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Achieving that 1 percent level

Whitney girls basketball dinner fundraiser, Nov. 12
By: Jim Linsdau Placer Herald Sports Editor
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The Rocklin High School Gymnasium was filled with basketballs, music, children working hard, and trainers, Sunday, from 1 Percent Club demonstrating techniques that have helped many athletes achieve what they previously thought impossible. 1 Percent Club was the brainchild of Jeremy Russotti, trainer, biomechanics graduate, and inventor, who has taken training from physical exercise to a science. He has discovered methods, and developed equipment that now has athletes and athletic programs asking him to take them to that 1-percent level. “One percent comes from when I was actually coaching high school basketball,” Russotti said as to the origin of his company, “and I had a couple of students, a couple of kids I’d trained and we had formed this little club, and we believed we trained at the top 1-percent level in the world.” It now appears that perception might become a reality. Just 9 years old, 1 Percent Club now has training centers around Northern California, and is still expanding. Russotti was also named the D League Tryout Director for the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. His training techniques have elevated some of his students to being the best in the country at what they do. Although basketball was the initial sport the training was developed for, they’ve found these techniques now enhance performance in other sports, as well. “Our skill training is actually for all sports,” said 1 Percent Club coordinator and trainer Philippe Doherty. “We do a lot of linear stuff, so our training is functional and we actually use aids so these younger players can use body parts they’ve never used before.” Doherty said they now spend a great deal of their time instructing coaches on their training techniques. They also offer free training seminars to introduce the general public to the efficacy of their techniques. Whitney High School girls basketball coach Andy Carter was on hand to not only study 1 Percent Club’s training system, but to also promote his fundraising Tip-off Dinner and Silent Auction. The dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m., Nov. 12, The Ranch House at Whitney Ranch, 851 Old Ranch House Road, Rocklin. The cost is $30 per person, $40 at the door. E-mail Cogin Yip at coginy@gmail.com, or call coach Carter (661) 202-2043. All proceeds go to support Wildcats girls basketball. The 1 Percent Club is offering training classes for the fall, call (916) 529-2757, or e-mail Doherty, phil@1percentclub.org. The website is 1percentclub.org/training.html. Tip-off Dinner and Silent Auction, with Danielle Viglione The Ranch House at Whitney Ranch 851 Old Ranch House Road, Rocklin Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., Nov. 12 $30 advanced sales, $40 at the door E-mail Cogin Yip at coginy@gmail.com Call coach Andy Carter (661) 202-2043