New VP of US Sports

Welcome, Michael Parkhurst!

Michael Parkhurst, RippleWorx VP of US Sports
We are excited to announce that Michael Parkhurst, the first captain, for Atlanta United’s MLS soccer team, upon his recent retirement, has joined the RippleWorx family! Michael will join our team as the Vice President of US Sports. He will help RippleWorx to further our influence and partnerships in the world of sports, by identifying teams and athletes that are looking for Ripple’s performance acceleration capabilities.

Michael has a proven history of success and integrity from Atlanta United to  United States Men’s National Soccer Team as well as participating in the 2008 Olympics. Michael has also played professionally for  Columbus Crew SC, Augsburg, and F.C. Nordsjælland. He is excited to bring his passion for sports, player wellness, and knowledge of the industry to RippleWorx! As followers and members of RippleWorx, please join us in welcoming Michael Parkhurst to the family!
Parkhurst, joins Jonas Hummels and Andreas Ottl, also former professional soccer players, in furthering the RippleWorx solutions in sports.  Our solution is developed by athletes for athletes.

Please contact us for more information about RippleWorx’ and our mission for human performance!

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A 24/7 Athlete's Mindset by Michael Parkhurst

At the latter end of my career I saw many young players try to break into the team. Year after year there were new teenagers, all the “best of the best” in their age groups throughout their lives. And for every one player that made it to a second contract, there were five who were cut within two to three years. For most, it was not a lack of talent but rather the lack of a strong mentality and professionalism that kept them from progressing. These players were unable to correlate the factors of the 24/7 athlete to success.

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The 24/7 Athlete by Michael Parkhurst

When I was playing soccer professionally, this was a common question I was asked. Young athletes and their parents frequently wondered, how much time does it take each day to play in the pros. Early in my career I would answer with something standard like - “typically about 7:30/8am until 1pm-ish and then I’m free for the day.” I’d then see the joy on the kids' faces imagining such a ‘work-day’ while I would simultaneously see the envy on the faces of the parents. What I didn’t tell them about was my frequent afternoon gym sessions with my roommate, or healthy eating habits, or the daily 9 hours of sleep. (In other words, no binge-watching until 2:00 in the morning.)

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