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The Zone

Founded by Ivan Tchatchouwo ’19TC, The Zone Sports is committed to holistically developing the well-rounded athlete through sports, business and events. Since inception, The Zone has taught individual skill development, nutrition, biomechanics and various life courses ranging from stock market fundamentals to branding & marketing. We encourage being well versed in a variety of subjects in addition to athletics. The Zone will be hosting events consisting of highly successful athletes who seamlessly transitioned into the business world to serve on a panel and allow our athletes to learn firsthand from entrepreneurs, high level executives & venture capitalists alike.

The problem that we found in today’s generation was that young athletes are lacking life lessons which would help prepare them for the future. Camps they were attending helped them get better in their sport only. To use a platform that they are passionate about, such as their individual sport, to increase interest in life topics is key. The Zone made it their mission to not only make the athletes better in their sport, but also to give the youth tools that will benefit them in life.

Along side the camps, The Zone also has an event sector to the organization. We create big events to help athletes get maximum exposure and increase networking with young entrepreneurs. Guest speakers are included into to our camps and we are beginning to package skills camps with classroom sessions. We believe it’s essential for players to know they are more than just an athlete and it’s bigger than just a game.