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Upper Hand Sports Podcast

Episode 15: Matchbox Recreation Center Owner Alexz Smith

on Dec 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Alexz Smith is the owner and Club Director at Matchbox Recreation Center. Alexz has coached club volleyball for the last 10 years, most recently serving as the head coach of the 18s division at NESD Volleyball Club. In addition to club coaching experience, Alexz has coached 6 seasons of high school volleyball including a four-year tenure on the Northwestern High School coaching staff.  Alexz specializes working with front-row players focusing on attacking, blocking, and offensive strategies and is currently working on building her own facility that will open in 2018!
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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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