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College Acceleration


This class is taught by:

Jason Clement

Vice President
 
Jason has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 12 years, all of them with BlueStreak. Jason graduated from Sacred Heart University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While at Sacred Heart, he competed on the football team and was one of 3 freshmen to travel and play their first year.


Jason is a certified Master Trainer through Athletic Republic and is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Fitness Certified with a focus on helping golfers and other rotational athletes stay healthy while developing power and balance where its needed most. Throughout his time at BlueStreak Jason has work to develop a handful of NFL athletes and countless All-Americans in sports that range from lacrosse, to squash to rugby.


Jason specializes in speed development, explosive training and rotational power for all sports and has an extensive background in football, lacrosse and golf.

Desmond Hinds

Desmond has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 7 years with BlueStreak. He graduated from Pace University with a B.S. in Business Management and an M.S. in Sports Management from Manhattanville College. Desmond was a 3-year starter on the football team at Iona College before finishing his career at Pace University.  Desmond also received invitations to several NFL and CFL tryouts after his collegiate career.


Desmond specializes in speed development, agility, footwork, change of direction, first step quickness, strength training, hand-eye coordination and plyometrics for all sports. He also works with football players on skill development.


Some notable athletes Desmond has trained include Jamie Loeb (Tennis Pro: world ranking 132), Jordan Lucas (Miami Dolphins), John Seter (University of Georgia), the National Chinese Women’s Hockey team, the CT Whale (WNHL), and Jhonny Arteaga (NY Redbulls).

Katie Mazin

Headquarters Facility Director
 
Katie has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 7 years, 6 of them with BlueStreak. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition. While at Sacred Heart Katie competed on the Division 1 Field Hockey team.

 

Katie is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) as well as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200). She trains the body and the mind and believes that if an athlete can learn to control their breath during movements, their potential is unlimited.


Katie specializes in functional strength training, corrective exercises and mobility, and speed development.

Alex Joseph

Alex has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 5 years at BlueStreak. He graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. While at Temple, Alex competed on the football team for 4 years. As one of the captains his senior year, Alex led Temple to their first bowl game in 25 years and 9-3 record. After college, Alex signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers. His NFL career ended in 2012 with the San Francisco 49ers. He also played in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger Cats.

Alex is now the Football Manager at BlueStreak working with local greats such as Vladamir Ducasse (Buffalo Bills), Tyler Matakevich (Pittsburgh Steelers), and Zach Allen (Boston College). He also works with notable athletes in other sports, including Tim Edmonds (Harvard lacrosse), Andrew Hatton (Michigan lacrosse), Olivia Jensen (Cornell lacrosse), Kate Fiore (Bucknell lacrosse), Christine Fiore (Navy lacrosse), Julia Cornacchia (Stanford rowing) and many more.


Alex specializes in sport specific plyometric, speed and strength training, general adult fitness and works with return to sport athletes. He is Level 2 certified through Athletic Republic.  Fun fact: Alex started playing football by an accident as a child, his favorite sport is soccer!

Ali Knott

Ali has been training professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes for the past 9 years, 8 of them with BlueStreak. He graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Ali also is a licensed massage therapist through the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. After college, he competed as an amateur boxer, competing in several events, including the New York Golden Gloves.


Ali also serves as the head Strength and Conditioning coach for Westhill High School for all teams and student-athletes.  He specializes in speed development, strength training, and plyometrics for all sports. He also specializes in general health, fitness, and conditioning for all ages and abilities.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Jason Clement
    at Headquarters
  • Mon Dec 17 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Desmond Hinds
    at At Chelsea Piers
  • Tue Dec 18 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Katie Mazin
    at Headquarters
  • Tue Dec 18 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Alex Joseph
    at At Chelsea Piers
  • Wed Dec 19 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Jason Clement
    at Headquarters
  • Wed Dec 19 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Desmond Hinds
    at At Chelsea Piers
  • Thu Dec 20 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Ali Knott
    at Headquarters
  • Thu Dec 20 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Alex Joseph
    at At Chelsea Piers
  • Fri Dec 21 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Shannon Colligan
    at Headquarters
  • Fri Dec 21 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Alex Joseph
    at At Chelsea Piers
  • Wed Dec 26 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Tre Gause
    at Headquarters
  • Wed Dec 26 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Alex Joseph
    at At Chelsea Piers
  • Thu Dec 27 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Tre Gause
    at Headquarters
  • Thu Dec 27 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Desmond Hinds
    at At Chelsea Piers
  • Fri Dec 28 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Katie Mazin
    at Headquarters
  • Fri Dec 28 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Alex Joseph
    at At Chelsea Piers