A number of life experiences have allowed Art Rondeau the opportunity to do some very unique things
in the world of sports. While being taught to shoot a basketball by a three-time
state scoring champion, Art began studying computers at a local college and learned how to de-bug processes. This came in handy when he began to look at why big men had so much trouble shooting freethrows. Art determined what the physical problems were and developed ways to fix them. Thinking that others would have solved this problem as well, Art didn't do much with the knowledge beyond
using it with his own players.
In the early 1990's, Art decided that other people hadn't figured out the freethrow problem and began working with
college and NBA basketball players. He has a 100% success rate
in working with poor freethrow shooters. During the '98-'99 season,
all four of Arts' clients received national media attention for their freethrow improvements.
Chris Dudley, who had the lowest career freethrow percentage in NBA history, achieved his career-best consecutive made-freethrow
streak after a phone call from Art.
1991, after seeing his freethrow clients shooting percentages improve dramatically in the short term but drop off over time,
Art began to study Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a method for making fast and powerful performance improvements
in people. Using NLP while fixing the players' mechanical problems, Art found
that his clients not only improved dramatically in the short term but also kept those improvements for the long term.
Seeing that the
possibilities for performance improvement went far beyond simple freethrow shooting, Art began to adapt the technologies he
had learned so that they would work for in season athletes. He has enjoyed
a 100% success rate with his Peak Performance clients, including a WTA tennis player, a Paralympic skier, an LPGA
golfer, and NBA and NCAA basketball players.