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Competitive Edge (A.C.E.) Names Beach Volleyball Tour Player & Fox Sports
Color Commentator New Spokesperson
Former All-American Angie Kammer to Promote World's First Online Sports Assessment & Training Program
San Diego, CA (April
14, 2000) - Angie Kammer, member of the Beach Volleyball America (BVA) professional
tour and a Fox Sports color commentator, has been named a spokesperson
for Athlete's Competitive Edge (A.C.E.), the world's first and most comprehensive
on-line sports assessment and training program from Enhanced Performance Systems
Kammer, a native of Indiana and former volleyball All-American at Penn State University (PSU), will promote A.C.E. (www.TAKEACE.com) to athletes, teams and sports groups, offering expert testimony on how A.C.E. helps her better Perform Under Pressure(. Kammer will also relate how A.C.E. can help all athletes, from the recreational player to the professional, enhance their performance by focusing their mind.
"I have been playing volleyball for over 15 years," explained Kammer. "With all that experience, I thought I knew every training method to help improve my game. A.C.E. showed me a completely new and exciting training program - one that links concentration to performance. Many athletes know what to do physically to improve their game, but not many know what to do mentally. I'm excited to relate A.C.E.'s important mind-focusing programs to athletes in a variety of sports and at all levels. A.C.E. continues to make me a better player and I want to help other athletes realize the importance of improving the mental part of their game."
After a stellar career at PSU, which included her 1996 All-American honor, inclusion on the All-Big Ten Team ('95 & '96) and a 1994 NCAA Finals appearance, Kammer joined the BVA tour in 1999. In her rookie year on the tour, she placed in the top ten in three out of the five tournaments she entered. Also in 1999, Kammer joined Fox Sports as a color commentator covering women's college volleyball and softball.
"Angie is a proven winner and a dedicated athlete who know how to perform under pressure," explained Marc Sagal, COO of Enhanced Performance Systems. "She clearly understands how concentration affects mental toughness and the ability to accomplish goals and perform to full potential. As a spokesperson, Angie will represent EPS and A.C.E. and play a key role in introducing athletes, particularly female athletes, to the importance of our training programs."
ABOUT ATHLETE'S COMPETITIVE EDGE (A.C.E.) - A.C.E. is an easy-to-understand, 50-question online sports assessment and training program that highlights and studies 23 critical performance factors including; focus, confidence, discipline, decisiveness, leadership, resilience and performance under pressure. The entire test, including analysis, takes just 10-15 minutes to complete. A.C.E. is based on the internationally respected and widely used TAIS (The Attentional and
Interpersonal Style) Inventory, an analytical self-evaluation system developed by EPS in 1976. EPS has been collecting TAIS data for over 25 years from comparison groups that includes Olympians, professional athletes, coaches, high-level amateur athletes, military leaders, business executives and sales managers.
Those already using the A.C.E. technology include over 1,000 amateur athletes, teams and players from Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), Italian World Cup Soccer Teams and the Australian Institute for Sport.
A.C.E. can be taken on-line for a nominal fee of $35 at www.TAKEACE.com. Reduced rates for teams, coaching staffs, sports recruiters and other organizations with more than 20 individuals are available. To organize a customized face-to-face assessment and training program, e-mail Mr. Geoff Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.EPS.7894 (1.800.377.7894).