The ARENA where INNOVATION EDUCATION lives! The ARENA where EXPLORATION has no boundaries! IN The ARENA the rules of ENGAGEMENT are simple.

Athletes in high-profile sports, such as football and basketball identify more closely with successful athletic achievement rather than occupational career success (USA Today, 2019). Competitive Edge develop passion-driven, student-athletes using a comprehensive approach to advance their emotional intelligence. We expose them to broad academic and career tracks while maximizing their athletic pursuits as a foundation for lifelong career success.

The Arena (Innovation Education)

At our new Arena Space, student-athletes are exposed to hands-on problem solving through a great range of tools and technology.

EQ PRESS (Academic & Career Support)

The purpose of the Academic Acceleration program is to reduce summer learning loss.

Athletic Performance

Student-Athletes engage in daily training in a broad range of sports.

Did you know that emotional intelligence (EQ) is the strongest predictor of happiness, fulfillment, and overall accomplishment on the field, in the classroom, and in adulthood?

Emotional Intelligence Is the Missing Link!

We create opportunities for student-athletes to hone the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) skills needed to leverage their ability to adapt in difficult situations, communicate assertively and lead effectively.

High EQ Elevates Performance!

In THE ARENA is where EQ and IQ intersect.  We help student-athletes rise to the challenge of harnessing both. Their ability to empathize, collaborate, make thoughtful decisions, solve problems, and lead will increase their level of achievement. 

Competitive Edge EQ meets the diverse needs of student-athletes by creating a blueprint for EXCELLING ACADEMICALLY, TRAINING INSANELY, and EXPLORING CAREERS!  We are passionate about helping you identify areas of strengths and challenges while preparing you for higher education and life after athletics.

Student-athletes who value sports as their most probable means to future economic success devote all of their efforts to athletics and neglect opportunities for educational achievement and intellectual development. (Coach&AD, 2015; Perry, 2017).


For many student-athletes, sport is their major focus of achievement. Being part of a team can be an incredible experience. But traditional athletic training does not address the educational and emotional needs required for student-athletes to compete at a higher level.

High EQ Elevates Your Influence On and Off the Field!

Fewer than 2 percent of NCAA student-athletes go on to be professional athletes. Most student-athletes depend on academics to prepare them for life after college. Education is important. There are nearly half a million NCAA student-athletes, and most of them will go pro in something other than sports.

Competitive Edge EQ gives young athletes the support and resources they need to thrive!

Support A Student-Athlete Today!

ACT NOW, cultivate change! Invest in student-athletes in your community to create innovative leaders of the future. Your support will help them develop the technological skills they need to have a cross-generational impact. This important grassroots work requires significant resources. That’s why we are asking you now to consider becoming a Competitive Edge Partner by supporting our transformational work with a gift. Your contribution will help us shift the trajectory of each student-athlete’s life. Donate and help under-served, under-resourced student-athletes in Washington Metropolitan. Your donation supports weekly programming in emotional intelligence(EQ), academic support, college readiness, and exploration in sports-related STEM careers.

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