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About Athletic Paradigm

Mission Statement



Athletic Paradigm exists to provide true and authentic paths of opportunity for athletes in their respective sports. Whether seeking playing time, leadership roles, scholarships, or the chance to make their sport their profession, our experience and resources are steeped in the necessary steps required. Athletes need to understand exactly what they need to work on, and master in order to attain the goals they have. They simply don't have time to waste through trial and error.

All of our methods were born through extensive experience and trial. As a retired pro athlete who had attained the highest levels of his sport, Athletic Paradigm founder Kamau Peterson looked back at his journey and recognized several gaps in his learning path that would have minimized his learning curve considerably. It is those gaps that we seek to fill through Athletic Paradigm.

The coaching profession has similar gaps and holes to fill. Through our team and coach services we aim to to help coaches green and seasoned. Our programs seek to create connectivity and quality programming for teams, and help coaches focus on what makes them great, which can enhance the experience and caliber of the athletes that they service. 




Athletic Paradigm founder Kamau Peterson has built his background in athletic excellence at every step. Coach KP has dedicated his post athletic career to the mentoring and coaching of athletes. He has developed a multi-sport understanding of biomechanics, speed, power and movement required in ground sport that is unparalleled in his field.



  • Founder/Director - Playmaker U Inc. (2006-2016)

  • Head S&C - Team Canada Football Junior National Team (2015)

  • Head S&C - York University Football (2015-2019)

  • Founder/Director - Athletic Paradigm (Current)


  • Team Canada Football Jr National Team

    • World Championships - (2012) Gold, (2014) Silver, (2016) Gold

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders guest coach (2019)

  • York University Football - Offensive Coordinator, Receivers (2014-2019)

  • Team Ontario Football U16 Head Coach (2023) Silver


  • NCAA Div 1 - University of New Hampshire (3 sport scholarship)

  • 2 x Academic All-American

  • CFL 1st round, 6th pick (2001)

  • Grey Cup Champion (2001)

  • New York Jets, Green Bay Packers (2002-03)

  • 3x CFL, CFLPA All-star

  • CFL Most Outstanding Canadian (2008)


  • OFSAA Triple Jump record holder (1994-present)

  • Team Canada U19 World Juniors  (1994)

  • Legion National Champion TJ (1996)

  • UNH triple jump record holder (1999)

  • America East Conference TJ record holder (1998, 1999)

  • Canadian Olympic trials invitee (2000, 2004)


  • Team Ontario Junior development program (1995-97)

  • 3 year UNH combo guard (1998-2000)


Sending our players from our program to speed train with Kamau Peterson during the summer of 2020 was the best decision.  Our players involved in the program arrived at our fall season, having achieved their personal best times ever.  Kamau’s knowledge, attention to detail, and ability to communicate with our athletes were exceptional.  Our players can’t wait to work with Kamau again this summer!

Marcello Lio, St. Andrews College - Head Coach

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