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Anthony M. Drago      

Motivational Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Strategist

Anthony Drago is irrevocably committed to guiding today’s youth to attain personal and professional leadership skills, creating an anti-bullying culture and becoming a totally balanced peak performing athlete so they can be the role models for future generations. If you are looking for a proven professional in the sports training industry who can guide you to address the lack of leadership within the youth community, the culture of bullying, the increase of non-contact sports related injuries and the absence of fundamentally sound basketball players, you’ve come to the right place.

Anthony has over 20 years of physical training and personal development experience. He has worked with some amazing people and players with similar concerns and worries and guided them to achieve remarkable success. His mission and commitment is to mentor, train and develop today’s youth using the vehicle of basketball to build their mind, body and skills while preparing them to become leaders and to take what they learn on the court and apply it to their lives off the court.

Anthony’s path to become a Peak Performance Strategist became clear to him in 2004 when he was introduced to the world of basketball training by a mentor of his, Gerry Mosley. Gerry not only teaches basketball skills but more importantly, life skills. He taught Anthony the importance of developing players both on and off the court.

Seeing a young player have that proverbial light bulb go off and experience a true “AHA” moment is what inspires Anthony to continue with his uncompromising work ethic. What sets him apart from other trainers and coaches is the Triple Threat, inside out approach he uses to develop the mind, body and skills (in that order). This allows the kids to not only become better players but more importantly, better people.

You can feel confident inviting Anthony to guide you and your organization to solve the above stated problems. Over the years, his expertise, his views and his opinions have been featured in a variety of outlets. Anthony is a listed Expert for the organization Stack. Stack is a well-known website and print magazine that athletes from all sports go to for help and guidance. Anthony wrote a personal blog for about a year. He has hosted several personal development conference calls for young players (recordings are available on his website). He has written several guest blog posts for numerous sites and is the author of the book “Go Prove Something! A Basketball Players Guide to Legally Using PEDs”.

The five things about Anthony and his experience that might surprise and delight you - while serving your work together are:

  • Anthony has been a student of the personal development industry for over 20 years, attended the Tony Robbins UPW event, and completed the Firewalk challenge

  • Anthony served a 4-year active duty enlistment in the United States Coast Guard. His unit, USCGC Wire, had the honor of being included at the end of the movie Daylight with Sylvester Stallone to aid in the final rescue scene

  • Anthony is a former Series 7 and Series 63 licensed Stockbroker

  • Anthony was the Assistant General Manager, Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development for the professional ABA basketball franchise, The Staten Island Vipers, in their inaugural season

  • Anthony is an adoptive parent

Industry leaders have said some remarkable things about the impact Anthony’s upcoming book and training methods has on their players and their success.

“Go Prove Something! A Basketball Players Guide to Legally Using PEDs” is a refreshing, must read for all parents and young players who truly want to improve their games and reach for greatness. PEDs sound like drugs but trust me it is not an illegal substance rather an approach to life and basketball that is both physical and mental. The Performance Enhancement Training road Anthony takes you down shows many unique insights and training methods that will definitely open your eyes. Anthony’s desire to help others comes through so easily when reading this book. I am so glad I read it and you should read it too”

Speech Topics


The Problem with Youth Sports

Anthony can discuss the contrast of the traveling youth sports industry and how a win at all costs for the younger kids can set them up for failure later in life.

How Participation Trophies Are Creating a Generation of Entitlement

Anthony will discuss the negative effects of participation trophies on today’s youth and what message they actually send.

How Legally Using MY PEDs Can Reverse the Negative Downward Spiral of the next generation both on and off the court

Anthony can discuss the true meaning of PEDs and how the most successful people in the world are hard addicts and have been using PEDs their entire lives

How to Create an Anti-Bullying Culture

Anthony will explain how personal development is the Ultimate Anti-Bullying program and way to develop young leaders.

How to Prevent Overachieving in Sports and Life

Anthony will discuss the problem with overachieving in sports and life and how to avoid it at all costs.

Anthony’s Book “Go Prove Something! A Basketball Player’s Guide to Legally Using PEDs”

Anthony will discuss the powerful message his book resonates with not only players but coaches, trainers and parents of all young athletes in any age group.

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