Training Facility

The Arizona Hawks will be training this season with Dead Red Crossfit

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At Dead Red CrossFit (The DRC) we strive to provide you with a positive, productive environment because, let’s be honest, coming to the gym should be fun. We are here to try and make this your best gym experience possible. We genuinely care about each individual athlete. In order for us to show you that, we feel it is extremely important to know a little more about you before you start training with us. 

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gympic4Jeff Larish  BLS, CF-L1, USAW
Owner/General Manager/Head of Sports Performance/Coach

trainerJeff is an owner, general manager, head of sports performance, and coach at The DRC. He manages the day-to-day operations, as well as overseeing the DRC sports performance programs. Jeff currently serves as a mental conditioning coach for the SCC volleyball program, as well as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for AZVC’s 13U-18U.

Jeff is a former Major League Baseball player with the Detroit Tigers & Oakland A’s.  He was an All-American at Arizona State University (ASU), where he became 1 of 3 players in College World Series history to hit 3 homeruns in a game and was later voted 1 of the top 30 players in ASU history. While at ASU, Jeff was a Member of Team USA Baseball. He was also All-State and All-Region at McClintock High School (Tempe, AZ). Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from ASU. He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Judge, certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Jeff was introduced to the CrossFit methodology in 2006 and began to incorporate the methodology into his sport performance training. He has first hand experience of the productive effects that this style of training can have at an elite sport performance level.

“I hope to positively impact our athletes by showing them how to get to an elite level, not only physically, but mentally as well.”