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Sac United, Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness, and KIME Performance Partnership

By Admin, 05/21/21, 1:00PM PDT


Sacramento United Families and Interested Players,

Our coaching staff is thrilled to announce the new partnership between Sac United, Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness, and KIME Performance. 

The Sac United technical staff developed the concept of a new program to provide a complete solution for our players' performance and sport medicine needs.  As a result of discussions with Urijah, Russ Dunning (KIME), and our new staff Performance Director Jonathan Sanburg, Sac United will be able to provide this unique program as part of our upcoming 2021/22 season. 

Our ability to provide age and stage specific athletic development to our players is monumental in maximizing their potential as well as preventing injuries. One of the highlights of the program will be on-field (at Granite) strength and conditioning sessions led by certified trainers. Sac United is proud to not only partner with a top class strength and conditioning organization, but to be able to work together to develop a cohesive, comprehensive, and unique training methodology that aligns with the Club philosophy.

Stay tuned for more details regarding this exciting program!

"Having been a high-level athlete at both the collegiate (UC Davis wrestling) and professional (UFC) level I understand how important youth development is on the total journey of an athlete. Teaming with Gavin, who has experienced a similar journey in the soccer world (Bradley University, MLS), will be a perfect blend. Team Alpha MMA has been one of the best teams in the world of Mixed Martial Arts for over a decade and a half. Without great mentorship, total attention to all aspects of the game, and an amazing culture, success at the highest level would not be possible. The new partnership with Sac United soccer club and KIME PT is huge for our community at Ultimate Fitness. We love seeing like-minded goals and visions of the future come together. Our world class facility and the staff can’t wait to be part of the Sac United and extended family‘s continued journey into high-performance youth Development." 

--Urijah Faber

"Sacramento United is thrilled to have the ability to work in a world class performance environment alongside Urijah and Team Alpha MMA, whose present and past are second to none, yet also share a similar culture, humility, ambition, and passion for the Greater Sacramento community. We know that this partnership not only greatly enhances the holistic development of our players, it fills an often overlooked dynamic of youth soccer in this country.

Combining this program with our new player passport software (XPS) we will give every player in the Club the skills and guidance they need to work part of this program at home; including video workouts in addition to the multi-weekly in person training this partnership will provide. This is another major step forward for Sac United's continued commitment to providing a top class performance environment for our community and players."

-- Gavin Glinton

Ultimate Fitness and KIME

The alliance of KIME, a sports medical company, and Ultimate Fitness, a sports performance company, has been forged for several years now in managing the Urijah’s professional UFC fight team. This alliance will provide the same level of elite care for Sac United players.

Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness is a fitness company that dedicates itself to the performance development and fitness upgrade to all clients and athletes housed at their newly upgraded and expansive training facility. Ultimate Fitness is committed to be the training facility chosen by those who want the very best in performance training and fitness testing / equipment. As the choice training location for world renowned Team Alpha Male led by UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, UF stands for excellence and performance in every aspect of the athlete's life.

KIME Performance is a sports medical company that aims to improve lives through movement, inspire hope and impact the health and well-being of every client by providing the best care through integrated clinical practice, performance enhancement, education and research. KIME dedicates their mission to leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of sports medicine. Our medical network has a vast experience in sports medicine injuries and decreasing injury risk through proper and safe performance training.