Famer, the sports coaching and mentorship mobile platform that enables team and personal training programs with interactive feedback between athletes and their coaches/clubs, today announced a partnership with elite basketball trainer, Tyler Relph. Relph is one of the most sought-after skills trainers in elite basketball, whose clients have included Amare Stoudemire, Julius Randle, Marcus Smart and now projected lottery pick RJ Hampton.
“We welcome Tyler to our growing list of partners across all sports we touch, but his impact in engaging the basketball community will be key in our next stage of global development,” Famer CEO Rich Abend said. “Having Tyler engage on Famer both through one on one training and in a group setting with players from around the world will be both unique and time efficient as he continues to manage a very demanding schedule that includes everyone from professional players to rising stars and through our work, those on the grassroots level as well. It is a new way of thinking about skills training that we are proud to champion.”
“The model that Famer has built speaks exactly to where we think training will continue to go, not just now with remote learning, but into the future as well,” Relph said. “The platform can provide more detailed and engaging training content and customized feedback to athletes as they train, and also extend our customized individual skill development training beyond any geographic restrictions we have always had.”
Relph is developing an actionable and interactive mobile video skills and training curriculum for players to personally train with him, as well as an interactive customized series with Famer’s growing list of boys and girls youth programs, all of which will be available in the coming weeks and months.
Relph was selected Mr. New York Basketball in 2003 after leading McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, New York to the New York State High School Basketball Championship, and after a season at West Virginia University transferred to St. Bonaventure University, where he had a standout career helping lead the Bonnies back to elite Atlantic 10 play under head coach Mark Schmidt. He suffered a knee injury following his senior year which limited his professional playing career, so he switched to the training side, first as Director of Player Personnel at St. Bonaventure before going out on his own. Since then he’s trained more than 10,000 players from the junior level to the NBA.