The Performance Lab: Chris Calandro

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The Performance Lab

What’s it take to improve your performance? We’re covering topics and talking with the experts who will help an athlete get to the next level – mentally & physically. If it is about getting better, it will come from The Performance Lab powered by Sports1.

Episode 5

Chris Calandro is the founder and CEO of Big Game USA, a Dallas-Texas based manufacturer of footballs.
The company began with a unique process of creating commemorative footballs.

Over the years, that business has grown exponentially and now Big Game USA’s business has expanded to include the production of their own line of game footballs used in the pros (including the XFL), colleges, and high schools. Today, no company on the planet manufacturers and ships more college game balls than Big Game does. 

Did you know the company that designed the football for the XFL also provides footballs for most of the Power 5 Division 1 football teams as well as many high school teams around the nation?
Big Game USA manufacturers its footballs in Dallas, TX. Founder and CEO Chris Colandro joins us in this episode of The Performance Lab powered by Sports1 to discuss Big Game’s unique process of custom fitting a football to a particular quarterback. In addition, he talks about the proper conditioning of a football and shares his views on the optimal air pressure of a football.

All this and more in The Performance Lab powered by Sports1!

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How’d They Do It

Skylar Noble

Skylar Noble

Skylar Noble is a 2018 graduate of Birdville High School in North Richland Hills, TX. At Birdville, he was a multi-sport athlete who played quarterback in football. He also played Lacrosse and ran track He currently is a sophomore quarterback at Pomona Pitzer College, a Division III school, in Claremont, CA.

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Nate Poppell

Nate Poppell

Nate Poppell, the lead QB instructor and GM at The Quarterback Ranch, graduated from Spring High School in 2007, where he was a 3-sport letterman. He was an impact player at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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