After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is the largest national organization solely focused on providing school-based after-school and summer programs for low-income, at-risk youth. ASAS programs combine academic support, engaging enrichment activities, and health and fitness programs to improve students’ overall performance. Founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992, ASAS now serves over 81,404 children annually at 453 school sites across the U.S.
American Strongman Corporation (ASC) is the sole sanctioning and governing body for the sport of professional strongman in the United States. ASC provides American athletes with opportunities by promoting numerous annual professional strongman contests across the country, including America’s Strongest Man®, the Olympia Strongman Challenge, the U.S. Nationals and the Pro-Am and Platinum-Plus series.
The Arnold Sports Festival is the largest annual multi-sport event in the U.S. Last year, it drew 175,000 people and 18,000 athletes to Columbus, OH for competitions in 45 different sports, including 12 Olympic-sanctioned events. The associated Arnold Fitness EXPO features hundreds of booths showcasing the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition, and a stage that hosts unique competitions & entertainment. The Arnold Fitness EXPO is the nation’s largest health and fitness exposition, featuring the leading businesses and organizations in front of the latest trends in the industry.
Formed in 2000, The Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) was the first organization solely dedicated to meeting the unique needs and challenges of the collegiate strength & conditioning coach, and now represents more than 600 of the top university coaches across the country. Strength & conditioning has become an integral part of collegiate athletic programs, making competitive athletics more explosive and exciting as athletes have made enormous strides in strength, power, speed, endurance, and body control.
From Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic: When Dr. Robert K. Kerlan started his private practice in 1950, the field of “sports medicine” was not yet a recognized specialty. But, like many orthopaedists, Dr. Kerlan had an avid interest in sports, and when the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958, he was named their team …
The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) represents the who’s who in the youth sports industry, including Little League Baseball, Pop Warner football, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, U.S. Youth Soccer, YMCA and most USOC NGBs. NCYS membership represents more than 200 organizations/corporations serving the 60 million boys and girls registered in organized youth sports programs. Well-known for its advocacy in promoting healthy lifestyles and safe environments for stronger neighborhoods and communities, the NCYS is the go-to resource for the youth sports industry.
Proactive Sports Performance is one of the top elite training facilities in the U.S. Proactive has trained 4 Super Bowl MVPs, 1 NBA Finals MVP, 30+ NFL Pro Bowlers, 20+ NFL First-Round Draft Picks and Olympians from a variety of sports. Developing programs that incorporate cutting-edge technology to deliver maximized training results, the environment is professional, innovative, friendly, and designed to meet the diverse performance needs of its clients. Proactive integrates its unique state of the art performance institute with unparalleled sports performance training with rehabilitative services in a single facility.
Special Olympics Southern California is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. It is one of 52 Chapters within the United States and part of Special Olympics, Inc., which serves 3 million athletes in 180 countries worldwide.
The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports (“Stark Center”) houses the largest archives of physical culture in the U.S. Attached to the University of Texas, it is also one of two official USOC-Olympic libraries. The Stark Center is a library, archive and a museum, all dedicated to the study and preservation of the world of physical culture.
Swim with Mike is an annual swim-a-thon held to raise money for the University of California (USC) Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund. Swim With Mike began as a fundraiser to purchase a specially equipped van for three-time All-American USC swimmer, Mike Nyeholt, who became paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in 1981, and now supports 116 college scholarships at 49 different schools to help pave the way for individuals to overcome physical tragedies and strive for a brighter future.
USA Powerlifting (USAPL) is the leading powerlifting organization in the U.S. and a member of the International Powerlifting Federation. The USAPL stages over 100 events annually in cities across the U.S. The USAPL is a member of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the governing body of international powerlifting comprised of member federations from eighty-three countries on six continents. USA Powerlifting is responsible for sanctioning local and regional events where powerlifters can compete in hopes of qualifying for the national level events.