Owner: Tony Falce
Coach Falce has been turning High School athletes into Pros for over 24 years. His passion and respect to the sport is second to none. His programs are designed in helping athletes develop speed, agility, balance and strength. His training style is unique and makes every client’s goal very achievable. Coach Falce has worked extensively with NFL/NBA Pre-Draft, Pro, College, High School, and Club/AAU programs across the country. Training with High School powerhouse programs and players from Seton La Salle in Pittsburgh, PA., Clark in Las Vegas, NV. and Legendary Basketball Head Coach Shakey Rodriguez at Mater Academy. Over the last 13 years, Coach Falce has trained 24 players selected in the NBA 1st round. Since 2013, Elite Skills Training has had 34 players draft or sign with NBA teams. One of the global leaders in training with well over 100 clients signed D1 athletic scholarships and nine D1 NCAA Champions. Within the last few years, some of his programs have been featured in HBO Sports, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SunSentinel and SB Nation.
Falce earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1994 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During his time at IUP, he was a two-year starter and one of the last players in college football to play both offensively and defensively. On offensive, he average 16 yards a reception from his TE position. While on defense, he led the NCAA in quarterback sacks per plays, averaging a sack every 22 plays. Also in that year, his team played in the National Championship Game.
Falce has Two Certifications from Personal Trainers Association (PROPTA) and has been a Master Director for PROPTA since 2003. His certification is in Professional Private Training and Nutrition Specialist. In 2013, Falce became certified as a NASM & ACE Master Trainer for Stroops Functional Performance.
Director of Operations: Brandon Dean
Since joining Elite Skills Training in 2014, Coach Dean has worked his way from intern to Director of Operations. His unique understanding and view of the training has helped take the business to another level. His work ethic and attention to detail are unmatched. He prides himself on helping each player reach an elite level on the court as well as in the weight room. Coach Dean has a training style geared towards developing stronger, more explosive, more-skilled, smarter athletes. Coach Dean has worked with NBA pre draft, pro basketball, NCAA, high school, prep school, and AAU programs in numerous cities throughout Florida and the Northeast. Within the past two years he has worked pre draft camps which have helped over 25 athletes earn NBA Summer League roster spots. Dean earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in Exercise Science and the other in Business, from Ave Maria University.
After transferring to AMU, Dean spent his last three years as a starter and captain of the basketball team. Over those three years he was named Team MVP, Male Athlete of the Year, and made the All Conference Team in what is said to be the best conference in the country for that level. He was known as the best pure scorers in the conference.