Victory Sports Performance Staff

placeholder imageJohnny Griffith

Director, Victory Sports Performance

Coach Johnny Griffiths has taken over the Victory Sports Performance program. Johnny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton, with an education background in strength and conditioning and various therapy methods. 

While playing high school football Johnny discovered a love for weight training, and spent a good amount of his athletic career battling numerous injuries.  He credits his time spent injured with his initial interest in the fields of therapy and injury prevention and performance training.

Johnny is certified as a Level I Sports Performance Coach through Athletic Republic, where he worked with athletes and teams ranging from under 10 years of age through college, participating in a myriad of sports, and as Strong Board Balance Personal Trainer.  He holds experience in speed and agility training (running mechanics, footwork, explosiveness, etc.), as well as a wide variety of mobility and strength and conditioning methodologies and programming.  Other activities he has participated/trained in include football, baseball, mixed martial arts, Olympic weightlifting, and rowing.

As a coach, Johnny’s philosophy blends both physical and mental aspects, emphasizing a strong connection between the body and mind in training to optimize on-field results.

 

DSCN0609 (2)Mitchel Marmelstein, CSCS

Director, Victory Sports Performance

Victory Sports Performance Program Director Mitch Marmelstein is on leave through the early summer. He is playing professional basketball for Basquet Athletico Club San Martin in Mendoza, Argentina.

Mitch brings a solid base of experience as a sports performance coach and program director to his role with The Victory Way.

Mitch manages Victory Sports Performance (VSP) which provides advanced performance training for middle school, high school, and elite boys and girls for all sports, all ages 8 and up, in all skill levels. He provides a vibrant and dynamic environment in which athletes can reach their goals and develop their full potential mentally and athletically.

 “The goal here is simple: EXPLOSIVENESS! The training we do at Victory Sports Performance will give our athletes an edge on the competition as they seek to play and perform at the highest level of which they are capable.” 

Mitch attended Grove City College in Pennsylvania, earning a B.S. in Exercise Science. He was a four-year starter for the men’s basketball team, and designed, developed and implemented the strength and conditioning program for the program. Mitch was a two-time captain and led the Wolverines in scoring, rebounding, assists and minutes played for three seasons. He was an All-PAC selection for three seasons and finished his career as the fourth all-time leading scorer in Grove City basketball history with 1,383 points. 

Prior to joining Victory, Mitch served as a strength and conditioning intern at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School,  coached  in the middle school basketball program, and acted as the JV basketball head coach for the Tartans. Mitch has also worked for two of the most prestigious sports performance franchises in the nation, STACK Velocity and Redline Athletics.

VSP is housed at the Victory Athletic Center in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – the premier outdoor sports facility of its kind in Orange County where professional coaches offer athletes of all ages in a variety of sports a competitive edge.