founder, head coach

Daniel Diaz

NASM-CPT, XPS, Team USA Basketball Gold Coach Certified, Virginia Wesleyan University Women’s Basketball - Assistant Coach

Coach Diaz was born and raised in Northern Virginia and has played basketball his entire life. He grew up playing AAU basketball in the D.C. circuit playing against talent from Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. He has also played 4 years of high school basketball at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia. 

After graduating from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Daniel would go on to be Freshman Boys Basketball and Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at his Alma Mater of Broad Run High School under his former coach, John Costello.

Along with coaching basketball, Coach Diaz has a passion in training athletes in performance. He has certifications in personal training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), as well as Performance Specialist through EXOS. Daniel has trained athletes of all ages, skill levels, and sports. Previously working with Explosive Performance in Northern Virginia, he has helped and trained youth, high school, college and professional athletes around the nation. 

Today, Coach Diaz serves as an Assistant Coach to the Women’s Basketball team under Coach Dunmyer at Virginia Wesleyan University.

He is also a Strength and Conditioning and Performance Coach at The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) Outpatient Facility in Landstown – Virginia Beach, and continues to train athletes of all ages and skill levels working on speed, agility, strength, power, and conditioning – as well as rehabilitation and “return-to-sport”.

Additionally, Coach Diaz has attended the Team USA Basketball Coach Academy for Youth Development Camp in Las Vegas in 2017 and is Gold Coach Certified. He was invited to watch Team USA 2018 U17’s World Cup team training camps in Colorado Springs, CO at the Olympic Training Center.

Daniel has always been a student of the game and knew he wanted to coach and express his knowledge to develop younger players after him. Being a Filipino-American (Fil-Am) himself, he sees the Fil-Am basketball population as an overlooked community and will do what he can to put Fil-Am basketball in the forefront. Furthermore, Coach Diaz believes Fil-Am basketball players (especially in the 757 area), lack the exposure and development that other players receive. He has a passion in coaching and wants to do his part in helping his community with providing his knowledge and teaching skills to guide other Fil-Am players to succeed and improve their selves on and off the court.

Twitter: @CoachDiaz_

Instagram: @sweatlifeperformance

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creative director

Miguel Ablaza

Miguel graduated from George Mason University in 2014. His creative background stems from his combination Major in Marketing and Minor in Art & Visual Technology. As Creative Director, Miguel is responsible for creating and/or directing Virginia Beach United’s design direction. Miguel currently works as a UX/UI Designer for Verisign, and a Freelance Photographer. 

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