Skill Stacking for your Athlete’s Improvement

One of the biggest mistakes I see athletes make is trying to jump too far ahead in their skill training. Often times they’ll see a move or workout (from a pro) and want to practice it.

The mistake is that, 90% of the time, they haven’t developed the skills that lead up to that move or workout and they get frustrated when they can’t do it the same way it was seen.

If you missed my LIVE training on a practice I call SKILL STACKING last Thursday. Here is what it is about and how it will help them:

1) Design their practice around where they are at RIGHT now, with their big aspiration in mind.
2) Focus on Fortifying a Weakness that might hold them back, but more than that ELEVATE a STRENGTH that separates them from other players.
3) How to create a streak, Development of a new Habit, so their practice becomes consistent.

In case you missed last week’s training video – The Peak Performance Pyramid you can watch that on the above link.

It was all about how Body Language, Thoughts and their Words effect an athletes performance.

Coach Jeremy

P.S. In case you haven’t heard, we are rolling out a 6 month basketball
training program designed to help with not only their speed, strength,
vertical and skill development but their CONFIDENCE. If you’d like more
information, Email Me to setup a strategy session.

The 3 Languages that Make or Break an Athlete

Do you ever sit on the sidelines and watch your athlete under-perform, because they let their emotions get the best of them?

One bad play/performance leads to another and another and ANOTHER…

It’s typically due to one, or all three, of their languages.

1) Body language – slumped shoulders, throwing their arms up in the air or sitting on the bench un-engaged with the team.

2) Verbal Language – yelling out in frustration, blaming the referees for questionable calls or possibly yelling at teammates, if they have them.

3) Internal Language –  missing one shot or making one mistake, they think to themselves…  “I just don’t have it today” or worst of all “I’m trash. I better not make another one or I’m going to get benched”

Language is the key to confidence and that can absolutely be trained. It takes time and a lot of work, but an athletes improvement here will sky-rocket other areas of their life.

Attitude, Work Ethic, Character, Leadership and more for both sport & life.

If you like this and agree that language is important, you’ll love the LIVE training I’m going to do this Thursday at 12:13pm at this link:

We’ll be discussing strategies to help athletes interrupt these languages but I’ll also share how our 5 step process enables athletes to:

“Get of the sidelines and into the lineup so they can enjoy the game, win more and build confidence to chase their dreams in sport and in life.”

Until then, grade your athletes language – is it a 5 or 6 on a scale of 1-10. How can you help them raise that number and create more joy in their sport?

Coach Jeremy

P.S. If you have an athlete who you KNOW needs help in this area, email me to setup a strategy session about our 6 month Sideline to Starter GamePlan.

Jeremy Gritton
Owner, Gritton’s Training System
(770) 376-6860

The 4 Attributes of an Athlete⭐️

Hard Work or Confidence

Hard work or Confidence, which one is more important for young athletes? This 2 minute video gives parents the knowledge to help their kiddos reach their full potential.

Coach Jeremy


Deconstructed Stuffed Mushrooms


  • 1 pound white mushrooms, cut into quarters or halves
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1⁄4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped (or dried)
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • olive oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice off the bottom of the stems; then, use a moist paper towel to carefully remove any dirt and debris.
  3. Quarter or halve the mushrooms so they are even sized pieces.
  4. Add water in the bottom of a 13 x 9 glass baking dish then place mushrooms in a single layer on top of the water.
  5. In a small bowl combine next six ingredients: almond flour through salt/pepper. Sprinkle mixture evenly on top of the mushrooms.
  6. Top with olive oil then spray the top with cooking spray. Bake uncovered until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.

Have a Team

Nobody does anything truly amazing without teams. That includes getting in shape, losing weight and STAYING healthy and strong.

Having a strong team isn’t just about sports and it’s not reserved for the business world either. I’ve always been a huge believer that you are a product of those people you spend the most time with. But never before have I spent so much time thinking about my own personal team as I did a few weekends ago.

I decided to take my staff on a little retreat. We had a GTS client offer their new home at the beach for an insanely discounted rate and so it was the perfect setup.

I had a full day planned on Saturday, starting with a group workout on the beach. We haul a dozen or so Kettlebells to the beach, setup cones, music and get ready to kick some major butt. I’m telling you… this is what I LIVE FOR! I know I know… some of you are rolling your eyes about working out on vacation instead of waking up with a bloody mary and ending the day with a pina colada (don’t worry, I’ll get to that part of the story in a moment).

Shortly after beginning I totally throw out my back, I’m hoping its not bad but after a few minutes I can tell it’s going to be painful.

L0ng story short, I was officially down for the count and moving around like an 80yr old man. My TEAM, of course, pampered and took care of me including “driving Ms Daisy” 5.5hrs back to Senoia so Brandy could do the same.

As we sat and had pizza together, yes we had pizza and yes I even had a Sam Adams or two. I figured the Sam Adams would ease the pain. During our “cheat meal” we discussed my team… not my GTS team of amazing coaches but my support team in my own fitness journey.

You see, I have a team just like so many of you. The problem is thinking that just because I’m in a good place or that a couple of things have changed for me I don’t need them anymore. I think that most people, myself included, don’t like asking for help and especially when things are going well.

After meeting and using a couple of local chiropractors as well as a deep tissue massage therapist I began feeling much better, so much so that I made an error and STOPPED seeing them.

BIG MISTAKE… it has taken this 4th back injury for me to say, “You know what, its okay to have a team that I see to be PRO-ACTIVE and stay healthy and strong rather than waiting and being RE-ACTIVE”.

So my question, and the point to this long story is this, Who’s on your team? Who do you have that keeps you healthy and strong both mentally and physically? Do you only see them from a RE-ACTIVE position (meaning you’ve gained the weight back or injured yourself or allowed those mental demons to control your thoughts)  or do you stay consist and use Your TEAM in a PRO-ACTIVE way?

This weeks mission, “should you choose to accept it” is to write down three people that are on your health and wellness team. If you don’t have three, find at least one person you can add to your squad. Examples might be;

  1. Got back, neck or structural issues, find a good chiropractor. Struggling with some recurring physical issues, go see a Physical Therapist (I recommend Miranda Henry at Precision Physical Therapy). As she has really helped me over the past 10 or so days.
  2. Need a deep tissue massage. Use my friend Marc Turan.
  3. Looking to lose weight, gain strength and need a supportive atmosphere to feel comfortable while you do it? Contact Kari and find out if GTS is the place for you. We offer more than 25 times each week so I know we have a time that will fit your schedule.

Don’t do what I did and always be RE-ACTIVE, stay one step ahead of the challenges that are sure to come by building your a-team.

This week and always, be STRONG my friends.

Coach Jeremy

P.S. If you are not on the Monday STRONG Emails, Email Kari and she can add you to this list.

P.P.S. Pinched for time, worried about joining a workout facility? Here’s a great Home Workout that you can tailor to your fitness level:

Warm-up with: Elbow Planks (10 seconds on, 3 seconds rest x 6-8 rounds based on your fitness level)

  • 12 Squats
  • 10 Bridges (feet flat on the ground, knees bent and press your hips straight up into the air, squeeze your glutes at the top)
  • 8 Push-ups
  • 6 Sit-ups
  • 4 Mtn Climbers (or Hand Plank, basically the top of a pushup and try to lift one leg at a time, 4 each side)

If you feel good after the Mtn Climbers, start working your way back up the list in reverse order. If you need a few seconds break take it, then start again at the top.

Based on your fitness level, and not over-doing-it if you haven’t worked out in awhile, shoot for 3-4 rounds and then make sure you STRETCH after the workout is over. Then, as always, refuel your body with the right balance of carbs and protein. I recommend Advocare’s Meal Replacement Shakes (perfectly balanced with 220 or so calories, 24 carbs and 24 grams of protein). Live in PTC, come by our studio and you can pick-up 1-2 packets to try them out.