Innovators in Sports Training to Create Integrated Programs and Products Designed to Maximize Athletic Performance
Phoenix, AZ; Carlsbad, CA - SKLZ, the global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of sports training aids has partnered with Athletes' Performance, the industry leader in integrated performance training, to create and distribute world-class performance training products and content.
The new partnership will leverage the proven systems and training expertise that power the world's top athletes. This will bring consumers unparalleled access to leading training content, videos, and programs alongside world-class products co-developed by SKLZ and Athletes' Performance.
"Whether you're a veteran All-Star, a rookie draft pick or young athlete, SKLZ products provide the training tools necessary to improve your game," said Mark Verstegen, President and Founder of Athletes' Performance. "We are excited to combine our team's sport science research and development with SKLZ product expertise and distribution. The result is giving athletes a sustainable edge over their competition through the next generation of performance training aids."
Tom Quinn, President of SKLZ, added, "Our goal has always been to continue providing the most effective training tools to athletes of all skill levels. Athletes' Performance brings unmatched innovation and expertise to help us develop the next generation of performance training equipment. Together, we look forward to creating products and training programs that meet the needs and demands of athletes of all ages training to become faster, stronger and better in their given sport."
Athletes' Performance (AP) operates five world-class training facilities across the United States. AP's systems and specialists recently supported Sam Bradford, the #1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, five straight #1 overall NFL Draft choices, three of the final 16 teams at the 2010 World Cup, 14 Major League Baseball 2010 All-Stars, and several top draft picks in the NBA and NHL drafts. AP also trains thousands of professional, collegiate and youth athletes at their facilities. AP will assist in the development and testing of new SKLZ products, and produce world-class multimedia training content that leverages decades of proprietary data collected during the training of athletes across the globe.
Since 2002, professional and youth athletes looking to improve their athletic performance have relied on SKLZ products. As the manufacturer and distributor of multi-sport performance training tools, as well as sport-specific, skill development training aids for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, golf and more, SKLZ brings to the partnership a global distribution network and brand recognized by consumers for innovation and athletic improvement.
Athletes' Performance, created by Mark Verstegen in 1999, is the industry leader in performance training for elite athletes with world-class facilities in Phoenix, AZ; The Home Depot Center, near Los Angeles, CA; The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida; the FieldhouseUSA in Frisco, TX; and ATTACK Athletics in Chicago, IL. Athletes' Performance has trained many of the top champions in sport, including the last five #1 overall NFL draft picks, the German National Soccer Team, and countless champions in football, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, and hockey.
In addition to training elite athletes, Athletes' Performance also delivers leading-edge corporate wellness solutions through Core Performance. Core Performance is the leader in proactive wellness and works with leading companies like Intel to deliver measurable results through personalized and integrated programs to help employees achieve their goals. The Core Performance brand also includes five books by Mark Verstegen and leading-edge content and customized online training programs at www.coreperformance.com. Athletes' Performance and Core Performance hold deep partnerships with world-class companies including adidas, EAS, Gatorade, Intel, Sheraton, Keiser and Power Plate.
SKLZ is the innovator in athletic training, and is the premier developer and marketer of athletic performance and skill development training products for serious athletes of all ages. The flagship brand of Pro Performance Sports, SKLZ delivers broad lines of training products across a variety of sports, including baseball, fastpitch, golf, football, basketball, soccer and more. SKLZ focuses on transforming innovative concepts into effective sports training products that help athletes reach their full potential. With international headquarters in San Diego, California, the company delivers durable, high-performance trainers that can be found internationally at major sporting goods retailers, specialty shops, and mass merchants, as well as on the SKLZ web site at www.sklz.com.