The best sports performance experts in the country—trainers, nutritionists, sport psychologists and others—contribute STACK's Sports Performance content. These men and women work with top athletes and teams, at both the collegiate and professional level, to help them get better and make smart training, nutrition, skills and gear choices. They regularly offer the benefits of their experience to help STACK's readers and web visitors become better athletes. Read about their backgrounds and find their articles and posts—all designed to help young athletes safely and effectively boost their performance. Learn More.
Art Horne is director of sports performance at Northeastern University, where he also serves as athletic trainer and strength coach for the men’s basketball team. Horne came to NU in July 2000, after graduating with a master’s degree in education from Boston University. He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training and physical education from Canisius College. In addition to his work with collegiate teams, Horne continues to train former Northeastern basketball players as they continue their careers on the professional stage.
Ashley Gulick is a journalist who has written for a number of publications, including the "Douglas County Sentinel," the "Marietta Daily Journal," Patch.com and ProSportsBlogging.com. Throughout her career, she has covered high school sports, Georgia and Georgia Tech football, NASCAR and the Atlanta Falcons. Gulick has a degree in Communications from Kennesaw State University.
EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance) is an industry leader in performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy for the world’s elite athletes. EXOS has supported six #1 overall NFL draft picks, World Cup soccer teams, and champions of every major sport around the world. EXOS has locations in Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Frisco, TX; and Gulf Breeze, FL, and offers programs and services for youth, high school, college, and elite athletes as well as adults.
Aubrey McCormick is a professional golfer, environmental advocate and TV personality. Unlike most professional golfers, she was a late comer to the sport, having begun to play at the age of 17. After less than a year, she earned a full golf scholarship to Daytona State College, where she was named second team All-American and voted Most Improved Player in 2003. She then moved on to Missouri State University, where she lettered each year.
After graduating from MSU, McCormick turned professional. She has competed on the Sun Coast Tour and the Moon Light Tour; and she earned status on the Duramed Futures Tour three years in a row. In 2010, she stepped off the course and moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue her other life passions. She became as a Foster Care Mentor, board member and Sustainable Golf Advocate for the International Sustainability Council, as well as a team member of Green America, an environmental non-profit organization working for a more just and sustainable economy for t
Augie Johnston finished his college basketball career at Cal State Monterey with the second best 3-point percentage in the nation in NCAA Division II. After college, he played five seasons in Germany, where he moved up from the fifth league to the second league. He has since moved to Luxembourg, where he is currently playing his sixth season. He is the founder of Baller Boot Camp, and he spends his off-season running basketball camps and working as a player development coach. He has experience coaching at the NCAA D-II level, AAU and many youth programs in Europe.
Austin Green is a guest writer from the University of Montana, where he majors in journalism. Having played basketball his entire life, Green has dedicated himself to writing about the sport he loves.
Austin Womack is the head sports performance coach at Kansas City Speed and Sport (Leawood, Kansas). He played baseball at Hendrix College, from which he graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He also works in the sports performance department of Athletes in Action, a sports ministry organization.
Axon Sports is the leading provider of cognitive assessment and training tools to professional, collegiate and elite amateur athletes. Through customized programs at our advanced performance centers or with our individualized iPad applications, athletes can assess and improve their skills leveraging six key cognitive domains: pattern recognition, anticipation/reaction, decision making, focus, imagination and emotional regulation.