California Strength specializes in training athletes from junior high school age to professional athletes in strength-oriented sports. At the gym we train local (San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek), national, and international athletes, and many times assist in developing a young athletes “game plan” for approaching colleges.
Seminars and courses are also taught on a variety of topics related to athlete training, football, track and field, and nutrition. These courses are open to the public with registration required. For more information peruse the pages below and contact us if you have further questions.
Research shows that ages 7 to 11 are critical years in a child's life for motor skill development. California Strength utilizes the most current research, combined with a fun and friendly environment to build a foundation of athletic performance for our young athletes.
We take every athlete through our proprietary athletic screening process designed to assess strengths and weaknesses and group the athlete accordingly. After completing the initial evaluation, we place the athlete in a California Strength Group with young athletes of similar ages and abilities.
Our Performance Strength & Conditioning is designed for dedicated athletes who aspire to create separation from the competition. Athletes are selected for this program by the California Strength staff at the initial evaluation. Veteran California Strength athletes may also advance into the program after graduation from our Youth Strength & Conditioning program. The selection process is based not only on physical attributes, such as speed and strength, but also on quality of character.
Owner and Manager, CSCS
David Spitz is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA and a Senior Coach with USA Weightlifting. He is the Owner, Founder and Head Coach of California Strength.
In 2006 David started California Strength. Today California Strength is home to one of the most successful and popular Olympic Weightlifting Teams in the Country, producing several of the top competitors in the sport in the last 5 years. Consistently one of the best teams in the country, California Strength boasts numerous Junior and Senior National Champions, Junior and Senior USA Team members as well as American record holders.
Ross realized that he needed to make a major investment in his strength, flexibility and agility in order to get recruited to play at the collegiate level. He was blessed with natural size and strength but he wanted to improve beyond his own high school’s strength program.
We were also looking for advice and counsel regarding the general college football recruiting process. We were referred to California Strength by the strength coach at University of California, Berkeley.
Ross improved his strength and agility quite a bit. These have been demonstrated during combines and evaluations at colleges this past summer where he attracted interest from several college coaches. He was also invited to compete in two elite national combines. In addition, he has an enthusiastic work-ethic about both athletic training and academics.
I recommend Cal Strength highly to any parent whose child is serious about athletics at the collegiate level. There is a large investment of time and effort required and you should think carefully about the dedication required from your son or daughter. Our own experience has been very positive and a lot of fun.
Dave Spitz has been a great coach. He has also provided excellent perspective and guidance about college football recruiting.
- Mike and Kathy Dolbec
Ross Dolbec, Miramonte High School, Football· Just accepted to University of Washington as a recruited walk on!