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           As an athlete growing up on Kent Island in the 90’s - 2000’s, Robert Woolley (founder and owner) realized that of his many peers and teammates who were gifted athletes, very few of them were further pursuing their talents and passion at the collegiate level. His mission became to build an environment that would foster the growth of local student athletes, helping them create opportunities for themselves past the high school playing level. Of that idea, The Edge Training Academy was born, opening its very first location in 2013. The initial goal of sending just one athlete each year to college to pursue their sport at the NCAA level was quickly exceeded. Since then, we have realized that the theme of people dismissing their desire to be their best due to a lack of resources, opportunity, and support was more widespread than just student athletes. We have expanded our location to hold a full gym open to all, and with that our initiative to help not only student athletes, but people of all backgrounds to reach their full potential, whatever that means to them. 


           In 2016, the opportunity to convert a 25,000 ft² building into a sports arena presented itself, becoming The Edge Arena. Over the years, we have hosted a variety of events, including youth & adult leagues, tournaments, team practices, open plays, fitness classes, birthday parties, proms, church services, community gatherings, and much more. Our youth leagues in particular have become regionally renowned, pulling players from all throughout the state. We take pride in providing a space for people to come together and enjoy themselves. 


           Behind the scenes, our non-profit Giving The Edge Foundation has been a driving force in keeping us grounded to the community. Kickstarted by a generous, anonymous donation in 2013, the foundation is all about empowering the next generation of our community. We do this by offering fitness, character development, and fun activities, funding positive behavior incentives in local schools, showing the importance of giving back through community service opportunities, making all of our programs financially accessible and offering financial support, and more. We believe that by providing kids with the opportunities and support to grow will lead them to become successful, caring, responsible, and productive adults who will carry on our mission of giving back and helping others.


The Edge is proud to be a family owned and operated organization that prioritizes putting community first!





Robert grew up on Kent Island and spent his time playing in youth leagues, establishing a lifelong passion for sports. He matured into a leader, often earning him the title of team captain as a high school athlete. He went on to Salisbury University where he earned his Bachelors of Science with Honors in Exercise Science and Business. Throughout college and beyond, Woolley has always made time for coaching at his alma mater Kent Island High School. Over a collective 30+ seasons of coaching, his most memorable experiences include winning Maryland Lacrosse State Championships in 2014, 2015, 2022, and 2023. With great pride for the community he calls home, Robert uses his spare time to participate in many charity events through his non-profit foundation. Bringing together his passion for fitness, coaching, and community, The Edge was born in 2013, starting as a place where student athletes can work to better themselves both on and off the field of play. As a result, hundreds of trainees have successfully advanced to pursue their dreams of playing at collegiate level and beyond. Robert lives by the motto, “Win the Day” measuring his wins in the way of creating the necessary resources for others to grow and succeed. His doors are always open to provide opportunity for the people of the community in which he lives and serves.



General Manager

Sarah is an Eastern Shore native with roots right here on Kent Island.  After graduating from Salisbury University with a degree in Psychology, Sarah found herself diving head first into the customer service field.  With a strong passion for ensuring client satisfaction, navigating both day to day operations as well as more complex challenges with a positive attitude has become a key asset in past positions held.  As a team member at The Edge, Sarah is most looking forward to helping make the client experience the best it can be and also ensuring that client’s needs are met from a programming standpoint.  In her spare time, she enjoys boating, reading, and spending quality time with her family.  Now with a family of her own, Sarah loves raising her children in the same place she grew up, and looks forward to seeing them one day utilize The Edge to grow their passion for sports and activities.



Training Coordinator & Coach

Donasja grew up in Easton, Maryland, always having a love and passion for sports. Her passion quickly grew into her purpose, leading to earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at Wesley College, then her Master’s of Science in Sport Human Performance and Nutrition at Liberty University. After college, Donasja completed multiple internships and coached at Delaware State University as a Division 1 Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. She is also 2x Maryland State Champion for High School Softball, where she returned as the Easton High School Assistant Softball Coach in 2019. Donasja believes that her mission as a Certified Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach is to be a leader for all ages of life to reach their full potential; not only in fitness, but also in personal development and growth. Clients who train with Donasja will not only build and define their bodies, they will also look inward and focus on ways to better their self-awareness, self-esteem, increase skills, fulfill their aspirations. Donasja lives by the quote “I Can, I Will, I Must Win The Race!” The mind will want to stop the body during any given obstacle, but we must become an overcomer and bring our A-game by making a commitment to be the best version of ourselves! She is not only a leader at The Edge Training Academy but also in the community, church, and to her four younger siblings.




Cameron Rich was born and raised on Kent Island. As a child he was introduced to sports and played baseball and soccer. In high school he found his true passion for football and played for Kent Island High school. It was there where he helped Kent Island win their first ever Regional Championship in 2011. Also during his high school career he participated in Indoor and Outdoor Track where he qualified for States on multiple occasions. Cameron was recruited by Salisbury University to play football. He graduated in 2017 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Minor in Athletic Coaching. Later, Cameron took his passion for exercise science and became a Personal Trainer in 2021. Cameron is currently a teacher and football coach at his alma mater Kent Island High School. He plans to continue to use his love and passion for sports to push younger athletes to be the best they can. Kent Island Football built the foundation of a never give up mentality for him. Having overcome some of his own battles, Cameron only wants to push everyone to never quit, whether it be in the gym or in life. The message he wants to push on the athletes he coaches/trains is that if there is time on the clock, there is time to keep working. 


“No matter how hard things get, or scary things look, you can’t give up until the clock hits 0:00”




Jameson Sterling is an ACE certified personal trainer and a practicing registered nurse with a background in Emergency and Trauma nursing. His passion for health and wellness began at a young age while battling several orthopedic injuries. His time in healthcare gave him an appreciation for traditional medicine but made him realize healthy habits and lifestyles are the most efficient cure for many common chronic healthcare aliments. “I want to take people from all walks of life and help them begin their fitness journey. I truly believe many people want to begin their exercise journey and just don’t know how to get started. Regardless of the preparation, it’s intimidating to walk into an unfamiliar environment and begin that experience. As a trainer, I view it as my goal to take any individual with that desire and break down that barrier. To share my knowledge to not only teach the what and the how, but the why behind every movement so no matter where their journey takes them next, they have the foundation, the knowledge, and the drive to keep their journey moving forward.”



Lacrosse Coach & Head of Lacrosse Operations

Paul grew up in Arnold, Maryland and started playing youth sports at 4 years old. Graduating from Broadneck Sr. High in 1996, he was a three-sport athlete and two-time state champion in lacrosse. Sports had always been a major part of his life.  Becoming a father at 19, he quickly shifted gears from playing to coaching, first in Edgewater, then moving to Centreville, and finally to Kent Island. 24 years of coaching 4 different youth sports and creating Marek Skills Lacrosse Development, he has quickly earned respect as one of the top player development coaches in Maryland. Over 50 years collectively of coaching youth sports, Paul has found a way to motivate and get the most out of every one of his athletes. He finds his success lies in instilling an understanding that in order to achieve greatness, you must out-work your opposition. You will hear him telling his players “Give me 100%, 100% of the time” and he truly will make sure his athletes respect that. Paul has earned a reputation in the area as an honest, hardworking, demanding, and fair coach. Your athlete will become more confident the moment they start to work with Coach Paul as he prides himself on helping all players, no matter what helmet they are wearing.  



Lacrosse Coach

As a recent college lacrosse player for the University of Lynchburg, Alec brings knowledge and excitement to all athletes looking to take their game to the next level. After graduating college in 2021, he is now ready to bring his passion into coaching and growing the game, Success in the weight room and on the field has led him to numerous accolades during his playing days, and he looks to instill those skills in all athletes he trains. As well as coaching at The Edge, Alec also works with the Kent Island High School boys lacrosse program as they continue to grow their winning culture. Alec is ready to coach all skill levels and improve any player's game.




Danny is an enthusiastic and outgoing coach with a personal and professional track record of success in overall fitness. He is a lifelong athlete, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer as well as NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist since 2018. Danny believes that each of us are capable of reaching levels of health & wellness that we once thought were impossible. He strives to teach clients as much as possible, so that they may “graduate” from personal training with a solid foundation for their lifelong wellness journey. Danny has personally experienced a transformation in his own health & fitness and strives to help others dig deep and find their “Inner Beast”. He will push you, he will take you to your limit, and he will make sure if you put in the time — you’ll reap the rewards. From teens to SWAT teams, Danny has trained them all and is ready to help you achieve your goals and reach the level of fitness you’re striving for.


“I’d rather be exhausted from the hard times which breed success, than well rested from achieving nothing”



Giving The Edge Foundation Director

Colleen is a native to Kent Island and has recently moved back with her family, where she and her husband plan to raise their girls. Colleen joins our team with a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism with a concentration in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Tourism Management, and Special Events from Radford University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University. Over the years Colleen has had the opportunity to work in a variety of educational and recreational settings across multiple states. She’s excited to bring her knowledge and past experiences to create program opportunities, not just for her family but for the families and youth within the community.

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