Anthony Sheedy, Owner
Amazing Athletes isn’t just a business or another “kids class” … to Lee & Diana, it is a passion and part of their life. They believe in everything that they teach. There is a purpose behind every movement that the children do in Amazing Athletes class. “Every child benefits from enhancing their gross motor skills and coordination while being exposed to physical activity. We are proud to be able to expose young children to a multitude of sports while teaching them to enjoy the physical aspect as well.” says Diana. In addition, all of the Amazing Athletes Coaches are AZ Fingerprinted, CPR/1st Aid Trained, and extensively training in the Amazing Athletes curriculum.
Lee and Diana Collins, originally from Southern CA, moved here to AZ in 2006. They have been married for 18 years and are the proud parents of three children: 17 & 15 year old sons, and a 9 year old daughter. Spending time as a family means everything to them. Life is busy with 3 children’s schedules, so the Collins Family is always on the go … when they aren’t taking the boys to their soccer practices & games, they can be found at their daughter’s dance or gymnastics class. But promoting and living an active and healthy lifestyle is a priority! Coach Lee and Coach Diana “practice what they preach”. In November of 2014, Lee competed in the Ironman Triathlon here in Tempe, AZ! He is very proud to now be an official “Ironman”. Diana has been a runner most of her life, but ran her 1st full marathon in February 2015. 26.2 miles may seem like a long distance, but Diana loves to run!
They have been Amazing Athletes owners since 2009, and make a great team! Lee comes from a business background with years of playing sports and coaching their boys’ teams. Diana has a BS in Child Development and Special Education Training, with five years of preschool teaching, as well as years of experience playing sports and assisting with their boys’ teams.
Together, Lee & Diana are so proud to be providing their Amazing Athletes program to children all over the valley. They are passionate about having the opportunity to impact young children’s lives and help them learn, develop, and enjoy physical activity.