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Tracy Axel

Manager of Sports Performance Research & Analytics

Passion Statement
Each morning I tell myself “today is going to be a great day.” With a positive outlook and perseverance, we all have the ability to conquer the day’s challenges and to make it great. I am inspired to excel personally and professionally to be a leader in human performance and to enhance each athlete’s life physically, mentally, and spiritually.


  • Researched, designed and implemented innovative athletic testing and strength and conditioning protocols specific to the sport of surfing resulting in significant improvements in performance variables for junior competitive surfers.
  • Published research testing protocols and strength and conditioning principles applicable to action sports.
  • Engaged in metabolic and cardiovascular testing of elite cyclists, endurance runners, triathletes, and para-Olympian clientele.
  • Utilized timing systems and video analysis for strategic practices and training of Olympic Cyclists for 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
  • Assisted Action sports company in training camps for professional surfing to enhance air-awareness training and motor control.
  • Implemented strength and conditioning programs under the direction of Head Strength Coach at California State University, Long Beach; Men’s & Women’s Water Polo, Men’s & Women’s Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Women’s Tennis
  • Undergraduate and graduate degrees in Kinesiology, Exercise Science.
  • Nationally ranked Division 1 Dance Team Member and Captain at University of Kentucky.

Top Strengths

  • Enthusiasm, high-energy
  • Dedication to excellence
  • Compassion
  • Tenacity
  • Gratitude


  • Family
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Perseverance
  • Sense of humor


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