Kelly has been working in the athlete development space for over 15 years. Kelly is the founder of Stars and Stripes Sports and Test and Train Sports who have established a National presence supporting athletes, high schools, colleges and professional organizations. Kelly heads up the leadership team for All Sports Management and affiliates serving athlete development via mobile - based and web-based management system that creates accountability. The development of the ACE Capacity Sports Testing has created a value in better understanding athletes and how to target specific needs using a data driven approach. Kelly has provided testing and consulting services to multiple high schools, colleges and organizations within the United States and abroad. The passion burns to provide a committed athlete with the tools and resources need to reach their potential. The ACE Sports Testing along with Hitter Handicap, Pitchers Handicap and Mental MRI have provided a reputable foundation which enables a deep insight into predicting performance, minimizing chance of injury and getting the best out of each athlete.
Dr. Tom Hanson, Ph.D Dr. Tom Hanson, Ph.D has coached baseball players ranging from World Champions to Little Leaguers since 1983. Dr. Hanson played college ball at Luther College (including 3 Iowa Conference Championships). He then served as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois, the hitting coach at The University of Virginia (3 years), and head coach at Skidmore College, NY (7 years). Dr. Hanson also played rugby for 9 years (including 3 Big Ten Championships), coached youth sport teams and directed sports camps and clinics. Dr. Hanson has been collaborating with Kelly Ahrens, Founder of Test and Train Sports since 2014 to create a unique product that will provide individuals, coaches, teams and organizations meaningful insight into how athletes are wired and how you can influence assisting the athletes to create a successful approach. The Mental MRI is the product that Dr. Hanson and Kelly Ahrens created to provide an affordable but powerful tool that can e employed to make an immediate impact on coaches, teams, and organizations. The Mental MRI has been used by National Championship Programs and is continued to be used and valued within many programs and Universities across the United States. The Confidence and Consistency course is the latest product produced by Tom that simply blows the doors off anything ever produced in form of mental development. Because of Dr. Hanson's valuable experience as a player and a coach, he was able to create methodology that is simple for his clients to understand, implement and enjoy. Dr. Hanson Co-Authored Heads Up Baseball and Heads Up Baseball 2.0 with Ken Ravizza who make up one of if not the most respected tandem in their field. Tom has hit it out of the park with the Mental MRI and the collaboration with Test and Train Sports which has validated the success of the use of this product. Tom's relationship with Test and Train Sports now provides him with the ability to provide a deeper rooted ongoing service for his clients through the customizable Athlete Management System. Career highlights include: Full-time Performance Enhancement director for the New York Yankees (2001) Performance Enhancement Consultant for the Texas Rangers (1999, 2000) Performance Enhancement services for Anaheim Angels & Minnesota Twins Head baseball coach and tenured professor at Skidmore College (NY) (1990-1997). Co-Author of Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time. Interviews with Hank Aaron, Rod Carew, Pete Rose, Tony Oliva, Carl Yastrzemski, Stan Musial, Kirby Puckett, Billy Williams and others for my research on the Mental Aspects of Hitting. Interviews with pitching greats Nolan Ryan, Tommy John, Ferguson Jenkins, Bert Blyleven and many current major league players. Corporate Coaching and Training for business people and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to start-ups. Education Ph.D. in sport psychology from the University of Virginia (1991) M.S. in sport psychology from the University of Illinois (1987) Certified Personal and Professional Coach, The Newfield Network (2000) Certified Yoga Teacher, Kripalu Yoga Center, (1996)
Born in Fiji and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Jay Patel currently serves as Director of Sports Performance Science with the University of South Carolina Athletics Department. He is also the director of research at Prisma Health-USC Orthopedic Center. A former multisport athlete at the high school and collegiate level, Dr. Patel has vast knowledge and experience in the application of scientific assessments to improve athletic performance and reduce injuries. He received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences, a master’s degree in exercise science and a PhD in kinesiology with specializations in anatomy and sport biomechanics from Auburn University. While at Auburn, he worked closely with the athletics department’s strength and conditioning staff as well as several varsity athletic teams as a sport biomechanics consultant. An expert in the field, Dr. Patel is a sought-after guest lecturer and publisher and has worked with professional and Olympic-level athletes. He also has served as a personal trainer for almost a decade, a mixed martial arts and tae kwon do instructor, an instructor of biomechanics and an instructor of anatomy and strength and conditioning. Dr. Patel holds certifications including Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association; Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine; and Functional Movement Screening certified through Functional Movement Systems.
F. “Skip” Latella, M.S. is a world-renowned sports physiologist who has worked with prominent leaders to advance innovation and improvement in motion and performance. Latella has worked with Wounded Warriors, VETS, and professional sports teams, designing curriculum with major universities and special needs populations, including the USA Archery and Para Archery teams and multiple Medal Winners. Skip has been a pioneer in the research and development of motion analysis and training methods that have been validated to dramatically improve athletic performance. A former Professor at LIU Graduate School of Health Sciences, Latella has been a leader in athletic training research/development and applied neurophysiology for over 40 years, working with U.S. Olympic Athletes, National Junior Tennis Champions, professional athletes and trainers from the PGA, MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL. He is one of the preeminent Therapeutic Exercise and Sports Development Specialists as evidenced by the hundreds of referrals from the Top Medical Staffs in the Tri State area. Skip has earned a reputation as one of the most respected movement and performance specialists in golf and has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top Golf Fitness Specialists in the U.S. Skip has worked with Top 100 PGA Teaching Professionals, LPGA and PGA World Ranked Tour players including former #1 players, and has trained collegiate golfers and teams at Duke University, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and New Mexico State. He is currently active with dozens of Junior Golfers in their early development of proper biomechanics. The first person to introduce methods of Neurophysiology for golf specific training, Latella has been a featured speaker at the PGA Teaching and Education Summits, presenting his research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the World Scientific Congress of Golf Trust. He has served on the National Board of Advisors for the Spirit of Golf Foundation, participated on the Strategic Planning Commission for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, serves on the Board of Advisors to the Fairfield County Sports Commission ,and consultant to major European Sports Performance Professionals in the UK and Italy. Latella earned a B.A. Degree in Health and Biology from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a Master of Science Degree in Human Performance from Southern Connecticut State University. The Latella Neuromuscular Training System The Latella Neuromuscular Training System (“LNTS”) allows for the proper mapping and innervation of the body’s central nervous system. The LNTS methodology follows the easiest, safest, and most efficient route for the application of sport specific movement patterns, as a “GPS for the body”. F. “Skip” Latella, Founder of LNTS, has adopted a philosophy from Abraham Lincoln who stated, “….in order to predict the future, you have to invent it.” For over 40 years, Latella has been acknowledged as a leader of innovation and research into the application of new motor learning techniques. Through constant improvements in, and successful adaption of new motor learning methods. Research and Patents Skip has developed three U.S. Patents over the last 40 years, and his research has been validated by scientists at the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine, the Manhattan VA Hospital, MT Sinai Hospital in NY, Bio Vision in San Francisco, USA Archery, and hundreds of private clients. His research on motion analysis has also been adopted by leading healthcare and athletic instructors to establish a baseline and produce documented improvements in performance for anyone regardless of ability. Skip is also an author of a Best Selling Lay Medical book on the issues of fitness and training. A much sought-after Consultant for training, sport specific performance development, and recovery from injury. To schedule a meeting or consultation: F. Skip Latella 4 Manhattanville Rd, Purchase, New York 10577 Tel: 203.912.2638 Email: email@example.com
As a professional athlete: I started competing in racquetball at 17. I did not 'come up' through the junior’ s programs, so I did not receive the early coaching that other pros did. So I did not have mature strokes, and I was physically petite. I couldn’t ‘muscle my way” for the power and control needed to compete on the professional tour. Over the years as I studied the game and learned from the best, I became a stroke technician. As a professional coach, I spent countless hours in one-on-one training with my students in the technical bio-mechanical details of racquetball strokes; I became fascinated with the malleability of motor learning performance. I marveled at how the wording of my instructions, or subtle changes to the task parameters could immediately and profoundly affect my student’s ability to perform that task. What I said and how I said it changed the way they moved; it undoubtedly changed the their neural processes. I remember wishing for the ability to see inside my athlete’s brains, to see what was happening when I used this technique or that technique, or gave feedback with this word as opposed to that word. Watching the motor learning process unfold in front of me and seeing my student’s achievements was fascinating. My need to understand how external factors affected motor learning acquisition grew from my 23 years of trying to improve it. As a student During my last two years of professional competition, I earned a master’s degree in sport science and actively experimented with pedagogical interventions to improve bio-mechanics in motor skill acquisition. I created MuDCAT© (Multi-Discipline Circuit Aptitude Training), a training technique that combines the principles of motor learning stages, biofeedback, blocked and random practice, visualization and vision exercises. I coached at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in ten annual training camps where I applied these interventions. In Nebraska I worked in both the Center for Brain Biology and Behavior with EEG and motor learning, and also in the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory using marker motion capture to study biomechanics, and explore haptic feedback on motor learning. My dissertation explored the neural correlates of a repetitive motor sequence skill to predict and improve motor performance. I earned a PhD in Psychology, in Neuroscience and Behavior in May 2019. As a researcher: After retiring from professional sports, I began a career in research under Dr. Benzi Kluger in the Movement Disorders Center at Colorado University, Anschutz Medical Campus working in both healthy and Parkinson’s disease populations. After four years of experience with neural signal collection, analysis and neurostimulation and other modalities(TMS, EEG, EMG, MEG), I entered a PhD program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. My line of research combines my 20+ year experience in professional sports with my experience and education in clinical human movement research. I was an internationally recognized racquetball coach and clinician, and competed as a professional athlete for 12 years peaking with a world professional ranking of #6. My master’s degree in sport science focused on biofeedback in sport applications, assisted teaching a sports psychophysiology course and included specialized training (including STENS Certification) in multiple bio and neuro feedback modalities. The company PantherTec and the Kinesthetic Awareness Training system are products of my competitive career, coaching career and education. PANTHER stands for Principles of Athletics And Neuroscience Toward Human ExpeRtise. PANTHERTEC Featured here https://www.sporttechie.com/series/startups Dr. Jo Shattuck firstname.lastname@example.org
Anadi Taylor is the founder of iSportsAnalysis and supports his business out of Smallfield, Surrey United Kingdom. Anadi shares the same vision as Test and Train Sports in being able to provide an affordable resources to high schools, colleges, and professional organizations that will make a major impact on athlete development. Anadi is an expert in helping sports clubs, universities, colleges, and schools with their "Sports Video Analysis", "Match Tagging" and their "Athlete Performance" using GPS analysis. He developed iSportsAnalysis.com with top sports scientists, coaches, trainers, and university principal lecturers to help maximize training gains and to optimize the performance of athletes and teams. He has developed an online system that has helped 100's of universities, private schools, and clubs to reach their true sporting potential; whether that has been from them using the online video streaming services, the online sports video analysis or the GPS performance analysis, the results speak for themselves! You can find out more at https://www.iSportsAnalysis.com. You can also email me: anadi@iSportsAnalysis.com and you can phone me: 0044-203-287-7508 Before the sporting world? I have developed digital download websites, content management systems, video streaming platforms. video transcoding systems and an asset information management and mapping system; I was the co-founder of game-changing SaaS, Asset Mapping - Asset Information Management System in Maps (2012).
Glen Noesen , Founder of Peak Performance Network (PPN) was a basketball player in his day and passed on some good genes to his son Stefan Noesen who was a First Round pick in the NHL. His personal sports journey and that journey with his son growing up in Dallas, Texas dreaming of being a Hockey player fueled his desire to build a platform that could better manage athletic development. Glen pursued his thoughts and founded Peak Performance Network utilizing his existing skill set in the field of building and supporting software platforms. Glen assembled and impressive team of engineers and other key players who have created the most unique Athlete Management System on the market. As Peak Performance Network got of the ground and Glen was able to raise some capital to build it out, things were a slow go due to the treacherous developmental time and specifics required to stand up such a dream platform. Luckily, Glen connected with Kelly Ahrens and they began to discuss opportunities about moving the dream forward. In 2016, an agreement was made and a relationship was born that would push things to the next level for Glen and Peak Performance Network and for Kelly with Test and Train Sports. An extensive amount of time, planning and beta-testing took place over a three year period producing the current mobile-based, web-based Athlete Management System now offered to the public. There was no detail left to hope, nor was their any doubt that this team was going to build a practical application that was user friendly and robust. There was no software on the market nor any process on the market that was or is providing the ability to fully manage a team, group, organization, college, high school, etc. in the manner that Peak Performance Network can allow. Peak Performance Network has evolved to a multi-functional platform that provides real time services and information to athletes, coaches, scouts, trainers, strength coaches, recruiters, administrators ... Finally, a place for everyone to collaborate and one location for all necessary details which creates the accountability necessary to get the best results possible.