Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeremiah Flood.
Hi Jeremiah, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’m not exactly sure where to begin, there have been many a crossroads in this journey and certain there will be more. The underlying mantra; “Our north star” if you will is “be what you needed when you were younger” thats being said, seems appropriate that we start there, growing up I was dual-sport athlete, football in the fall and baseball in the spring, football was my main sport, until bus crash during my freshman year at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. a series of injuries (skull fracture, hip fracture, Torn labrum) stemming from that crash kept me from actually ever playing one down of varsity football in my high school career, but was able to play baseball. not sure if it was self-belief or pure stubbornness, made a decision to pursue football in college as a walk-on, spent a year at USF, University of South Florida training before transferring to Florida International University, walked on as a redshirt freshman and earned a scholarship by my junior season and graduated with a Master’s in Exercise Physiology and Sport Sciences.
There have been many stops on the way learning the craft sports performance training from internships at FIU to working at National council strength and fitness, it wasn’t until I started playing rugby I started appreciating the effects of perception and action had on athletic performance. Perception and action is dynamic is the relationship of seeing and acting in accordance with what you see, this happens in milliseconds in sports. It is our goal to build our athletes physically and mentally in order to handle that demand, we put our athletes an environment thats challenges their limits so they can see can experience what they are capable of and grow from there.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Flood Sports is at the very beginning of its journey, Covid lockdowns was a definite the launch point for creation for this, it was a challenge finding outdoor space to train and provide a sense or normalcy for the athletes. The biggest adjustment has been converting from a trainer to entrepreneur, it’s a welcomed adjustment.
As you know, we’re big fans of Flood Sports. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
We are a training service that focuses on athletic development for athletes aged 11+. We offer small group sessions and private sessions that are geared to enhance speed, power and reflexive qualities plus decision making under stress. We cater to every sport from Football to Hockey, however the bulk of athletes are from Girls basketball, soccer and Volleyball. The added benefit of training the breath, mindfulness and vision, systems that are often missed in training but critical to success. Some highlights of our training program include 2 Football players running at speeds 21.5 mph and Freshman girls basketball player hitting 19.7mph, women’s college lacrosse player hitting 21.8 mph, as exciting as these numbers are seeing all of our athletes play their sport the way they want is ultimate joy, win. or lose it’s about development.
Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
I’m a pretty easy going person, I find happiness in pretty much everything. I do enjoy reading and finding to evolve in my profession. I’m a sucker for anything nostalgic, a true 90s kid at the core. Going out to dinner is something that I took for granted, didn’t realize it at the time but that is definitely one way I recharge, excited for that.
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