Ricky Norton is the founder and owner of Norton Performance Training Systems. He was mentored by Dr. Marcus Elliott (Harvard, M.D.) and the P3 Team [https://www.p3.md/team/] on the cutting-edge principles and athletic performance philosophies. He has a great understanding of the rotational biomechanics required in baseball, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, volleyball, and for quarterbacks. He is an expert in shoulder health and arm care for overhead athletes. In addition, Ricky has experience in enhancing vertical jump, sprinting speed, and overall athleticism of all athletes. This unique training brings tremendous results to every athlete Norton has trained.
As a player, Ricky has stacked up accolades and awards. He led his high school baseball team to two State Championship wins, in 2004 and 2005. He was also honored as MVP of the 4-A State Tournament All-Star Game.
Ricky went on to play short-stop and pitch at Palomar College, where his team was ranked #1 in Southern California and 6th in the nation. It was during this time that he met and was trained by Dr. Marcus Elliot, alongside many other professional athletes. In less than a year, Ricky increased his throwing speed from 83 mph to 92 mph. Soon after, Ricky was picked to play at Missouri Baptist University, where the team ranked 11th in the nation for NAIA baseball.
After leaving the sport, Ricky assisted Coach Mark McKown with strength training during the Utah Jazz Summer League. He spent the fall of 2012 training all of Utah State University athletic teams as an assistant strength coach while finishing his bachelor's degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Ricky believes in staying current in sports-related science and training, so he returns to P3 a few times each year for continued education. He also seeks out to learn from the best and brightest coaches around the world.