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Equipping Athletes for Success

Using Arena Performance as a vessel, we believe opportunities exist to refine foundational habits that contribute  
to the long-term success of our athletes in the much bigger arena of life. As seen recently due to COVID-19, we believe in the importance of teaching our athletes how to adapt and be self-sufficient. Our aim is to develop disciplined and autonomous athletes that can problem-solve and “figure it out”. We hope that through our Athletes’ time with Arena Performance, they will feel more prepared and equipped to make decisions that align with their values and desires for their athletic endeavors.


Brandon Snyder
Director of Performance

B.A. Exercise Science and Enterprise Leadership - University of Iowa
Safeties Coach, Northwestern College 2019-2020
Performance Staff Assistant, Northwestern College 2019-2020

2 Year Starter - University of Iowa Football
2016 Starting Safety
Saw action in 28 games as a Hawkeye
Member of 2015 B1G Championship and Rose Bowl Team
3 x Academic All Big Ten
Team Leader in Interceptions and Forced Fumbles in 2016
Grad Transfer and 1-Year Starter at South Dakota State

5 Sport Athlete at West Lyon
2X State Football Champion
Captain of All-State Team
Class A Player of the Year
First State Basketball Championship in School History
Captain of All-Tournament Team and Class 1A POY
DM Register and SC Journal Athlete of the Year-2014

Program-Wide Culture

Through our holistic approach to training and skill development, our athletes can expect the Arena to become “home” for them. Through exposure to competition against some of the best athletes in the region, we hope to create an environment that encourages our athletes to go beyond their comfort zone. Iron sharpens iron.

Integrated Performance and Skill Development

A part of what now makes The Arena unique is the integration of performance, skill development and competition. Our sport directors are committed to working with Arena Performance to supply our athletes will all of the tools necessary for them to be successful. At the Arena, we are one body with many parts.

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