Gym Rat Performance Training has helped me take my game to the next level in preparation for professional basketball. The coaches truly understand the game, are masters of player development and will push you to levels you haven't been to. If you are a SERIOUS hooper you need to be training with these guys.
Kason Harrell (Former D1 Basketball Player - Purdue Ft. Wayne)
Current Professional Basketball Player
About a year ago we engaged with Gym Rat Performance Training & Coach Andrew Kurzawski – for training for our daughter’s senior high school basketball season. After an awful junior year my daughter truly was considering giving up this game she loves. The goal was for physical growth as well as basketball intelligence and skills. What we received was so much more. First, the interest Andrew took in my daughter was perfect. So many trainers are only interested in their own program and simply try to shoe horn the athlete into it. Andrew sat down with us and our daughter to discuss her goals and put together a plan of action to accomplish it. After listening to her concerns, and quite honestly complaints, he challenged her to put those away and to not let other people or perceptions define her. She was in control of her own definitions and it was up to her to take it on. This message was continually reinforced. My daughter got it and after that what happened was amazing. Andrew helped rekindle a dying love of the game in her. Out of that came confidence and a drive to become the best she could be. Over the summer she was the leading scorer in her summer league. In the fall she won all tournament awards. In her senior season she helped lead her team to a second-place finish in their section and the school’s first playoff win in years (also the leading scorer in the game). She also set a school record this year for most foul shots made in a game. Did Andrew do this? No, my daughter did, but Andrew helped bring out what was already there and challenged her to overcome the negativity and restore her confidence. Over and above this, Andrew was directly responsible for my daughter having multiple offers to play basketball in college. This has been a lifelong dream of hers. Without him, she would not have been on the radar of most of these coaches. He is a constant cheerleader for her and many other girls in the Pittsburgh area – all of which will be playing college basketball. He is challenging and can be tough, but it is done with a love for the game and the kids. We have engaged with other trainers and while Gym Rat Performance training is a profession for Andrew, he is the only trainer that we worked with who truly took my daughter to the next level and cared about her not just as client.