Brandon Ramirez, Head Soccer/Strength & Conditioning Coach
Exercise and sports were a big part of my life since the age of 7, when I started to play my first sport competitively. Playing soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and track at competitive levels at a very early age. Even back then I loved the enjoyment and the competitive nature they all bring. Sadly, during my senior year of high school through my sophomore year of college, I had to undergo 5 different left knee surgeries which cut my competitive soccer career short. Only 1 year later finding myself almost 15 pounds overweight, due to major knee pain and being told by multiple orthoptic surgeons and physical therapist that I would never be able to run, lift heavy, or play soccer again. I was then fueled to find ways to live a healthier life, safe ways to workout, and a way to get back onto the pitch. Now after losing almost 15 pounds of fat, gaining years of exercise knowledge resulting in an Exercise and Sports Science degree and 3+ personal training/sports performance certifications, and the ability to lift heavy without knee pain. I solely focus on helping athletes and individuals reach their fitness goals, ranging anywhere from; reducing injury risk of athletes, increasing overall athletic performance, helping individuals lose unwanted fat, helping gain mass & muscle or just being able to workout and live a pain-free life like myself. I have been blessed to be in a position to help others and will always do my best to get you to your personal fitness dreams and goals!
- Bachelors Degree in Exercise & Sports Science from Rockhurst University
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
- International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
- National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) Certified Trainer
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES)
- NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization (PES)
Kortne Ford, Full90 Soccer Coach - Pro Defender for Sporting KC
I was born & raised in Olathe, KS. I fell in love with the game of soccer at a young age & played for the KC Wizards academy prior to moving to Colorado in 2009. Attending the University of Denver where I helped take part in getting the DU soccer team to the NCAA College Cup in 2016 prior to signing a homegrown contract. I signed my first professional contract in 2016 & played 5 years with The Colorado Rapids. Just this year signing with Sporting KC for the 2022 campaign, coming back to play for my hometown team!
One of my biggest passions in life is to help other youth athletes achieve their dreams and goals. This is why I have started my own business called “Ford’s Consulting & Training” and do group and individual training at Full90Fitness. My consulting business targets young athletes with dreams of playing in college and/or the professional level. The LLC focuses on educating the parents and athletes on the necessary steps to take in high school to earn collegiate scholarships and prepare for playing at the professional level.
Outside of Soccer, I love golfing, traveling, fashion, cars, & real estate.
Andrew Ramirez, Technical Soccer Coach
For the past two years, I have coached the 08 and the 09 teams for the Pele Soccer Club. I began playing soccer at the age of three, and over the course of 16 years I played both club soccer and for my high school. Early on I played for the Kansas City Futbol Club (KCFC) and then transitioned to playing in the Sporting Pre-Academy team for the Blue Valley Soccer Club. I ended my playing career playing for Bishop Miege High School where I played varsity and helped to lead my team to four straight state championships. My goal as a coach and trainer is to help improve the player’s confidence and skill level.
Sasha Pederson, Sports Performance & Technical Soccer Coach
I have been involved in athletics most of my life. I began playing soccer at age 6 and joined track and field in 7th grade. I have always felt my best when being able to participate in sports. I moved to Kansas City to play soccer at Rockhurst University but unfortunately my playing career was cut short following a hip surgery after my freshman year. I fell in love with the idea of being able to help younger athletes develop on and off of their playing fields and to help them achieve any goals they set for themselves.
-Bachelors Degrees in Exercise & Sports Science and Biomedical Physics