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.
Anthony Drago is the founder and president of GPS Basketball Instruction. GPS stands for Go Prove Something. He is also the author of the book, "Go Prove Something! A Basketball Player's Guide to Legally Using PEDs."
Drago is a veteran of The United States Coast Guard, former certified personal trainer and 20-year advocate of the personal development industry. A basketball player for over 30 years, he is the former Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach for the Staten Island Vipers ABA Professional Basketball Franchise. He was a guest on Sports Tuesday with Steve Manderson and is a USA Basketball certified coach.
Training players in all aspects of the game, Drago emphasizes speed, agility and quickness. In addition to physical training, he also guides basketball players' personal development. Learn more at www.gpsbasketballinstruction.com
Anthony Eads is a Certified Mental Trainer® in practice with Mental Training, Inc., one of the nation's leading sport and performance psychology firms. An expert in performance psychology, he teaches athletes how to build the mental skills required to improve performance, overcome adversity, and achieve difficult sports goals. He currently practices in Miami, Fla., and he can be reached directly through http://anthonyeads.com.
Anthony Mychal is a writer, athlete consultant, teacher and coach. He has a M.S. in health and physical education, a B.S. in health and physical activity, and studied under James Smith and Buddy Morris at the University of Pittsburgh. In his free time, he publishes a blog about his musings on athletic preparation at anthonymychal.com.
Anthony J. Yeung, CSCS, is a Los Angeles-based fitness coach who specializes in fat loss and athletic performance. He studied at Results Fitness in Newhall, Calif.—one of the "Men's Health" Top Ten Gyms in America. Follow his personal blog at http://anthonyjyeung.com.
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