The Arena Sports Factory
Sports Performance Expert Chip Smith
The Arena Club joins forces with world-renowned sports performance expert, Chip Smith!
The Arena Club, the leading provider of fitness and family activities in Harford County, held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 1, 2016 for The Arena Sports Factory powered by Chip Smith, which will provide elite-level training for athletes in the area.
Chip Smith’s innovative MORR (an acronym for Movement, Overspeed, Resistance and Reaction) Sports Performance Training System at The Arena Sports Factory will bring the training of elite professional athletes to the mass youth athlete market. Designed to maximize individual results for each athlete, the MORR system isolates sports-specific and position-specific movements with the goal of increasing an athlete's speed, flexibility, efficiency and explosive power in that movement.
Chip Smith and his MORR Sports Performance Training System have trained more than 300 current NFL players, 60+ Pro Bowlers, 40+ first round NFL draft picks and four Heisman Trophy winners. Chip’s training family members includes NFL Pro Bowlers and Future Hall of Famers, MLB and NBA All-Stars, Olympic Champions, NCAA National Champions, and thousands more elite and professional athletes across dozens of sports on five continents.
Speaking of this new partnership, Keith and Kathy Rawlings, owners of the Arena Club shared, “Chip’s systems are the best when it comes to sports performance. His resume speaks for itself. As a trainer of Olympic and pro-level athletes, Chip has the same high standards and character as we do in providing a service to people. To have his talents and expertise leading our new venture will continue to make The Arena Club not only the county’s leader, but the best in the region for all training needs.”
Chip Smith said, “I am so thrilled to partner with Keith and Kathy Rawlings and their staff at the Arena Club. We have a very special training family, which includes world-class athletes around the world who know what it means to GET MORR. Together, we now have a chance to bring the MORR Sports Performance Training System to athletes and coaches all over the region. Our System and MORR Training will now be available to kids all over the region, and that just tops off my career in this business. I have been doing this for a long time, and have been blessed to have thousands of elite athletes in our training family. Now our family will grow to include athletes, coaches and teams in Maryland who want MORR Results. That is what it is all about for us, and that is what our relationship with Arena Club all about. I am just humbled and excited that our training family can be a part of it."
About Chip Smith
Founder of Chip Smith Performance Systems, Chip Smith is recognized as one of the world’s foremost sports performance experts and a founding father of the
sports performance industry. Chip has trained over 300 NFL players currently on rosters and has trained 2,000 players who have signed NFL Contracts. Chip does combine preparation for scores of players selected each year in the NFL Draft and has trained over 40 first round draft picks. Chip’s clients include four Heisman Trophy winners. Chip has also trained over sixty Pro Bowl players, one NFL Comeback Player of the Year, two Defensive Rookies of the Year, and most recently, the 2005 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Brian Urlacher, 2009 Defensive Player of the Year, James Harrison and 2011 Defensive Player of the Year, Jared Allen. Chip also worked with 14 Chinese Olympic Teams and most recently returned from Beijing where he trained 41 Olympic Medalists including 21 Gold Medalists from the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and 20 Gold Medalists from the 2012 London Olympic Games.
In addition, Chip’s MORR System is implemented with dozens of professional, collegiate and elite teams world-wide in dozens of sports. Since 2014 alone, the MORR System is utilized by the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball National Champion (Duke University), the USA Today High School Baseball National Champion, dozens of perennial State Championship Programs all over the country in football, basketball, soccer, track and field, lacrosse, volleyball and softball.
Chip holds a BS in physical education from Liberty University. He did post-graduate work in speed and strength at the world-renowned Soviet Sports Institute in Moscow. He holds a master of sports science certification from ISSA. Other certifications include: exercise specialist from Cooper’s Aerobic Institute. Chip also holds a Master's of Sports Performance certification from MORR.
About The Arena Sports Factory
The Arena Sports Factory is a 28,000 square foot premier sports training facility that offers a full indoor turf field and an Olympic weight training area.
From the beginner player all the way to college-level athlete, our sports performance programs offer athletes cutting edge sports performance training to meet the high demand needs for any sport. Our highly trained and certified team tailors training programs to an athlete’s specific needs and works to develop the complete student athlete, starting with a solid foundation.
Our program offers something for everyone. Whether a child is just starting out in recreation sports or moving towards advanced-level playing, we are equipped to help athletes make improvements in both their physical and mental game.