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.
Ben Torres is an athletic trainer at Compete Sports Performance & Rehab (Lake Forest, Calif.), where he provides sports rehabilitation services to youth, college and professional athletes. He is also a co-founder and contributing writer to 90strong.com, a training and injury prevention resource for soccer players. Previously, he served as the head athletic trainer for All-American Heavyweights, a professional boxing academy that trained professional boxers such as Evander Holyfield and Olympian Dominic Breazeale. Torres is a board-certified athletic trainer (ATC) and a Titleist-certified golf fitness instructor (TPI-CGFI). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training, Sports Science from the University of La Verne.
A performance specialist with Athletes’ Performance, Ben Yauss is in his fifth season as head strength and conditioning coach for the LA Galaxy, where he oversees program design and implementation for the Academy program as well as the first team. At AP, Yauss has worked with MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA players and with athletes preparing for the NFL Combine and their Pro Day. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from Indiana University in 2006, and he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.
Bill DeLongis, CSCS, is the assistant director of speed, strength and conditioning at Stony Brook University, where he works with baseball, volleyball, men's lacrosse, women's basketball and football. He is the former head strength and conditioning coach at Converse College (Spartanburg, S.C.), where he oversaw programming for all 10 sports. He is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he studied fitness and wellness with a minor in coaching. He is also a NASM corrective exercise specialist, USAW sports performance coach and a certified personal trainer.
Bill Hogue is the Director of Strength and Conditioning and Athletic Performance at X3 Sports (Atlanta) and works with the Atlanta Hawks in Community and Basketball Development. Bill spent previously two years at Lexington (Ala.) High School as a strength and conditioning coordinator, weightlifting coach and assistant varsity football coach, working with running backs and defensive ends. He earned his B.S. in Physical Education from the University of North Alabama and his M.A. in Exercise Science from Athens State University.