How do our partner countries achieve historical success?

Performance United’s training philosophy is that if we can measure it, we can improve it; and if we are improving, we are winning. This unapologetic pursuit of excellence is what we call the "Champion's Standard." Our organization specializes in detailed planning and periodization, applying leading-edge technology, and employing the latest innovations in sports science. Our branded methodology involves quantifying goals and race demands.

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The Champion's Standard

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Welcome to Performance United.

Our mission is to help your country achieve its cycling dreams by developing your athletes into world and Olympic champions. We believe that maximizing performance in sport and the pursuit of excellence can be powerful mediums to instill positive traits in younger generations. We also believe that our world becomes a better place when we can unite different countries and cultures to work towards a common goal. On the foundation of these two principles, we created Performance United in 2010. We believe that through sport we become united. 

Performance United has a proven track record of guiding and developing emerging and small-budget programs, resulting in the first-ever Korean, Irish and African track cycling world champions. Our trademark protocol has delivered winning results for more than ten national cycling teams - quickly and at a significantly reduced cost. We can help your country make history while reducing your costs. Your gifted athletes already possess most of the necessary attributes for success: passion, dedication and hard work. We provide the missing elements: customized structure, focus and technical expertise. The success of your cycling program is assured under the direction of Performance United.

How do our partner countries achieve historical success?

Performance United’s training philosophy is that if we can measure it, we can improve it; and if we are improving, we are winning. This unapologetic pursuit of excellence is what we call the "Champion's Standard." Our organization specializes in detailed planning and periodization, applying leading-edge technology, and employing the latest innovations in sports science. Our branded methodology involves quantifying goals and race demands. Then we focus on making daily improvements towards achieving the identified goals in areas such as physiology, technology and team reinforcement.

All of the Performance United-branded programs revolve around one guiding principle: a focus on quality. Our coaches, training groups and camps maintain the highest standards of excellence in the world. We sustain this level by operating all of our programs at an optimal ten riders per camp or program.

Beyond our preeminent practice of a low coach-to-athlete ratio, Performance United is the only training center in the world where your athletes can train side by side with Olympians and world champion riders. Young developing riders will train and learn from the best cyclists on the planet. This is another distinct advantage that makes Performance United the world’s premier training program. Our commitment to the "Champion's Standard" has enabled our programs to win five Olympic medals and 16 world championship titles in all disciplines of track cycling (men’s and women’s endurance and men’s and women’s sprint).

Our Founders


Andy Sparks

3-Time Olympic Head Coach

Three-time Olympic cycling coach Andy Sparks served as the director and head track cycling coach at USA Cycling for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Andy guided Team USA to their first-ever team pursuit world championship title followed by two Olympic medals at the Rio Games.

Sarah Hammer

8-Time World Champion, 4-Time Olympic Medalist, Current World-Record Holder

The four-time Olympic medal winner, eight-time world champion and three-time Olympian who set two world records evolved from her initial focus as an individual and team pursuiter to develop the all-around skills required to become a world champion omnium rider. Now America’s most accomplished cyclist is transitioning into the role of coach, teacher and mentor to develop the next track cycling champions.

National Team Services


Improving Performance and Reducing Costs for National Teams Since 2009

National Team Coaching

Improve performance. Reduce operating costs. Maximize your budget.

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All-Inclusive Altitude Training Camps

Fully supported 4-16 weeks at 6,000 feet above sea level (1600M) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Consultations and Competitive Analysis

Knowledge is power. Let Performance United assist you in your plan for success.

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Talent Identification Testing

Proven identification formulas for world championships and Olympic Success.

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Coaching Education and Mentor Programs

Your coaches learning from the best coaches and athletes in the World.

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Countries Served

Performance United is proud to have served the Cycling Federations of the United States, Ireland, Singapore, Turkey, Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Chile and Spain.

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Coaching Services


Proven Training Plans That Produce World Championship Titles and Olympic Medals

Monthly Coaching Programs

Success starts with a plan. Performance United focuses on quality.

USA Track Cycling Camps

Junior and Elite Track Camps in Los Angeles, California and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Altitude Training Camps

Fully supported camps at 6,000 feet above sea level (1600M) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Junior Development and Talent ID

Gold medal support for aspiring junior riders.

Coaches and Mentors


The Champions Behind the Champions

Jeri Martinez

Leadership and Team Building Expert

Jeri Martinez is an Army veteran and has been inspiring Performance United athletes since 2013. Over the last four years Jeri has coached and mentored America’s best track cycling athletes, including the 2016 Olympic team. High-performance is nothing new for Coach Jeri as he earned the honors of becoming both a Master Fitness Instructor (MFT) as well as a Master Trainer in Hand to Hand Combatives for the United States Army.

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Justin Widhalm

Athlete Mentor

Recipient of both the Purple Heart and Silver Star for heroic service to his country, Justin is a former elite college wrestler turned track cyclist via a non-traditional route. During Justin's second deployment to Iraq in 2006, he suffered severe injuries due to multiple concussions from improvised explosive device (IED) blasts, and a drop from a helicopter.

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Kent Menzel, PhD.

Coaching and Leadership Advisor

Kent E. Menzel, Ph.D., is Professor of Communication & Theatre at DePauw University. As Team Director and Coach, Kent has built DePauw U Cycling into a Division II collegiate cycling powerhouse, recording ten top five team finishes. In the three years leading up to the Rio Olympics, he led training camps in support for Team USA’s women’s team pursuit program which went on to win two medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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Alex Darville

Athlete Mentor

Two-time national champion Alex Darville brings a youthful mix of both elite road and track experience to assist and mentor our Performance United track and road cycling athletes. In addition to his two national championship titles on the Velodrome, Alex has earned multiple podium appearances in some of the world’s most prestigious U23 road races, including a stage win at the Tour de L’Abitibi in 2012.

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Training In Colorado


Where Champions Train

Olympic City, USA


The Altitude Advantage


Videos


Empowering the Underdog Since 2009

Testimonials


Performance Partners


Powering Performance United to the Podium

Exclusive nutrition supplier to 12 national governing bodies of US Sport

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Take Charge of Muscle Health

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The Choice of Olympic and World Champions

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Contact


  • Colorado Springs, CO, United States