Bill Knowles, Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development
Bill is a Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer (ATC/L-ATC) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with over 25 years of experience at the world-class, professional, Olympic, and elite youth levels. Bill graduated from the State University of New York College at Cortland in 1989 with a degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. He was a member of the varsity soccer team as well. Bill then spent fourteen years at the world-renowned Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. Here Bill worked with many of the best junior alpine ski racers in the world while he honed his skills in reconditioning and athletic development.
Bill then spent the next ten years at the Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic where he further developed his approach on reconditioning by working with many of the best sports teams and athletes in the world. He created a residency program where athletes and medical professionals would come from around the globe to stay in Vermont for reconditioning camps. These were intensive training sessions over weeks that further prepared the athlete for an eventual return to competition.
In 2013 Bill joined HPSports in Wayne, PA. He has created a world-class facility within the walls of the YSC Sports. He has partnered with an incredible team of like-minded professionals who all strive for excellence.
Bill travels internationally lecturing, conducting clinics, and consulting with medical staff and athletes on progressive reconditioning and athletic development strategies.
Eric Gorman, Athletic Development Coach
Athletic Development Coach for Philadelphia Union Academy, YSC Academy, and HP Sports
Eric has a Masters Degree in Exercise, Science & Wellness, and a BS in Sports Management. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Eric implements the day-to-day Athletic Development programs for all six of our Union Academy teams and is instrumental in training all the YSC Academy athletes multiple times per week. With a background playing collegiate soccer, Eric works closely with the Academy Technical Coaching Staff and the Union First Team Performance Director to keep our "one system" approach toward performance and prevention across all ages. Eric is also involved with the Union First Team and Bethlehem Steel FC.
Eric works closely with Bill Knowles, Director of HP Sports. He assists Bill with many of the professional athletes that visit HP Sports from around the world.
With a strong multi-sport background, Matt will be guiding all of our athletes toward becoming better "soccer-playing-athletes". This is achieved through the development of a robust foundation that tolerates the physical journey of our athletes.