Elevate Sports was created from our passion for athletics with a mission to help build you into a better athlete. Founded in San Francisco by Tyler Simmons a former University of Denver Division 1 lacrosse player and Stanford college lacrosse coach. We know what it takes for you to reach your athletic goals whatever they may be because we've been there.
Tyler grew up loving all sports constantly working on his skills outside of practice to become the best he could. The only problem was finding other people who wanted to practice as much as he did which is how Elevate's first product was thought of. Tyler started using football tackle dummies as goalies and defenders to help simulate real game situations while practicing on his own. Not only did they help him become a much better shooter and dodger, but it made practicing 10x more fun. However the football dummies were so heavy, the wrong shape, and not portable which lead to the idea of the 11th man goalie/defender being created.
It took about one year from the first sketches of the 11th man to get it onto the shelves. We tested many different shapes, designs, colors etc until we landed on our final product. We're constantly updating our 11th man products finding ways to make them easier and more effective for the players and coaches to use.
Our main focus when creating our training products is to make sure they provide the maximum amount of realistic game-like improvements, which makes training more fun since it resembles the game more closely. The more fun you have while practicing, the more you want to practice, and the more you practice the better you become.
We want to help you reach any goal you have, whether it's scoring your first goal or becoming a professional athlete someday, there's nothing quite like putting in the work and seeing it pay off in the end. Come join our team and let us help you get there!
If you have any suggestions or product ideas you would like to see please reach out to us and let us know!