PETE BOMMARITO, MS, CSCS, USAW, Certified MAT Jumpstart Specialist
Pete is the owner and president of Bommarito Performance Systems, which is regarded around the world as a leading information source in the industry. The concept behind Bommarito Performance System is to provide the latest application methods based on the scientific principles outlined in current research in the form of educational materials, DVD’s, conferences and speaking engagements, and consulting in the performance enhancement, personal training, and medical fields. Pete and his company have been instrumental in providing education and information to many different sport coaches, performance specialists, trainers, athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and medical specialists at all levels. He is regarded as one of the top coaches in the industry for his innovative, scientifically based approach to sport specific training.
He has brought his nationally recognized expertise to the team of Bommarito Performance Systems, where he is directly responsible for developing all protocols and implementing all programming. The Advisory board for the performance, nutrition, and medical fields that he has implemented provides the scientific basis from some of the most recognized and accomplished sources in the world.
Pete began his career as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Specialist from Ball State University. He was responsible for implementing and directing the performance and nutrition programs for the majority of the Division 1-A sports at the University. He was also instrumental in directing the performance program for the highly successful baseball team, which has produced numerous high draft picks, including Brian Bullington (#1 overall pick in the 2002 MLB draft). He completed an internship with the Indianapolis Colts in 1999 under the tutelage of Jon Torine, who is one of the most recognized and successful Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the NFL. Pete assisted in all aspects of the Colts off-season performance and nutritional programs.
In 2000, Pete ventured to the world-renowned International Performance Institute in Bradenton, FL. He directed the country’s most successful NFL Combine Preparation Program for IMG’s football clients, which produced 15 first-round draft picks in four years, including Eli Manning (#1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft). He also directed the performance program for the Florida Collegiate International League. This highly successful summer wood bat league produced over 75 MLB draft picks during Pete’s tenure. In addition, Pete was instrumental in providing performance and nutritional programs for many of the youth, collegiate, and professional athletes in baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf, and soccer. He also was involved with the development and implementation of the highly successful adult fitness programs for the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy on the IMG campus. He was instrumental in providing the latest fitness and nutrition instruction to all of the adult members and guests – ranging from general fitness, to implementing a “Train like the Pro’s” sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for golf and tennis.
Pete is one of the nations most sought after speakers for his expertise in all aspects of performance enhancement. His speaking engagements include numerous major conferences held by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), the NIKE high school football clinics, and the Arnold Classic. His rise to fame on the international speaking circuit and his persistence to providing educational excellence led him to a partnership with Sam Caucci and GAMETIME clinics. Pete serves as GAMETIME’s chief information resource and conference speaking coordinator, where he has assembled some of the most prominent names in the fields of performance enhancement, nutrition, and sports medicine for the various clinics and seminars. He also served as an adjunct professor for Florida Atlantic University in the Exercise Science department, where he taught classes in the Masters level program with emphasis in Strength and Conditioning.
Pete received his M.S. in Exercise Science with a specialization in Sports Biomechanics at Ball State University, and his B.S. in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Missouri State University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and is a Level One Certified Club Coach through the United States Weightlifting Association. Pete also has a Jumpstart Trained Practitioner (lower/upper) through Greg Roskof’s Muscle Activation Techniques TM Program.
NSCA National Conference, July 0-12, 2008, Las Vegas, NV.
- “Maximizing the Various Levels of Strength for all Athletes – Absolute, Speed, Reversal, Stabilizing.”
NIKE High School Coaches Clinic, February 29-March 2, 2008, Orlando, FL.
- “Utilizing Variable Resistance to Maximize Strength and Power.”
- “Movement Training Implementation for the High School Football Team.”
NSCA Sport Specific Conference, January 3-5, 2008, Anaheim, CA.
- “Specialized Movement Training for Football for both Offensive and Defensive Skill Players.”
International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) National Conference, June 10-11, 2007, Las Vegas, NV.
- “Maximizing Hypertrophy while Building Strength, Power, and Speed – the Undulating, Unplanned Model.”
NIKE High School Coaches Clinic, March 3-4, 2007, Orlando, FL.
- “Implementing a Program for Speed, Power, Strength, Energy System Development, Prehabilitation, and Flexibility.”
- “Maximizing Speed, Power, and Strength in the Weight Room using the Conjugate-Dynamic Method.”
New Balance Tony Perkins Basketball Clinic, Oct. 21st, 2006, Davie, FL.
- “Speed, Power, and Agility Training for Basketball.”
NSCA National Conference, July 12-16, Washingon, D.C.
- “Core Development – Science, Progressions, and Implementation into Training.”
International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Regional Conference featuring Perfect Competition, April 7-8, 2006, Davie, FL.
- “Multidisciplinary Approach to Performance Enhancement.” .
- “Roundtable discussion” 1-hour roundtable discussion at the end of the first day main session
- “Performance Coaching Breakout sessions – multidirectional speed development, plyometric training, strength development, power development, biomechanical evaluations and corrective exercises, flexibility and regeneration.” 8-hour breakout session demonstrating and coaching various aspects of performance coaching.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic – Strength Summit, Mar 3-5, 2006, Columbus, OH.
- “Variable Resistance Training Methods for Developing Size, Strength, and Power.”
NSCA Sport Specific Conference, Jan 6-7, 2006, Dallas Texas.
- “Active-dynamic Warmups.”
- “Point-Counterpoint – Olympic Lifts Place in Baseball.”
NSCA National Conference, July 6-9, 2005, Las Vegas, NV.
- “Advanced Concepts in Sport-specific Speed Development.” This was a 4 hour pre-conference symposium
NSCA Sport Specific Training Conference, January 7-8, 2005, Louisville, KY.
- “Quarterback Specific Training – methodology and implementation into a full team setting.” This was a 2 hour presentation in the main session (lecture with Power Point presentation).
NSCA Sport Specific Training Conference, January 3-4, 2004, Orlando, FL.
- “Position-Specific Speed Training for Football: An Application to the High School, Collegiate, and Professional Levels.”
International Performance Institute Training Conference, October 31 – November 3, 2003, Bradenton, FL.
- “Individual Meal Planning.” This was a 50-minute presentation in the main session (lecture with Power Point presentation).
- “Multidirectional Speed Development for Sport Symposium.” This was a 2 hour breakout session that included lecture, hands-on application, and full demonstration of many different protocols for enhancing multidirectional speed for many different sports.
Ultimate Ball Clinic II (presented by Southeast High School and University of Central Florida’s football programs), April 16-18, 2004, Bradenton, FL.
- “Speed Development for Football – An Application to the Pre-high School, High School, and Collegiate Levels.”
NSCA 2000 National Conference in Orlando, FL
- Poster presentation on abstract for “A Three Dimensional Kinematic Comparison of the Conventional versus Sumo Style Deadlifts
NSCA 2009 National Conference in Las Vegas, NV
NSCA 2010 National Conference in Las Vegas, NV