COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 19, 2018)
USA Shooting has promoted Events and Competitions Manager Alex Szablewski to Senior Manager of High Performance for the organization.
In this role, Szablewski (Perrysburg, Ohio) “will assess the current state of USA Shooting programs at all levels to ensure the best possible results, write and approve selection procedures for competitions ranging from World Cups to Olympic Team selection, implement Direct Athlete Support (DAS) allotments and ensure that all athletes are given the best possible chance to succeed.”
“I believe that me being an ‘outsider’ is actually an advantage as I do not have the preconceived notions of what a shooting competitor has to do to be successful,” said Szablewski, who’s been a high-level athlete, as well as worked for two years as a sport analyst for Krossover Intelligence, which provides coaches full-game film analysis and advanced analytics on their team and individual performances. “I will not be forcing any competitors to change a shooting specific item and will instead focus my time and efforts in the things surrounding the athlete, such as funding and training availability. I hope to meet with athletes at least once every other month to discuss what problems they are facing and work out potential solutions.”
Szablewski took on the new position on May 1, but has also continued serving as the Events & Competitions Manger until a suitable replacement can be hired, trained and transitioned into the role. Szablewski graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Sports Industry Management and joined USA Shooting shortly after as the Competition/Events Coordinator. In January of 2017, he was promoted to Events & Competitions Manager. Szablewski said accepted the new position to not only grow within USA Shooting, but to also bring a new