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Steve Saunders
Director of Performance
Age:
47
College:
Millersville
Experience:
2

Biography

Steve Saunders is in his second year with the Ravens and his first as the team’s director of performance. In his current role, Saunders oversees the team’s performance department and strength and conditioning programs. He originally joined the organization last year as the Ravens’ director of performance and recovery. Saunders guides all sports science, speed, strength training and recovery initiatives, working closely with the team’s athletic training department. His focus includes player injury prevention, recovery and energy system training in an effort to maximize performance. In 2017, Saunders will implement a new strength program. In 2016, Ravens players saw a decrease in nuisance injuries and increased performance benefits from the newly-configured speed program. Saunders founded Power Train Sports Institute in 1999, and prior to joining the Ravens, grew Power Train from a single unit to a 200-employee operation in 28 locations nationwide. Best known for his work with Steelers LB James Harrison, who was the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Saunders has personally trained hundreds of NFL, NHL and MLB athletes. For over a decade, Saunders directed one of the nation’s top NFL Combine training programs, while preparing first-round selections in football, baseball and hockey.

1999-2016: (with Power Train Sports Institute) Founded (1999) and built Power Train into one of the world’s leading providers of best-in-class sports performance training...Professional athletes benefit from Saunders’s proprietary energy training system based on speed and conditioning programs, strength and rehabilitation.

2013-14: (with Team Lokomotiv) Hosted and trained the three-time Russian Superleague champion Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, currently of the Kontinental Hockey League.

2012: Named to the Under Armour Training Council, a collection of the world’s highest-caliber strength and conditioning professionals.

2011: Guided more than 90 NFL athletes through rehabilitation, training, speed, strength and conditioning programs during the 2011 lockout.

2005-09: Independently contracted by more than 20 Pittsburgh Steelers for advanced strength and speed training, rehab and recovery during the 2005-09 seasons, assisting the team to two Super Bowl titles (2005 and 2008).

College: Graduated from Millersville (Lancaster, PA) University, where he was a captain and four-year starter at DT...Earned multiple All-ECAC and All-PSAC honors.

Personal: Born and raised in Myerstown, PA and attended Eastern Lebanon County (Myerstown, PA) HS, where he was a standout in football, basketball and baseball...Saunders and his wife, Emily, have five children: two daughters (Lily and Morgan) and three sons (Logan, Stone and Major).

EXP. (NFL/RAVENS): 2/2

Steve Saunders is in his second year with the Ravens and his first as the team’s director of performance. In his current role, Saunders oversees the team’s performance department and strength and conditioning programs. He originally joined the organization last year as the Ravens’ director of performance and recovery. Saunders guides all sports science, speed, strength training and recovery initiatives, working closely with the team’s athletic training department. His focus includes player injury prevention, recovery and energy system training in an effort to maximize performance. In 2017, Saunders will implement a new strength program. In 2016, Ravens players saw a decrease in nuisance injuries and increased performance benefits from the newly-configured speed program. Saunders founded Power Train Sports Institute in 1999, and prior to joining the Ravens, grew Power Train from a single unit to a 200-employee operation in 28 locations nationwide. Best known for his work with Steelers LB James Harrison, who was the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Saunders has personally trained hundreds of NFL, NHL and MLB athletes. For over a decade, Saunders directed one of the nation’s top NFL Combine training programs, while preparing first-round selections in football, baseball and hockey.

1999-2016: (with Power Train Sports Institute) Founded (1999) and built Power Train into one of the world’s leading providers of best-in-class sports performance training...Professional athletes benefit from Saunders’s proprietary energy training system based on speed and conditioning programs, strength and rehabilitation.

2013-14: (with Team Lokomotiv) Hosted and trained the three-time Russian Superleague champion Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, currently of the Kontinental Hockey League.

2012: Named to the Under Armour Training Council, a collection of the world’s highest-caliber strength and conditioning professionals.

2011: Guided more than 90 NFL athletes through rehabilitation, training, speed, strength and conditioning programs during the 2011 lockout.

2005-09: Independently contracted by more than 20 Pittsburgh Steelers for advanced strength and speed training, rehab and recovery during the 2005-09 seasons, assisting the team to two Super Bowl titles (2005 and 2008).

College: Graduated from Millersville (Lancaster, PA) University, where he was a captain and four-year starter at DT...Earned multiple All-ECAC and All-PSAC honors.

Personal: Born and raised in Myerstown, PA and attended Eastern Lebanon County (Myerstown, PA) HS, where he was a standout in football, basketball and baseball...Saunders and his wife, Emily, have five children: two daughters (Lily and Morgan) and three sons (Logan, Stone and Major).

EXP. (NFL/RAVENS): 2/2

 

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