Faculty of Professional Coaches

“Thank you Champion’s QUEST for affecting my life in such a positive way.” - 15 y.o. softball player - Cypress, CA

ACADEMY DIRECTORS

RYAN BISHEL, BA, NASM-PES

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR (AD)

Alma Mater: Long Beach State - B.A. Kinesiology

"My purpose in life is to impact the lives of youth athletes both physically and mentally. When I see an athlete gain confidence, make the team, become a starter, fight through adversity, get that scholarship, or even just improve their social skills, I get reminded of why I do what I do … and I get to experience that every day! I think of all Champion's QUEST athletes as family!”

 

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RYAN BISHEL, BA, NASM-PES

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR (AD)

Alma Mater: Long Beach State - B.A. Kinesiology

"My purpose in life is to impact the lives of youth athletes both physically and mentally. When I see an athlete gain confidence, make the team, become a starter, fight through adversity, get that scholarship, or even just improve their social skills, I get reminded of why I do what I do … and I get to experience that every day! I think of all Champion's QUEST athletes as family!”

 

BIO

 

In 1999 Ryan started his career as an athlete performance coach. He was the first master Performance Coach for Greg Moss, the founder of BadCall Sports, which in 2004 became Champion’s QUEST. From 2002 -2003 he was also the PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist) for ISA's (International Sports Agency) coaching combine prep camps. From 2005- 2006 he was the PES for the Wyvern Motosports Supercross, Motocross & Freestyle Team. Ryan is the top sports training coach in the greater Long Beach area and strives on making others the best they can be both physically and mentally. He is also the founder of StrongerQuicker.

 

Specialization

 


Functional Strength


Speed


Coordination


Agility/Action Sports


CORE


Sports Psychology


Reaction Time


Water Sports

 

Personal

 

Favorite Childhood Athlete: Jerry Rice
Previous Activites/Sports: Gymnastics, Water Polo & Swimming. Plays Saxophone.
Fun Facts: He grew up farming Sunmaid Raisins & Blue Diamond Almonds. Can (and will) race anything with a motor.
Family: Married to his wife Genny & has 1 son

 

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BRITTANY GONZALES, BS, CSCS, FMS, USA-W, USSF

ASSISTANT AD - SOCCER ACADEMY

Alma Mater: University of Tampa - B.S. Athletic Training

“Growing up as an athlete and still competing as one has brought me wonderful memories and has taken me places I never knew was possible. I want the athletes that I coach to experience the same adrenaline rush from setting goals, accomplishing them, and enjoying every experience along the way.”

 

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BRITTANY GONZALES, BS, CSCS, FMS, USA-W, USSF

ASSISTANT AD - SOCCER ACADEMY

Alma Mater: University of Tampa - B.S. Athletic Training

“Growing up as an athlete and still competing as one has brought me wonderful memories and has taken me places I never knew was possible. I want the athletes that I coach to experience the same adrenaline rush from setting goals, accomplishing them, and enjoying every experience along the way.”

 

BIO

 

Brittany Gonzales began her career at Champion’s QUEST in January 2009. Growing up in Ventura County, Brittany has been playing soccer since she was 5 and took her athletic career across the nation to Florida. On a mission to reconnect with the community that fostered her athletic growth, Brittany moved back to Southern California after college and continued to play semi-pro soccer. Wanting to give back to the youth soccer community, Brittany started the Champion's Quest Soccer Academy which has now become known in the soccer community as the academy to go to further your soccer career into college or a national team!

 

Specialization

 


Soccer


Athletic Training


College Recruiting


Injuries


Maximum Strength


Endurance

 

Personal

 

Favorite Childhood Athlete(s): Michelle Akers, Eric Wynalda, and Magic Johnson
Previous Activites/Sports: Soccer and Track & Field
Fun Facts: She's attended the '99 and '15 Women's World Cup Championships

 

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Reggie Ward,

ASSISTANT AD - FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Alma Mater: University of Notre Dame - B.A. in Government & International Relations

"Champion’s Quest has given me an opportunity to fulfill my dream of working with student-athletes. My ultimate goal is to build the best football academy in the country. The foundation of Champion’s Quest Football Academy is based on three fundamental principles: being the BEST, being ELITE and being a CHAMPION on and off the field. Therefore, here is my challenge to any athlete who wants to be the best; sit down, think about what is important to you, write down your goals and meet me at Champion’s Quest. I guarantee that you will realize your destiny as an active member in our Champion’s Quest family. Your life will be filled with inspiration, strong character, and confidence to achieve any goal you set in life."

 

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Reggie Ward,

ASSISTANT AD - FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Alma Mater: University of Notre Dame - B.A. in Government & International Relations

"Champion’s Quest has given me an opportunity to fulfill my dream of working with student-athletes. My ultimate goal is to build the best football academy in the country. The foundation of Champion’s Quest Football Academy is based on three fundamental principles: being the BEST, being ELITE and being a CHAMPION on and off the field. Therefore, here is my challenge to any athlete who wants to be the best; sit down, think about what is important to you, write down your goals and meet me at Champion’s Quest. I guarantee that you will realize your destiny as an active member in our Champion’s Quest family. Your life will be filled with inspiration, strong character, and confidence to achieve any goal you set in life."

 

BIO

 

Reggie is a native from Long Beach, California. He graduated from Long Beach Poly High School, “Home of Scholars and Champions” where he started as a Wide Receiver. He excelled in the classroom and on the field, and as a result, he received a Division 1 Football Scholarship. He achieved his dream of playing professional football for a few years in the NFL/CFL. Reggie has always had a desire to help his community as a business person and as a youth activist. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the industries of communication, education and working with youth and sports organizations.

 

Specialization

 


Group Programs


Football


Specialized Skill Sets


Game Intelligence (IQ)


Speed


College Recruiting

 

Personal

 

Favorite Childhood Athletes: Billy Sims & John Jefferson
Previous Activites/Sports: Track
Fun Facts: He enjoys reading inspirational books, attending sporting events & playing video games with his sons
Family: Married to his wife Rhonda & has 4 boys

 

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Athlete Performance Coaches (APC)

Our Professional APC's are required to have all the following:

Degree in a Kinesiology Field + Previous Collegiate/Pro/Olympic Athlete + Nationally Recognized Strength Training Certifications.
This means your athlete is being coached, managed & mentored by the BEST!

Kyle Ertel, MS, CSCS, USA-W, NASM-PES, NASE, USSF-D

ATHLETE PERFORMANCE COACH - SOCCER ACADEMY

Alma Mater: Point Loma Nazarene University - BS Exercise Science, MS Sports Performance Enhancement

“Working with youth athletes has been a passion of mine and I have been fortunate to have coaches and mentors support me over the years. It’s my goal to give back to the athletes of this generation and be a positive influence. I strive to help my athletes reach their goals on and off the field and become the best person that they can be.”

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Kyle Ertel, MS, CSCS, USA-W, NASM-PES, NASE, USSF-D

ATHLETE PERFORMANCE COACH - SOCCER ACADEMY

Alma Mater: Point Loma Nazarene University - BS Exercise Science, MS Sports Performance Enhancement

“Working with youth athletes has been a passion of mine and I have been fortunate to have coaches and mentors support me over the years. It’s my goal to give back to the athletes of this generation and be a positive influence. I strive to help my athletes reach their goals on and off the field and become the best person that they can be.”

BIO

Kyle migrated from Oahu, Hawaii where he accomplished All-Star team awards and a state title. Since his completion of college in 2010 Kyle has been working as a sports performance coach, helping athletes reach their goals in strength, conditioning, speed, and agility. Kyle also spent three years working for the LA Galaxy youth development program as a Director for their soccer camps and clinics. He currently is very involved in the local soccer community.

Specialization

Soccer Skills Training

Sports Performance

Strength

Biomechanics

Speed & Agility

Injury Prevention

Personal

Favorite Childhood Athlete: Messi
Previous Activites/Sports: Soccer & Baseball. Played piano
Fun Facts: His best soccer moment was scoring a hat-trick and he enjoys snowboarding
Family: Engaged to his future wife Malia

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Derrick Campbell, BS, USATF-L1 (CSCS Pending)

ATHLETE PERFORMANCE COACH

Alma Mater: Long Beach State - BS in Athletic Training

“My mission is to train youth athletes by teaching them effective movement patterns; thus, they learn how to move and control their bodies. I enjoy training youth athletes because their ...

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Derrick Campbell, BS, USATF-L1 (CSCS Pending)

ATHLETE PERFORMANCE COACH

Alma Mater: Long Beach State - BS in Athletic Training

“My mission is to train youth athletes by teaching them effective movement patterns; thus, they learn how to move and control their bodies. I enjoy training youth athletes because their level of developement is always increasing. Each athlete has a goal and it is a joy to help them achieve it.”

 

BIO

 

Having competed at the collegiate level in the 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, 110 high hurdles, and 400 intermediate hurdles; Derrick understands the level of commitment it takes to achieve athletic goals. Derrick's own athletic achievements contain being a member of the Jr. National team, competing in the Jr. National finals in high school, and competing in the Regional finals in college. Professionally, Derrick has worked with motor development in children, and as an assistant athletic trainer at the 2005 U.S. Track & Field National Championships.

 

Specialization

 


Running Mechanics


Athletic Training


Injury Prevention


Hurdles Specialist


Track Events


Lacrosse


Water Sports


Cross Country

 

Personal

 

Favorite Childhood Athlete: Edwin Moses
Previous Activites/Sports:
Fun Facts: Derrick’s first love before track was drafting and mathematics

 

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Jan Green

VOLLEYBALL SKILL COACH

"What’s important: Knowing how to motivate yourself, being able to stay disciplined and being responsible for your actions. I believe that athletic ability is good, a positive attitude is great, but heart and desire is what it takes to be the best. What I find most rewarding is being able to build a strong foundation through skills and encouragement to shape a winning attitude."

 

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Jan Green

VOLLEYBALL SKILL COACH

"What’s important: Knowing how to motivate yourself, being able to stay disciplined and being responsible for your actions. I believe that athletic ability is good, a positive attitude is great, but heart and desire is what it takes to be the best. What I find most rewarding is being able to build a strong foundation through skills and encouragement to shape a winning attitude."

 

BIO

 

Jan is a life-long resident of Southern California. She began coaching in 1992 at St Anthony’s High School in Long Beach. She has also coached at Gahr High School, and for eight years, at Long Beach Wilson. In addition to coaching Jan enjoys playing the game. She has competed in over 15 SCVA National Tournaments having “medaled” in many of them. In 2007 and 2009 she competed in the International Division at the Huntsman World Senior Games in Saint George, UT with teams representing Russia, Germany, China, Brazil, Canada, Venezuela and Latvia.

 

Specialization

 

Hitting

Passing

Setting

Serving

Blocking

 

Game Intellegence

 

Personal

 

Fun Facts: She likes speed walking and bike riding. Jan loves the teachings of Coach John Wooden, R&B and old movies.

 

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Alley Perkins, BA, USA-W

Alma Mater: CSU Long Beach - BA Psychology

 

BIO


Alley Perkins has played softball for 19 years and earned scholarships to both the University of Tennessee and Long Beach State. Alley was a truly dynamic player possessing the ability to switch hit for power and slap as well as being able to lock-down second base, third base, and centerfield as her main starting positions in college. Prior to coming to Champion’s...

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Alma Mater: CSU Long Beach - BA Psychology

 

BIO


Alley Perkins has played softball for 19 years and earned scholarships to both the University of Tennessee and Long Beach State. Alley was a truly dynamic player possessing the ability to switch hit for power and slap as well as being able to lock-down second base, third base, and centerfield as her main starting positions in college. Prior to coming to Champion’s Quest, she earned her degree from Long Beach State in Psychology and coached for 2 years at the California Junior College level for Santa Ana College. With her first-hand experiences, she is able to provide our athletes with extremely valuable insight towards mental approach. On the college recruiting side, coach Alley specializes in assisting our families with navigating the complicated process of developing exposure, and ultimately reaching the next level.

Specializations


Competitive Mental Approach Development, Softball Specialist, Slapping Specialist, College Recruiting, College Prep, Sports Performance Training

Personal


Favorite Childhood Athlete(s): Chone Figgins, Allen Iverson
Previous Activities/Sports: Softball, Basketball, Snowboarding, Football
Fun Facts: I was a time-time MVP of my high school basketball team before dedicating solely to softball. The only position I never started at in college was Pitcher.

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Aaron Mueller, BA, NASM CPT, PES, CES

Alma Mater: Azusa Pacific - BS Applied Exercise Science

BIO

Aaron grew up with a passion for anything got him moving, but had a special love for baseball and soccer. Under his dad’s coaching, Aaron spent countless hours working on becoming the next Randy Johnson. In the off-seasons of his youth, soccer kept him active. During high school, he spent most of his time on the mound perfecting the fast ball. In college,...

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Alma Mater: Azusa Pacific - BS Applied Exercise Science

BIO

Aaron grew up with a passion for anything got him moving, but had a special love for baseball and soccer. Under his dad’s coaching, Aaron spent countless hours working on becoming the next Randy Johnson. In the off-seasons of his youth, soccer kept him active. During high school, he spent most of his time on the mound perfecting the fast ball. In college, he discovered that as much as he loved baseball he was becoming more fascinated with how the body works and how it moves. Aaron took a break from college and spent 4 years in the US Air Force. He then returned to college and completed his degree in Applied Exercise Science. With the knowledge and experience in both fields he decided to redirect his energies and modify his childhood dream. Rather than play baseball, he became a teacher to coach people how to to effectively utilize their muscles to play baseball.

Specializations

Baseball/softball skills, Mental Toughness, Arm Strength and Velocity, Hitting, Sports Performance Training

Personal

Favorite Childhood Athlete(s): Orel Hershiser.
Previous Activities/Sports: Soccer and baseball in High School and College, Bobby Crosby’s Baseball Academy
Fun Facts: Played for the Detroit Tigers from 2000-2002

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