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 Fleming is an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Central Florida. In addition to assisting with the Knights’ football program, he oversees strength programs for numerous other sports, including track & field, softball, and men’s and women’s tennis. Fleming is a certified strength and conditioning coach, and he holds a Level 1 coaching certification from USA Weightlifting. He is also certified by Pat Etcheberry, one of the top tennis and golf strength and conditioning coaches in the world. Fleming earned his bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation administration from Wingate University, where he was also a member of the soccer team. In 2009, he earned a master of arts in health/wellness and applied exercise physiology from UCF.
Ben Johnson is an author, coach and founder of BENTRAINED. If he's not helping people unlock their full potential, he's probably in the kitchen putting principles from his cookbook "For the Health of It: The Beginner's Guide to Recipe Creation."
Ben Peterson, author of Triphasic Training, is currently pursuing his doctorate in kinesiology and exercise physiology at the University of Minnesota. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peterson started his career in 2008, working for the Minnesota Twins as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Over the past four years, he has worked with hundreds of professional athletes in the NFL, NHL and MLB. Most recently, he has served as a consultant for Octagon Hockey, spending the NHL off-season working with their athletes in the Minneapolis area.
Ben Schumacher is a writer for Eastbay who provides the brand with basketball and Jordan Brand content. He played basketball at Green Bay East High School, where he set school records for 3-pointers in a game, season, and career. He went on to play at UW-Stevens Point for a season before graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Schumacher is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, and he currently competes as a distance runner, posting a PR of 3:14:10 at the Green Bay Marathon.
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.