Vincent Valentine Sports Academy

Built For Champions

T1 Champion Program

Designed to foster total growth and development of student-athletes

V2 Youth Development Leagues

DESIGNED TO ENHANCE HEALTH, LEADERSHIP, SKILLS AND SELF-ESTEEM

V2 Youth Academy

Designed to promote overall personal development and well-being

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VINCENT VALENTINE SPORTS ACADEMY

BUILT FOR CHAMPIONS

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V2 YOUTH ACADEMY

DESIGNED TO PROMOTE OVERALL PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING

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T1 CHAMPION PROGRAM

DESIGNED TO FOSTER THE TOTAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENT-ATHLETES

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V2 Youth Development Leagues

DESIGNED TO ENHANCE HEALTH, LEADERSHIP, SKILLS AND SELF-ESTEEM

The V2 Academy mission is to use sports to inspire, unite and create hope in today’s youth. We believe that sports, when used properly by compassionate professionals can transform a person’s life for the good.

The V2 Sports Academy hosts monthly Academic Workshops to enhance the academic skill level of our athletes. Examples of Academic Workshops include:

  • ACT/SAT Preparation
  • NCAA Eligibility Requirements
  • Note Taking
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Test Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Learning Styles
  • Motivation

The V2 Sports Academy has created a Performance Enhancement Team to assist in the athletic development of the student-athlete. The athletic assistance is supported by a team of talented athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists. The Performance Team programming gives the student-athletes the opportunity to gather information to support and achieve optimum athletic performance. Program Includes:

  • Strength and conditioning sessions
  • Speed and agility sessions
  • Personalized fitness/nutrition counseling
  • Position specific training
  • Guidance on attending college camps

During weekly classroom sessions student-athletes will be taught how to balance academic success, athletic competition, and personal growth along with student life. The T1 Champion Program represents the comprehensive commitment by the V2 Sports Academy to foster the total growth and development of student-athletes. T1 Champion Monthly Topics Include:

  • Relationships…it’s all about team and people and putting them first
  • Excellence…being the best I can be in everything I do
  • Attitude…a positive outlook and response..it’s 10% what happens and 90% how I respond
  • Leadership…having positive influences and impact on the people around me
  • Confidence…believing in myself and being open to improvement
  • Honor…respecting people because it is the right thing to do
  • Ambition…setting goals for the right things and developing a plan to get there
  • Maturity…pursuing principles that we fully develop me as a person
  • Persistence…never quitting on what is important regardless of feelings
  • Improvement…constantly learning, getting better and letting others speak into my life
  • Order…keeping first things first and staying organized in life
  • Nobility…having high moral standards and qualities…staying true to who I was created to be

One of the goals of the V2 Sports Academy is to provide career guidance for our student-athletes. The V2 Sports Academy is committed to supporting and encouraging our student-athletes at all points in their career development. Programming Includes:

  • Targeted Networking Events
  • College Application Workshops
  • Preparing for Life after High School Workshops
  • Career and College Fairs
  • Majors and Careers Exploration
  • College and Careers Assessment

Community service is strongly encouraged, the V2 Sports Academy feels strongly about giving back to the local community. The V2 Sports Academy has formed several partnerships in the community and encourages teams and individuals to get involved.  These partnerships include:

  • Local Schools
  • YMCA
  • Local Churches
  • Special Olympics
  • Boys and Girls Club
What We Do
About Vincent

Vincent was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round, 96th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.  He made his professional debut in the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals, where he recorded his first career sack against quarterback Carson Palmer. On February 5, 2017, Valentine was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.

Vincent attended the University of Nebraska, where he was a three year starter and earned a degree in journalism. While at the University of Nebraska, Vincent was named to the Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team and was a Scholar-Athlete.   He also volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and part of team hospital visits while with the Huskers.

Through the academy, Vincent has the desire to offer youth and teens an opportunity to enhance their athletic ability in a structured atmosphere. Additionally, he wants the importance of leadership, sportsmanship and academics taught.

Vincent is a former Madison, County, IL resident and a graduate of Edwardsville High School. He is the son of Vincent Sr. and Angreha Valentine.

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