Rodney ZimmermanFor more than fifteen years, Rodney Zimmerman has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to enhancing young lives throughout the country. Upon graduating from Air Academy High School, Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs as a High School All-American in Basketball, he went on to attend the celebrated and storied University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on a full athletic basketball scholarship. It was there that he would play collegiate basketball for one of the top programs in the country. While at UCLA, Mr. Zimmerman enjoyed every moment involved with Athletes in Action (a Christian based organization focused on spreading the word of Christ through athletic play around the world). Mr. Zimmerman had the opportunity to travel to foreign countries and share God's word with youth who knew nothing about Christianity. It was in those countries that Mr. Zimmerman developed a spiritual relevancy to connect a positive outcome to working with youth. Upon successfully graduating from UCLA with a degree in Political Science, Mr. Zimmerman’s fortitude and diligence would lead him on a path to play professional basketball for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons and throughout Europe for over six years.
Mr. Zimmerman is the creator of Conditioned Minds curriculum's which have been used around the country in clinics, camps, after school programs, and workshops. His Extreme Action Basketball Camps, Extreme Action Sport Camps, Fearless ASP, Mission Impossible Camps, and Tween-Teen 180 Leadership curriculum's continue to expanded into multiple cities around the country and have been influential in leadership development, social behavior development, focus skills, team building, self-motivation techniques, and strategic goal setting for students and athletes. Mr. Zimmerman continues to work closely with administrators, teachers, coaches, and parents, to bring out the best in every young person.