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Helping athletes to perform better

September 17, 2010
  • Josh Daniels, director of True Athlete Performance, demonstrates an exercise for a youth speed development class during a recent training session at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown.
Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer

Name of business: True Athlete Performance

Director: Josh Daniels

Address: Daniels' business is based in Washington and Frederick counties. Company is based in Chantilly, Va.

Opening date: Started marketing program in Washington County in September 2009

Products and services: "True Athlete Performance specializes in teaching athletes how to improve speed, agility, quickness, power, reaction and coordination with an emphasis on sport-specific movements and intensity. Our offerings include facility-based speed classes, team training, small-group training, personal training, camps, clinics, youth organizational fundraisers, school-based fundraisers and corporate wellness programs. In addition to our training services, we also provide coaches clinics, parent clinics, and athlete testing and evaluations."

Market area: Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, Franklin County, Pa., and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I have always had a passion for athletics and a passion to work with youths. Our training program allows me to connect with youth athletes and help them in their development as athletes and people. Growing up in the area, I know there has never been an opportunity to work with our type of training program before. I believe it's what the athletes here need and I'm excited to be a part of it."

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Previous business experience: Customer service, sales, trainer

Number of employees: Four

Hours: By appointment

Phone number: 301-992-7953

Web site: http://www.TrueAP.com

E-mail address: JDaniels@TrueAP.com">JDaniels@TrueAP.com

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