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Our Philosophy

Athletes on the Rise (AOTR) LLC. is a company dedicated to holistic athletic development.   We draw from multidisciplinary knowledge, including Sport Psychology, Strength and Conditioning, Applied Neurology, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Sport Nutrition, and many others to deliver a training experience that is tailored to each athlete in a way that no one else can offer.  All of our programs include assessment, goal setting, and efficient, progressive programming that provide the optimal challenge for each individual, thus providing results that athletes can see and feel.

 

Mission & Vision

Our goal is to be the premier training organization in the world, developing well-rounded athletes from grassroots through elite that accomplish their goals, whether that be making a team or obtaining college scholarships and professional contracts, while being successful both in and out of the competitive sport environment.

 

Why Choose AOTR?

The holistic, structured, and progressive approach using knowledge from multidisciplinary fields yields an experience and results that are unparalleled, thus helping athletes achieve their maximal potential in sport and in life.

Physical

Physical training is another cornerstone of athletic performance that encompasses the large range of physical qualities needed to perform at a high level: movement, injury risk reduction, balance, coordination, strength and conditioning, stamina, speed, and sensory integration.

Mental

Mental training is a foundational piece for all of the AOTR training; with the proper mentality, just about anything can be accomplished. Mental training is woven throughout the Skill and Physical training, however there are many times this needs to be a focal point in itself.

Technical

Technical skill is a cornerstone of Athletic Development and Performance. Oftentimes, this differentiates beginners from intermediate, advanced, and elite athletes. No matter your size or athletic ability, players that are extremely skilled play at a higher level than their competition.

Profiling

Athlete Profiling utilizes all of the Skill, Physical, and Mental assessments to create a complete picture of the athlete’s abilities and training needs. After an athlete is profiled, goals are set and a complete training program is created that address all of the athlete’s needs, giving the athlete a developmental edge over the competition like no other training program available.

Skills Training

Technical skill is a cornerstone of Athletic Development and Performance. Oftentimes, this differentiates beginners from intermediate, advanced, and elite athletes. No matter your size or athletic ability, players that are extremely skilled play at a higher level than their competition.
  • Assessments to determine the technical skill needs, wants, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Goal setting and progressive training individualized to each athlete
  • Development that Athletes will see and feel in training and competition

Physical Training

Physical training is another cornerstone of athletic performance that encompasses the large range of physical qualities needed to perform at a high level: movement, injury risk reduction, balance, coordination, strength and conditioning, stamina, speed, and sensory integration.
  • Assessments to determine injury risk and the physical capacities (strength, speed, stamina etc.) most relevant to the sport
  • Goal setting and progressive training individualized to each athlete
  • Development that athletes will see and feel in training and competition

Mental Training

Mental training is a foundational piece for all of the AOTR training; with the proper mentality, just about anything can be accomplished. Mental training is woven throughout the Skill and Physical training, however there are many times this needs to be a focal point in itself. Many times, athletes need to be taught how to set and accomplish goals, work hard and smart, prepare and focus in before and during training/competition, recover after making mistakes, reflect after training/competition is finished, create a championship mentality, and avoid burnout.
  • Assessments to determine current mental capabilities and needs (e.g., training/competition mental preparation, mistake recovery, focus, training/competition reflection)
  • Goal setting and progressive training individualized to each athlete using tools such as visualization and mindfulness
  • Development that athletes will see and feel in training and competition
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Staff/Trainers

Erick Vigansky - Owner, Trainer - Athletes On The Rise, LLC - Kenosha, WI
Erick’s background is very unique as he has been involved in sport in many different ways his entire life. His experience consists of competing in multiple sports, coaching multiple sports, and training athletes in multiple sports.

Education:
Clarkson University
BSc Biology, Minor Cognitive Neuroscience, Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy – Cum Laude

University of Nottingham
MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine –with Merit

Certifications:
Movement Re-education, Sensory Integration, Sport Skill, Therapeutic Modalities, Speed, Stamina, Strength, FIBA Americas Coaching License, Team USA Gold License, United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Technical Skill Certification

Erick has continually pushed himself to improve his understanding of the human body, mind, and spirit. His education has brought together knowledge from Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Nutrition, Clinical Sports Injury, Sports Injury Assessment, Sport Psychology, Neurology and many other fields to allow him to train athletes in a highly specialized and holistic manner.

Professional Athlete Experience:
Club Baloncesto Almunecar
Haderslev Basketball Club
Horsens Basketball Club

Going back to High School, Erick competed in basketball, volleyball, track and field, and a bit of golf. Afterwards, he decided to focus on basketball as he attended Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY before heading overseas from 2007-2017 to play professionally for teams in Spain and Denmark, and post-professionally in England.

Coaching Experience:
U10-U16 Alumunecar
U12-U19 Haderslev Basketball Club
U12-U14 Haderslev Elite/Team Danmark Talent Development Coach
Dameligaen Head Coach – Horsens BC
u18 Danish Women’s National Team Assistant Coach;
Club Consultant and Coach for u5-u18 Teams for Falcon Basketball Club (Denmark’s largest club, over 900 members!)
Camp Staff for LeBron James’ Kings Academy, Syracuse University, UW-Madison, BYU, Snow Valley

While playing, Erick was consistently coaching basketball at all age and ability levels. These experiences have given Erick the unique insight into the entire process of development at the individual and team levels. The players developed would go on to compete at higher levels, whether that be for the Danish National Team or for different colleges across the United States and Canada. During this time, he also mentored coaches and developed their abilities.

Trainer Experience:
Haderslev Idraetsakademi (Sports Academy) Head Physical Trainer
Haderslev ELITE/Team Danmark BASIS Trainer
Danish Senior National Team Physical Trainer
University of Nottingham Sports Injury Clinic Intern

From 2009-2013, Erick was the Head Physical Trainer for Haderslev Sports Academy where he developed a hard working, championship culture while providing proper physical training for athletes in Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Team Handball, Rowing, and Go Kart. In addition, he was the Head Physical Trainer for the Youth Elite Sport Development and taught a BASIS Training Program that implemented coordination, basic strength, and injury reduction measures for athletes from grades 6 through 8. Later, from 2014-2015 he worked with the Danish Basketball Senior National Teams and helped them prepare for competitions throughout Europe and in China. Later, after finishing his Master’s Degree, he interned at the Sports Injury Clinic in the fall of 2017 at the University of Nottingham where he worked with injured athletes from multiple sports to get them pain free, move better, and back to performing at a high level.

Owner, Trainer - Athletes On The Rise, LLC - Kenosha, WI
Erick Vigansky
Pete Moore - Owner, Trainer - Athletes On The Rise - Syracuse, NY
Pete has lived in the Cicero-North Syracuse area and has produced some of the best athletes ever to come out of that area. A trainer there since the 1980s, Pete has developed numerous High School and Collegiate All-Americans in addition to taking some of them to the professional level. A few of his known athletes include Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm, 4x NCAA D1 Champion and League MVP) and Tyvon Branch (NFL Strong Safety).

Pete has co-written a book with Renee Brown called Sport and Motivation: Inspiring stories for syncing Mind, Body & Spirit. The book can be found on Amazon.com or through their website http://sportandmotivationbook.com/.

Pete trains athletes of all ages and abilities at Cicero-North Syracuse.

Owner, Trainer - Athletes On The Rise - Syracuse, NY
Pete Moore
Owner, Trainer - Athletes On The Rise, LLC - Kenosha, WIErick ViganskyOwner, Trainer - Athletes On The Rise - Syracuse, NYPete Moore

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