My name is Hope Bender and I am a professional track and field heptathlete from Newport Beach, CA. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2019 as a 4x NCAA Division I All-American and 6x Big West Conference Champion. I placed inside the top 10 at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials in the heptathlon, won silver at the 2023 U.S. Indoor Championshi
My name is Hope Bender and I am a professional track and field heptathlete from Newport Beach, CA. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2019 as a 4x NCAA Division I All-American and 6x Big West Conference Champion. I placed inside the top 10 at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials in the heptathlon, won silver at the 2023 U.S. Indoor Championships in the pentathlon, and have represented Team USA twice as a 2019 and 2023 member of the Thorpe Cup. I’m currently training in San Marcos, TX for the 2024 Olympic Trials next summer.
I’ve spent the last three years as an assistant track and field coach at UCSB, as well as privately coaching athletes in all sports in the Santa Barbara community. I’ve worked with UCSB and high school baseball players on improving maximum velocity, becoming more powerful and efficient with their starts, and running effectively on a curve.
A key emphasis of my speed programs will be safe and efficient running mechanics to help avoid preventable non-contact injuries such as hamstring, calf, and quad strains. I’m passionate about working hard and leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of becoming the best person and athlete you can possibly be.
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The basis for all sports is athleticism. This is where we come in. We focus on specific training patterns and body movements that will directly correlate to a baseball field and any team sports. You will find yourself getting to more groundballs, running down more flyballs and taking more efficient routes around the bases. We emphasis on bringing the most ability out of your player by creating better athletes!
The best way to increase these attributes is to create more sports specific efficient movements. Examples of wasted movements include bad form, unnecessary extra steps or a lack of coordination. Training with us will help you individually and any team sports athletes perform better in these aspects. As you improve in these areas, you will notice your speed/agility/quickness improving. The more efficient you move, the more athletic you will feel!
What's good form without that extra power behind it? As you improve your athleticism, you need that explosive power to really be the best sports athlete you can be. Learn how to translate your more efficient movements (through training) into more power towards your athletes specific sport. All team sports will benefit! Come learn how to make this possible!