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.
Dave Peck, Athletic Development and Reconditioning Coach
Head Athletic Development Coach for Philadelphia Union Academy and YSC Academy.
Dave holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he played American football for three years. Dave is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He handles the day to day organization and implementation of performance and prevention programs for over seventy athletes. He plays an integral role in assessing, evaluating and testing the athletes multiple times per year to help further reduce the already low injury rate for the Philadelphia Union Academy soccer players. He is also the acting Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bethlehem Steel FC and works daily with the Philadelphia Union First Team. Dave works very close with Bill Knowles on reconditioning programs and has helped many professional and world-class athletes who come through HPSports.
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.
Matt Siniscalchi, Athletic Development Coach
Athletic Development Coach for HP Sports, Philadelphia Union Academy, and YSC Academy
Matt holds a Bachelors Degree in Health & Exercise Science from Rowan University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Matt works closely with Bill Knowles of HP Sports, implementing Reconditioning and Performance programs for professional and world-class athletes. He is also fully committed to YSC Academy and all six of the Philadelphia Union Academy. Matt also assists with the Philadelphia Union First Team and Bethlehem Steel FC.
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.