SOURCE: Ladera Sports Center

Ladera Sports Center

May 24, 2016 14:01 ET

Ladera Ranch Strength and Conditioning and Cutting Edge Sports Training Partner to Open Fitness Training Center at Ladera Sports Center

Program Will Provide Elite-Level Sports Training for Orange County Athletes Ages Eight and Older

LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - Ladera Sports Center is pleased to announce that Ladera Ranch Strength and Conditioning (LRSAC) and Cutting Edge Sports Training have partnered to reserve 3,500 square feet and will open an elite sports and fitness training center at the $35 million solar-powered multi-use facility, which is scheduled to open this summer in Ladera Ranch, Calif.

"I am so excited to finally be able to provide an elite-level sports training program for kids right here in Ladera Ranch," said Cutting Edge Sports Training owner Todd Norman, who has been training athletes for more than 20 years. "As a local resident, I have wanted to do this for several years, and now it's finally going to happen."

LRSAC and Cutting Edge Sports Training will offer advanced training for speed, agility, strength, power and conditioning for athletes ages eight and older. The program is open to athletes from all sports, genders and levels and will also offer team training for local clubs and organizations.

"Teaming up with Cutting Edge Sports Training and Todd Norman was a natural fit for us," said LRSAC owner Jeff Ramos. "We wanted to create the best and most comprehensive instruction for youth athletics in Orange County. The knowledge and experience that Todd and his coaches bring are unparalleled in developing athletic performance."

Ladera Sports Center, which is being built on approximately four acres on Terrace Road near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Antonio Parkway in Southern California's Ladera Ranch, is nearly 80 percent complete and will hold a grand opening celebration on August 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several South Orange County clubs -- including Team Nikos Basketball Academy, Ladera Ranch National Junior Basketball, Prime Volleyball Club and the San Clemente Volleyball Club -- have already signed on.

"Ladera Ranch now has a world-class venue for youth sports, adult training and elite-level athletic development," said H. Michael Schwartz, CEO of SmartStop Asset Management, Inc., who designed, financed and is building the facility. "Ladera Sports Center is filling a deep need in our community."

Ladera Sports Center will feature a 60,000-square-foot gymnasium with 48,750 square feet of court spaces -- eight state-of-the-art basketball and volleyball courts -- that have air-conditioning, noise decibel reduction systems, superior wood flooring and ceiling-mounted volleyball nets with ample spectator seats per court.

"We're seeing a lot of traction and interest from people located in Ladera and throughout Orange County who want to be involved with this facility," said Steve Williams, CEO of Ladera Sports Center. "Our goal is to accommodate quality programs to give them a place to call home right here in Ladera and we have done that with Cutting Edge."

About Ladera Sports Center

Founded in 2015, Ladera Sports Center is a multi-sport facility dedicated to providing top-class indoor programs and events. The center enhances experiences by partnering with customers to facilitate sporting events, programs and rentals. The goal of the center is to improve young athletes' and parents' experiences and promote healthy lifestyles for both youth and adults. The state-of-the-art facility offers TV monitors so spectators can view live games from different angles, video recording during games and practices, and live webcasts that stream games across the Internet. Learn more at www.laderasportscenter.com.

About SmartStop Asset Management, LLC

SmartStop Asset Management, LLC is a diversified real estate company with a managed portfolio that currently includes approximately 43,500 self storage units and approximately 4.8 million rentable square feet. The company is the asset manager for 70 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada. SmartStop Asset Management is the sponsor of SST II and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT), a public non-traded REIT focused on opportunistic self storage assets. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. In 2015, key executives at Smartstop Asset Management negotiated the sale of SmartStop Self Storage Inc. (Smartstop), a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed self storage company, owning and/or operating 170 self storage properties in 21 states and Toronto, Canada, to Extra Space Storage Inc., the second-largest storage operator in the United States, in a merger transaction with SmartStop having an enterprise value of $1.4 billion.

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