” and getting “faster.” Unfortunately most of the boys coming into my training center the first time are primaril ...

The awesome power of losing

One of the many reasons why I think all kids should play sports is the wealth of life lessons kids can learn. One of the most important is the possibility and reality of losing. ...

Athletes test abilities at combine

My better is better than your better. That was the theme of the Nike SPARQ Combine held Thursday night at Vista del Lago High. Put on by Patrick Gallagher at Pure Athletics, the ...

Combine to show how athletes measure up

Athletes looking for a way to see how they measure up to other athletes have the perfect opportunity at the Nike Sparq Combine to be held Thursday at Vista del Lago High. Members ...