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Dempster Jackson, Phoenix, AZ Running Coach

Dempster Jackson

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#1 Running Coach in AZ. 2017 Coach of the Year. Coached a Spartan World Champion, HS Champions & Boston qualifiers. Military, FBI, Police & Fire dept fitness preparation. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Trial Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Dempster. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Dempster. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$138 3 sessions ($46/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Dempster. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$220 5 sessions ($44/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Dempster. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$420 10 sessions ($42/ea) + applicable fees

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Buddy Package Standard
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

Two (2) athletes training with Coach Dempster. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$225 5 sessions ($45/ea) + applicable fees

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Buddy Package Elite
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

Two (2) athletes training with Coach Dempster. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$430 10 sessions ($43/ea) + applicable fees

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  • Missouri State University (MO)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Marathon, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Stride, Pacing, Gait, Form, Breathing

Credentials

  • Missouri State University (MO)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Marathon, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Stride, Pacing, Gait, Form, Breathing

More About Coach Dempster

Head Coach Men's and Women's Cross Country Phoenix College. CoachUp #1 Running Coach 2019 & 2018. 2017 Coach of the Year Women's Cross Country. I've coached youth sports and fitness, youth club track & field, high school track & field, post-collegiate track & field and adult running since 2008. I am a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Youth Exercise Specialist; NFHS Certified Coach, USA Track & Field Level I Certified Coach and PCA Level III Certified Coach. I have coached athletes to national team spots - Team USA and Trinidad; Jr Olympic state, regional and national champions; high school state champions, and countless adult runners.

I was a high school All-American and twice Player of the Year. I attended Missouri State University on an athletic scholarship where I hold school and conference records. I am a National Class USATF Masters Track & Field competitor and was the Arizona State Champion 45-49 Division in the 400m, 800m and 1500m runs.

Clients can expect to be trained as an athlete in the 5 key areas that contribute to improved athletic performance regardless of the sport or recreational sport activity; they are Speed, Strength, Coordination, Flexibility and Endurance. After an initial assessment, areas of improvement are identified, running goals are established and a plan is developed that is mutually agreed upon.

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Coach Dempster is a great coach, my daughter been working with Coach for a year and helped her a lot.

My so loved the experience with Coach Dempster and he really like the team over there.

Coach Dempster was very professional & fun to work with, my son really enjoyed it & got better after just 1 session!

Coach D is the prototype for coaching. He not only teaches but gets involved with the activities he has his athletes do. He even had me so fired up, I just started running laps to contain my excitement. My son and I would both run through a wall for him without hesitation.

Coach Dempster is a great coach. After first session with him I learned a lot of new things that I was not given before. I will continue my training with Coach Dempster. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Coach Dempster Arianna

Coach Jackson instantly identified both my strengths and weaknesses within the first lap I did around the track. He’s experienced and knowledgeable for every skill level. I highly recommend Coach Jackson for anybody looking to improve their run.

Coach Dempster, if very knowledgeable. I felt my kids learned so much more in an hour coaching session than they have in their club track which has consisted of mostly just running but not the why behind it. We’re ready for our next session!

I am the parent of a 16 year old aspiring athlete. Reached out to coach Dempster and was very impressed with the response. After just one session my son is already motivated and inspired to do better and shows this in his daily runs and practices. Coach Dempster is knowledgeable about the current track and field season and has excellent rapport with my son. I would recommend this coach without hesitation.

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Excellent!

Coach Dempster was amazing! He took the time to review my running form and provided feedback. He showed me the different exercises for warm-up and stretching. I am super excited to train with him for my first marathon, I definitely recommend him!

He is positive and knowledgable. He explains things throughly. Looking forward to more sessions and would recommend him to any runner.

We think that Coach Jackson is the perfect fit for our daughter! He is extremely knowledgeable, encouraging, patient, and kind. He has only been our daughter’s coach for a little over a week and our daughter already feels a difference in her running and we notice a difference as well. We look forward to more sessions and we’re excited to see our daughter reach her goals!!

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Highly recommend Coach Dempster! He has been training my 2 sons, and after just 2 sessions I’m already seeing improvements.

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My first session with Coach Dempster was great. He's definitely top notch and knows what he's talking about.

Very excited to be working with Coach Dempster, he immediately was able to identify my weaknesses and set me on a path to be a better runner. Very happy!

Great coach!

Coach Dempster is informative, motivating and all around a super amazing coach!
I’ve learned so much from his tips and exercises.
Highly highly recommend!!

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Coach Dempster was fantastic. He was very patient, informative and had lots of exercises and stretches. He sent us videos that help at home. Gave our son a lot of information. Will definitely book again.

Coach Dempster is awesome! So fun to work with and he taught me more in 30 minutes than I've known my whole life. My future is much brighter because of him! Thanks coach!

Very patient and knowledgeable! Booking another session for my son!

Coach Dempster is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. After one session my daughter gained many useful and helpful tips, as well as a renewed sense of confidence in her sport! She looks forward to continuing on with Coach Dempster.

Great job coaching

Coach Jackson was knowledgeable and approachable.

Had my first session with Coach Dempster, and looking forward to working with him over the next coming months. He’s very knowledgeable in the physics and mechanics, and will create a training program with your specific goals in mind. Thankful I took the first step.

Amazing! Looking forward to our session tomorrow! I would also like to up my sessions to 3x a week! He taught me a lot! Even stuff that can benefit with my daily workouts!

If you need a running coach or any help with fitness goals, Coach Dempster is the best in the area. Decorated, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. There is no better! I could not recommend anyone more highly than I do Dempster. Do your self a favor and book a session with this man. Thank you so much!

First session was amazing. Really focuses on the technique of running to help you.

Coach Dempster was extremely professional and helpful. I would highly recommend training with him.

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Coach Dempster is amazing. My 15 year old son is a developing decathlete. The one event which was giving him the most trouble was the 110 high hurdles. He was injured for the high school season and not able to work as much as he would like. With the JO Combined coming up in 3 weeks, we asked Coach Dempster if he would be willing to help. Coach is professional, punctual, and was incredibly effective with my son. Although he has respectable scores in other events, my son had never performed at a decent level in a hurdles event - kind of jumping over the hurdles. We met Coach Dempster at the designated time. He was set up and ready to go. They got right into training, and when I returned an hour later, I could hardly believe what is saw. My son was hurdling! Not only just hurdling, he was hurdling with speed!!! I am sure that this one session with Coach Dempster lowered my son's time dramatically (lot more points for his decath score). After the session, Coach wrapped up with the basic points for my son to practice/use. Recommend Coach Dempster with both thumbs up!

1st time ever utilizing a running coach. Coach Dempster was on time,easy to converse with and very knowledgeable in the sport and mechanics of running. He was able to point out several areas on posture and running mechanics with just a few minutes of observing me run.

Thank you.

Dempster is extremely approachable, patient, and an expert in his craft. He approaches every problem from a unique perspective and works to find the best solution suited to towards you. He has tons of experience coaching a wide range of runners and has great success. So whether you're looking for a coach to help you lay the solid foundation to become a successful runner, or you are already a competitive runner who needs that extra edge, Dempster has the knowledge and tools to help you get there.

Coach Dempster was absolutely phenomenal with my son! His knowledge of technique and style of instruction were awesome. My son was engaged the entire session and really enjoyed himself. Thank you and can't wait for the next session.

Miguel felt motivated and wanting to continue with training. Great start!

Coach Dempster is a fantastic coach! Professional, informative, with an exceptional ability to teach techniques and create a training plans. Really looking forward to our next session!

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My son's words when we got into the truck: "Coach was awesome!" Coach Dempster is patient, very knowledgeable and in-tune with the athlete he's working with. Great start and look forward to working with him more! Highly recommended!

My daughter has been working with coach Dempster for the past 3 months, I really recommend him.

My eleven year old son struggled with running properly. It became much worse recently to the point of concern so I scoured the internet looking for a solution because running is such an important life skill. I came across this website and Coach Dempster was highly recommended so I took a leap of faith and booked a session. I had no idea what to expect and I’ll admit I was feeling rather desperate. Coach Dempster is amazing when you meet him. He has high, positive energy and is a wealth of knowledge. Immediately after the first session I could already see improvement which was such a relief. We have met with him twice so far and are supposed to do the recommended exercises regularly. As we’ve done that, I’ve seen my son’s coordination and form improve dramatically. We will continue to meet with the coach as he progresses. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Coach Dempster to anyone no matter your age or skill level looking to improve the speed, strength, flexibility, and/or technique of your running.

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Coach Dempster is such a dedicated and genuinely kind person! We are excited to continue working with him through my daughters high school career!

Dempster has been training my wife and my son for the last year (and myself a little). Their numbers have gone up insanely! Andrea came in 4th in the Fort Carson Spartan Spring ELITE WOMEN division. Awesome....

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Coach Dempster is outstanding! He put my daughter's first day jitters at ease and she was very impressed with his coaching style. After one session my daughter is excited to put the strategies and tips into action! We will continue to work with Coach as she continues to grow. I would highly recommend Coach Dempster with your needs!

Coach Dempster is wonderful! He is engaging and knowledgeable, and his session was just the right blend of information and moving. My 13-year old learned an impressive amount in just one hour. He is really looking forward to his next session with Coach Dempster.

Coach Dempster is very knowledgeable and very well spoken; clear explanations of why we're doing what we're doing. A valuable tool- particularly for the Masters level athlete.

Great instruction

Coach Dempster has been an amazing coach. He is very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I performed much better than I had expected on my very first marathon last October with his help. Am planning on keeping him as my running coach for as long as I stay healthy to run future marathons.
Thank you Coach Dempster!

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Coach Dumpster is an awesome coach! He took the time to listen to my goals and understand where I was coming from. He helped me believe in myself. I haven't competed in 5 years and within the first couple weeks of my training, I raced an event I've never ran and initially had no confidence but I clearly beat the time I thought I was capable of. He believed in me. He was very helpful during training. I will most definitely train with him again!

Coach Dempster has a wealth of knowledge and is very encouraging.
I would certainly recommend him to help anyone who needs and/or wants guidance in physical training and conditioning.
Thank you coach.

Thank you Coach Dempster for your instruction , learned a lot in those two sessions ; highly recommend

We had a great first session with coach Dempster. He was great with both my kiddos. I'm excited to see the progress in our future sessions!

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Coach Dempster responded to my initial message quickly & scheduled a session with my son for the next day. He provided great feedback & my son was thrilled with the experience. We look forward to continue working with Coach in the future!

I would highly recommend hiring Dempster Jackson as a coach. He is an intelligent, patient, encouraging, gifted athlete who helped me achieve my goal of completing a half marathon!

Coach Dempster was terrific! Assisted my 16 yr old son with the basics and some advanced techniques in short distance sprints. Coach Dempster explained everything in great detail and gave reasons why he did certain things; particularly with stretching and strength exercises. Never did he say, "Just do it because I said so." My son learned a lot and will be back for further training. Thanks Coach!

Coach Dempster truly is amazing, our 7 year old loves working with him and has seen huge improvements. Would recommend him for any age range.

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Awesome first session! Dempster has a great ability to connect with clients. My son is working the exercises and enjoying them. We've already booked 2 more sessions!

Coach Dempster is amazing! He goes above and beyond for his students and we are so lucky to have him.

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We really enjoyed the class, coach (Dempster Jackson) knew what he was doing and worked very well with the kids.
Our son loves going to sports class and loved Coach D! Can't wait for the next session!
Coach D is a tremendous teacher. He was great at engaging every student & teaching new skills.
Coach Dempster is amazing - He was so creative in teaching the kids different sports, and having fun with him. My girls talk about him all week!
Really a great purchase. Dempster is an inspirational guy and I look forward to the rest of his class.
Coach Dempster is awesome! He is very knowledgeable and works at your pace with no pressure.
Dempster is an excellent coach and gives individual attention to help me reach my goals.
The advertisement for the WRAP fitness class by AAG Sport Academy stated you could go from couch potato to running a 5K in 10 weeks. Sounds like me...I've always wanted to learn how to run but never had the endurance and have had a hard time breathing with my asthma. I spoke to Coach "D" (Dempster) over the phone to inquire because I was scared for what would be in store for me. Coach kindly encouraged me to get started and we would reach my goals. Its taking me longer than 10 weeks due to several health issues that slowed down my progression, but with continued patience, encouragement, and persistence by "Coach D" I reached my first big goal on Saturday of reaching 2 continuous miles!! Amazing experience, never thought I'd see the day I'd reach 1 mile let alone 2!! Almost to my goal...3 miles here I come!! I'd recommend the WRAP fitness class to anyone out there who is willing and ready for a health and life changing challenge!! Thanks to Coach Dempster for being an inspiration!
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