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MEET THE TEAM

Founder | Head Trainer

JUSTIN TAYLOR

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Coach Justin Taylor, the visionary behind the Evolve 2 Perform Training Academy, boasts an impressive pedigree

as a seasoned basketball performance trainer, a role he has embraced since 2008, His journey in the world of

basketball extends beyond his impactful coaching career, reaching back to his days as a varsity starter as an 8th grader from 1999-2004 becoming a high school stand out among the players in the nation earning All-State and many other numerous honours is just one facet of his illustrious career.

Transitioning seamlessly to the collegiate level, Coach Taylor pursued his dream of playing college basketball, ultimately landing at Tennessee Tech in the highly competitive Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). His collegiate journey culminated at Georgetown College, where he not only earned his Bachelor of Arts in graphic design but also etched his name in the school's history books with his team in a stellar senior season, boasting an impressive record of 35-1, with the lone loss occurring in the National final four.

After his college play Coach Taylor's professional career spanned multiple continents and countries, as he navigated the courts of Europe, Asia, and North America, competing at the highest levels of the game. This extensive playing background forms the cornerstone of his training programs, providing a rich tapestry of firsthand experiences that permeate every facet of his coaching philosophy. Whether honing his skills in the collegiate arena or facing elite competition in the professional realm, Coach Taylor gained invaluable insights into the nuances of excelling in basketball, both as an individual player and as a team player. The diverse array of opportunities to compete alongside and against top-tier talent has endowed him with a comprehensive understanding of the game, encapsulating a multitude perspectives.

Complementing his playing career, Coach Taylor transitioned fluently into coaching at the collegiate level, where he not only imparted strategic acumen but also developed an acute awareness of the expectations that underpin athletic success. Driven by an unwavering love for the game and a passionate commitment to athlete development, Coach Taylor began his basketball training programs as a meaningful contribution to the broader basketball community. Today, he continues to shape the trajectory of aspiring athletes through the Evolve 2 Perform platform, an embodiment of his commitment to his community delivering elevating performance training programs.

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CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER

SOPHIA TAYLOR

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Sophia Taylor specializes in handling administrative tasks and back-office operations, ensuring the success and satisfaction of our clients. Her athletic background includes receiving an athletic scholarship to play collegiate volleyball at California State University Dominguez Hills, where she holds two all-time season records for total kills and total attacks. She was also a three-sport athlete in high school, excelling in basketball, softball, & volleyball.

 

With over 12 years of experience in the educational industry, Sophia brings a wealth of knowledge from her roles in sales, customer service, logistics, & sourcing. Her commitment lies in improving process productivity & providing streamlined support to our clients, ensuring the smooth delivery & coordination of our services for their success.

The definition of evolve is...

 

Evolve - e·volve [ēˈvälv] 1. develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

Throughout a career in sports, the goal is constant improvement and becoming a better player. One common saying that has been misunderstood is "practice makes perfect." In reality, it's "practice makes permanent." If you practice with improper techniques or develop bad habits, you hinder your ability to progress. Professionals in every sport achieve greatness by mastering their craft. The mantra is "Progression is Perfection." True improvement happens when you refine skills and techniques in every practice session, taking fundamental steps toward mastering your craft and evolving your game.

In all training sessions, the focus is on continual evolution and development. The emphasis is not merely on saying you worked out but on progressing with each workout. The goal is to evolve athletes by breaking down skill sets and imparting knowledge. The ultimate objective is to empower athletes to perform at their full potential, enabling them to reach their desired levels of success.

All training sessions focus on evolving and developing each and every time we workout. You never want to train just to say  you worked out. 

Focusing on evolving our athletes with the breakdown of skill sets and knowledge is the main goal. I want athletes to have the ability to perform at a high level at their full potential so they can reach whatever level of success they aspire towards.

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