Jackson Bylsma

Our March Athlete is a Junior linebacker at Sandy Creek High School. Jackson Bylsma has been training with us during his off-seasons for the past three years. His improvements from the past few months are below as well as his comments on what he enjoys about goperformance, the coaching and his plans after graduation next May.

The Numbers:

Vertical

27.5 inches to 29.5 inches 

40 Yard Dash

5.2 seconds to 4.98 seconds 

Broad Jump

7 feet 10 inches to 8 feet 2 inches 

5-10-5

4.19 seconds to a 4.06 seconds

What's are the biggest improvements that you've noticed since training at goperformance? 

I have improved mobility and speed, both laterally and forward. Additionally, Lane and Stuart have educated me on many aspects of how to improve my performance through stretching, diet and strength training. 

What are your goals (performance training related) for the next 3 months? 

A faster 40 yard dash time and vertical leap.     

How has training at goperformance translated to your sport, football?

Increased quickness, balance, and improved strength of secondary muscles. 

What’s on the horizon upon graduation in May 2018?

Upon graduating in May 2018, my goal is obtain a football scholarship to an Ivy League college. 

Anything else you'd like to add about go? 

I enjoy being there every day after school and the camaraderie with Lane and Stuart.

From Coach Lane, 

Jackson is very consistent.  He’s been coming during his off-season for 3 years.  When he first started, Jackson was running a 5.9 in his 40 and he’s come such a long way.  He was around 5 seconds during his 5-10-5 and he’s dropped a second from that time. Three years ago his vertical was about 18 inches and it’s already 29 inches.  

Jackson makes wise decisions on the field and off the field.  He comes to class on time, listens and he gives 100% during training.  He is very focused and coachable.  

He has the potential to run a 4.8 in his 40 yard dash which could really impact his future to be a great linebacker at Sandy Creek and increase his possibilities to get a scholarship. 

(pictured - Jackson with his sister Hayley)

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