10 employees
4 years in business

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It is the mission of AthleteConnection to invest in each athlete to discover and enhance their inner athletic abilities.  Our goal is to connect with athletes through the mind, body, and spirit and guide them to their peak athletic potential through truly all-encompassing performance training.  Our innovative Sports Performance is a foundational program that covers all athletic components, including stability, mobility, power output, speed, and biomechanics through movement patterns.  The Youth program is for grades 6th and under (minimum age requirement is 8 years old) and our Sports Performance Program ranges from 7th – 12th grade.  

We strive to mentor our athletes by providing our youth with performance enhancement and skills that are typically only offered in a collegiate environment.  Our targeted training, elite equipment, cutting-edge strategies and support system assist in taking athlete’s skills to the next level.  We provide programs for all levels of fitness that cater to youth and above. We offer the tools to assist each client in reaching their infinite potential.

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Katy, TX 77494
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Once we connect, we can schedule a time to talk and find the trainer that best meets your need.  Then we will schedule your lesson.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

 KB got his BS in Kinesiology at SFA and started as a collegiate strength coach.  He had his professional sports career with the Washington Redskins before entering the sports performance arena.  With over 17 years of experience in the athletic world, KB is a veteran in the strength and conditioning industry.  Most recently, Kerry assisted in the creation of the Texas Raptors 7 on 7 team (sponsored by Vertimax).  He runs the NFL Combine, Professional League training, and Beast Mobile Bus at AthleteConnection.  KB has trained many talented and notable athletes, such as, such as Mike Evans, Christine Michael, Kelechi Osemele, Ryan Grant, Jamaal Charles, and many more.

Certifications: Vertimax Master Trainer (1 of 9 in the world), NCSA, BPS Levels 1 & 2, Nike SPARQ, Animal Flow Special Movement Certification

Al received his BS in Health & Human Performance from the University of Miami and Masters in Sports Administration & Management from Texas Prairieview ATM.  Algernon Smith has coached quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs in his 10 years of coaching.  Algernon went to South Florida to train and learn from the "master", Tony Villani with XPE Sports. He is one of EIGHT trainers in the United States who are XPE SHREDmill certified. In the summer of 2014, Algernon was hired as a performance trainer at The Athletic Performance Lab in Katy and proceeded to train the area’s top high school athletes. In addition to that, he along with Kerry Bennett partnered up to train three straight NFL Combine and Pro Day classes to success. In 2015, he helped train two state championship teams (Katy HS football and softball). In 2017, he was able to be one of the first to receive at Level 1 Biomechanics Certification from the prestigious DBC in Miami, FL.  Smith trained at Cotton Sports Ranch in Katy, TX. He has helped 4 athletes get drafted high in the Major League Baseball draft.

Certifications:  Master Trainer XPE, DBC Level 1, CPT (Fatbody Association), Vertimax

FRANK "NACHO" played multiple sports in his youth and played receiver in high school (US Army All American Receiver).  He was a receiver in college at Texas A&M and SFA and obtained his degree in Communications & Marketing from SFA. Frank was a participant in our Pro Day training in 2019 and is currently participating in Pro Day Training for the 2020 Combine as a free agent.  He is a performance trainer for both adults and athletes.  He is Vertimax Certified and is obtaining his ACE-CPT.


JALEN ran track and played football in high school.  He played college football at McNeese State University for 2 years. His football career came to an end after a serious back injury. Jalen is a performance trainer and assists Al with our speed program.  He is Vertimax Certified and is obtaining his ACE-CPT.