OPS provides one-on-one training sesssions. There is no better way to improve your game than private skills training. Each session lasts one hour and is packed with specific drills to fit each athlete's individual needs. After a skill evaluation, a personalized program will be created to improve weaknesses and build on strengths. Parents and athletes may also request to focus on certain skills, and the program will be tailored exactly to your needs in each area.
Ron Howard is best known in Fort Wayne as a Mad Ants basketball standout earning him the nickname “Mr. Mad Ant” for his contributions on and off the court. He played collegiately at Valparaiso University where he earned second-team all-conference recognitions his junior and senior years. As a professional, Ron lead Fort Wayne to the 2014 NBA D-League Championship, earning Co-MVP recognition that season. He is the Mad Ants all-time leading scorer with 4,324 career points, a three-time NBA D-League All-Star, and a two-time NBA D-League Jason Colliers Sportsmanship award recipient. Ron’s #19 jersey was retired during a special halftime presentation in March 2017. He has played in eight different countries and participated in three NBA training camps over the span of his 15 year playing career. His role with Optimum Performance Sports allows him to help nurture athletic achievement and sportsmanship for young athletes in the area. He is a true mentor and role model to the youth of our community.
Matt Roth was a shooting guard for the Indiana Hoosiers from 2008-2012, earning the Big Ten Medal of Honor his senior year for achievements in the classroom and on the court. He was also named Academic All Big Ten his junior and senior years. On the court, he led the Big Ten in three point shooting percentage his senior season. Matt played high school basketball in Washington, Illinois where he still holds the state record for career three pointers made. After graduating from IU, Matt turned his focus to training young athletes. With over 5 years of instructional training, he was an assitant coach at Blackhawk Christian High School for three seasons and coached two seasons of AAU for 16 and 17 year old teams. Matt oversees daily operations for OPS at ASH Centre including responsibilities associated with the OPS Basketball Academy. He also is a high school basketball referee.
Kevin Bloom is the head basketball trainer and community development manager at Optimum Performance Sports’ Warsaw location. Bloom played college basketball at the University of Saint Francis where he helped the Cougars to the 2010 NAIA national championship. After graduation, Bloom interned with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G-League. He served as an assistant coach from the Mad Ants from 2013-2015. During his time with the Mad Ants, he was responsible for working players out, assisting practices and developing scouting reports. Bloom also served as the Mad Ants’ business development manager where he oversaw the Mad Ants Basketball Academy that conducted camps, clinics and individual workouts throughout northeast Indiana.
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