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.
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 improve his shooting, dodging, screenshots etc more than other product had before but it made practicing 10x more fun and engaging due to how closely the dummies could resemble game-like situations.
However the football dummies were so heavy, the wrong shape, so expensive and not portable which lead to the idea of the 11th man goalie/defender being created so everyone could get the value of having a realistic goalie/defender in there training sessions.
We spent hundreds of hours testing different shapes, materials, colors etc until we landed on our first 11th man dummy 1 year later. With many of us at elevate being coaches, we're always out on the field testing our products first hand and talking with players/coaches on what they like and need. Our plan for the future is to keep improving on what we have while expanding our product line further with more innovative training tools.
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 questions, suggestions, product ideas etc please reach out to us and we'll get back to you right away we love hearing from other lax rats out there!