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Our Coaches


Coach Eric Telly

coaches_a.pngEric Telly graduated Magna Cum Laude from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Performance & Sport in August 2010. He completed his internship in sports performance under the direct tutelage of Sports Performance Director, Loren Landow. Eric holds two certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT). As a Sports Performance Coach, Eric designs and implements programs for a variety of athletes/clients. His athletes include, but are not limited to: Professional and Amateur Mixed Martial Artists, high school and club sports: Swimming, Football, Volleyball, Tennis, Track, and Soccer. Eric's clientele also includes general and special population's clients. He has assisted and filled in for Sports Performance Coach/Director Loren Landow. It has been in this capacity that Eric has worked with Olympic level swimmers, NFL athletes from the Denver Broncos during the NFL Lockout as well as players from the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens, Texas Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, various free agents and Collegiate Football players preparing for their NFL Combine/Pro Day; athletes from the UFC, NHL, USTA, and MLB.

Eric's continuing education interest includes certifications from Tom Purvis' Resistance Training Specialist and Greg Roskopf's Muscle Activation Techniques. Prior to pursuing his degree, Eric served 5 years on active duty and another year and a half as a reservist in the US Navy. During that time one of Eric's collateral duties was Command Fitness Leader. This included coordinating, implementing, and recording physical readiness programs and tests for both Enlisted and Officer personnel.

Contact Eric at:

(303) 472-4917

erictelly_spc@yahoo.com


Coach Ben Norwood

Ben Norwood has been a performance coach for 7 years. After becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association(NSCA), Ben also pursued a certification through the National Association of Sports Medicine(NASM). Ben started his career working at 24 hour fitness as a Master Trainer. There he worked with youth and professional athletes of all ages in multiple sports to develop speed and acceleration mechanics. During the 2011 NFL lockout Ben was provided an opportunity to work with the Buffalo Bills for their pre season preparation. Bens training philosophy is focused on preparing athletes for their sports with a strong focus on injury prevention. As athletes advance through their sport, the risk for injury increases. By mastering foundational techniques in strength training, speed and acceleration, and multi-planar movement an athlete can significantly decrease their risk for injury and elongate their career. While his clientele ranges from Tennis to Racquetball, Lacrosse, Football, Baseball and Soccer, general population and special needs clients are also welcome. Ben has worked specifically with Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus patients as well as patients with corrective exercise needs.

Moving forward Ben is looking to further his career by pursuing multiple advanced certifications including USA weightlifting, Resistance Training Specialist master level, and an internship with Muscle Activation Techniques.

Contact Ben at:

(720) 732-5238

bnorwood17@gmail.com


Coach Kevin O'Donnell

coaches_c.pngKevin received his degree in Kinesiology (human movement) from the University of Colorado in 1996 and immediately went into the field of athlete development. He followed his degree with certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (C.S.C.S.), USA Weightlifting (Coach), National Academy of Sports Medicine (Corrective Exercise Specialist), Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT), Titleist Performance Institute (Level 2 Fitness Pro), and USA Hockey.

Kevin has been with Loren since 2003. Since that time he has overseen the training of hundreds of athletes in multiple sports and disciplines. From 2003-2006 he served as assistant director of sports performance under Loren at Velocity Sports Performance where he specialized in maximizing the speed and agility of young athletes. It was during this time that he developed his strong understanding of running biomechanics and speed development. Professional athletes trained during this time include players from ML Lacrosse, MLB, NHL, and Olympic Development Skiers.

In 2007 Kevin moved to the Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic with Loren in order to establish the sports performance program within their sports medicine practice. During his time at Steadman Hawkins he has worked to combine his knowledge of biomechanics and strength development to help create both "return to sport" programs for athletes to maximize their rehabilitation as well as "injury prevention" programs for athletes (ski development , ACL). In 2009 Kevin established the golf performance program after getting certified by the Titleist Performance Institute in California. Kevin quickly established a clientel which included PGA professional players (Bob Estes, Fred Funk, Matt Zions) as well as many of the top junior players in the Denver area (Michael Schoolcraft, Spencer Painton). Kevin uses the TPI 21 point physical screen in order to discover and eliminate any physical limitations that may negatively affect a players' swing. He is the fitness professional referral for the Trent Werner Golf Academy.

Kevin is also presently the strength and conditioning director for Foothills Hockey Association. His role here is the creation and implementation of strength, power, and conditioning programs for hockey players ranging in ages from 8-18. His specific focus being the development and preparation of midget age players desiring to play in juniors or college.

Contact Kevin at:

(720) 839-9561

accelbacktosport@comcast.net


Coach Allison Skufca

coaches_d.pngAllison grew up in Aurora, Colorado. She received a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. She is also certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist and is CPR/AED and First Aid certified. She is working towards obtaining the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.

Allison spent the last 5 years working for Next Level Strength and Conditioning as a Sports Performance Coach and 2 years prior to that at Sportsbridge Performance Training before joining Steadman Hawkins Sports Performance. Allison works with several individuals and small groups of athletes ranging in age and ability level. She works with numerous soccer players from several clubs including Colorado Storm, Real Colorado, Colorado Rush and Colorado United to help improve athletic performance and prevent injuries. She also completed a 1 year internship with the University of Denver strength and conditioning staff during the 2008/09 school year where she assisted with several varsity sports including hockey, volleyball, women's soccer, men's and women's basketball and ski and Nordic teams. Her outside interests include playing and watching soccer, wakeboarding, running, working out, taking her dog, Halle, for walks and spending time with friends.

Contact Allison at:

(303) 250-2780

askufca214@gmail.com


Coach Adam Bratten

coaches_e.pngAdam Bratten is a strength and conditioning coach who specializes in sports performance. He has played, coached and trained athletes from high school to the pros. His athletes range in age from 10 to 91 but his focus recently has been on the high school athlete. The main focus of his training methodology is to train intentionally and with a purpose.

He put together a proprioceptive training model for ACL injury prevention for some orthopedic doctors in North Carolina and has been instrumental in preparing his athletes for their respective sports. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998 with a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Hastings College. He played intercollegiate football and basketball while at Hastings College and was also a football coach and strength coach for the college from 1996-2000 and was inducted into the Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.

In addition to training youth athletes he has worked with several professional executives as well as stayat-home moms whose schedules are less than conducive much of the time for consistency in the gym. He has formulated programs and diets for them based on individual needs to they can succeed. One of Adam's current clients has lost 80 lbs in a little over 6 months by following his training and diet plan!

Adam has received numerous certifications in sports performance and biomechanics and holds two prestigious certifications including Greg Roskopf's Muscle Activation Techniques as well as a Resistance Training Specialist Masterycertification. He is highly sought after by athletes in volleyball, football, lacrosse, and hockey for his expertise in injury prevention, speed, agility and power development.

Contact Adam at:

(303) 726-7259

abratten@mac.com