Thomas NewkirkThomas Newkirk, varsity basketball, softball and football coach at Woodlands High School in Westchester for the past 8 years, has helped hundreds of athletes from many different sports become stronger, faster, leaner and most importantly, mentally tough.  Thomas’ passion for sports is equally matched by his desire to help kids prepare themselves physically in order to excel in whatever game he or she chooses to play. Thomas’ experience of competing at the collegiate level at New Haven University not only gives him a unique perspective about the demands of sports on athletes as they get older, but allows him to identify the areas of physical training that are most effective for player longevity.  Thomas credits his success to his mentor growing up, who only asked that he give back what he learned by helping other young athletes become better people mentally, socially and physically.