Train With the Best

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Do you want to be the best? Well, you have to train with the best and nobody else does it better than Stephon Brown of Top Shelf Performance. Top Shelf Performance is a football training company that specializes in Wide Receiver training. TSP has trained some of the best athletes in the NFL and college football. Calvin Ridley, Stefon Diggs, Darius Slayton, and CeeDee Lamb are just a few of the professional players that have had the TSP experience. TSP focuses on strength, speed, and agility to improve athlete’s play on the field.

Growing up in Atlanta, GA

Stephon Brown from Atlanta, GA played college football at Western Kentucky University. He received his bachelor’s and masters in Sports Administration from the University. Before stepping foot on “The Hill” at WKU, he attended Atlanta Sports Academy. Brown caught 64 passes for 979 yards and 10 touchdowns. At Henry County High School he was a two-way star. He finished with 32 receptions for 510 yards, 46 carries, 482 rushing yards, and 10 total touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he had 52 tackles, five forced fumbles, and had four interceptions with nine pass breakups.

“Growing up in Atlanta you don’t have a lot of choices. You see so much to the point that you want better for yourself and the people around you. As a player and a man, this city helped me understand that you have to work hard for whatever you want. You can’t take anything for granted, you can’t expect handouts and you have to give respect to earn it.”

Western Kentucky University

Once Brown came to WKU, the Hilltoppers were in the process of moving to Conference USA. Brown played in WKU’s first bowl game after the Hilltoppers went to Division One. He was also a part of two Conference USA championships and was the 2012 & 2013 scout team player of the year. Brown, a four-year letterman at wide receiver was able to establish himself as a coach after his playing career. His coaching career began in 2017 as an offensive assistant to wide receivers, followed by being an offensive assistant to running backs. Brown then became a defensive assistant to cornerbacks. His first year of coaching wide receivers in 2017, WKU finished as the best passing team in Conference USA and 3 wide receivers finished the year in the top 15 in the conference in receiving yards and receptions.

“Western Kentucky University saved my life. As a player, I walked on campus as a boy with no guidance. I had a lot of talent but didn’t trust anybody and didn’t know how to interact with people. But I left with two degrees, better people skills, and formed relationships that will last a lifetime.” Brown said. “Being a coach at the college level gave me more insight on the wide receiver position and the things college coaches like to see when recruiting kids. It helped me in the training game because my brother and I started forming drills that translate into game situations.” 

Top Shelf Performance

His time at WKU helped Brown establish Top Shelf Performance as one of the most sought after training services. High school, collegiate, and professional players have all become better players after the TSP method. The success of TSP Brown said, “I contribute knowledge of the wide receiver position, college coaching experience,degrees in the sports field, and being able to interact with people on a personal level for TSP being where it is. I seek to help kids get scholarships offers and become a big brother or role model to the kids I train.” 

Stephon Brown and Calvin Ridley Photo Courtesy: KEEPIT3

Outside of training Brown seeks to give back to his community, providing kids the opportunities he didn’t have, pushing them to be great, and never giving up no matter their circumstances. He has signed with Sports and Entertainment company Total 360 Management to advance his efforts. “I joined Total 360 because of my big brother Desmond Davidson. I always told him whatever he had had going on, I wanted to be a part of it. I saw the way he carried himself, the way he conducted business, and he came to my neighborhood, etc. He’s family, so it was only right.” 

Along with TSP Brown is now the Pass Game Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach at Westlake High School in Atlanta. He also served as a Wide Receivers Coach at Hapeville Career Academy. He coached 4-star receiver Rico Powers Jr and 3-star receiver Naa’San Dickerson. Powers signed with the University of South Carolina and Dickerson signed with the University of South Alabama. Brown has the ability to get young players to the next level. For any young wide receivers looking to sharpen their skills, look no further than Stephon Brown and Top Shelf Performance. Train with the best!

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