V.J. Stanley is an ex Division 1 recruited athlete and a 21 year head coach in college hockey. He has also coached youth, Middle School, and High School, USA Hockey, NSCA Regional, and to NYSHS football coach’s’ annual conference.
V.J. has been on WFAN in NYC and Toronto, The Wease Show 95.1 and WXXI in Rochester New York, and Connect FM in Dubois Pa. His most recent appearance was on 570AM The Mission in NYC.
He has published three books. His research and presentations on the connection between the mind and body for both physical and mental health are being recognized and used by experts on a national level as an integral part of long term athletic development and life skills. The balance between the two is integral for long-term performance and Holistic Long Term Athletic Development.
His latest presentation, “Creating the Championship Mindset”, has been endorsed nationally by Lou Vairo, the 1984 US Olympic Men’s Hockey Coach and USA Hockey Hall of Famer.
VJ and his company, Balanced Excellence, the parent company to Frozen Shorts, promote balance versus specialization. Their motto, peace of mind is victory, applies to athletics, academics, and life.