James Laurence is the Founder, President & CEO of Legerity Sports Performance in Covington, WA. In 2013, James left his full-time job to pursue his passion of training athletes. Laurence is a graduate of Western Washington University (WWU), where he played football and basketball. Prior to earning a scholarship at WWU, he played football and ran track & field for the Antelope Valley College Marauders.
With more than 17 years of training experience and a bachelor’s degree focused in exercise science, James has worked with a wide variety of youth, elite high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.
James is a dedicated coach, with vision and passion for each individual he works with. He not only equips them physically, but mentally as well. His commitment to his athletes pushes their performance to the highest level of excellence, on and off the field. His two main slogans are “Compete Or Don’t Eat” and “Grades Get You Paid.”
Personal life mission: "To positively impact souls for the Kingdom of heaven by using my gifts and talents to help people learn the process of working towards their personal excellence."
David Valadez left the daily grind of corporate America behind in 2018 after 25 years, to focus his time helping startup companies achieve success. David's extensive experience in business management and customer service, combined with a lifelong passion for sports, brings a unique skillset to LSP.
He started playing soccer at the age of three (basically mandatory in España); was a multi-sport athlete at Pasco High School; and received a scholarship to play at Whitman College. David has coached soccer for nearly 30 years, at all levels of play, and previously held a USSF "C" coaching license. He still plays competitive soccer in the Greater Seattle Soccer League and coed in Maple Valley.
All three of David and his wife's boys, have trained at LSP during the past six years. After seeing the positive academic, physical, and mental impact Coach J made on their lives, David was inspired to join the LSP team and help take it to the next level.
"You can't put a price on what James is doing for these young athletes...he is not only developing our next generation of leaders, he is helping them become quality human beings. The LSP program is unique and you won't find anything like it."