Christian Verona

I’m a strength coach born in 1971, working in the professional sport industry since 2000. I currently work in tennis, top 50 ATP circuit.

I’ve been working for 7 seasons in Men’s Basketball Serie A , both in Italy and in Germany, with Aquila Basket – Dolomiti Energia Trentino and FC Bayern München Basketball.

Previously I’ve been working for 14 seasons for both the women’s and men’s volleyball teams of the Italian A League, Russian super league and Polish PlusLiga.

I have been a strength coach for 3 different national volleyball teams (Germany and Russia men teams, Poland women team), participating to 1 Olympics (Beijing 2008), 2 World Championships and 2 European Championships.

As a personal trainer I’ve been working at a professional level with athletes from different disciplines: thai boxe (Muay- Thai), boxing, swimming, skiing, motocross, hockey and alpinism.

I’ve been a technical director for the Personal Training services at OneOnOne, Technogym’s service company.

I’ve been a teacher at the courses for volleyball athletic trainers organized by FIPAV.

Before starting my career as an athletic trainer I worked for 8 years in different fitness centres, first as an instructor, then as a personal trainer and finally as a technical manager. I’ve also worked as a personal trainer in the USA in between 1999 and 2000. 

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I’ve accomplished many different specializations both in Italy (Professional soccer players athletic trainer at Coverciano, Health/Fitness Instructor Certified A.C.S.M., Personal trainer ISSA, F.I.F., N.B.B.F.) and in the USA (Personal trainer N.S.C.A., Specialist in Strenght Training N.S.C.A., Strength coach st Poliquin performance center).

On top of that I followed different training periods: with Mel Stiff in Denver, Colorado (co-author with Verkhoshansky of the Supertraining book), with Charles Poliquin in Phoenix, Arizona, and Mark Verstegen, founder of the Athlethe’s Performance in Arizona, USA.

Below you will find a report of my work experience, my studies, certificates and my experience as a professor.

My work experience

Year

Title and Company

Results

2020/2021

Pro Tennis Fitness Coach
TOPSEED TENNIS MANAGEMENT
Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili – ATP Tour (Rank 40)

2019/2020

Basketball Physichal Performance Development Coach
FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN
Men’s Basketball, Basketball-Bundesliga

2015/2018

Strength and Conditioning Coach
DOLOMITI ENERGIA TRENTINO
Men’s Basketball, Italia A1 League

2nd place Italia A1 League 2017/2018
2nd place Italia A1 League 
2016/2017
Semifinalist Eurocup 2016

2014/2015

Strength and Conditioning Coach
RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM
Man’s Volleyball

5th place at the World Championship, Poland 2014

2013/2014

Strength and Conditioning Coach
AQUILA BASKET TRENTO
Men’s Basketball, Italia A2 League

Strength and Conditioning Coach
SIODEMKA LEGIONOWO
Women’s Volleyball, A League Polish Championship

1st place Italia A2 League Championship
promotion to the Italia A1 League

2012/2013

Strength and Conditioning Coach
BITUMCALOR TRENTO
Men’s Basketball, Italia A2 League

Strength and Conditioning Coach
IMPEL WROCLAW
Women’s Volleyball, A League Polish Championship

Victory Supercoppa Italiana A2 2013

2011/2012

Strength and Conditioning Coach
FAKEL NOVY URENGOI
Men’s Volleyball, Superleague Russian Championship

Strength and Conditioning Coach
IMPEL WROCLAW
Women’s Volleyball, A League Polish Championship

2010/2012

Strength and Conditioning Coach
POLAND NATIONAL TEAM
Women’s Volleyball

8th place Grand Prix F.I.V.B. 2012
5th place European Championship, Serbia 2011
10th place Grand Prix F.I.V.B. 2011
6th place Grand Prix F.I.V.B. 2010
9th place World Championship, Japan 2010

2010/2011

Strength and Conditioning Coach
JASTRZEBSKI WEGIEL
Men’s Volleyball, A League Polish Championship

Strength and Conditioning Coach
GRUN/BRINK-ABELER
German Beach Volly Team, F.I.V.B. World Tour

Final Four Champions League 2011

2009/2010

Strength and Conditioning Coach
R.P.A. LUIGI BACCHI PERUGIA
Men’s Volleyball, Italia A1 League

Strength and Conditioning Coach
VINI MONTESCHIAVO BANCA MARCHE JESI
Women’s Volleyball, Italia A1 League

Victory of the European Challenge Cup 2010

2007/2009

Strength and Conditioning Coach
SISLEY TREVISO
Men’s Volleyball, Italia A1 League

Final Four Champions League 2008
Victory Supercoppa Italiana 2007

2007/2008

Strength and Conditioning Coach
GERMAN NATIONAL TEAM
Men’s Volleyball

9th place Beijing Olympic Games 2008
5th place European Championships, Russia 2007

2005/2007

Strength and Conditioning Coach
ITAS DIATEC TRENTINO
Men’s Volleyball, Italia A1 League

2004/2005

Strength and Conditioning Coach
PALLAVOLO CHIERI
Women’s Volleyball, Italia A1 League

Technical Director
STUDIOS HEALTH CLUB
Sassuolo (MO), Italy

Victory Top Team Cup 2005

2003/2004

Strength and Conditioning Coach
VOLLEY MODENA
Women’s Volleyball, Italia A1 League

Strength and Conditioning Coach
SARA GIOVANNONI
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1st Italian Absolut Summer Championships

– Pesaro 2004, 200 mt. Breaststroke
3rd Italian Absolut Spring Championships
– Viareggio 2004 , 200 mt. Breaststroke
13th World championship, 25 m
– Indianapolis (USA) 2004, 200 mt.Breaststroke

2002/2003

Strength and Conditioning Coach
METODO INFOPLUS VICENZA
Women’s Volleyball, Italia A1 League

Strength and Conditioning Coach
SARA GIOVANNONI
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Technical manager Emilia Romagna 
ONEONONE
Personal Training services, Technogym’s group

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29th time in the world
2003 200 mt. rana
Oscar “Athlete of the year Under 18” 2003
8th place International Trophy Marenostrum
– Montecarlo 2003, 200 mt. Breaststroke
3rd Italian Absolut Summer Championships
– Riccione 2003, 200 mt. Breaststroke
World Championship 25 mt
– Imperia 2002, 100 mt. Breaststroke
5° Italian Absolut Summer Championships
– Gubbio 2002, 200 mt. Breaststroke

2001/2002

Strength and Conditioning Coach
METODO MINETTI VICENZA
Women’s Volleyball, Italia A1 League

Victory Supercoppa Italiana 2001

2000

Strength and Conditioning Coach
MODENA HOCKEY
Roller Hockey, Italia B League

Strength and Conditioning Coach
CHRISTIAN DAGHIO
Thai Boxe

Personal Trainer
SEMENIK SYSTEM FITNESS USA
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.

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European Championship 
2000 cat. 71Kg

1999

Strength and Conditioning Coach
MODENA HOCKEY
Roller Hockey, Italia B League

Strength and Conditioning Coach
CHRISTIAN DAGHIO
Thai Boxe

Strength and Conditioning Coach
GIAMPAOLO ISABELLA
Thai Boxe

Personal Trainer
THE TOTAL PACKAGE
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

 

 


3rd place World Championships
1999 cat 71Kg

 

3rd King’s Cup 1999 cat. 70Kg, Bangkok – Thailand
Italian Champion 1999 cat. 70Kg

1999-2002

Technical Manager
WELLNESS FITNESS CENTER
Castellarano (RE), Italy

1998

Body Building Instructor
COLYSEUM CENTER
Modena (MO), Italy

Certifications

2014 – EXOS Performance Mentorship Stage 2 and 3 – Functional strength for professional sports -EXOS by Mark Verstegen – Arizona, U.S.A

2012 – F.M.S. level 2 Certification (Functional Movement Screen)

2012 – LICENSE Basketball athletic trainer F.I.P.

2011 – F.M.S. level 1 Certification (Functional Movement Screen)

2009 – Licensed PNL Practitioner

2009 – EXOS Performance Mentorship Stage  1 – Functional strength for professional sports – EXOS by Mark Verstegen – Arizona, U.S.A

2009 – Internship about functional strength in professional sport – Institute of Humane Performance by J.C. Santana – Florida, U.S.A.

2005 – Internship + PICP level 1degree, Strength and conditioning training for professional sport – Poliquin Performance Center by Charles Poliquin – Arizona, U.S.A.

2002 – CSCS–N.S.C.A (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association) – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

2002 – Supertraining Camp – Supertraining Institute by Mel Siff – Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

2001 – Professional soccer Athletic Trainer LICENSE , at FGIC National Technical Center , Coverciano (FI), Italy

2001 – CPT–N.S.C.A (Personal Trainer Certificate – National Strength and Conditioning Association) – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

2001 – A.C.S.M. (American College of Sports Medicine) Health/Fitness Instructor Certified – Riccione (RN), Italy

2000 – Personal Trainer ISSA Degree (International Sports Sciences Association) – C.F.T. 2 , Milano (MI), Italy

2000 – Personal Trainer N.B.B.F. Degree (Natural Bodybuilding Federation) – Roma (RM), Italy

2000 – “Advanced Trainer & Ultimate Fat Loss Instructor” Certification – Semenik Systems Fitess U.S.A. – Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.

1999 – Personal Trainer F.I.F. (Italian Fitness Federation) Degree – Ravenna (RA), Italy

1999 – National Body Building Trainer 1st e 2nd level N.B.B.F. (Natural Bodybuilding Federation) Degree – Roma (RM), Italy

1999 – Swimming Instructor License F.I.N.di 1st grade ( Italian swimming Federation) – Marche’s Regional committee F.I.N.

Studies and Teaching

2015 – Speaker at the convention “Madrid sport performance week” – May 2015 Sport Science University of Madrid, Spain

2012 – Speaker at the annual convention for Poland Volley Federation Athletic trainers – January 2012, Radom, Poland

2010/2011 – Professor at Athletic trainers courses MSP ITALIA, Perugia, Italy

2009 – Professor at the specialization course “The muscle strenght” – ELAV INSTITUTE, Città di castello (PG), Italy

2004/2009 – Professor F.I.P.A.V. at the National Specialization Course for Volleybal athletic trainers (Italian Volley Federation)

2007 – Speaker at the 11th annual Convention AIPASS, San Marino, June 2007

2005 – Professor for the “Athletic Training” subject at 1st and 2nd level coaches courses, Piedmont Region, Italy

2004 – Speaker at theUpdating Course “Volleyball Coaches Piemonte”, organized by CQR Piedmont, Cantalupa (TO), Italy

2000 – Physical Education teacher at the Education Institution “Dante Alighieri”, Modena (MO), Italy

1998 – I.S.E.F. Degree (Upper institute of physical education) at the Urbino University Study Center (PS), Italy