About us

Welcome to Next Level Training

NLTA is an athletic sports training organization with the goal of providing the necessary tools to elevate each student-athlete’s talents and skills to the Next Level!

Our Mission

At The Academy, our mission is to provide elite sports skills and performance training services for student-athletes in the CSRA, who are serious about elevating their game to the Next Level!

The Next Level Advantage

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Athletic success is built on mastering the basic skills so we focus on developing you a strong foundation to excel in your sport.

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Giving athletes the skills to believe in themselves and their abilities, to achieve great things on the field or court.

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Tapping into athletes inner drive so they can play with intensity, purpose, and determination to overcome challenges.

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Success comes from consistent practice and flawless execution, so we always strive to push you to perform at your best and leave nothing to chance.

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Teaching you to trust your instincts and react quickly and decisively in the heat of the moment, allowing you to make split-second decisions and seize opportunities on the field or court.

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Showing you how to lead by example, both on and off the field or court, inspiring your teammates to follow your work ethic, dedication, and commitment to excellence.

meet us

expert trainers with years of experience

Coach Teddy Hudson, CPT, CSAC, CSCS

CEO/ Basketball Skills Trainer/ Vertimax Certified

Coach Teddy is a former collegiate basketball player with 17 years of basketball playing experience on all levels. He played at Emmanuel College, of NCAA Division II, where he led the Lions to both their first conference championship and national championship as a 3X All American guard. He was known as a scorer on all levels and is second all-time in scoring in Emmanuel College’s history which dates back to 1919. In addition to playing experience, Coach Teddy brings a wealth of basketball knowledge with over 10 years of coaching and refereeing at the middle and high school levels. Coach Teddy is an Army veteran and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is a National Sports Performance Association (NSPA) Speed and Agility Specialist, International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Certified Vertimax trainer.

Coach Teddy’s training style centers around mastering the fundamentals and making the game easy by playing smart and efficient. As a former Mental Resilience Trainer in the Army, he helps athletes break through mental barriers to push themselves to new heights.

Coach Cass Hudson

Director of Volleyball Skills Training

Coach Cass is a former collegiate volleyball standout who played for the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe University. Not only does Coach Cass bring playing experience, but she also brings over 15 years of coaching experience at the club and high school levels.

Coach Cass’s training philosophy is hard work and attention to detail are the building blocks of success. She focuses on the fundamentals and conditioning in her sessions because she believes if the fundamentals are your baseline, you will always resort to them when adversity comes.

Coach Koi Lebrane


Coach Koi is a former high school and collegiate track and field athlete with more than 10 years of competing at various levels. Koi attended New Mexico Highlands University, NCAA Division II as an international student-athlete, where she is the record holder for the discus throw, RMAC All-Conference and NCAA National Qualifier. Coach Koi currently serves as a high school track and field coach specializing in throwing events, where she has led several high school throwers to state championships, finals and winning the state championship in shot putt for boys Region II in 2021. Coach Koi’s philosophy is “Get Comfortable with Becoming Uncomfortable”. She believes being an athlete is just as mental as it is physical and will support your child with strengthening both areas. Coach Koi is married to Coach Wallace, and they have 4 children.

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Coach Troy Adams

Basketball Skills Trainer

Coach Troy’s passion is assisting young athletes in achieving their dreams in basketball.  Coach Troy is a former high school, collegiate and professional basketball player for Andrew and Union Colleges, and professionally in Germany. He was covered in Georgia Peach Who’s Who in High School Basketball during his Junior and Senior years in high school and excelled as a point guard and floor general at the collegiate and pro levels.  Coach Troy’s basketball playing, coaching, and training experience extends over 20 years. Coach Troy is now focusing his education on nutrition, strength, and agility through Udemy University. Coach Troy is also an Army Veteran who proudly served 20 years and retired as a 1SGT.