CEO Cameron James

As CEO and Founder of Elite Speed, Coach James is passionate about our youth and their success in athletics. Coach James’ love for athletics and youth inspired him to give back to the community and build something bigger than himself. Through Coach James’ years of experience, he hopes to do what athletics did for him— aspire, achieve, and advance.

As a star standout in football and track & field for Edwardsville High School from 2008-2012, Coach James went on to compete at the collegiate level for McKendree University in both sports. Coach James excelled over those next four years, becoming a 4x GLVC All-Conference receiver and earning GLVC conference championships in the 60 meter dash and 200 meter dash. In 2014 Coach James earned 2nd Team All-American in the 60-meter dash running 6.77 seconds. The following year in 2015 Coach James became McKendree’s first Track & Field athlete to become a First Team All-American by placing 5th in the 60-meter dash running a time of 6.73. During his time at McKendree, Coach James left a mark on both programs as he became the All-Time Leader in All-Purpose Yards for McKendree Football, going down as one of the top sprinters in McKendree Track & Field history.

Coach James earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of McKendree, eventually taking on the role of Lead Trainer and Head of Business Operations for Nxt Level Performance Institute over the next three years. Following his role at Nxt Level, Coach James accepted a position as a teaching assistant at Belleville West High School, while also becoming a varsity wide receivers coach for the football team.

The most important factor Coach James wants to instill in his athletes is the perseverance to achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of life.


Our Mission

Elite Speed is an athletic program that seeks to provide the highest quality of training and exposure through education, leadership, discipline, and motivation. Elite Speed wants to ensure that every athlete that participates in our program leaves a better athlete and more importantly a better person.


Our Vision

Our goal at Elite Speed is to serve as a resource for boys and girls in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. At Elite Speed we thrive off our 3 pillars of success: Aspire. Achieve. Advance. Our program provides athletes with the necessary tools to enhance their athletic abilities to an elite level.


Our Team


Sherand Boyd, Jr.

Meet Coach Boyd, our defensive backs coach.

Sherand is the son of Sherand Sr. and Kameka Dixon. Sherand played football for the University of Northern Colorado, where he was a three year starter and team caption in 2018.

Due to an injury, Sherand decided not to play his senior season and accepted a position as a Special Education Teacher and football coach at Belleville West. He currently trains our defensive backs and is our defensive coordinator for our Elite Speed Travel 7on7 team.


Terrance Poe

Meet Coach Poe, our offensive and defensive linemen coach.

Poe is the son of former, eight-year NFL cornerback, Johnnie Poe. Coach Poe is an East St. Louis Senior High School alumni, where he was a three time All-Conference player, two time All-Area player, and earned All State honors as a lineman.

After high school, Poe attended Greenville University where he earned First Team All-Conference (4x), All-Region (2x), Linemen of the Year (2x), and All-American (2x).

Poe has been coaching in the St. Louis area since 2013, including two years of coaching at the collegiate level (Cardinal Ritter, Riverview High School, Belleville East High School, Cahokia High School, Granite City High School, and Greenville University), and has trained numerous All-State and NCAA linemen.


Pierre Tucker

Meet Coach Tucker, our linebacker coach.

Tucker is an East St. Louis native who attended Belleville West High School (2009-2013), becoming a standout football and track & field athlete.

Although Tucker was an All-Conference athlete in both sports, the majority of his accolades came from football, where he earned honors an All-State, All-Metro, and Metro-East Player of the Year as a linebacker.

Tucker went on to play football at the Division 1 level with North Dakota State University Bison. He was an all-conference football player and was apart of four national championships, as well as a 55-5 record during his four years there. He was also given professional opportunities with the NFL, CFL, and YourCall Football.


Sherond Boyd

Meet Coach Sherond Boyd, our strength and conditioning coach.

Sherond is the brother of our DB Coach Sherand Boyd. Sherond played football for Quincy University, where he started as a true freshman. After transferring to Judson University, he finished school with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Coach Boyd loves a good underdog story since he lost his vision in one of his eyes during his college football career. Despite the setback, Coach Boyd never gave up and still performed at a high level. He shows his love for sports and exercising by teaching that you can do anything you put your mind to.


Jay Alvin

Meet Jay Alvin, Certified Personal Trainer, Owner/Founder/CEO of Ocho’s Dojo.

Ocho’s Dojo is on a mission to empower the community through a holistic approach to health and wellness designed to improve any client’s Quality of Life. Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology with emphasis in Strength and Conditioning. He has 4 years of training experience via group classes, 1v1s, Sports Teams and Individual Athletes. Proficient in Weight Loss, Strength Gain, and Injury Prevention.


Sabrina Kalips

Meet Sabrina Kalips, our administrative assistant
Sabrina is a Granite City native graduating in 2016 from GCHS. After high school, she went to Culver-Stockton College where she received two Bachelor Degrees. B.A. in Media Communication and a B.S. in Sport Management in 2020. Sabrina took her love for sports to the next level-receiving her Masters Degree in Sport Management from Western Illinois University in 2022. She will now be a part of Elite Speed as the Office Manager/Client Support Specialist.