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Upper Hand Sports Podcast

Episode 12: Power Alley Baseball Academy Instructor Matt Pulley

on Nov 22, 2017 7:10:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Power Alley Baseball Academy Director of Operations and Lead Hitting Instructor Matt Pulley joins the Upper Hand Sports Pod. Matt was a catcher in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League System for 7 years and spent 5 Seasons as a Hitting Coach for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League in Independent Professional Baseball. He has 12 years of experience in Professional Baseball and over 10 years of academy teaching.   
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Episode 11: Genesis Sports Performance Owner Graham Wilkerson

on Nov 15, 2017 8:40:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
Hear from Graham Wilkerson, owner and trainer at Genesis Sports Performance, on how he built a business out of his passion, and the challenges he has overcome both as a trainer and an entrepreneur. With numerous years of training experience as a player and coach, Graham attended Bishop Chatard High school where he was an All-State football player and went on to play at DePauw University. Graham received his masters degree from Ball State University in Athletic Coaching Education.
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Episode 10: FBK1 Baseball & Training Owner Kasey Olenberger

on Nov 8, 2017 7:00:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
After more than 10 years playing college and pro baseball, Kasey Olenberger started his coaching career in 2012. Today, Kasey owns FBK1 Baseball & Training where he runs private lessons, clinics and leagues with youth baseball players. Kasey’s most recent project is a Sonoma/Napa Fire Benefit Baseball Clinic through FBK1 where 100% of proceeds will go back into the baseball community, supporting players who have been displaced or lost baseball equipment as an outcome of the fires. Hear about his efforts to give back to the community as well as his experience working with youth baseball players.
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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 8: Benswic Founder William Marshall

on Oct 25, 2017 7:30:00 AM | By Upper Hand | 0 Comments
William Marshall, Founded Benswic® in the Fall of 2016 with the goal of giving back quality coaching and training to children and adults. William has been a runner his whole life, starting at the age of 7, competing in High School, College (Adelphi University) and continues to compete today. Along the way, William decided to take up fitness and become a personal trainer full-time. Marshall hopes to inspire individuals to reach a goal that they have either put to the side, given up on or never had the opportunity to conceive. Hear more about what drives Marshall to be a coach and how he his building a balance between business and training.
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