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Sean is the Owner & Athletic Performance Coach at 4sight Academy. He specializes in injury reduction, power production, movement mechanics, and athlete empowerment.

Sean is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds three additional certifications: DBC Level 1: Biomechanics and Human Movement; Applied Performance Coach - Cohort 1; and Pain-Free Performance Specialist. After graduating from Saint Augustine High School (SAHS) in 2017, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2020. Prior to envisioning 4sight Academy, he interned at SAHS where he instructed over 200 elite middle school, high school, and collegiate athletes.

His skill set includes assessing athletes, collecting hard data, and designing custom training programs, but his distinguishing expertise is his high-level communication. Language will vary, but regardless of the level of the individual, all of Sean’s athletes complete their programs feeling empowered. Sean makes one message clear: do the right thing, and both sport and non-sport related opportunities will be limitless.

Sean Panado

Owner & Athletic Performance Coach

The countless knee injuries in female athletics was what inspired Athletic Performance Coach Sean Panado to start 4sight Academy. Several of Sean's favorite athletes growing up suffered from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), or meniscus injury.

After collecting surveys from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and gathering input from strength and conditioning coaches, it was clear that the sports community was either experienced or familiar with women's susceptibility to season-ending knee injuries. However, there were seldom resources for young athletes that addressed the issue. 4sight Academy started with the intention to educate the next generation of athletes and inform parents about how to reduce the risk of lower extremity injuries.

Furthermore, female athlete empowerment is an integral part of the mission of 4sight Academy. Sean believes that there are amazing elements from girls' sports that are not present in boys' sports, and vice-versa; thus, the two must be appreciated and respected in different ways. 4sight Academy empowers female athletes because every young athlete deserves to be supported, encouraged, and inspired to strive for success.

Lastly, foresight is defined as the ability to predict what will happen or be needed in the future. As a UCLA bruin, Sean often shouted "four's up!" in reference to the school's famous 8-clap cheer. The name of 4sight Academy is a combination of the initial research from UCLA and the vision of empowering the next generation of athletes. As long as you don't yell "fight on!" in reference to USC or wear a gaudy red and yellow outfit, welcome to the 4sight Family!


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