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MIKE SNOWDEN

OWNER

ABOUT MIKE

Mike Snowden is a leader in the athletic performance field having experience working with athletes at every level. A military veteran who served on President Barack Obama's Helicopter Squadron staff, Snowden has spent more than decade helping others achieve their goals.

 

Prior to returning to his hometown of Frederick, MD in 2022 Snowden spent three years at the University of Alabama as the Director of Athletic Performance for the Men's Basketball program. For two years prior to arriving in Tuscaloosa Mike served as the Director of Sports Performance for Olympic Sports at the University at Buffalo. 

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CREDENTIALS

  • President of National Strength & Conditioning Association's Basketball Special Interest Group (SIG)

  • Committee Member for National Strength & Conditioning Association's Coaching Task Force

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology • George Mason University

  • Master's Degree in Sport Leadership • VCU's Center for Sport Leadership

  • Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC)- (1 of 18 in Maryland)

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • Precision Nutrition Level I (Pn1) Coach

  • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Coach

  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

247 Sports

  • Mike Snowden Helping Change The Culture for Alabama Basketball- November 2019

CVASPS

  • Outside The Rack Episode #25- February 2020

  • Episode #168- “Building Experience to Direct With A Purpose”- January 2019

Frederick News Post 

  • Strong Suit: Linganore Grad Snowden Finds Niche as Alabama Men's Hoops Strength & Conditioning Coach- March 2021 

 

George Mason University 

  • Super Invested- March 2021

High Performance Basketball Symposium 

  • Leading Through A Different Lens- 2021

  • Basketball Strength Coaches Roundtable Member- 2020 

 

Liberty Performance Training 

  • Strength & Conditioning with Veteran Mike Snowden- November 2018

 

National Strength & Conditioning Association 

  • NSCA Coaching Podcast, Episode #113- December 2021

Samson Strength Coach Collective Podcast 

  • Samson Strength Coach Collective Podcast- Episode #15 - July 2020

  • Samson Strength Coach Collective Podcast- Episode #7 - June 2020

 

Simplifaster          

  • 3 Ways To Add Variety in Training Without Abandoning Your Principles- December 2019

 

Stack Sports

  • Distinguishing Sound Nutrition Advice From Social Media Fads- July 2023

  • Hydration Strategies for Athletes Looking to Boost Performance- July 2023

  • Strength Training to Reduce Shin Splints- July 2023 

  • No Fluff Agility Training for Volleyball- July 2023

  • Benefits of Uneven Barbell Loading- February 2023

  • 5 Exercises Every Lacrosse Player Should Do- February 2023

  • Medicine-Ball Moves to Boost Athletic Performance for Basketball- January 2023

  • Pros & Cons of Different Footwear Styles When It Comes to Training for Performance- January 2023

  • The Romanian Deadlift (RDL) for Sports Performance- December 2022

  • Should You Be Training Barefoot?- December 2022

  • Cold Weather Training Tips- December 2022

  • 4 Exercises to Improve Hip Mobility- December 2022

  • A Guide to Using Percussion Training Devices- November 2022

  • Using Contrast Showers to Boost Performance- November 2022

  • Deadbugs: A Better Way to Train Your Core- November 2022

  • 5 Ways to Get Better Sleep- November 2022

  • Battle Rope Training for Athletes- November 2022

  • Get A Leg Up On Your Recovery: Use This Pose To Boost Recovery- October 2022

  • Upside Down: Inversion Training for Athletes- October 2022

  • A 10-piece Warm Down Routine for Athletes- October 2022

  • The Single Arm Landmine Press- October 2022

  • A Multi-Layered Progression to The Kettlebell Swing For Athletes- October 2022

  • Tips to Reduce Muscle Soreness- September 2022

  • Warm-Ups for Athletes: 0 to 60 Can Lead to Injury- September 2022

  • A Multi-Layered Progression to The Kettlebell Swing For Athletes- September 2022

  • 3 Methods to Help Athletes Improve Recovery- August 2022

  • 5 Must Do’s To Get Stronger for High School Athletes- August 2022

  • Basketball Med Ball Tempo Training- March 2021

  • 5 Exercises Every High School Athlete Should Be Doing Year Round- March 2021

  • Strength Training For Rebounding in Basketball- January 2021

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2023-Present: Adjunct Professor • Frederick Community College 

  • 2022-2023: Tactical Performance Program Manager

  • 2019-2022: Director of Men's Basketball Athletic Performance • University of Alabama

  • 2017-2019: Director of Sports Performance • University at Buffalo

  • 2016-2017: Assistant Strength Coach • George Mason University

  • 2015: Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant • VCU Men's Basketball 

  • 2014–2015: Volunteer Strength Coach • University of Maryland Football 

  • 2013-2014: Volunteer Strength Coach • George Mason University 

  • 2009-2012- Marine One • Quantico, VA

  • 2005-2009- USS George Washington  • Norfolk, VA + Yokosuka, Japan

JULIA 

SLIVKA

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

ABOUT JULIA

Julia is no stranger to our club, having trained with us for almost 2 years during her off-seasons and breaks from college. A Tuscarora High alum, she’s heading into her senior year at Radford University this fall, where she’s a setter on the Volleyball team and is completing her degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing.

After graduation, Julia plans to continue on at Radford to pursue her MBA and eventually embark on her own entrepreneurial journey.

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ZANE
MACK

COACHING INTERN

ABOUT ZANE

Zane, a Linganore alum, is bringing his passion for human performance back home from West Virginia University, where he's pursuing his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology.

 

With aspirations to earn his Master's at WVU in the Tactical Performance Physiology program, Zane aims to train and develop first responders and military personnel both locally and abroad.

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QUINCY

COACHING APPRENTICE 

ABOUT QUINCY

Quincy is a student-athlete entering her senior year at Urbana High School. Throughout her high school career, she has competed in both basketball and the high jump. This year, she will be solely focusing on the high jump, aiming to reach new heights on the track.

Quincy joins us as our first Human Performance Coaching Apprentice through the unique Maryland Youth Apprenticeship program, an initiative offered by Frederick County Public Schools and the State of Maryland. This opportunity allows Quincy to gain valuable hands on experience and education in athletic performance coaching while also allowing her to earn class credit.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Human Performance Solutions is always searching for ways to improve. This includes growing the HPS team. If you are interested in joining the HPS team and taking your career to new levels, contact us today.

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INTERNSHIPS

Human Performance Solutions offers semester-long internships and apprenticeships for qualified candidates, and we love to promote from within. If you are interested in joining the HPS team and furthering your career, contact us today. The internship program is an incredible learning opportunity that will dramatically improve your skills beyond the classroom.

We divide our internships into 3 categories: 

  • Coaching 

  • Operations 

  • Media & Creative

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