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Upper Hand Sports Podcast

Episode 20: RCE Skills Academy Founder Ronnie Elliot

on Jan 17, 2018 9:45:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Coach Ronnie Elliot is a graduate of Duke University, where he was a 4 year letterman and 2-year Team Captain of the Football Team. Heralded as one of the top trainers in the Southeast, Coach Ronnie has earned a reputation for developing players through fundamentals, hard work and discipline. As a player Ronnie played point guard on his AAU, Middle School and High School basketball teams. Coach Ronnie was the 1998 Junior Olympic Gold Medalist. As a trainer he has worked with Basketball and Football players on every level, and has directed over 30 Camps in the past 2 years, in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.
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Episode 9: Special Teams Football Academy & 5280 Dynamic Athletes

on Nov 1, 2017 7:40:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
This weeks podcast brings you two top-tier trainers starting with Chris Husby, owner and trainer at Special Teams Football Academy. Chris is a Professional Kicking, Punting and Snapping instructor and a former NFL Free Agent Kicking Specialist of 6 years. He trains athletes that span from the Midwest, Canada and various international countries. He brings together some of the top kicking experts in the Midwest to help athletes reach their highest potential. Hear Chris talk about the ins and outs of building a special teams training academy, as well as the importance of making a young athlete become a confident individual rather than a number. In the second half of the podcast, we’re joined by Marcell Kelly, owner and trainer at 5280 Dynamic Athletes. Marcell was born and raised in Champaign, IL where he played basketball at Centennial High School. He was coached by Division I coaches and is excited to share his knowledge with youth basketball players, as well as volleyball players and other athletes as he expands training at 5280. Hear more about Marcell’s motto, to "Keep striving and persevere" in the podcast!
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Episode 3: Blue Collar Basketball Owner Sam Allen

on Sep 20, 2017 7:40:24 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Coach Sam Allen, owner, founder and coach at Blue Collar Basketball, recently sat down to talk with the Upper Hand Sports Pod about his motivators as a coach and experience running a sports business. Since BCB’s inception in 2011, Sam has worked with players from a variety of levels including middle school, high school, college and professional. Prior to founding Blue Collar Basketball, Sam spent eight years coaching at the collegiate level. In addition to running BCB, he also works with highly acclaimed and world-renowned PGC (Point Guard College), where he directs “Essentials” and “Shooting College” courses. He graduated from Reinhardt University with a B.A in History and holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Georgia State University.
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Episode 1: Dorian Lee B'Ball 101

on Sep 11, 2017 8:38:07 PM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Upper Hand Sports Pod sits down to talk with Dorian Lee, CEO and Coach at B'ball 101. For over a decade, Lee has been considered one of the foremost authorities in basketball player development. He works with clients including nationally ranked high school talent, elite college players, International, Olympic, WNBA and NBA athletes.
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