Scottsdale, AZ, January 10, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Protege Sports, Inc. is the emerging leader in the multi-billion dollar sports industry that offers affordable world-class training … Anywhere, Anytime. Protégé continues to add first class instructors to their lineup as they have added world renowned player development coach Ganon Baker and strength and conditioning coach Alan Stein.
Protege has created a delivery platform that seamlessly provides skill instruction from many of the world’s top professional athletes directly to PC and Wireless Mobile users. Visitors are able to learn from experts across a variety of sports and purchase specific training techniques to help them improve their abilities. The concept has positioned the company to aggressively pursue the 75 million amateur athletes in the USA alone, as well as large brands and retailers looking to advertise and build loyalty with consumers.
Joining the Protégé Sports family is Ganon Baker, one of the top player development coaches in the world. He has traveled across the globe teaching the game of basketball from the youth level to professional. He is a consultant for Nike grassroots basketball where he is the lead skills instructor for all boys and girls Nike Skills Academies and he was recently hired as Phoenix Suns star Amaré Stoudemire’s personal skills development coach. Baker is also one of the lead instructors for the Jordan Brand International Tour that takes place in Europe in February. The tour selects the top international players to play at Madison Square Garden in April in the Jordan Brand Classic. He also has his own company called Ganon Baker Basketball, where they specialize in personal training, team training, basketball workout camps and basketball clinics.
Also joining the team is Alan Stein, a professional strength & conditioning coach specializing in elite level basketball. He is the owner of Stronger Team and is the Head Strength & Conditioning coach for the nationally renowned Montrose Christian Mustangs boy’s basketball program from Rockville, MD. Alan brings a wealth of valuable experience to his training arsenal after years of extensive work with elite high school, college, and NBA players. Alan has trained the likes of Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley. His passion, enthusiasm, and innovative training techniques make him one of the nation’s leading experts on productive training for basketball players. Alan is a performance consultant for Nike basketball as well as the head conditioning coach for the annual McDonald’s All American game, the Jordan Brand All American Classic, the NBA Player’s Association’s Top 100 Camp, and Five Star basketball camps. He is a sought after lecturer at basketball camps across the country and is regularly featured in publications such as the Winning Hoops, Time Out, Dime, American Basketball Quarterly, Stack, and Men’s Health.
The site also still provides sport-specific communities where users have the capability to upload video, blog, invite friends, schedule games, organize teams, and more, all of which is mobile device enabled. The Protégé community space, combines authentic professional training with the interactivity of a “YouTube,” “iTunes” or “MySpace.”
The firm has a variety of player development and strength & conditioning coaches showcased on the website, including Baker and Stein, baseball experts Brett Fischer and Mark Rogow and speed specialist Will Sullivan.
A few of the professional athletes featured on the website include the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash, WNBA star Katie Smith, National Basketball Association Hall of Famer’s Bob Lanier and George Gervin and golfers Gary McCord and Peter Kostis.