Premier Basketball, Volleyball and Training Facility coming to Memphis, TN
Perfect 7 Sports (“P7”) LLC, (Germantown, TN) has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the indoor sports facility located at 237 Woodland Lake Drive, Cordova, TN, formerly known as PSI, from a Texas-based investment company. Perfect 7 plans to transform the 5.6 acre, 55,000 sf site into the P7 Sports Academy. The P7 Sports Academy will be the Mid-South’s premier state-of-the-art, youth volleyball and basketball training and events facility. The P7 Sports Academy will feature pro quality hardwood basketball courts and regulation volleyball courts to host national showcases and tournaments not currently available in this area. In addition, the facility will include a training center dedicated to individual and group skill development, as well as cutting edge training and rehab platforms for all area athletes. To deliver on this vision, the P7 Sports Academy will be the home of regionally and nationally two recognized sports clubs, Memphis Juniors Volleyball and The Swarm Basketball. The Academy will also become the headquarters of elite training company Muscle Movement and has signed a strategic partnership with 3Step Sports to deliver best in class youth sports programming opportunities. Perfect 7 plans to have the building fully operational by this coming fall sports season.
Memphis Juniors (www.memphisjuniors.com) was the first volleyball club established in Memphis and has developed elite youth athletes since the 80’s. The Juniors program is led by Club Director Danis Fuelling and is supported by former college and high school volleyball coaches and staff. Memphis Juniors’ mission is to deliver best in class training to each athlete and their families throughout their volleyball journey. Since 2013, Fuelling has more than doubled the size of the Club. Through this new partnership, Memphis Juniors will gain the necessary resources to grow its overall number of athletes and teams, with plans to add a sand volleyball component in the future. Memphis Juniors’ 100% recruiting success rate has attracted the area’s top young athletes who want to play volleyball at a higher level. With this new training headquarters, Memphis Juniors will continue to transform and lead competitive volleyball in the Mid-South for years to come.
Through a strategic partnership with 3Step Sports (www.threestep.com), Perfect 7 will also be able to offer a platform for nationally recognized basketball and volleyball events for all competitive levels for the first time in the Mid-South. With 3Step’s national reach and access to premier events and clubs, the P7 Sports Academy will be uniquely positioned to enhance and grow the opportunity for local teams and clubs to play against the top competition in the US, right in our backyard.
Included in the partnership with 3Step Sports, P7 Sports Academy will also house a “The Swarm Basketball” (www.swarm-basketball.com) club for the first time ever in Memphis. The Swarm was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown from 5 to 200 teams, expanding into several regions at each skill level for boys and girls grades 3-12. The Swarm is now the largest club basketball program in the country and currently has seventeen different regional locations running in thirteen different states. The Swarm’s nationally recognized player development program starts by teaching youth players fundamental skills, continues through middle and high school instruction, and finishes by connecting aspiring players with collegiate opportunities. The Swarm Basketball has a growing list of elite players competing at the prep school level through the collegiate ranks all over the country.
Additionally, Perfect 7 Sports has partnered with sports performance training company Muscle Movement to provide a variety of skill development and rehab services at the P7 Sports Academy to athletes of all backgrounds and ages. These services include athletic performance training classes for athletes between the ages of 7-18, as well as adult classes. These training sessions focus on plyometrics, agility and change of direction, sprinting mechanics, power development, strength training, conditioning, mobility and nutrition. Additionally, Muscle Movement will offer private training, custom team training, exercise and combine preparation and testing, physical therapy, and other high-end recovery amenities. The Muscle Movement staff of professional coaches is led by owner and certified strength & conditioning specialist Morgan Bourne, who has worked with athletes in the Memphis area since 2015. Today, Muscle Movement operates in both Memphis and Los Angeles, providing the latest in human performance training services to athletes, actors, artists, and business executives. Muscle Movement is excited to announce they will be moving their national headquarters to P7 Sports Academy.
About Perfect 7 Sports (www.p7sportsacademy.com):
The P7 Sports Academy is a state-of-art indoor multi-sport, training, and events facility that will make a positive impact on the local community and surrounding area. This multi-faceted project located in Cordova, TN, will feature best in class technology, programming, facilities and support needed to fulfill the goals and dreams of each athlete and family. The P7 Sports Academy will feature proven regional and national programming for all competitive levels as well as cutting edge and innovative training elements aimed at developing each athlete to their fullest potential. Experience matters in youth sports. Our operating plan along with our programming philosophy will ensure long-term sustainability to serve the growing needs of the Mid-South’s sports and recreation participants.
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About Memphis Juniors (www.memphisjuniors.com):
Memphis Juniors is the oldest and most successful volleyball club in the Mid-South. With over 190 players and 19 teams, Memphis Juniors develops winning athletes, both on and off the court. Led by Club Director Danis Fuelling since 2013, the Juniors program has built the region’s most respected brand of volleyball athletes with a team of staff and coaches that focus on instilling positive and competitive philosophies designed for every level of athlete. In addition to overseeing the Memphis Juniors program, Fuelling serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Delta Region and has been recognized with various awards including the 2013 National Outstanding Parent Service Award.
About 3Step Sports (www.threestep.com):
3Step is the largest youth sports event and club operator in the nation. 3Step operates more than 1,300 events and dozens of club programs nationally, touching over 2.5M youth athletes, ages 7-18, across 7 sports and in 44 states. 3Step owns and operates nationally recognized brands such as Zero Gravity Basketball, Big Foot/Primetime Hoops, Texas Premier, Indiana Elite, West Coast Elite, 3 D Lacrosse, East Coast Power Volleyball, Football University (FBU), New Balance Select Baseball, Under Armour All American Camp and Game Series, Adidas Gauntlet, and much more. Simply put: #WERUNSPORTS
About The Swarm Basketball (www.swarm-basketball.com):
The Swarm was founded in 2008 in Central Massachusetts and has been led by CEO Mike Byrnes since the winter of 2016. The program quickly grew from 5 to 200 teams and has expanded nationally at each skill level for boys and girls grades 3-12. The Swarm is now the largest club basketball program in the country. The Swarm currently has seventeen different regional locations in thirteen different states, including Massachusetts (Central Mass Swarm, Bay State Swarm, and Metro West Swarm), Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey (New Jersey Swarm at Total Turf and Sportika), New York (Westchester Swarm, Long Island Swarm), New Jersey, Indiana (Great Lakes Swarm), Iowa, Cincinnati, Texas, Delaware, and New Hampshire.
The Swarm serves basketball players all over the country and starts by teaching them developmental skills from a young age and continues its instruction through connecting players with collegiate opportunities. The Swarm now has a growing list of players playing at the prep school level through the collegiate level all over the country.
About Muscle Movement
Muscle Movement operates out of the Memphis and Los Angeles areas, providing the latest in human performance training services to athletes, actors, artists, and business executives. Muscle Movement is excited to announce they will be moving their national headquarters to P7 Sports Academy offering private training, custom team training, exercise and combine preparation and testing, physical therapy, and other high-end recovery amenities.