Ken Tyrrell - Founder and President
Why did I start PowerU?
As a parent of 3 and lifelong coach of kids, I am
frustrated with the current landscape of youth sports
today where kids are over scheduled, over structured
and have little to no time to play with their friends.
Remember when kids simply went outside and played with
their friends? As we all know, free play is not only fun for kids, but also where our kids develop socially and emotionally.
To that end, I wanted to create an afterschool enrichment program for kids where physical activity and leadership themes are used to help kids develop socially and emotionally and where kids develop a path to their leadership potential.
A program that helps kids by focusing on:
Collaborating with parents to work on targeted areas
Now, after 17 plus years of coaching and a long stint in corporate america, I am pursuing my passion.
Former Division 1 scholarship athlete
G.W.U 1989 - 1993
Current Assistant Baseball Coach - Bishop O'Connell High School
Successful High School baseball coach
Record for school wins and undefeated seasons
Successful youth baseball coach
4 time Virginia State Little League Champions
Successful youth basketball coach
5 Time CAC Conference Champions
- Record for school wins and undefeated seasons
Successful in building athletic programs for kids
Woody Allen is a strategist, coach
and mentor to companies with more
than 40 years experience as a C-level
executive, including roles as President, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board
for publicly traded companies. After earning his degree in Finance and Accounting, Woody has studied business, linguistics, biology and somatics with a variety of renowned teachers. He is a certified Master Somatic Coach with Strozzi Institute, a California based educational organization, and has been published in an anthology entitled, “Being Human at Work”. He is also a colleague with Synthesis-LLC, a New York based training and development organization that mobilizes leadership teams to create increased productivity, satisfaction and value, and a partner in the Synthesis Network, a global group of business practitioners, thinkers and strategists.
Coach John Jenkins
Founder and President - Just for Kids DC
Coach John Jenkins grew up in Wyckoff,
New Jersey, a small town where there
were ample places to run, play and
work off some energy.
John started his journey by getting his Personal Training Certificate and becoming a P.T. at Georgetown’s Definitions Gym. While getting himself into tip-top shape, he realized there was a need for children to be taught the importance of being physically fit at an early age.
John’s wife Annie came on board in summer 2006 as a swim instructor and yoga instructor. Annie is a Budding Yogi certified yoga instructor and shares her husbands passion for fitness. Since 2006, they have collaboratively been adding classes and seeing more than 400 kids a week.
Over a thousand children have participated in Just for Kids programs since its creation in September of 2002, and Coach John hopes to see many more! He knows that an active child is a happier, healthier child!
Gina has worked for 16 years in the
Washington, D.C. area in the Defense
sector as an engineer and project manager.
During that time Gina also volunteered in
various programs to tutor children in
everything from elementary age math, to high school chemistry. Watching the "light bulb" come on when kids are striving to learn, is one of the most rewarding moment to experience with a child. More recently she started and ran her own personal concierge business while keeping up with their three children: Kyle 11, Josh 8, and Abby 8 years old.
Volunteering at their kids' school, and helping with the various teams and kids' activities has been the greatest joy for her. Being with children, helping them with the little issues of life as well as celebrating kids' little successes, is a passion for her. Bringing that experience and joy to the aftercare program will be a win-win for both Gina and the children.
Dave Burger - Co-Founder
David is the founder of Vienna Youth
Basketball (VYB is a non-profit youth
sports club) and has been coaching
youth basketball for the past 6 years
at the House, County, and AAU level.
He is also an attorney whose practice
utilizes the disciplines of negotiation, mediation,
arbitration and tactics of conflict resolution
to help achieve optimal results for his
clients. These techniques have come in quite handy when coaching boys and girls aged 5-12 in soccer, baseball and basketball. David is also an avid trail racer and Spartan run competitor, regularly training with “kids” of all ages on the ninja course he built in his backyard and on trails throughout Northern Virginia.
After graduating from the University of Vermont and before law school at George Mason, David spent years in Asia where he founded a travel magazine for Southern Taiwan, ran a “survival” trekking company in Chang Mai, Thailand, worked with the local government of Tainan, Taiwan as a liaison with the expatriate community, and worked with local schools helping to design and implement their athletic and English language curriculum for grade school students of various ages.
Coach Tremaine Chinapoo
Coach Tremaine Chinapoo was born
in Baltimore, MD, and moved to
Harrisburg, PA, at a young age. In Pennsylvania, he played many sports including soccer, basketball, football, hockey, and track and field, but eventually decided to focus on soccer and fitness.
During high school, Tremaine played for club team FC DELCO in Philadelphia, PA, and was named an All-American in high school. Tremaine was offered a scholarship to attend American University for soccer. In DC, he was a four-year starter and competed in two Patriot League championship tournaments.
Since graduation, Tremaine has been coaching local soccer teams in the area. He looks forward to furthering his coaching education by taking soccer courses in the local area.