Sports Performance Training
Improve overall speed, strength and agility with SPORTS PERFORMANCE TRAINING at the Greater Wichita YMCA.
Our experienced staff members are ready to work with you to provide comprehensive assessments, goal setting and customized plans. This new program takes a comprehensive approach to sports performance.
Membership not required to participate. Start winning today.
Sports Skills Coaching
The YMCA has seasoned sports veterans in a variety of sports who can offer customized SPORTS SKILLS COACHING options for athletes who want to take their game to the next level.
Grant is a NASM certified personal trainer, USAW L-1 Coach, and CrossFit L-1 Trainer.
Grant was born and raised in the Wichita area and graduated from Clearwater High. He has 4 years of collegiate baseball experience - playing two years at Hutchinson Community College and two years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His hobbies include hiking, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, skiing, and reading. "Coaching gives me the ability to pass on valuable information learned throughout my athletic and professional career".
Toby Baxter, Director of Basketball
Toby is a native of Wichita, KS, and graduated from and played basketball at Friends University. After graduation, Toby complete a Sports Management Internship where he was involved with the sports programs at the Farha Centers and South YMCA Branch. After completion, he was hired on at the South YMCA as the Sports Coordinator in 2017. He then accepted the East YMCA Sports Director job in early 2018. In November 2018, Toby began serving as the Basketball Director for the Farha Sport Centers.
Jack Tomlinson, Personal Trainer/Sports Performance Coach/Group Exercise Instructor
Jack is a former Division 1 college athlete from Ball State University. He currently plays Pro Arena Football for the Wichita Force.
JaMarques is a native of Houston, Texas and graduated from and played Football at Tabor College. After graduation, he went on to play Pro Arena Football for the Wichita Force and Salina Liberty. His love for football started at a very young age, and the dream to reach the highest levels of the game had always been a goal of his.
“I have a strong passion for the game of football, but I also have a passion for helping others reach their full potential. My job as a Coach is to not only to train for on field performance, but also off the field. My goal is to give athletes the resources to be able to excel on the field, in the classroom, and in life. To give them the tools to go to college, and be positive influences in the community.”
Noe has a Bachelors in Exercise Science from WSU. He applied to the YMCA prior to beginning his bachelors degree and was hired as an FFA during the course of his degree program. He attained the ACE YMCA Personal Trainer certification and has been training with the Y for 3 years. His Sports Performance specialties are soccer and football, having coached two years of youth boys soccer at the Y and having played football in high school all four years. With Sports Performance training, Noe will work to improve speed, agility, balance, and strength through sports specific drills and weight training. Noe's other specialties include HIIT training and Beginners Fitness.
Will Williams is originally from a small village in upstate New York in the foothills of Adirondack Mountains. He grew up playing tennis and alpine skiing and his passion quickly turned to teaching and coaching. This experience brought him to all levels of coaching including working with children and adults with special needs. Will has been living in Wichita for the past 20 years. He started playing pickleball five years ago and became a certified instructor in the October of 2020. He is excited to offer private and small group pickleball lessons for all levels of play. “My focus in teaching and coaching has always been to help people enjoy the sport as much as I do. I am excited to help introduce the sport to beginners as well as to help enhance skills and abilities at all levels.”
Member of PSIA, USTA and Certified pickleball instructor through IPTPA.
Jayne is a Former DI athlete. She is currently a volleyball and track coach. She specializes in volleyball skills training, including hitting, serve and serve receiving, defense, and setting.