At Santa Clarita Sports Performance, we believe that it takes hard work & commitment to achieve excellence. Our mission is to train our athletes to develop the skills and mindset that is required to reach the highest level in any sport. All things are possible to those who believe!
Who we are:
Santa Clarita Sports Performance was established in January of 2017 by former NFL Pro, Cletis Gordon Jr., who is also the company's Performance Director. Cletis has been training athletes for over 15 years, with an unconventional training approach that has helped his athletes to achieve rapid results and tremendous success. Cletis retired from the world of Professional Football in 2013 after playing 5 seasons in the NFL; 3 with the San Diego Chargers, 1 with the Dallas Cowboys and his last with the Carolina Panthers. He was previously the Head Trainer at Velocity Sports Performance in Santa Clarita, and decided to develop his own training facility, when Velocity closed their doors in 2016. Cletis has graciously donated several years of his time to training and mentoring young athletes, who desire to play at the next level. He has a strong passion for helping young athletes achieve their goals, by helping them learn to be their best, mentally, physically & spiritually. Cletis is also the Assistant Head Football Coach at Trinity Classical Academy in Valencia, CA, where he aims to help build elite athletes and strong men, both on and off the field. SCSP's unique Training Philosophy has been developed through Cletis' research, experience and application, over the past 13 years, and continues to produce promising results on a daily basis.
Cletis & Avnit Gordon
Santa Clarita Sports Performance is owned and operated by Cletis and his wife Avnit. While Cletis, as noted above, directs the training program and works with SCSP athletes, Avnit manages the business side and caters to the clients and SCSP families. Avnit also teaches High School Theatre at Trinity Classical Academy. Cletis and Avnit are parents to their 8 year old daughter who dreams of becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist some day! She is growing up under the SCSP training philosophy and her skill level is a true testimony to the great benefits of training at SCSP! The Gordon Family was also blessed with a new addition to their family in August of 2019. Together the Gordon Family has created a positive family-oriented environment where athletes and all individuals can flourish. They have assembled a strong team of expert trainers and coaches who are trained to produce results, both on and off the field. "We don't just teach our athletes to be the best athletes, but also to be the best people that they can be." SCSP Trainers work with athletes in every sport and at every level, with the goal of progressing each athlete to the next level, and ultimately opening the door to playing at the highest level of the sport. SCSP offers private training, semi-private training, team training, youth classes, & adult classes. Click here to contact us, and learn how you can benefit from becoming a part of the SCSP Family!
Performance Specialist/Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Michael Davis Jr. MS, CSCS, PES
Mike grew up in Lancaster, CA and attended Antelope Valley High School. There he played Quarterback and Safety for the Antelopes and was a 3-year starter before graduating in 2009. After high school, Mike played DB for one year at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was a part of the 2009 Nevada Wolf Pack and attended the 2009 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Davis then transferred after the 2009-2010 season to Western New Mexico University where he played Safety for the Mustangs for 3 seasons and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology along with a minor in Coaching. After a brief break from educational coursework, Mike went back to school and graduated in 2017 with his Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, with a focus in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. He holds certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and as a Certified Speed Specialist through the National Association of Speed and Explosion. Mike has been training since 2013 and has worked with multiple populations ranging from the youth, high school athletes, collegiate athletes, professional athletes, adults, and the elderly population. His primary focus is on improving the quality of life for everyone he works with and helping them become the best versions of themselves. Whether it be through improving physical performance attributes to become a better athlete, or just by boosting self-esteem and self-perception, so one can be comfortable in their own skin. In 2017, Mike was an assistant football coach at Canyon High School, where he coached the Defensive Backs and led the Strength and Conditioning program for a Cowboy football team that went 6-4 and lost in the second round of the playoffs. In 2018, Mike coached at Los Angeles Valley College where he led the Strength and Conditioning program and coached the Defensive Backs for the Monarchs, which went 7-3 overall and ranked inside the top 5 in overall defense in the state of California. “Performance Enhancement/Strength and Conditioning is my passion and I hope to be apart of this business for many years to come. I firmly believe that I have been placed on this Earth to not only help individuals improve physically and mentally, but to also have a tremendous impact on their lives that will never be forgotten.” --Mike Davis
Yoga Instructor/Recovery/Flexibility Coach
Lexie Jones is a Group Fitness Instructor and 200hrE-RYT. She is also trained 100 hr Holy Yoga Christian based yoga and in Rollology a foam roller based class format. Her hobbies include running and sports as she is the mother of a son who plays both baseball and football. Lexie has been teaching fitness classes for over 13 years. She is also a veteran of the US army reserves, serving for 8 years as a Military Police Officer. It was Lexie’s time in the Army that helped grow her love of fitness and helping people. She attended College of the Canyons, where she studied athletic training and anatomy. She received an Associate’s Degree in Kinesiology and studied Sports Psychology through National University. She is a certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor. Lexie has taught Cycle, Les Mills Body Pump, and Beachbody programs such as INSANITY and PiYo. Through her personal experience and growth, Lexie has learned that there are many benefits of Yoga, that help produce positive changes in the body and help build overall strength. She believes that the flexibility she attained through Yoga, helps her body to recover faster after long runs and hard workouts. Lexie desires to help people with more than just their physical health. She wants to reach out to her clients in a more mindful and impactful way, to share all that she has learned through gaining balance & flexibility, and that is the reason she became a Yoga Instructor. She considers it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of her life; being able to help her students grow within their own practice, feel stronger and become overall healthier. Lexie currently holds certifications from Yoga Alliance, AFAA, Holy Yoga Global, Rollology as well as Schwinn Cycle and Barre Above. Lexie currently teaches SCSP’s Flexibility and Recovery Classes!
Performance Specialist/Speed Coach
(Bio to be added soon)