A Training Center for the Minds and Bodies of Student Athletes
At Elite Sports Academy, our goal is to develop young people into well-rounded athletes, with a focus on both sports and academic achievement. We accept students from all school districts in the Albuquerque area, including public and charter schools, and can work with students between the ages of 8 and 18.
Our goal is to help increase rate of high school graduation and college acceptance among our city’s youth by improving sports and academic skills. Our training programs and extensive networking connections can give kids the opportunity to excel!
Chester Fuller, Jr
Co-Owner/Director Chester Fuller, Jr. has worked as a personal trainer and youth sports coach for more than 20 years. With experience coaching basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, track and soccer teams as well as individual/personal training expertise, he knows what it takes to help athletes hone their abilities and reach their potential.
Fuller was a student athlete himself, attending Texas Tech on a football scholarship. He has been coaching and working with youth since 1992, and in 2007 received a certificate of achievement from the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs for outstanding professional achievements and contributions to the community. He also received the Mayor’s Public Safety Hero’s Award for meritorious actions taken while working for the Albuquerque Fire Department.
Director Robert Gallegos brings personal experience with collegiate and high school sports as well as a strong financial background to the academy. An experienced businessman, Gallegos has served as Vice President for a Fortune 500 investment firm and spent 10 years as owner of a regional commercial real estate company. As an athlete, he played fullback for the Lions at Columbia University, NYC. He has since coached several sports, including football, soccer, boys and girls basketball, track and volleyball. He has success assisting in the development of young athletes, including experience with district, regional and tournament championship teams as well as many athletes who have gone on to play sports at a high level.
A Holistic Approach To Developing Student Athletes
Unlike other facilities, that provide only academic or athletic support, Elite Sports Academy takes a more balanced view to developing our young athletes. Our students see improvement in both their studies and their athletic performance, and our comprehensive program also helps to improve self-confidence, sportsmanship, and overall attitude. We’re here to help your child achieve a brighter future, and we look forward to becoming your partner along the way!
One of our biggest goals is helping children to further their education. Our academic and athletic assistance helps young athletes better qualify for scholarship opportunities that can pay for further education.