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Training Staff

  • Dakota Coats Director of Sports Performance
    Dakota is a graduate of Kansas State where he received his Masters in Kinesiology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dakota has coached at the Junior High and High School levels, teaching the fundamentals of strength training to athletes of all backgrounds. He also interned with the Women’s Soccer and Volleyball strength and conditioning programs at Kansas State. Learn More
  • Josh Peardot Sports Performance Coach

    Josh is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – River Falls where he received his Masters of Science in Strength and Conditioning. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, in which he demonstrates and applies scientific knowledge and principles directed towards improving athletic performance. Josh has experience working with the University of Wisconsin Badgers football team, where he received experience coaching and working with D1 and current NFL football players.  Read More

ATI

  • Christy Nielsen, PT, DPT

    Christy is from Treynor, IA, where she was a four-sport athlete, excelling in cross country and track. She attended Creighton University, earning undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology, as well as her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

  • Ethan Hunke PT,DPT,ATC
    Ethan Hunke PT,DPT,ATC

    Ethan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2011, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T.

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philosophy

 At Going Vertical Sports Performance our philosophy is very simple. Our programs are based on over 15 years of proven success and are designed to help athletes of all ages and abilities reach new levels and achieve their goals. Whether you are a youth athlete looking to join a competitive team for the first time, a high school athlete preparing for college, or anything in between we have a program that will fit your needs. This philosophy applies to all sports and abilities and will result in improved performance.

  • Ryan and Bridget Olsen
    Ryan and Bridget Olsen Co-Owners
  • Cody and Michelle Levinson
    Cody and Michelle Levinson Co-Owners

As the Owners of Going Vertical we are excited to see the growth of all of our Athletes.  We are constantly striving to create an atmosphere that is fun, family oriented, enthusiastic and a facility and training program where Athletes Dreams become a reality!

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