Aaron Bally


Born and raised in Elyria, Ohio, Aaron Bally played sports year-round throughout his childhood. Being the middle of three boys, Aaron’s passion for sports was cultivated by driveway basketball, street flag football, and backyard baseball games in the neighborhood. (Aaron is a huge Cleveland sports fan; He still attends Browns games with his brothers). 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 15 years, becoming proficient in management, entrepreneurship, marketing, administration and customer service. During that span of time, Aaron has mentored hundreds of young professionals who have led programs in over 25 Central Ohio communities, impacting tens of thousands of children. Aaron believes that the most important aspect of a youth sports program is having a great coach. Energy, enthusiasm and encouragement are the three E’s that Aaron preaches to his staff. And just because Aaron has a team of coaches, doesn’t mean that he has given up coaching himself. You will still see him out there a few nights a week working with the young athletes.

When Aaron’s not running Bally Sports Group, he’s at home being a dad to his boys, Maxwell and Jackson. Aaron and his wife Jacqueline live in Columbus where their children attend Worthington City Schools.

Contact Aaron:

Email: Abally@Ballysportsgroup.com

Phone: (614) 505 – 6532

Brody Seiler

Sports 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!

Contact Brody:

Email: Coachbrody@Ballysportsgroup.com

Phone: (614) 330 – 2307

Austin Carpenter

Youth Sports Operations Coordinator

Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Austin loves to play various sports as he grew up in the

“Home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” He participated in basketball and track and field at

Canton Mckinley High School. Austin attended The Ohio State University and earned a

Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in Sport Industries in 2022. Austin has a passion

to work in youth sports. For the last seven years, Austin has mentored, tutored, and coached

kids and teens of all ages.

Austin loves to help and encourage kids and make a positive impact whenever he can!

Cierra Joiner

Youth Sports Marketing Coordinator

Raised in Centerburg, Ohio, Cierra participated in basketball and volleyball all throughout

middle school and high school, in which she received varsity letters in both. Following high

school, she decided to further her academic and basketball careers at Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU). In 2022, Cierra graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Concentration in Marketing. Cierra has multiple years of experience working camps and clinics for kids in elementary, middle, and high school.

Cierra loves working with kids of all ages, and her goal is to leave a positive, lasting impression that makes kids want to keep playing sports and stay active!

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.

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