Hear from top coaches, trainers and sports business owners on what they love about working with athletes, what they've learned from years of experience and how they're taking advantage of current sports industry trends.
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Upper Hand EP 50 feat. IU Strength Coach Tom Morris: Make Today Better Than Yesterday
Tom Morris, a fitness junkie, is the Director of Athletic Performance at Indiana University, where he develops strength and conditioning programs for IU’s 24 men’s and women’s teams. However, in May of 2012, Tom broke his neck in a mountain biking accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. We dive into Tom's story, his road to recovery, and how to make today better than yesterday.
Upper Hand Sports EP 49: Just 4 Keepers
Today's podcast guest is Ray Newland from Just 4 Keepers. After a 10 year professional career in England and Scotland, Ray started his goalkeeping training company. Ray's program provides aspiring coaches with the resources and connections necessary in independent goalkeeping training. His program has taught 50,000 keepers across 30 countries. Ray’s company has proudly groomed 1000 keepers to reach professional teams. Ray has also released a series of books focused on translating a sports mentality to daily life.
Upper Hand Sports EP 48: Ganon Baker Basketball
Today’s podcast guest is Ganon Baker, the owner, operator, and skills development coach at Ganon Baker Basketball. For the past two decades, Ganon has grown his company to include personal skills training, coaching mentorship, online tutorials, and public speaking. Recently, Ganon paired with a company in China, committing to educating coaches, trainers, and players in the emerging Chinese basketball market. Ganon has worked and shared the court with players such as Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, and many more.
Upper Hand Sports EP 47: NubAbility
Sam Kuhnert joins the Upper Hand Sports Pod. Sam Kuhnert was born different. Born with only one hand. Due to his perseverance, dedication and leadership, he became a successful athlete, role model and coach. At the young age of 18 he founded the national nonprofit organization Nubability Athletics. Today Sam leads a team of 80 coaches with NubAbility Athletics Foundation and serves as the CEO. Same develops adaptive devices for the limb-different athletes.
Upper Hand Sports EP 46: FORCE Basketball
Randy Orisma the founder of FORCE Basketball and Stephen Schwarz the Director of Business Operations join the Upper Hand Sports Pod. FORCE Basketball is New York City’s fastest growing Youth basketball program. They give student-athletes an opportunity to develop their talents and skills with some of the most experienced former players and coaches in the AUU circuit. Powered by SuperMe Performance, FORCE Basketball benefits from the guidance and expertise of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program specifically tailored to youth basketball athletes by certified trainers- improving overall athleticism and reducing the likelihood of injury. Force prepares student-athletes for the high demands of high school, collegiate and professional basketball.
Upper Hand Sports EP 45: Philadelphia Baseball Training
Mike Palumbo join us on the Upper Hand Sports Pod and is the Director of Business Development for Philadelphia Baseball Training, who is experiencing massive growth with even bigger plans for 2019! Additionally, Mike handles the customer experience at Philadelphia Baseball Training as well as coach for the program.