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Derrick W., Fairfax, VA Track & Field Coach

Derrick W.

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Experienced sport specific coach; NSCA-CSCS,*D, MA in Sport Coaching, and working on a PhD in Kinesiology - proven record of helping athletes reach their potential and goals. View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Derrick. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
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5 session package with Coach Derrick. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$428 5 sessions ($86/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
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10 session package with Coach Derrick. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$810 10 sessions ($81/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

15 session package with Coach Derrick. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$1148 15 sessions ($77/ea) + one-time fee

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Track and Field Online
Online Training for a single athlete

I can provide written training plans, live video sessions, pre-recorded videos, video analysis, and more! Online Training is a great way to take things to the next level.

Session Length: 1 hour

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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T&F Online Team
Online Training for up to 30 athletes

I can provide written training plans, live video sessions, pre-recorded videos, video analysis, and more! Online Training is a great way to take things to the next level.

Session Length: 1 hour

$499 5 sessions ($100/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Bowdoin College (ME)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Throws, Sprints, Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Jumps, Hurdles, Cross Country

  • Pole Vault, Hammer Throw, Javelin, Sprinting, Shot Put, Running the Curve, Passing, Pacing, Long Jump, High Jump, Form, Discus, Decathlon, Baton Handoffs

Credentials

  • Bowdoin College (ME)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Throws, Sprints, Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Jumps, Hurdles, Cross Country

  • Pole Vault, Hammer Throw, Javelin, Sprinting, Shot Put, Running the Curve, Passing, Pacing, Long Jump, High Jump, Form, Discus, Decathlon, Baton Handoffs

More About Coach Derrick

My coaching methodology is based on utilizing performance assessments, analytics, intuition, testing, and experience to develop the most effective coaching plan to help you achieve your goals as an athlete in less time and with superior results.

I bring coaching experience in strength and conditioning, general fitness, nutrition, ice hockey, soccer, and track and field. I have worked with youth athletes, club athletes, middle school athletes, high school athletes, junior/academy level athletes, college athletes, and professionals both on an individual and in a team setting. I'm well versed in utilizing science, biomechanics, video analysis, and testing to help you identify the best areas for you to work on and to best position yourself to excel as an athlete within a team setting. My strategies consider how to utilize your strengths to minimize your weaknesses to ensure you're able to progress injury free and to continue to make improvements while staying in top performance shape.

I am the Director of Performance for Champions Combine and I have previously interned at Mike Boyles Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) in Woburn and Middleton, Massachusetts. I have coached middle school soccer and track and field teams that have resulted in a majority of my athletes making their varsity program. I have coached high school soccer and ice hockey. I have coached at the midget and junior level for ice hockey. I also have extensive experience working with athletes from 8 to 22 years old both in general fitness as well as skill development. I have also served as the Vice President for Bantams for New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association, the local affiliate for USA Hockey for three years. I am a Level 4 Advanced USA Hockey Coach.

Coaching Specialities:

- Hand Eye / Foot Eye Coordination
- Agility and Flexibility Training
- Power and Strength Development
- Mental and Physical Endurance
- Core Stabilization Training
- Game IQ
- Muscle Memory and Instinct Development
- Footwork and Foot Skills
- Game Management and Leadership Skills
- Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching
- Weight Lifting
- Stretching and Injury Prevention

Here is a summary of my education:

- George Mason University: PhD in Kinesiology; Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion '23
- University of Denver: MA '19 in Sports Coaching w/ focus on Strength and Conditioning; Exercise Physiology
- National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (NSCA-CSCS,D)
- USA Hockey Level 4 Ice Hockey Coach
- USA Hockey Level 3 Ice Hockey Official
- Bowdoin College: Bachelor of Arts '07 (double major and minor)

Here is a summary of my coaching experience over the past 10 years:

- Champions Combine - Director of Performance
- Mike Boyles Strength and Conditioning (Woburn and Middleton, MA)
- Heartland Hockey Camps (Deerwood, MN) - Head Counselor and Coach
- Bay State Hockey (West Roxbury, MA) - Ice Hockey Instructor
- Camp Greylock for Boys (Berkshires, MA) - Hockey Coach and Counselor
- Troy Junior Eagles Ice Hockey Team (Troy, NY) - Associate Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach
- DSWAthletes (New England) - Head Skills and Strength & Conditioning Coach
- NH Jr Monarchs Bantams and Midgets (Hooksett, NH) - Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Derryfield Boys' Soccer Team (Manchester, NH) - Boys JV Head Coach
- Goffstown High School Ice Hockey Team (Goffstown, NH) - Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Video Coach
- Bow Memorial School (Bow, NH) - Head Coach Boys' Soccer / Head Coach Boys' Track and Field
- Bow High School Summer Soccer Program (Bow, NH) - Skills Coach / Strength and Conditioning Coach (Division 2)
- Merrimack High School (Merrimack, NH) - Head JV Boys' Soccer Coach (Division 1)
- Franklin High School (Franklin, NH) - Head Coach of Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Team
- Champions Combine (New England) - Head Skills and Strength & Conditioning Coach

In my various capacities as a team coach, skills coach, and strength & conditioning coach - the athletes I have worked with were noted for their exceptional improvement and ability to contribute in new and challenging settings. Many of my athletes have gone on to play at the club/academy soccer level, junior and college ice hockey level, etc - winning State and League Championships at their next respective level. As a Track and Field coach, my teams have won the States Championship and finished as the runner-ups twice in New Hampshire. Many of the hockey players I have coached have also been selected for the NH Festivals Team and attended Regionals Camp.

My experience as an athlete was with soccer (attacking mid fielder), ice hockey (center), and track and field (sprinter and relays) at a D1 private catholic high school, Tier III junior team, and a NESCAC member school. In high school, our soccer team and hockey team played for the State Championship. In college, the hockey team made it to the league finals twice. I was voted MVP for my college track team and was consistently noted for my leadership, work ethic, and improvement on my soccer and hockey teams. While in college, I also worked with the coaching staff on video analysis and strength programs.

Once my playing days were over, I stayed involved with soccer as a USSF and high school referee and ice hockey as a Level 3 USA Hockey Official where I've worked over 2,000 games ranging from youth hockey, midgets, juniors, and club college. I have officiated regular season and playoff hockey games in the Eastern Hockey Federation, Elite 9, United States Premier Hockey League, Eastern Hockey League, Mass Premier Development Hockey League, and the NA3EHL.

My sessions are designed to challenging, fast paced, and varied. In order to keep the body constantly guessing, I use different variations of the same exercise so muscle memory can learn the movement so it becomes instinctual while forcing the muscles, twitch fibers, and mind to constantly adapt. This process will yield more results in less time.

My workouts begin with a dynamic warm up to get the blood moving, to loosen the joints, and stretch out your muscles. Once an athlete is beginning to breathe hard, starting to sweat, and ready to go we will move into movements and drills to focus on the objective for the workout whether it be general athletic performance, ball skills, puck handling, starts and stops, sports IQ, etc. Each workout will engage the mind in the execution of the exercise or drill. It will also work on multiple objectives to benefit a common aim and purpose. For example, by utilizing drills that are multi-dimensional, the brain will be forced to manage multiple different stimuli and process all the data points to improve decision making times as well as training muscles/body to react quickly, accurately, and under pressure. In the end, you'll gain techniques you can transfer into sports specific situations. To ensure you are able to respond in game like situations based on muscle memory, we break down the movements into its component parts and utilize repetition until the movements become second nature for you.

Sample Training Session:

- Dynamic Warm Up and Stretching (10 minutes)
- Functional Movements and Resistance Training (15 minutes)
- Stride Technique and Running Mechanics (30 minutes)
- Interval Pacing (15 minutes)
- Stretching and Injury Prevention Exercises (5 minutes)

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Client Reviews

My kids did their first training session with Derrick, he put them through the ringer! He was great at customizing a training program based on specific things we wanted to work on. The kids came away very tired, But came away with more knowledge!

My daughter learned a lot quickly and has a lot more confidence in herself.

My son, Bryan, worked with coach wong in power and strengthen in ice hockey. Coach Wong is well prepared for the training.He is also very observative towards my son's weakness and willing to share all his profession to us. It is a great help to my son to next level. Look forward to work again with coach and highly recommended to other players.

Coach Derrick is awesome! My sons confidence skyrocketed after just one session with him. Great personality, great with kids, and easy to schedule sessions with. We took several sessions with Coach Derrick and will continue to keep in touch with him if we need additional help or to brush up on any skills needed. I would absolutely recommend him for any age player. Thank you Coach Derrick!

I started playing ice hockey as an adult about eight years ago. I play men’s recreational hockey and Derrick is my coach. My goal is to learn more of the skills and techniques that I’ve missed out on, having never played youth hockey. He offered to come to one of my games and observe so that the instruction could be well tailored to me. We followed that up with on-ice instruction. Derrick had a set of drills and exercises that were directed towards improving my game in specific ways according to his observations. He also provided good explanation of why we were doing each drill and how I should use the lesson when I play. I’ve been able to carry the instruction forward into my recreational play and improve already. I’m looking forward to continuing with Derrick.

Derrick is very knowledgeable and professional. He has a very good understanding of the structures and functions of muscles. He uses this knowledge to help his students improve their performance in sports, and also teaches them how to prevent injury by using proper stretching and body mechanics.
In addition, Derrick immediately picked up on some muscular issues that our son was having, which was effecting his ability to run and participate in sports to his fullest potential. He is helping us to develop a plan to strengthen and stabilize his muscles. His approach is very well rounded and we are happy we found him to work with our son!

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Derrick is very observant, and provides helpful analysis of my strengths and weaknesses. He listens to what I want to work on, and tailors the session to develop those skills. He's a great coach.

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At our first session, it was discovered my son is made for distance running and not a sprinter. We know get to see Coach Derrick in action in shaping him to reach his full potential. Thank you Coach Derrick.

We completed a series of 6 sessions of soccer with Coach Derrick. He was responsive in scheduling, and we appreciated that he consistently gave extra time and instruction. One unique advantage was Derrick's connection with current and former players, who he brings to the session to give the opportunity to participate multi-player and one-on-one drills. A positive experience overall.

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Coach Derrick took the time to give my son the individual attention that he was not receiving at school. He also took the time to talk to me and give me valuable insight and information for me so I can do everything I can to help my son. He was patient and extremely informative!

I have come to know Derrick as a coach over the past four years at Bow Memorial School. Derrick is very committed to coaching athletics and serving as an important person in their lives. He has coached our boys’ soccer team as well as our track team during this time. Derrick wants to do a good job coaching and developing young people. Working with young people is something that Derrick believes in and is important to him. Secondly, he is reflective and does not hesitate to reach out when he believes that it would be of benefit to either himself or the team to do so. A good youth sports coach fulfills this need because they care, and because they love to work with children. I do believe that this is why Derrick chooses to coach both at BMS and in the greater Bow community.
This recommendation constitutes my wholehearted endorsement of Derrick Wong. During the time our son was being coached by Derrick, we saw a huge growth in our son's confidence and ability level. It was as if Derrick was able to reach inside him and pull him forward into the best that he could possibly be. While Derrick worked the boys hard, he did it with a sense of humor and an effective directness which made the boys want to excel. They were very loyal to him, and learned a good deal from his quiet leadership. Never one to berate them, Derrick would instead instruct and teach. He seemed very aware of the example he was setting. He seemed very happy coaching kids, and truly interested in their development as athletes and contributing members of society. Both my husband and I would enthusiastically recommend Derrick to anyone looking for a committed, experienced, and skillful coach for young aspiring teenage athletes.
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