- Head of Sports Performance
Joel Raether, the Head of Sports Performance for the Colorado Mammoth, has been with the organization since 2007. Raether also serves as the Director of Sport Performance at Authentic Performance Center in Denver Colorado. He served as the Education Programs Coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association from 2009-2011. His coaching career includes stints as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Denver from 2002-2009 and the University of Nebraska Kearney from 2000-2002. Raether earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska Kearney and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction (CSCS*D) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Raether has co-authored the books 101 Agility Drills, 101 Sand Bag Exercises, and was a contributing author for Fit Kids for Life, Developing Agility and Quickness and Core Training for Sport. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles and popular literature contributions, as well as training DVDs. His is a highly sought after presenter who has presented nationally and internationally in the area of sports performance and also served as a consultant to various media outlets such as The Chicago Tribune, New Balance, Men’s Health, SOBEFit Magazine, 9 News Denver and Wellness News. He has trained athletes at all levels including high school, NCAA, NHL, NFL, NLL, MLL, MLS, World Cup Skiing and the LPGA. His coaching accolades include numerous all-Americans, more than 15 conference championships, and more than 10 individual or team collegiate national championships, as well as two Olympians which included an Olympic Gold medal in Torino. Raether is also the co-founder of Performance Sandbag Training Systems (PST).