Born and raised in the Cleveland Area, Aaron Bally played sports year-round throughout his childhood (Aaron is a huge Cleveland sports fan; He even attends Browns games!). After receiving varsity letters in basketball and tennis at Elyria High School, Aaron attended The Ohio State University. Graduating from OSU in 2007, Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science. He has worked in the health, sports, and recreation field for over 10 years. Aaron offers vast amounts of encouragement, creating a positive environment, as he shares his expertise and passion for a healthy and active lifestyle with others. Aaron’s most satisfying accomplishment is learning that many children had their first positive sports experience with Aaron as their coach.
The combination of Aaron’s own sports journey, education, skills, and enthusiasm for working with children has led to the formation of Bally Sports Group!
Phone: (614) 505 – 6532
Brody SeilerSports Director
Born and raised in Columbus Ohio, Brody Seiler, sports were a huge part of his childhood growing up. After receiving varsity letters in baseball and cross country at Westland High School, Brody attended The Ohio State University. Graduating from OSU in 2015, Brody earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in Sport Industries. He has worked in the sports and recreation field for 10 years. Brody has coached all levels of youth sports including youth, high school and college athletics.
Brody is driven to be a positive role model and promote a healthy lifestyle for young athletes!
Phone: (614) 330 – 2307
Dr. Chris StankovichThe Sports Doc
Bally Sports Group is thrilled to be in partnership with Dr. Chris Stankovich, "The Sports Doc!" We first met Dr. Stankovich when his children were coached by Aaron Bally, founder of Bally Sports Group. Dr. Stankovich was highly impressed with Aaron’s coaching abilities and was excited to join the Bally Sports team! Chris intends to help us grow by providing his wealth of knowledge to parents and integrating sports psychology into our classes.
Dr. Stankovich has become a vital partner by providing training modules to our coaches and counseling the management team on handling conflicts. Dr. Stankovich also provides our company information about how to use sports to help maximize productivity and lower stress levels. He also contributes insight on contemporary issues and trends. Dr. Stankovich compiles his wide variety of knowledge and content in books, toolkits, videos, and apps. All of his materials are designed to help coaches, parents, and players understand how to effectively develop life skills through sports and utilize sports experiences as a vehicle to experience success in life.
Dr. Stankovich’s Professional Highlights:
- Founder of Advanced Human Performance Systems
- Has been featured in USA Today, ESPN, New York Post, Washington Post, Street & Smith Sports Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and ABC World News for numerous published books and articles.
- Known as “The Sports Doc” for his segment on Ohio News Network, NBC4i Columbus, and Columbus Parent Magazine
- Featured Columnist for National Federation of High Schools, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, Hooplines Magazine, This Week Newspapers, and Stack Magazine
Please visit Dr. Stankovich’s website to view his impressive list of Career Highlights, additional information, his numerous quality products, services, and more!
Additional Information About Our Staff
Who we hire:
Lead Program and Camp Coaches:
Lead Coaches are often Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, current youth sport coaches, or college students studying relevant majors (Early Childhood Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Coaching, etc).
Assistant Program and Camp Coaches:
Teachers or college students are still preferred as Assistant Program and Camp Coaches. Qualified high school students or athletes with expertise in a specific sport have an opportunity to be hired as assistants. Students/athletes must also demonstrate the ability to lead by example and serve as positive role models in order to continue being a part of the Bally Sports Group Coaching Team.
Staff Requirements: All employees of Bally Sports Group must submit the materials listed below:
- Clear BCI and FBI Background Checks
- Required Training of the Ohio Department of Health Concussion Law and Lindsey’s Law
- Completion of Sport Success 360 Coaches’ Training Module
Staff Training and Evaluations:
Coaches complete program training to ensure they lead classes that include developmentally appropriate tasks and implementation of modifications and/or extensions of all skills. Additionally, all coaches are regularly evaluated to ensure our staff is meeting our expectations.