My name is Rob Viramontes and I have been in the personal training business since 1994. I started coaching high school basketball in 2000 and decided to begin specializing in training youth athletes. At the same time I took a part time job as a physical therapy aide and worked with two amazing physical therapists who helped me refine my training when dealing with clients returning from an injury. In 2006 there were several non-contact ACL injuries suffered by athletes that year and I began looking into causes and risk factors and quickly learned the higher incidence rate for female athletes. Female athletes are 6-10 times more likely to suffer an ACL tear than their male counter parts. I decided to attend and complete the Certified Sportsmetrics Instructor course since they were the first program scientifically proven to reduce ACL tears in female athletes.
Adding this knowledge quickly helped me become the go to guy for athletes returning to play after ACL reconstruction surgery. Two time CA State Champion and Richmond University Basketball player, Samantha Billy helped put me on the map as she was able to return to full participation in only 6 months. Obviously we have learned that it takes more time to ensure the athlete is truly ready for the grind of a long sports season.
I currently also hold the IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist Certification and was fortunate enough to attend my first Speed, Agility and Quickness course only to discover many years later that the old man with a cane teaching the course was the one and only Charlie Francis! All those years thinking I had a natural instinct for training speed.
While no longer coaching high school basketball, I am in my 12th year coaching youth travel basketball and am the preferred Sports Performance Coach for the club. Many of my clients have gone on to play collegiate sports at USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Oregon, Hawaii, University of San Diego, Bentley, Lake Forest College.
I joined the mentorship because I wanted a look behind the curtains of Parisi Speed School. I am seriously considering joining as an affiliate after this experience. I hope to continue to enhance my ability to be the best Coach I can for the athletes I train and mentor.