PERFORMANCE COACHES AT TOTAL PERFORMANCE TRAINING CENTER

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Adam Sparks- MS. Ed., CSCS

Adam grew up in Lansing and has had a passion to stay involved in athletics since high school. In high school Adam played football, basketball, baseball and ran track, getting his introduction to the iron in his high school weight room in the summers and during his off-season.

After earning his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University, Adam attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he received a Master's degree in Exercise Science.

Adam has completed multiple internships and has been fortunate enough to work with a wide variety of clients over his career. He has interned in the college setting as well as in the private sector, coaching people of all ages, including athletes as young as 8 all the way up to the professional level.

Adam has also coached high school football and track helping multiple athletes break school records and place at MHSAA State Track Meets. During his coaching experience, Adam helped the girls track team to win 4 consecutive regional championships.

In his free time Adam enjoys training to compete in powerlifting and watching Total Performance athletes compete in their sport. 

Adam is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, a Certified Speed and Agility Specialist through the IYCA and has completed coursework from the Postural Restoration Institute. With almost 20 years of weight training experience and 10+ years of coaching experience, Adam loves helping athletes reach their full potential.

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Joseph Filipiak, BS, CSCS

Joseph grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan, where he inherited a passion for coaching from his father George, who coached him on the football field and in the weight room through his high school career. After graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High School, Joseph went on to study Health and Fitness at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During his undergraduate studies, Joseph completed an internship with Ball State University Strength and Conditioning, working with their football and women’s basketball teams. In addition, Joseph completed an internship with the University of Michigan Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning, helping implement the strength and conditioning programs for 17 of Michigan’s 27 varsity sports teams.

Upon graduating from the University of Michigan in 2017, Joseph travelled to Daytona Beach, Florida, where he completed an internship at DME Sports Academy. During that time, Joseph was responsible for training their men’s and women’s high school basketball programs while assisting with all other sports. While in Florida, Joseph became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. 

Joseph is especially passionate about football. He has coached offensive line for the freshman Wyandotte Bears team in addition to helping his father with the team’s strength and conditioning sessions. 

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Vince Mottes BS, AT, ATC

Vince grew up in the Jackson area where he graduated from Grass Lake High School in 2011. At Grass Lake he played basketball, cross-country, and competed in triathlons. Vince later attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. At NMU, he worked along the sidelines providing Athletic Training services for the football, basketball, and hockey teams under the direction of Julie Rochester.

After graduating in the spring of 2015, Vince moved back to the Jackson area to work for Orthopeadic Rehab Specialists as an Athletic Trainer and Performance Coach. Currently, Vince provides Athletic Training services to Homer High School for all teams and events. When Vince is not working at Homer, he is working as a Performance Coach for Total Performance Training Center. Vince often participates in triathlons and running events in the local area throughout the summer. He’s passionate about coaching youth basketball teams in Jackson and his high school Alma Mater.

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Ryan Vogel MHSA, AT, ATC, CSCS

Ryan grew up in Hastings, Michigan where he played multiple sports. Starting in his sophomore year he began doing speed and agility training which helped improve his athleticism over the rest of the years until he graduated in 2008. Upon graduation, he went to Central Michigan University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training, becoming a certified Athletic Trainer in 2012. During the winter of 2012, he did a rotation at Sturgis High School where he learned under Jim Lioy AT, ATC, CSCS who taught and directed the strength and speed and agility programs at the school for around three decades.

After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Ryan accepted a Graduate Assistant Athletic Training Position at the University of Detroit Mercy.  From the summer of 2012 until the summer of 2014, Ryan served as the Athletic Trainer for the Division I Women’s Soccer and Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams, covering and caring for all of the teams’ practices and competitions. While at UDM, he completed his Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration and graduated in the summer of 2014.

After graduating, Ryan began Working at Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists in the summer of 2014.  He was assigned as the Athletic Trainer for Vandercook Lake High School.  On top of caring for the athlete’s medical care at the school, Ryan has also been responsible for helping conduct performance training sessions for the in-season teams for the past three years.  He received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification (CSCS) in the winter of 2015 and is continuing to stay up to date on continuing education in the field.

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WE’RE LOOKING FOR A PERFORMANCE COACH INTERN:
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN THE TOTAL PERFORMANCE TEAM?

PERFORMANCE COACHING - INTERNSHIP
Total Performance Training Center of Jackson (TPTC)
3055 Shirley Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
517-990-6222

Responsibilities:
Learn how to become a SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH
Assist / lead small group training sessions
Teach / educate athletes on proper lifting technique
Teach athletes proper sprinting mechanics as well as change of direction technique
Work with team training at local high schools and sports clubs in the Mid-Michigan area
Teach athletes/adults the importance of nutrition and how it plays a role in the life of healthy individuals AND athletics
Learn about proper lifting / conditioning progressions and techniques
Network with other professionals in the Michigan area
Gain access to texts and certifications within the field of Strength and Conditioning

Candidates must be working towards achieving a bachelor’s or master’s degree with the intent to work in the field of health and wellness.

Preferably candidates are aiming to work with youth athletes in either the private or school setting

APPLICATION:
PERFORMANCE COACH INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

TO APPLY:
To apply for the Performance Coach Internship position:
Please complete the application and email, mail or drop off your resume, application and a cover letter to:
Adam Sparks
Acting Director
Total Performance Training Center of Jackson
3055 Shirley Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
asparks@orsmi.com