Behind every successful athlete is a team of people. My team, or the “A” Team, has been in the making since I graduated university in 2015. As I strive to be the best version of myself, both on and off the court, I need to make sure I surround myself with the best team possible.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE! None of my success would be without the help of my team of coaches. They provide me with the technical training, practice sessions, strategy insights, mental focus, proper nutrition, and structured training schedule in order to help me prepare, and be at my peak performance level for tournament play throughout the year.
Dr. Shrump is a high performance sports science coach who specializes in human performance, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and is a Doctor in Chiropractic. As a former NCAA Division 1 All-American in track and field (decathlon), Dr. Shrump is determined to help athletes prevent injuries and be able to reach their optimal performance levels. Dr. Shrump has been working with Amanda since January 2021 and has been a vital component in keeping her injury free and healthy.
Wael is a former Professional squash player who reached a career high ranking of #8 in the world. He is currently the owner of Kinetic Indoor Racquet Club in Boynton Beach, Florida. Amanda and Wael started working together in January 2022. She often comes down to Florida to do stints of training with Wael at Kinetic during the off season and in between tournaments.
Jesse is a former Professional squash player from South Africa. He currently resides in the UK where he coaches full time. Jesse is the founder and creator of SquashMind, a psychological app to help players reach their maximum potential. It is the official psychological app of PSA World Tour, World Squash, and Head Squash. Amanda and Jesse started working together on the mental side of her game in April 2022.
Dr. Dardarian is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University and Director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance (CNP). She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Dardarian is the Sports Nutritionist for the Philadelphia Flyers (National Hockey League, NHL), the Philadelphia Union (Major League Soccer, MLS), USA Field Hockey, USA Squash, as well as Team USA at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, 2015, and Taipei, Taiwan, 2017, and the 2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru). Amanda and Nyree have been working together since November 2017.
Amanda started working with Joe in September 2017 when she was rehabbing her Achilles rupture injury. Having a premier fitness facility that specializes in both physical therapy & sports performance combined with the knowledge and care coming from Joe & his team allowed Amanda to get back to competing at a world class level. Without Joe Zarett and his team in Philadelphia, Amanda never would’ve gotten back to that top 10 playing level.
Zac is a former NFL running back and the fitness coach at Kinetic Indoor Racquet Club in Boynton Beach, Florida. Amanda and Zac started working together in January of 2022 when Amanda first came down to Florida to work with Wael. Zac started his business 1o1 DawgsDen which provides personal performance training, as well as retail.
I wouldn’t be where I am today and I wouldn’t be able to pursue my dream of becoming the best in the world at squash without the support of my family.