Meet Jackie Sasko
Owner, Instructor, Coach, Mentor and Friend
One of Hamilton Townships own, Jackie Sasko, grew up playing softball in Mercer County. She is a proud alumni from Steinert High School where she lead her team to the school's first State Championship in 2004. Sasko's softball career and love of the game all started at Hamilton Little Lads. She later joined the Hamilton Girls Softball Association where she continued her love for the game.
Today she continues her passion of softball but has adopted a new love for leading, coaching and mentoring the awesome staff at TeamGTP. She strives to provide a safe, competitive, and positive learning environment for all instructors, athletes, coaches, parents and staff at Team85 and GTP.
"do it with passion or don't do it at all"
Jackie Sasko originated GTP Softball Academy in 2009 but it was the years before the start of GTP where it all began. Jackie played at Steinert High School and as a freshman she was able to play under Jean Ruppert. This is where the dynamic duo's connection began which has ultimately lead to the development of GTP Softball Academy. Jean, also known as "Rupp," coached Jackie through the end of her freshman year. After Sasko graduated from high school she attended college to only learn that softball and teaching was her passion. During Jackie's sophomore year in college she was approached by Rupp to help coach a travel team in the area, which solidified her love for coaching. It was from that day on the two have worked side-by-side teaching the game.
It is with the continued support from Rupp that has allowed Jackie to run with her dream to build a home for young student athletes to learn and train. Together they have built a strong softball program within the doors of Game Time Performance. They have been joined with other instructors from the area that have made their program that much more unique. The TEAM has created a method of madness of training - Crazy World Of Jackie & Rupp's Word. This dynamic duo, Coach Sasko and Coach Ruppert, is one that cannot be duplicated. Together they are dedicated to the game of softball- no obstacle is impossible.
The original Game Time Performance was located on Route 33 in the middle of Hamilton Square, New Jersey. Sasko was asked to partner with GTP and became part of the ownership in 2012. The facility consisted of 4 batting tunnels, 2 turf areas, a weight room and 3 office areas. They shared space with Gallagher Baseball and the Performance Training Staff at Game Time Performance. The Staff at GTP had out grown the facility in 2014, which lead them to move to a bigger facility across town.
In the summer of 2014, GTP Training Academy moved to a new facility located on Route 130. The facility had 10 hitting tunnels, a turf infield, a weight room, and many office areas. GTP expanded the softball staff to more instructors and welcomed the Cheetah Softball Program and eventually Bownet Baseball.
2016 was a big year for GTP, as we switched majority of the ownership to Jackie Sasko and David Dominici. Together they worked to build a better environment for the athletes, staff and families. We wanted GTP to be a one stop shop for the athletes and families GTP welcomed a performance training staff, physical therapist and added a sports shop to the facility. It was with great sadness and devastation that their adventure came to a halt and GTP Training Academy closed the doors. They relocated the baseball and softball services to Team85 Fitness and Wellness.
Game Time Performance is no longer in operation. Jackie Sasko is the proud owner of Team GTP which operated out of the Team85 Fieldhouse prior to Covid-19. Currently GTP is utilizing space out of local little leagues. We offer baseball and softball instruction to athletes ranging from 7 years old to college. We are passionate, dedicated and love what we do.
Team85 Fitness and Wellness is your one stop shop!
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