I have had the honor and privilege of working with so many athletes over my career and the biggest reward for me has always been a "thank you." Here are just some that have kept me passionate about what I do.......
"Having worked with you for six years I can honestly say that your program has been most beneficial to me throughout my high school and now college football career at ECU. Whether training for a Combine or getting me in top physical shape for the season, I was always prepared for any obstacle or goal. I plan on working with you now and in the future to reap the additional benefits of your guidance. I will continue to recommend you to anyone who wants to become the best athlete they can be and to perform at the highest level possible. Thanks Reed for all you have done for me throughout my career." James C (Linebacker, East Carolina University)
"I would not be playing here at Tech if it wasn't for you. You have been one of the most influential mentors in my life. Thank you." Kenny Y (Fullback, Virginia Tech University)
"Again, thank you so very much for coming to support Taryn on College Signing Day and as always. She will be so lucky if any of her Western Kentucky University coaches are half as wonderful as you." Lisa O
"Thanks for taking an interest in Paul. We appreciate your enthusiam and the way you encourage him to do his best. I am sure the impact you are having on his life will never be forgotten." Larry & Trish N (son plays baseball for Virginia Commonwealth University)
"I just wanted to take the time to let you know how much you have meant to me in my development not only as an athlete, but most importantly as a person. You will always be one of my absolute favorite people / coach and I will never forget you. You have instilled in me a great work ethic and how to set and achieve goals. Most importantly you taught me that you could work hard and have fun. We certainly worked hard, but we had lots of fun. I don't know who worked harder; me doing the drills or you teaching me. Guess it had to be you. Thanks for everything coach." Matt K (former Godwin High School football player & wrestler)
"Thanks for giving me a great start." Patrick E. (Offensive Lineman, San Francisco 49ers)
"I know I haven't kept in touch these past couple of months and I didn't mean for that to happen. I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me when you did. Your support made such a difference in my confidence and I think helped me to realize what I really want. You are such a wonderful person and coach and without you it would have been a much harder year for me. Thanks again and if you would still like a picture of me in my Duke uniform I will be glad to send you one. Thank you and take care." Amanda P (Duke University Track & Cross Country)
"Thank you for all the attention to Christine's recovery and for taking the time to build her confidence, and foster her hope and desire to get back into athletic competition. We appreciate your efforts You're the best!!!" Dr. Bob & Dr. Felice A.
"I'd like to thank you for everything you have done for me over the past four years. I tell people you are like my second Dad. I owe alot to you in terms of my desire as an athlete and a person. I hope you can make it down to a few games this spring and I look forward to working with you again soon. Thanks again." Daniel D (Hampden Sydney Lacrosse & Football)
"Just wanted to share with you that Alex was recently named top female athlete at her school and one of the most frequently mentioned attributes was her speed. We had several people from the opposing teams comment about her speed this season - and we thank you so much for contribution to that. She will be leaving soon to continue her lacrosse career at Virginia Tech and we are not sure about her training plans with you in the future, but in the meantime thank you for your help in making Alex so much speedier! Good job!" Lou B (Physical Therapist)
"I am about to leave for Greece but I wanted to make sure I wrote this letter before I left. I simply want to tell you how great it has been to work with you over the past three years. It has really been an adventure. From top to bottom and back up again, it has been a perfect fit working with you. I also wanted to let you know how much this friendship we have means to me. Your advice and suggestions have helped me to mature during the past few years.You are much more than just a speed coach to me. You have defintely been an anchor in my life along with my family and close firends. Thanks for all the times you have listened to me whine and complain about little things. I thought it important to let you know you are more than a coach to me; you are a great friend and great teacher. I will always cherish my many great memories of my time working with you. In conclusion I just want to tell you how much you mean to me and furthermore how great a person you are. Thanks for all your time and committemnt Coach K. I will see you soon." Roger B (Defender, William & Mary Soccer)
"You have always been our #1 guy when it comes to increasing running speed. There have been lots of kids who end up downstairs at ACTS due to the fact that they want overall conditioning and weightlifting, but you are still the man when it comes to running." Ron M. (Owner, Richmond Baseball Academy South)
"First let me say that I appreciate your time with my three kids. Though reluctant to attend the sessions at first each of them really enjoyed working with you. Here is an update on the kids progress since training with you: Jared became the 4th fastest lineman on his college football team; Evan is the fastest sprinter and best long distance runner on the VCU soccer team; and Molly also improved in speed and quickness and has become a scoring machine for her high schools varsity field hockey team. Thanks for your good work." Michael S.
"Thanks for all you have done for Sara. Your guidance has helped her improve greatly, and she REALLY enjoys working with you as well! I know we will be trying to get on your calendar again next spring. Whenever I meet other parents with kids and we start talking about sports training, I always bring your name up. Several of them have come to you and every one of them have commented on how valuable your training was for their child. Just to let you know: I definitely agree with your philosophy/approach (personally tailoring the approach to the individual) which is one the things I REALLY like about what you do with your Company. I think you provide tremendous value BECAUSE of the approach you have chosen to take. You are the best! Patty and I feel so fortunate to have met you and to have you (and others as well) working with Sara. That is the primary reason we are so happy she likes sports - it's coaches like you who help her develop into a good young person." Wayne P (daughter plays for the Kickers Elite & Super Y soccer teams).
"You're The Best." Bruce S. (Head Baseball Coach Steward School)
"I really appreciate your taking such an interest in our boys. Our son really looks up to you, and for good reason. Thanks for everything and we will see you after soccer season, if not before." Will S. (Attorney at Law).
"Thanks Reed. John is very pleased with all you are doing for him." Best Regards, Betsy M.
"Thanks Reed. Porter is lucky to have you in his corner." Mollie R.
"Thought you'd be interested to know that Brett was selected as a Pre Season Football Honorable Mention All-American. Not bad for someone going into their junior year. Thanks for all you are doing to help him continue to better his performance." Dave D.
"Reed - thanks for all you did helping Kyle have a successful baseball season." Madeline W.
Hi Reed! Charlie and I just wanted to thank you for helping Conner train for football. It was really part of his life the last few years and I miss having him here and sending him off to either you or Bob Blanton almost every day of the week. It was also nice that he got to know Matt so well and now they have a good competitive relationship going for the the next four years and will probably be friends for a long time. Anyway, thanks for everything and I am sure you will be seeing him on his breaks! Nancy D.
"I really appreciate everything you have helped me with. I can't wait to meet back up again and work together during the off-season." C Davis (Offensive Tackle, University of Virginia)
"Thanks Reed!! I am really looking foreward to these next few weeks because i'm going to the Allstar game thursday night and straight after that i am going to New York to play in the National Tournament all weekend!! I owe it all to you Reed! Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication! I wouldn't be anywhere near as good as i am today without your help!! Thank you so much,," Samantha P. (CNU Lacrosse)
"Reed thanks for everything you have helped me with. I am truely a better player because of all the training we did together. I cant wait to get back together for work in the off-season." Matt A. (Offensive Guard, Virginia Tech University)
"Thank you so much for teaching Tom. We have all learned a lot. Sorry we can't continue for now as school starts, but hope to again in the future. Will pass your good name along. Thanks again," The Shepherds
"Thank you for all your hard work with our son. It is so nice to know that their are good mentors for children. I am sure that we will see your again. Thanks again," M & R Williams
"Reed. Good to hear from you. I'm really enjoying coaching up here at Princeton and we're off to a decent start in our conference. Wouldn't be in the position I am today if you hadn't turned me from Mucky into a serviceable runner. Thanks again as always." Hank C. (Assistant Baseball Coach Princeton University)
"Hey Reed, Thank you for all you have done with Harrison. He has improved so much and and thoroughly enjoyed working with you. I hope he will get an opportunity to come back. He will look forward to working on the cross country program you have prepared for him. Thank you for everything." Elise V
"I am currently at VMI playing baseball for them. Thank you for putting up with my lack of knowledge and opening up my mind to the world of running. I want to thank you for everything." Tim P. (Baseball, Virginia Military Institute)
"Thanks for getting in touch and wishing me well. I'll definitely keep you updated. Thanks for all you helped me achieve." M. Hudgins (Baseball, Notre Dame University)
"Just FYI - the written evaluations from the Baseball Clearing House Indoor Showcase are up. The evaluation does point to Brian's speed.... Thanks to God and to you." K Goodwyn
"Thanks again for all you do for Forrest. Martha and I have always thought you are his best instructor (and believe me, he has a lot of instructors...)" S Smith
"Thank you so much coach, I would not he here if it weren't for you and all you did for me." Peyton G (William & Mary Football)
"I don't know if you were aware, but we won the ODAC Championship this year, upset CNU (#2 in the nation at the time) in the NCAA playoffs in the first round and ended up making it all the way to the sweet 16. In that stretch of games I played some of the best soccer of my career as well, just the cherry on top I would say. Yet another testimate to all the hard work with you over the years. Could not have done it without you. I look forward to giving you more details about the season and working with you this summer. Thanks again for everything," Sam M (Randolph College)
"I would not be able to play at the level I do today if I had not worked with Reed. He knows how to take raw talent and get the most speed he possibly can out of you. He is truly a professional at what he does and is the best coach for speed and running you will find anywhere. He knows his craft very well. I have improved all of my tests (40, shuttle, broad, ect.) greatly under his direction. I am now a more explosive runner. Reed is also a great person and has taught me many life lessons. Anyone who passes up an opportunity to work with him is missing out on being the best they can be." Charles M (Wide Receiver, Virginia Tech University)
"Just wantd to thank you for the work you did with Joel over the summer. He feels more confident and felt like he had some good sessions. Actually, I think he is in the best shape of his life and has incorporated healthy nutrition and bettereating into his regimen. Hope all is well and again thank you." George E. (School Principal) - son plays LB at Denision University)
"Long time no talk! I was just looking through your Hall of Fame photos and was hoping I could join your select few. I sure know your coaching and techniques helped me land a spot starting and playing for Lynchburg College in the 2010 Division III NCAA National Soccer Tournament Final which I will forever be grateful for. I am now currently the Head Soccer Coach for Steward Middle School. I am trying to sharing my experiences and advice that I have learned from you and my other coaches over the years with youth soccer. Again I hope you are doing well and I hope to run into you soon". JClark (Head Soccer Coach Strewrd Middle School)
"Thank you for everything you have done for me. I wouldn't be where I am without your help. I can't thank you enough!" Conner W-R (LB, commited to the University of Virginia).
"Thanks Reed. I hope all is going well with you and many thanks for everything you did for me along the way." R. White (former linebacker at VMI).
"Coach Kagan; alot of Austin's success is owed to you. Thank you for your hard work with Austin over the last year. His get off now is incredible! I will continue to recommend you to everyone I come across and look forward to seeing what you have instore for Austin this off season." Rich H (strength coach / son committed to the the United States Naval academy).
"My son Connor worked with Reed Kagan for the last three years.When my son was not playing a sport he worked with Reed every week. Connor's times increased significantly in each football combine event over those three years. Each year his speed of play increased significantly. He can jump higher, jump further and run much faster. Without Reed my son would not have received a scholarship to UVA to play football. Reed is no free lunch. You must work hard and do your "homework". Reed turned out to be one of the best investments in my son's life." Mike R
"Thanks for everything you did to help me!! Keith R (Longwood University Baseball)
"Reed is an awesome person! He has the best interests of his students at heart and works very hard to make them successful. He also gives lessons about life and coaches them in all situations." George G (son pitches for the The United States Miliatry Academy at West Point) "
"Thanks for all your help Coach! Couldn't do it without you." John F (college football recruit).
Joel had a fantastic career ending game on Sarturday against Kenyon. Most importantly, they won 42-7. Joel made 11 tackles, had a sack, and forced a fumble. Thanks for all you have done to help Joel along he way. We are most appreciative. Joel will be contacting you soon to talk about graduate school." George E. (Private School Headmaster).
"Thank you Reed. You and Kenny have helped him so much. He is a quick big man. Powerful combination." Doug P
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