Accel Athletics

Accel Athletics

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3 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

Movement professional with 12 years of experience in sports performance. Zach has spent the past 12 years working as a sports performance specialist with an additional five years working as a sports therapist assistant in an orthopaedic outpatient setting. During college Zach was the head strength and conditioning coach for LaCrosse Central, a member of the sports performance program at the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, and was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. He was also a former director of two sports performance facilities in southeastern Wisconsin, most recently with Sports 24.

I enjoy helping clients return to the sports they love and excel in them once they return. Many of my clients have previous injury histories which has become my niche client. I also enjoy working with weight loss clients and helping educate people on simple strategies to make health and fitness lifelong habits. 

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Kenosha, WI 53144
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First and foremost I schedule an initial consultation with the client to determine if we are a good fit to work with each other. If I do not feel our personalities or my qualifications will gel together I will refer you on to another professional I feel will be a better fit. 

Once weve determined that we are a good fit for each other each client undergoes various goal setting, movement screens (to form a personalized and specific plan) and nutritional education to maximize your experience. 

Finally, all new students are given home exercises that are continuously updated throughout our time together. These home based exercises are unique and specific to the individual needs of my clients. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
  • Masters of Science- Arizona State University 2018
  • Bachelors of Science- University Of Wisconsin- La Crosse 2012
  • Applied Associates of Science- Gateway Technical College, PTA Advisory Board Chairman 2014
  • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 (Golf) and Level 2 (Medical Professionals)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS)
  • State of Wisconsin- Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • United States Weight Lifting- Sports Performance Coach (USAW)
  • Fascial Movement Taping
  • Performance Movement Taping
  • Performance Movement Techniques
  • Master Level Personal Trainer
  • ASTYM Certified- Upper and Lower Extremities
  • American Physical Therapy Association Member- Wisconsin Chapter
  • Special interest Group- Sports Therapy
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Professioal Member since 2012
  • Chairman of Gateway Technical College- PTA program

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$30 for half hour

$50 per hour

$25 for small group training. 


How did you get started teaching?

Zach has spent the past 10 years working as a sports performance specialist with an additional five years working as a sports therapist assistant in an orthopaedic outpatient setting. During college Zach was the head strength and conditioning coach for LaCrosse Central, a member of the sports performance program at the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, and was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. He was also a former director of two sports performance facilities in southeastern Wisconsin, most recently with Sports 24.


What types of students have you worked with?

Sports Performance Training- Golf, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Track & Field, Runners, Cyclists Post Rehabilitation Conditioning- Specializing in returning athletes back to play following knee, ankle and shoulder injuries. Group Training - 3-12 athletes Personal Training for High Risk Population Weight Loss


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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https://www.wkrn.com/news/sisters-find-success-on-the-court-at-belmont_20190212132945/1775340749?fbclid=IwAR24xOIO3bGuDVYWru8MpZ0rR8ds8D_EVgPittcLDeY1zgqe0yN4e3F01t8


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure you "teacher" is qualified to perform the services you are looking for and research the certifications they advertise as they are not all equal. An "online" certified professional will not have the same background as a teaching professional or coach with extensive college education and certifications. Additionally, and possibly the most importantl, look at the teachers experience and continuing education since they began coaching. If you find someone with limited continuing education experience, no membership to professional organizations, or who has only been working in this field for a short time they most likely cannot meet your needs in the same way an educated, qualified, and experienced coach or teacher can. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students or athletes should consider SMART goals: Specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and a time frame. These goals should include short term and long term athletic goals in addition to the amount of time the student or athlete is willing to dedicate to training. Finally, consider your financial abilities and make sure you find a professional who will maximize your time and money.