About Us

Meet the Type A Athletics team. Our professionals strive to improve performance in competitive athletes. Please feel free to send an email to any Type A trainer with any questions about our services or getting started.

BEN MENDELSON, MS, CSCS, RSCC, FRCms

 

Education:​

  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - PhD in Health Sciences (in progress)

  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - MS in Kinesiology (Sport Psychology Emphasis)

  • Ithaca College - BS in Exercise Science

 

Certifications:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Condtioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC)

  • Functional Anatomy Seminars - Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

  • Kinstretch Level 1

  • American Red Cross CPR & AED

 

Training Specialties: Resistance Band Training, Speed & Agility, Explosive Strength Training/Power Development

 

Sport Specialities: Baseball, Basketball, Football

 

Most recently, Ben worked as the Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 2018-2021. Before that, he was a Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach for the AZL (2015) and A-Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (2016, 2017). Starting in Fall 2021, Ben began working toward a PhD in Health Sciences at UW-Milwaukee.

In Milwaukee, Ben served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University School of Milwaukee (his alma mater) summer training program, and organized the speed and agility workouts for athletes of all sports. As a trainer for Team Speed, Ben worked with athletes from middle school up to college age developing speed, agility, explosive power, and conditioning.

Ben completed his Master's degree in Kinisiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology. His main focus in the program was investigating athlete burnout.

At Ithaca, Ben played linebacker for the Bombers football team for two years and spent two years on the coaching staff as a student assistant. Coaching linebackers in 2012 and defensive line in 2013, Ben helped coach the Bombers JV team to a conference championship in 2012. As a varsity assistant defensive coach, Ben was a member of the 2013 Empire 8 Coaching Staff of the Year, helping coach the Bombers to an Empire 8 Conference Championship and the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. In the offseason, Ben supervised strength and conditioning sessions.

 

While at Ithaca, Ben worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Ben created an exercise class using only resistance bands to develop explosiveness, total body strength, and condition named “Band-sanity.” Ben also taught a class in TRX training. Also, Ben played linebacker for the Bombers football team for two years and spent two years on the coaching staff as a student assistant. Coaching linebackers in 2012 and defensive line in 2013, Ben helped coach the Bombers JV team to a conference championship in 2012. As a varsity assistant defensive coach, Ben was a member of the 2013 Empire 8 Coaching Staff of the Year, helping coach the Bombers to an Empire 8 Conference Championship and the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament

CONTACT: typeaathletics@gmail.com