Next Level Athletics

Next Level Athletics trainers and coaches will carefully evaluate the movements required in the sport the athlete is training for and strategically design a progressive program to enhance the motor skills of the athlete and simulate the required movements to generate muscle memory.

Next Level Athletics is committed to developing athletes from all ages and skill levels.  Joe Henderson former NFL running back is dedicated to bringing out the best in the athletes that he develops.  Joe focuses on athletic performance as well as mental preparation of the athlete.

Next Level Athletics approaches athletic enhancement in a variety of different ways.  We look at the potential vs the reality gap and determine the best path to close the space between the two.  We also focus on other aspects of performance, from visualization development to mental toughness and concentration.  These areas are crucial in the advancement of an athlete and are only a few of the products we offer!

Joe was a high school All-American in both track and football.  Joe was a 200 meter Illinois State champion with a record sprint of 22.1 and edged out former Buffalo Bills and one of the NLF fastest men Don Beebe.

Joe brings his 30 years of experience as an assistant strength coach for Iowa State and strength coach for the Birmingham Fire to each athlete.  Joe was Iowa States MVP in 1987 and 1988 and was a two time first team All-Big 8 running back that earned All-American considerations in 1987 and 1988.  Joe also holds the single game touchdown record with five scores in 1988.

His degree in family studies coupled with his life coaching and situation management program is an added bonus in assisting young athletes to manage not only their demands from athletics, but the requirments to manage the challenges of being an effective citizen outside of sports.

Carol Henderson is a USAT triathlon coach, and fitness champion.  Carol coaches a triathlon specific program. This 10-week program will undoubtedly raise the athletic performance of each athlete who participates in the program.

A triathlete herself, Carol understands the demands of the sport and the delicate balance needed to effectively train each aspect of each event.  As an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Carol’s degree in Exercise Science combined with her triathlons and 30 years of training experience give her a unique perspective on how the body responds to intense multi-sport training demands.