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The information learned at the event is invaluable and all parents, coaches, and teachers are always welcome.


 67% of College Athletes graduate with over $100,000 in debt.

Thriving Athletes host a two day event to match every athlete with the right college, finding the right fit Financially, Academically and Athletically, and graduating with little to no debt.  Each Athlete will leave as a  certified  Empowered Athlete.

West Dundee

August 23-24

Hammond, IN
October 25-26, 2019

Hammond IN is hosting Empowering Athletes for Life, October 25th and 26th, 2019. We are excited to be invited to help college-bound athletes find the right match Financially, Academically, and Athletically and graduate with little to no debt for Hammond Athletes.

Shane Lawson – Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), 9 year Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Blackhawks/Rockford Icehogs and part of the 2010, 2013, and 2015 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championships!


Jerry Foss – Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), 6 year HS football and track & field coach, 5 year National Bodybuilder with a 1st place finish in 2012 and top 3 in 2014 and 2015.

Testing is for 8th – 12th grade

6th – 7th height and weight only


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Two- Day Event

Day One


Leave your Ego at the Door

Opening Ceremonies 6-9

A Community Service project will be done for the city of Rockford Friday evening be there to make a difference.

Have a great night and meet new people by enjoying obstacle courses, velcro walls, climbing walls

Meet athletes from all over.

Food, Music, Fun meet the speakers on a 1:1 and ask some them questions about their journey to greatness.

Day two


9am Combine Begins

Your athletic measurements will be recorded and an introduction video will be recorded and added to The Coaches Corner on the Empowering Athletes for Life Web site along with your certification of becoming an Empowered Athlete for Life.

The main event begins at 9am on Day Two

The day will be filled with speakers and workshops on the key components to becoming Empowered Athletes for Life.  Each speaker and workshop will gain you a step closer to your certification to be Empowered Athlete and stand out above all others.  It is no longer just about being Athletic it is about being the full package. Coaches Corner will have coaches from all NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, NJCAA divisions in  attandance for athletes to ask recruiting questions, and get the real answers.

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