Ron Curcio, one of the best speed performance coaches in the United States, joined 1UP Sports Performance as the new Director of Sports Performance in August of 2012. Prior to joining 1UP, Curcio served as the founder and CEO of Sport Performance Pro, Inc. in Redwood City, California. Ron brings 22 years of experience; training professional, collegiate, high school and middle school athletes as well as Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Ron has served as the individual speed coach for numerous professional male and female athletes in football, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, basketball and racquetball including; Greg McElroy (Southlake Carroll HS), Christian Ponder (Colleyville HS) and Team USA Lacrosse Player Danielle Spencer.
He’s also helped numerous athletes obtain scholarships to top universities such as; Florida State, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Rice, Baylor, the Naval Academy, Texas Tech, Texas Longhorns, UCLA, San Diego, Stanford, Cal and USC.
Ron has also designed some of the most successful adult programs for working professionals, police, firefighters, and the Special Forces. Combining his years of expertise working with elite athletes, he has applied the same sports science to the growing fitness conscious adult athlete market. In addition for those professions that require excellent physical conditioning to perform at work, his training methodology enables personnel to operate at peak performance.
In addition to being an expert speed coach, Ron has a proven track record for taking sports performance centers to the NEXT LEVEL. Ron helped launch Velocity Sports Performance in Southlake, TX where he increased memberships from 0 to 400+ in just two years, turning it into the #1 ranked Velocity franchise in the nation.
Ron holds a degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from California State University, Sacramento. He played collegiate football at UNLV and was a State Champion in Power Lifting. He also played high school football in Burkburnett, Texas.
Along with years of experience, Ron holds the following certifications: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (NSCA), USAW Level 1 Olympic Lifting Coach, US Track and Field Level 1, Athletic Republic Speed Coach Level 3, SPARQ Certified Trainer, NASM CPT, Adaptive Archery Level 1, First Aid, CPR/AED.
Ron can be reached at email@example.com.