Isiah Neely is a remarkable Founder and CEO of Rise Above Sports Training and Skill Development. His natural athleticism was evident throughout his school years at Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School (OLSH) in Moon Township, PA, where he excelled in basketball, football, and track. Isiah's outstanding performances earned him the attention of numerous college programs, eventually leading to a football scholarship to Slippery Rock University, where he won back-to-back championships in 2014 and 2015.
Driven by a passion to elevate his skills even further, Isiah ventured into new territories by joining The Quad City Steam Wheelers, an arena football team in Illinois, as their starting running back in early 2019. However, after a season, Isiah realized that his true calling was to inspire and mentor athletes to become their best selves.
In late 2019, Rise Above Sports Training and Skill Development was established, and the rest is history.
Isiah's expertise extends across all sports, starting from beginners as young as seven to professional athletes in the NBA and NFL. His ultimate objective is to educate and guide every athlete towards unlocking their full potential and achieving personal goals. Isiah firmly believes in the principles of efficient movement, enhancing fundamental skill sets, and conducting sport-specific drills to deliver top-notch training that will enable athletes to ascend to the next level.