Tom Schram MS, CSCS, USAW

 

Tom Schram is a reputable and experienced sports performance coach in the Western Washington region.  He has worked with many athletes and teams in building their strength and improving their conditioning, including many Division 1 collegiate athletes.  In 1997 Tom cracked his knee while playing basketball and began lifting weights at the local gym while in a cast.  From there his passion for helping athletes prepare for competition grew.  Tom was a Washington State track & field competitor while in high school and was driven to learn how to get the most out of his body.  Upon graduation Tom attended George Fox University where he began to specialize in preparing athletes for competition.  While there Tom worked at a local gym where he met Dewey Nielsen who has worked with high-level athletes and coaches.  Dewey introduced Tom to Sports Performance coaching. After graduating from George Fox, Tom went on to earn his Masters Degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in Human Movement/Kinesiology*.

 

Tom opened Momentum Performance Training in February of 2009 and has since grown from coaching four kids to being the most sought after performance coach in the area.  His performance center is housed in a building on family property but when you enter you experience the excitement and professionalism.  When asked what his goals are Tom replies: “My goals remain the same for all of my athletes: to excel in their given sport or sports, to have a long career with no injuries and to earn some kind of college scholarship.  My proudest moments are when my athletes reach the goals that they have set for themselves.  They can look back and see how all of their hard work and commitment of time has paid off for them. I am proud of what I have done for them but I am even more proud to see how much THEY put in and how much THEY wanted it.  That is something that no one can ever take away.”

 

Tom worked as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington where he spent 2.5 years being mentored by head strength coach Ivan Lewis.  “I attribute most of what I have learned about being a coach to working with Ivan and his staff, they are great with athletes but are also great teachers and that has helped me become what I am today”

 

*Other certifications include: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS), Performance Enhancement Specialist(NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist(NASM), Level 1 Sports Performance Coach(USAW)

 

Tom Schram MS, CSCS, USAW

 

Tom Schram is a reputable and experienced sports performance coach in the Western Washington region.  He has worked with many athletes and teams in building their strength and improving their conditioning, including many Division 1 collegiate athletes.  In 1997 Tom cracked his knee while playing basketball and began lifting weights at the local gym while in a cast.  From there his passion for helping athletes prepare for competition grew.  Tom was a Washington State track & field competitor while in high school and was driven to learn how to get the most out of his body.  Upon graduation Tom attended George Fox University where he began to specialize in preparing athletes for competition.  While there Tom worked at a local gym where he met Dewey Nielsen who has worked with high-level athletes and coaches.  Dewey introduced Tom to Sports Performance coaching. After graduating from George Fox, Tom went on to earn his Masters Degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in Human Movement/Kinesiology*.

 

Tom opened Momentum Performance Training in February of 2009 and has since grown from coaching four kids to being the most sought after performance coach in the area.  His performance center is housed in a building on family property but when you enter you experience the excitement and professionalism.  When asked what his goals are Tom replies: “My goals remain the same for all of my athletes: to excel in their given sport or sports, to have a long career with no injuries and to earn some kind of college scholarship.  My proudest moments are when my athletes reach the goals that they have set for themselves.  They can look back and see how all of their hard work and commitment of time has paid off for them. I am proud of what I have done for them but I am even more proud to see how much THEY put in and how much THEY wanted it.  That is something that no one can ever take away.”

 

Tom worked as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington where he spent 2.5 years being mentored by head strength coach Ivan Lewis.  “I attribute most of what I have learned about being a coach to working with Ivan and his staff, they are great with athletes but are also great teachers and that has helped me become what I am today”

 

*Other certifications include: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS), Performance Enhancement Specialist(NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist(NASM), Level 1 Sports Performance Coach(USAW)

 

Dave Schram


Born and raised in Indiana, Dave Schram was introduced to swimming and all types of water sports at a very young age.  He began swimming competitively at his local YMCA at age 8 and not long thereafter also took up water skiing, sailing, and canoeing.  He earned his Eagle Scout at age 16. Attending high School at Shattuck Military Academy he competed in cross country, swimming and track. 

Dave finished 2nd in the 200 meter individual medley both his junior and senior year in the Minnesota Independent School League state meet.  He set his school record in the event..  The 4x100 freestyle relay team, of which Dave was member, won the state championship setting a school and state record..  Dave also sailed over 21 feet in the long jump in track & field and overall in his high school career he won six varsity letters   In 1978, at the age of 28, he competed in the United States Association of Blind Athletics International swim meet, earning a gold medals in the 100 freestyle with a record time of 57.8 seconds, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and the 4x100 freestyle relay where his team set a Blind Athletics World Record. 
Dave went on to coach the Peru, Indiana YMCA swim team for a year and was a certified water safety instructor for 15 years.
 
Dave earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Indiana University in 1978 and MBA in 1984 at City University in Bellevue. Dave taught courses at City U., and conducted educational seminars for CUNA (Credit Union National Association) and the World Waterpark Association and also served on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations.  During the 15 year span from 1982-1997 Dave worked for a number of companies including Home Saving and Loan of Seattle, the Polychite Corporation of Redmond, Sound Savings and Loan of Seattle, and Alliance Bank of Anchorage, Alaska, and Northwest Telco Credit Union.  In each company Dave was a member of the executive team.  From 1997-2002 Dave served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for the PIE Corporation which has offices in Texas, Papua New Guinea, and Sydney, Australia.  During that time he was responsible for its primary project which was constructing an oil refinery complex in Papua New Guinea, a complex which later became fully operational. 
 
In 2002 Dave started Hillcrest West Two, LLC, his own consulting company which he continues to operate today.  He specializes in a wide variety of business management practices: including corporate governance, risk assessment, and executive team building.
 
Dave has been an active volunteer coaching his son Tom’s AAU basketball team for three years, compiling an outstanding 30-4 record.  He worked with long jumpers at SHS for nine years and helped setup and run the computer program to organize meets as well as compile results.  
 
Dave is certified in Suspension Training (TRX) as well as Sports Medicine Suspension Training.  He has also been certified scuba diver for 49 years 
 
Dave has been married to wife Carol since 1975 and together they have two children.  Daughter Julie is currently completing her doctoral work in Marine Biology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and son Tom is owner of Momentum Performance Training.  The entire Schram family is often seen at the gym, including Lauren, Tom’s wife of 7 years, and their two year old daughter Abby. 

Tom Schram MS, CSCS, USAW

 

Tom Schram is a reputable and experienced sports performance coach in the Western Washington region.  He has worked with many athletes and teams in building their strength and improving their conditioning, including many Division 1 collegiate athletes.  In 1997 Tom cracked his knee while playing basketball and began lifting weights at the local gym while in a cast.  From there his passion for helping athletes prepare for competition grew.  Tom was a Washington State track & field competitor while in high school and was driven to learn how to get the most out of his body.  Upon graduation Tom attended George Fox University where he began to specialize in preparing athletes for competition.  While there Tom worked at a local gym where he met Dewey Nielsen who has worked with high-level athletes and coaches.  Dewey introduced Tom to Sports Performance coaching. After graduating from George Fox, Tom went on to earn his Masters Degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in Human Movement/Kinesiology*.

 

Tom opened Momentum Performance Training in February of 2009 and has since grown from coaching four kids to being the most sought after performance coach in the area.  His performance center is housed in a building on family property but when you enter you experience the excitement and professionalism.  When asked what his goals are Tom replies: “My goals remain the same for all of my athletes: to excel in their given sport or sports, to have a long career with no injuries and to earn some kind of college scholarship.  My proudest moments are when my athletes reach the goals that they have set for themselves.  They can look back and see how all of their hard work and commitment of time has paid off for them. I am proud of what I have done for them but I am even more proud to see how much THEY put in and how much THEY wanted it.  That is something that no one can ever take away.”

 

Tom worked as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington where he spent 2.5 years being mentored by head strength coach Ivan Lewis.  “I attribute most of what I have learned about being a coach to working with Ivan and his staff, they are great with athletes but are also great teachers and that has helped me become what I am today”

 

*Other certifications include: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS), Performance Enhancement Specialist(NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist(NASM), Level 1 Sports Performance Coach(USAW)

 

Tom Schram MS, CSCS, USAW

 

Tom Schram is a reputable and experienced sports performance coach in the Western Washington region.  He has worked with many athletes and teams in building their strength and improving their conditioning, including many Division 1 collegiate athletes.  In 1997 Tom cracked his knee while playing basketball and began lifting weights at the local gym while in a cast.  From there his passion for helping athletes prepare for competition grew.  Tom was a Washington State track & field competitor while in high school and was driven to learn how to get the most out of his body.  Upon graduation Tom attended George Fox University where he began to specialize in preparing athletes for competition.  While there Tom worked at a local gym where he met Dewey Nielsen who has worked with high-level athletes and coaches.  Dewey introduced Tom to Sports Performance coaching. After graduating from George Fox, Tom went on to earn his Masters Degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in Human Movement/Kinesiology*.

 

Tom opened Momentum Performance Training in February of 2009 and has since grown from coaching four kids to being the most sought after performance coach in the area.  His performance center is housed in a building on family property but when you enter you experience the excitement and professionalism.  When asked what his goals are Tom replies: “My goals remain the same for all of my athletes: to excel in their given sport or sports, to have a long career with no injuries and to earn some kind of college scholarship.  My proudest moments are when my athletes reach the goals that they have set for themselves.  They can look back and see how all of their hard work and commitment of time has paid off for them. I am proud of what I have done for them but I am even more proud to see how much THEY put in and how much THEY wanted it.  That is something that no one can ever take away.”

 

Tom worked as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington where he spent 2.5 years being mentored by head strength coach Ivan Lewis.  “I attribute most of what I have learned about being a coach to working with Ivan and his staff, they are great with athletes but are also great teachers and that has helped me become what I am today”

 

*Other certifications include: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS), Performance Enhancement Specialist(NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist(NASM), Level 1 Sports Performance Coach(USAW)