Dave Garcia has coached and personal trained my son Jack for three years, through grades 6, 7, and 8. My son’s development as a basketball player and as a person has been exceptional thanks to Dave. Dave blends high intensity, exacting instruction with a supportive, sensitive approach ideally suited for each age group and skill level he works with. I’ve seen him training everyone from NCAA Division 1 level players to novices at summer camps, and his passion for teaching and inspiring are revealed at all times. Dave serves as a role model for his players to take responsibility for their own development, work ethic, and pure passion for the game, in the style of John Wooden.
Look, the truth is, anyone can fill a web site with superlatives. And we all know, particularly with youth sports, there are plenty of negative coaching influences with misplaced competitive intensity out there. One thing you owe to yourself and your player is to check out Dave’s program with your own eyes. I promise you that in five minutes, you will see why Dave is outstanding, unique, and certain to be a positive influence on your player – regardless of ability or temperament. Dave will bring out the passionate, competitive, competent, self-assured athlete in all of us.
Dave’s coaching ability and natural rapport with youth led to him being hired by our non-profit kids fitness organization, Running School, Inc. in 2009. He was rapidly promoted to Head Coach for the entire Sacramento/Foothills region. Dave works with nearly 5,000 elementary school kids during regular campus visits throughout the school year to promote physical activity, healthy competition, and positive lifestyle choices. He has received exceptional reviews from school teachers, administrators, executives and Advisory Board members in our organization.
Brad Kearns, Auburn, CA
Executive Director, Running School, Inc.
Former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete