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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #291: Brad Leshinske "Time Is Precious"


As a strength and conditioning coach for 14 years, the road to my current position has been a blast. I started as an athlete at North Park University playing football. As a senior I worked at Atheltico Physical therapy doing rehab aid work with adults and athletes. Post graduation I worked as a personal trainer at Highland Park were I began their first speed and agility class. I worked with over 60 clients a week in personal training and with over 30 athletes a week in sports performance.

I left Highland Park and worked at TP Sports, just training athletes. Within that facility we had some of the best athletes on the south side of Chicago train there. My boss left and I opened my own shop,Atheltic Edge Sports Performance in 2008. During that time from '08 -'12 I trained over 5000 athletes in various sports. I moved to Florida in pursuit of helping a friends business out in which we trained more than 100 athletes a day from youth do professional. In 2014 I moved back home to Chicago and have been working for Fit Code LLC for 3 years and I am happy to come to Mount Prospect and train athletes and adults in the realm of Human Performance.

Neumann Haus Racing team Lewis Men's Volleyball - 4 NCAA All Americans final 4 appearance in 2011 Lewis Women's Volleyball - 2 NCAA All Americans Lewis Women's Soccer Lewis Men's and Women's Golf Lewis Baseball Program Lewis Mena's and Women's Swimming First Allience Volleyball Club Michio Volleyball Club Queen of Peace HS Volleyball Brother Rice Football,Baseball, Rugby (4 state championships), Members of Hockey, Volleyball (player of the year baseball 2010) Members of St. Rita Football, Baseball, Hockey Members of Mount Carmel Football,Baseball, Hockey, Wrestling (Player of the year baseball 2010) Members of Mother McCauley Volleyball, Lacrosse, Softball (player of the year 2011) Members of USA Soccer Women's team Members of Mexico Soccer team 10 MLB players over 250 collegiate athletes in various sports Over 200 all conference and all state athletes 7 player of the year award winners in football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf I have also been a sought after writer for such publications as performance menu by catalyst athletics, Wod talk, IYCA, and over 75 blog articles written.

Presentations: Galzier Sports Performance Clinic 2016 - Implementation of Plyometrics Glazier Sports Performance Clinic 2016 - Proper Warm Up for Sports Performance NSCA 2017 Illinois State Clinic - New Research on the FMS NSCA 2017 NBA Coaches Symposium - New Assessment Protocol for Athletes NSCA 2017 Illinois State Clinic - Program and Design for the Return to Play Athlete Fit Code LLC - 2014- Present 30 presentations from Nutrition to Program and Design


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Giving back to coaches.

  • Role of a S&C at the High School level.

  • Leaving a legacy in the field.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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