ABOUT US

OUR MISSION, OUR CULTURE

Fueled by passion and purpose, Plus 2 University’s mission is to deploy expert coaching and training design to ANY youth athlete or student looking to reach their full physical, emotional, mental and athletic potential.

Most facilities training youth are only focused on sports. Plus 2 University is focused on developing sport abilities and the human being. This is done through physically demanding and appropriate training as well as integrating personal growth and leadership principles and actions.

Leaders create culture. Culture drives behavior. Behavior produces results. Culture eats strategy. We believe this and we live it. Do the work. End excuses. Embrace hard.Learn from defeat. Process over outcome. Lead self then lead others. The best you. Plus 2!

“ when you know your why, the what next is easy”
you don’t get the culture you want, you get the culture you build”

Our Skills

Biological age and skill appropriate performance training, designed and led by an expert coach and team with over 20 years experience in the private sector, collegiate and professional athletics.

25 first round NFL & NBA draft picks, 2 Heisman Trophy winners and over 400 Division 1 athletes have been trained under the guidance of our expert coaches, programs and training methodology’s.

YOUTH PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

-Coordination
-Conditioning
-Strength
-Speed
-Power
-Movement

YOUTH PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

-Discipline
-Work Ethic
-Focus
-Accountability
-Leadership
-Team

HIGH PERFORMANCE

-Specific Development Plans

ADULT FIT & TRAINING

-Group Training

Our Facility

6400 square feet with both synthetic turf and rubber athletic flooring, top of the line KEISER equipment, free weights, functional training area, CMT’s and much more.

Our Mission, Our Culture

You win with people. You are who you associate with. Our team is committed to connecting, developing and leading those we train to become tomorrow’s difference makers in all aspects of their lives and the lives they touch.

“Leadership is about who you become in the pursuit of the things that you want”

OUR TEAM

Cardale Jones

Co Founder | NFL QB

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        Cardale Jones captivated millions and millions of sports fans in 2014 - 2015 as he led the Ohio State University Buckeyes football team to the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship after starting the season third on the depth chart behind Braxton Miller and J.T Barrett. After they both went down with season ending injuries, Ohio State turned to Cardale and the rest is history.

 

        Jones made his first start of his college career in the Big Ten Championship Game in place of J. T. Barrett, who had been injured the prior week versus Michigan. Jones led the #6 (AP) ranked Buckeyes squad to a 59–0 victory over the #11 ranked Wisconsin Badgers, on the eve of the NCAA football committee's inaugural playoff selection.[19] Jones was named MVP of the game.

 

        Cardale Jones made the second start of his college career, and the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide 42–35 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship against the Oregon Ducks. In the championship game, he excelled once again and led the Buckeyes to a 42–20 victory over the Ducks. Jones recorded 280 all-purpose yards, scoring two touchdowns. He completed 16 of 23 attempted passes for 242 yards, with one touchdown and one interception and ran for another 38 yards and a touchdown.

 

        Jones was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Currently, he is entering his fourth season in the NFL as a QB for the LA Chargers.

Eric Lichter

Co Founder | Head Performance Coach

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        Eric is an expert in NFL & NBA draft preparation as well as the coordination and training of speed, power, strength, injury prevention, regeneration & nutrition.

        Eric played linebacker in college and after suffering multiple ACL tears, Eric's life and career changed course. Prior to battling back from those serious knee injuries, Eric was studying criminal justice. It was the grueling rehab and strength training to get back onto the field that fueled Eric’s passion for pursuing strength, conditioning and performance training. He graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah with a Bachelors of Science Degree in exercise science and lifestyle management. 

        Eric would go onto become a renowned athlete performance expert after building his reputation in the private sector where he co founded Speed Strength Systems, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. He built a reputation as one of the best speed development trainers for the 40 yd dash at the NFL combine and helped numerous players improve their draft position through his legendary combine and pro day prep programs. Many clients were top performers year in and year out during their workout performances in Indy and at their respective college workouts. Over 25 1st round — NFL and NBA draft picks have trained under Eric’s guidance. In addition, Eric has trained LeBron James, 2 Heisman Trophy winners and many other notable professional athlete clients.

        Eric is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. In 2006, Eric left the private sector in went into collegiate athletics where he served as the director of football performance at The Ohio State University and was a part of 5 Big Ten Championships, 5 wins over Michigan, 2 National Title game appearances, and wins in the Rose Bowl Championship and the Sugar Bowl Championship. 

        Eric remains extremely active in his community coaching various youth sports teams and leagues and is very passionate about providing physical fitness, leadership, mentorship, a positive environment and growth opportunities for all youth students and athletes.

        Eric is married to Annemarie and they have 4 children. Tyler, Ava, TJ and Arielle.

Anthony Fain

Performance Coach

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        Coach Anthony “Amp” Fain’s love for competitive sports began at an early age. He ran track and played football for Chilicothe High School. Additionally, Anthony competed at a high level in natural body building and had a 1st place finish at a national show and 4 other top 5 finishes.

        Coach Fain has been extremely active in youth and high school sports for the past 13 years. Five years as an assistant coach for Watkins High School and 8 years with the Ohio Rockets AAU track club. Additionally, coach Fain has countless hours of time in volunteering, coaching and mentoring youth athletes and students from all over central Ohio. He has made a big impact and built a great reputation for himself as a workhorse coach that's full of knowledge and twice as much positive energy.

        He has produced and helped many runners reach the national stage including his son Jaeden who in 2017 finished in the top 10 in 3 different events at AAU nationals in his age group. Jaeden finished 3rd in the 100 race and 6th in both the 200 and the 1600 relay. Jaeden followed up 2017 with a dominant 2018 and capped off that year with 2nd place national finishes in both the 100 and the 200.

        Anthony is pursuing certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is married and has four kids with his wife Shanna and they reside in Granville, Ohio.

Mike Lippert

Performance Coach

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        Mike Lippert is a lifelong resident of Central Ohio and is passionate about helping young people be disciplined, strive for personal growth, and create strategies for success in life.  A longtime high school lacrosse coach in the Central Ohio area, Mike was named OCC, MSLCA and Regional Coach of the Year in 2018 after leading Worthington Kilbourne HS to the state semifinal in his one and only year as head coach.  In addition to coaching and privately training area lacrosse players, Mike spent the last four years teaching sixth grade mathematics.  He is extremely excited to bring his expertise for adolescent leadership development into the health and fitness arena.

          Mike is pursuing certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mike currently resides in Delaware with his wife, Megan, and two young children. 

     

“Our superior knowledge is key but it’s our investment in technology and equipment that gives us our true competitive advantage”