Established in 2010 as a youth mobile training unit. Specialized in addressing the needs of aspiring elite youth athletes. Program includes athletic training, skills development, mentoring, and recruiting assistance. Spark Training has partnered with local YMCA's and community centers for close to a decade.
Canann Blackwell '19 Canaan recently has secured a position on the Kiski School National Prep high schools mens basketball team. After fours years at the Kiski School as a senior Canaan has maintained at least a 3.5 GPA while participating in both varsity football and basketball. Not yet committed to a University Canaan plans to explore business and entrepreneurial studies. Mr. Blackwell started his Spark Training journey back in middle school where he began investing in his athletic future at the age of 13. Canaan is the eldest of 3 and is a powerful reflection of his father Minister Freedom Blackwell who passed early in Canaan's high school career.
Ionie Banner '17 Ionie recently signed a letter of intent to attend Chicago University on a Basketball Scholarship. Ms, Banner first started training at the Basketball School with owner/trainer Marcus Robinson when she was 12 years old at the Homewood YMCA. She convinced her dad to sign her up by saving her allowance all summer to cover the full cost of her training. Ionie is 4.0+ student at Penn Hills High School. Ms. Banner is pursuing her Doctorate degree in medicine.
Paris Ford '17 Paris Ford has recently committed to the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship. Mr. Ford who is a duel sport athlete, just this past year focused in his football potential, and has been ranked as high as #3 in the PA. Noted for his super athleticism, and his ability to play both sides of the ball. Paris is more than ready to make an impact at the next, seemingly so his big brother is a certified NFL DB Darrin Walls. Paris currently attends Steel Valley High School where he has lead his team to a 2016 State Championship.