Mike Simmons – Legends of Sports Consultant, LLC

Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Mike Simmons and I’m the owner and operator of the Legends of Sports Consultant, LLC. I’ve been involved in youth sports, leadership and educational programs most of my adult life and have been involved in coaching, mentoring, leadership, educating, developing, promoting, managing sporting events and leadership/educational programs to include designing and implementing strength programs for Track & Field and Football.

From 2018 through current I was instrumental in implementing a Developmental Football Program with proven long term success.

From 2019 through current I have created and continue to reevaluate and build on the  NYCHA Youth Developmental Program for the National Cutting Horse Association

Promoter:

  • NYCHA World Finals (1999, 2020, 2021)
    • National Youth Cutting Horse Association
  • NYCHA Scholarship Cutting (1999, 2020, 2021)
    • National Youth Cutting Horse Association
  • NYCHA BraveHearts Shootout (2021)
    • National Youth Cutting Horse Association
  • Regional Finals (2021)
  • Specialty Position Football Camp, (2013)
    • Legends of Sports Consultant
  • Golf Tournaments (1986, 1987, 1988)
    • Aurora Police Department
  • Softball Tournaments
  • Weightlifting Tournament
  • Baseball Team

Managed, Coached and/or Player

  • Football: Coached
    • Offense and Defense Line Coach for the Parker Hawks (2011, 2012, 2013)
    • Offense Line Cherry Creek Red Nations (2015)
    • Coached FBU Tryouts, (2014, 2015)
    • Assistant Offensive Line Coach for FBU, (2014, 2015)
    • Head Coach for FBU, (2015)
  • Baseball: Coached
    • Assistant Coach Parker Stallions
    • Assistant Coach Parker Colts
  • High School Coach:
    • Varsity Defensive Line Coach, (2016)
    • Track & Field, Throwers (2017)
    • Thrower Strength Coach (2017)
    • Offensive Line Coach, (2017)
    • Assist Special Teams Coach, (2019)
    • Assistant Head Coach (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
    • Strength Coach (2018, 2019)
  • Denver Broncos 7on7, Combine, Linemen Challenge, (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)
    • Legends of Sports Consultant
  • USAA/IMG Denver Broncos Military Appreciation Combine, (2015)
    • Legends of Sports Consultant
  • USAA/IMG Washington Redskins Military Appreciation Combine, (2015)
    • Legends of Sports Consultant
  • Denver Broncos US Bank Appreciation Combine, (2017)
    • Legends of Sports Consultant
  • Managed/Coached,  DARE Youth Baseball Team
  • Coach/Player Recreational and Competitive Softball
  • The Centurion Bowl – Full Contact Football
    • Aurora Police Department (Arapahoe County Law Enforcement verses Jefferson County Law Enforcement).

I became a Certified Personal Trainer from The Cooper Institution of Aerobics. I then became a Personal Trainer for numerous individuals in weight training competition. I not only trained athletes for powerlifting but powerlifted myself. I’m currently certified as a Powerlifting Coach through the United States Powerlifting Association.

After recognizing that the youth sporting industry needed someone to help provide an environment in which coaches, athletes and parents are exposed to a great developmental experience. I created the Legends of Sports Consultants. Our first of its kind Developmental Football Clinic designed for specific skill positions with Coaches that were hand pick for their skill-sets and communication skills with youth and parents. Several educational classes for parents during the DFC.

We started to promote and manage sporting events and training programs to expose athletes and parents to coaches that knew how to develop players by building a foundation for success.

After starting the Legend of Sports Consultants my involvement in sports consist of:

My involvement in youth sports started back in for 1980’s, but recent sporting coaching experience were

At the end of the 2017 high school football season the Head Coach and I created and implemented a true developmental football program consisting of hiring a coaching staff that understood how to develop athletes and that could do that through training, education and developing a communication channel for parents among other items.  (For more detail of the Developmental Football Program check out the articles at:)

http://thelegendsofsports.us/feature-stories/

One of the key components to a successful Developmental Football Program was to create an off-season strength program. This program consisted of a partnership between the Strength & Conditioning Coach and a Powerlifting Coach which was designed to make our players stronger, bigger, faster and mobile. We created an after-school weightlifting program that made our players stronger and bigger while the S&C Coach worked on the speed, mobility and flexibility during school. One important factor that we learned was how our players started trusting, pushing and developing a work ethic that translated to a winning attitude on the field and eventually lead to the playoffs.