Edge Workouts Week of 3/20

High School Skills
Monday from 4-5
Wednesday from 4-5 
Thursday from 4-5
All workouts at Collegiate Academy
Regular Group
Monday at 5
Tuesday at 5
Wednesday at 5
Thursday at 5
Friday from 4:30-6
Saturday at 12 preceded by shooting clinic at 10:30
All workouts at Collegiate Academy. Note the Friday time 4:30-6


Doug County is on spring break this week and I am open for bidness as I will be every week in March. No rest for the weary. 
The best remedy for stir crazy kids? Expose them to the fresh air of my gym and get both the blood flowing and the aerobics pumping. 
For new families, one month of group is $140–I do twenty-six a month. If you start tomorrow you get until April 20th, a full thirty days. I have sibling discounts as well.
While you’re outworking the lazy neighbor kid who is in a Cheetos coma on the couch, your skills ascend while others look for the nearest dumpster fire to jump into.
See you in the gym.


There’s a lot, so here goes: 
1) Here’s Matteo Busnardo who made first-team All-Conference at Mullen. Joining him is Kyle Lukasiewicz at Arapahoe. Both kids are first class young men with oodles of charisma and skill.














2) Check out the championship Brown sisters who won a ring last weekend for the state championship Grandview Wolves. That’s Kennede, a senior, on the left and Kam, a precocious frosh on the right.

3) Here are Amy Holland, Mountain Vista, Emily Doolittle and Sky Lodice from Dakota Ridge. Amy and Emily are freshmen who made honorable All-Conference and Sky was 2nd team AC. Big ups, girls. Good things happen in my gym.

4) Here is a pic of Luke Simonich’s girls team. I did a clinic for them last week and my, he’s got some talented girls, not the least of which is Ezra, his daughter who incinerated our 3v3 team on Friday. Hope to see some of his flock at group soon.

5) Here is a nice pic of our group the other day. It is so much fun to teach my kids. All are eager to learn. We get better every day. Ask ’em.


 The week of March 27th I will be holding a shooting clinic. We will go 3-4 on March 27th, 29th and 30th. Cost is $100 for the three hours. It is open to all ages. If you are a high school kid priming for your summer team, I would advise you to consider the clinic.

Kids who can make buckets get playing time; kids who can’t are in line for bench splinter removal. Do you know how costly that is these days? Hope you have a low deductible.
Three hours equals hundreds and hundreds of shots. There is limited space so make your intentions known post haste. 


With spring break upon us for some or coming up for others, it is a perfect time to avail yourself of some individual training. I am working with a couple of kids now who are prepping for their high school tryouts in May and gearing up for club season. Somebody’s coming up from behind for your slot. Head them off at the pass with a sure thing: skills.
I can do five or ten sessions and if you do my buddy system you can share costs.
We can get a lot of work in quick and make noticeable progress during the training. Optimize your vacation time by taking advantage of the best skill development around.


I will hold my yearly basketball camp the weeks of June 5th and June 12th at Summit Ridge Middle School.
Their will be four sessions:
Session one–9-11:30 week of the 5th
Session two–12-2:30 week of the 5th
Session three –9-11:30 week of the 12th
Session four–12-2:30 week of the 12th
Come to any or all. Many kids make a day of it and do all four sessions. You can mix and match days. Cost is $125 per session with siblings only $100.
That’s 12 and a half hours of skills per session. You’ll be amazed at the progress you’ll make in a week!
I call it basketball immersion. Come with your present skill level and come out with a game worth talking about.
Sign up here.



I am getting a lot of new kids every week at the gym. I want to thank everyone for recommending my program to all your bball loving friends and neighbors.
Playoffs are not far off. Isn’t it a good idea to get some extra time in the gym to prepare? A few more made shots here and there could get you to the next round. Crossovers, Kobe scoops, stepbacks, Max moves and a plethora of other ankle-breaking maneuvers are yours for the asking and taking.
Go to battle with some piercing arrows in your quiver instead of wet noodles.
Group is fast moving and hyper competitive. Get on the Edge train and don’t get off until skill call! 

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Everyone could use a Handyman  right?  Well, I’ve got just the solution for you for those projects that you’ve been putting off all year.  Now it’s time to start the New Year off with some things checked off of your to-do list. My stepson John Huber, Cheyenne’s Dad is just launching his Handyman business—FIXED.  I mean truthfully, he has been doing this for 10 years, but has finally made the leap to actually brand and market his incredible services.  John can tackle any project no matter how big or small and provides professionalism, customer service and state of the art work. Here is a list of some of the work he does:
  • Demolition
  • Framing
  • General Carpentry
  • Lighting
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Window Covering Installation
  • Floor Covering Installation
  • Landscaping-including pond creation & repair
  • Tree and stump removal
Just to mention a few….
Here is a link to his facebook page.
 I have his business cards with me, so hit me up at Group, or contact me directly and I’ll put you in touch with John.  He is currently doing a complete remodel of a rental property and it is amazing. My house would be in shambles without John.
Here is a picture of the pond he built.













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I just dropped my first novel PEOPLES CHOICE which you can find on Amazon. It is a comic mystery set in the fictional town of Peoples Arizona. PC has a baffling whodunit; big, laugh out loud laughs, barmy, eccentric characters and an intrepid, albeit reluctant and somewhat out of his depth hero, Jud Barber, a callow highway patrolman whose life gets real complicated in his sleepy burg.
Warning: it is not for kids. It contains adult themes and colorful language.
If you are a reader who enjoys a compelling, breathless yarn or just wants to get some insight into what makes Mike tick (good luck with that), treat yourself to a copy of PEOPLES CHOICE and you will not regret it. 
If you think Mike (I’ve found myself referring to myself in the third person lately–I don’t consider myself a big deal–not yet anyway) is pretty funny in his newsletters and demonstrates playful, side-splitting banter in the gym, you are in for a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL of wit and keen insight in Mike’s debut novel (FULL DISCLOSURE I have penned twenty-five screenplays–I am hardly a neophyte). Mike can turn a peerless phrase at the drop of a hat not that I’ve dropped any lately, hats not phrases. The phrases flow like the Amazon River.
Enough badinage: hark to Amazon (the wholesaler not the river) and one click will change your outlook on life. Mike needs your affirmation to say nothing of your $4.99.

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