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Coach David Brandon

Coaching is a Full-Time Passion

David Brandon

Coach Brandon has taken his love of sport and made it his full time passion by creating The Winning Edge Solution. The Winning Edge Solution teaches athletes to master the fundamentals of their sport, mentally, physically and nutritionally. (Mastering fundamentals is the key to success).

A native to Arizona, Coach Brandon was a three-sport four-year letterman in high school, including Football and Diving (Spring-board, 1M & 3M.)

Coach Brandon served his country in the US Air Force and had the unique opportunity to play men’s competitive fast pitch softball representing the Hill Air Force Base travel team as catcher, pitcher and center-fielder.

Coach Brandon began his coaching career in 1987, coaching girls’ softball with the Ramblers and AZ Storm. He was assistant coach and was mentored by coaches Bob Swan, Rick Beach, and Larry Ray who taught Coach Dave the power of the short game, strategies for defense, and the power of systems.

Coach Brandon’s teams have won local and national championships for 12 seasons in a row.  Coach Brandon joined Phoenix College in 1997-2003 as short game offense and defensive specialist and pitching coach. He was able to guide all three of his daughter’s to collegiate careers, including Amber (a catcher at South Mt AZ), Christina (Paradise Valley Community College), and Staci (Phoenix College and FSU.)

Coach Brandon trained under some of the best there is including University of Arizona's Mike Candrea (Offense & Defense), Larry Ray (short game), Clint Myers (catching), and Ron Boldin. He also trained under his own father and his uncle John Brandon. For mental performance training, John studied under Brian Cain of Peak Performance Mental Conditioning.

David has always focused his efforts on working with players aged 4-18. He uses techniques that break-down the complicated tasks of multiple sports to simple, easy to understand concepts for players, coaches and parents.  By combining both physical and mental approaches, he's able to instill a solid, fundamental understanding that his students will use for as long as they play the game.

Certifications:

  • Certified Peak Performance and mental conditioning coach (Brian Cain (MPM) Mental Mastery)
  • Certified Personal trainer (NASM National of sports medicine)
  • Certified Personal and group health coach (Dr Sears Institute of health)
  • Certified hitting Instructor, short game and slapping specialist ( CUDIT)