Brewer joins OrthoArizona to offer performance sports, athlete conditioning

World-renowned Olympic athlete trainer brings expertise to the Valley

Posted 5/23/22

When first meeting Clive Brewer, you would never guess he is a world-recognized expert in high-performance sports conditioning, athlete development, and applied sports or a best-selling author and international speaker.

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Brewer joins OrthoArizona to offer performance sports, athlete conditioning

World-renowned Olympic athlete trainer brings expertise to the Valley

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When first meeting Clive Brewer, you would never guess he is a world-recognized expert in high-performance sports conditioning, athlete development, and applied sports or a best-selling author and international speaker.

Brewer recently moved to Arizona and joined OrthoArizona as the director of athletic performance. His background includes training elite athletes in every sport from five years in Major League Baseball to 20 years advising the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, and supporting athletes through every Olympic Games from 2000 to 2021, according to a press release.

His multi-sport work has led to many players and organizations seeking his guidance, including the US Olympic Training Sites, NCAA programs and even Cirque du Soleil. In Arizona he continues his professional athlete training with various professional athletes and teams.

Additionally, he is often partnered with the OrthoArizona physicians to help pro teams with training, preventing injuries, or getting over injuries.

“After 25 years traveling around the globe, I wanted to find a home where athletes and teams could come to me and I could grow a story around a program,” said Brewer in the release. “OthoArizona provides the perfect place to do that; a collection of leading surgeons, physical therapists and a performance program means that we can provide the complete spectrum of comprehensive care and expertise to people who may otherwise would not be excited to work in that environment.”

He joins OrthoArizona from numerous consultancy projects since leaving Columbus Crew (MLS champions) in 2020, including establishing the role of performance director for The Center for Excellence in Sports Science and Coach Education at the Olympic Training Site, East Tennessee State University and establishing an interdisciplinary rehabilitation and performance center in Dubai for professional athletes, the release said of Brewer who has experience developing youth athletes to champions.

“When I was the national lead for athlete development in Scotland, I quickly realized we were trying to deliver world class training to under-developed athletes, which is like trying to ice a cake that is 75% baked,” said Brewer. “So I started investing more time into looking at positive youth development and evolving training processes and environments to maximize young athletes’ development.”

According to the release, he is working with Pinnacle High School junior, Jack Treasure, who hopes to get a college basketball scholarship. When Treasure started with Brewer, he was “squatting 130 pounds, with poor technique, now he is squatting 285 pounds - in four weeks.”

Brewer and his team also train non-athletes who may want to improve their game, get over injuries, or prevent injuries.  While he mainly trains at the OrthoArizona Northeast Scottsdale Athletic Performance Center, Brewer goes all over the valley for clients and professionals, the release noted.

Locals can sign up for up-coming training clinics such as the speed school, coming June and July to West World, or the off-season soccer, volleyball and hockey clinics, which will run during summer. People can call the center to join a clinic or schedule private time with him.

His book “Developing athletic movement skills” was published by Human Kinetics in the spring of 2017 and was a best seller for its first two years, added the release. Brewer has published two other books, 10 book chapters and many papers on training methods, coaching and performance in peer-reviewed journals.

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