Speaking & Training | Second Chance Athletes


Are you looking for a dynamic speaker that will make your next event a stunning success? Do you want entertaining and educational training that will leave your athletes inspired and transformed  long after the event? We've got you covered.

When you hire one of our speakers for your conference, banquet, player development meeting, you don’t just get a bland, canned presentation.

We customize every message specifically for your athletes in order to achieve your desired outcomes. We get to know your team, and your culture and your players, so that our message creates long-lasting results. No blow in, blow up and blow out. We're all about the long-game of life.

As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on former and forgotten athletes ages 21 to 35,, Darryll Stinson is a sought-after presenter who translates theory into bottom-line results for he clients. Rest assured, your people will love it. And they will be inspired to achieve more for themselves, your organization and your clients.

Our speaking schedule fills quickly, so we encourage you to contact us so we can set up a 15-minute call to determine if we are a good fit for each other.

After Sports Gameplan Training 

All of our speakers are trained on our After Sports Gamplan five-step framework.  We tailor the delivery based upon your team's needs. Some schools go through one step per month in the off season, others schedule a half or full day workshop. Then there are those who prefer a keynote presentation and empower their player development personnel to walk their players through the curriculum. 

SCHEDULE A DISCOVERY CALL  or email [email protected] to determine which strategy is best for your athletes. 

The After Sports Gameplan consists of the following five steps: 

  1. Acceptance
  2. Belief 
  3. Discovery 
  4. Pursuit 
  5. Persistance 

Pricing varies upon your individual goals and situation. We'll customize a plan that works best for you.


*Our speakers also provide pregame/practice speeches designed to get your athletes pumped to give their best for the upcoming season/game. Remember, part of living your best life after sports is doing your best in sports! #noregrets



Darryll Stinson

Expert, Trainer & Speaker

Darryll Stinson is an entrepreneur, pastor, speaker and most importantly a suicide survivor.

He played defensive end at Central Michigan University from 2008-2011. He attempted to take his life in 2011 due to an athletic career-ending injury. Through a supernatural encounter at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, Darryll got a second chance and came to believe that his life mattered. He began the arduous journey of discovering what his identity and purpose was outside of sports.

After years of research, meditation, workshops, and cross-examination, Darryll gained clarity of his identity, found his purpose and began to help others do the same.

Darryll's most requested speeches are:

  • After Sports Gameplan: Our Signature curriculum.
  • Say Yes! - Darryll’s story of how he found hope in the midst of a suicidal state of mind through a life-changing encounter in a psychiatric unit gave him hope and a more meaningful life after sports.
  • It Ain't Worth It! - A convincing presentation about avoiding drug use and compromising behavior, based on Darryll's athletic journey of drug dealing, substance abuse and missed close calls.
  • The Champion's Way: How to build and sustain a championship program based on lessons Darryll learned transitioning from a 23rd nationally ranked team to finishing 3-9 this the next season. 



Ryan Schade

Speaker, Trainer, Survivor

Ryan Schade is a relationship-driven business cultivator, husband and father that has become passionate for empowering and uniting the people around him. 

He played baseball at Indiana University (Bloomington) from 1997-1999 and Western Carlonina University from 1999-2002. Ryanalso played three years of professional minor league baseball for the Flordia Marlins from 2003-2005 and in the Can Am League for the NJ Jackals in 2006.

Ryan's journey through college was far from flawless and included an abusive coaching relationship, multiple injuries and illnesses, a transfer, a medical red-shirt and a major draft day disappointment. Ryan left baseball for a year pursuing an internship and graduate school only to be called back to the diamond to solidify the quest for his dream of playing professional baseball. After concluding his professional baseball career, Ryan spent nearly 10 years chasing money and looking for the adrenaline "high" he once had as an highly successful athlete. 


Thankfully in the fall of 2016 Ryan heard a speech by a former NFL player that enlightened Ryan to his struggles with athletic transition and his transformation began. Ryan then started to intentionally process his athletic career and the affects the transition was having on his life.  He learned to rebuild himself, realign his priorities and became passionate to help other former athletes do the same. 

Ryan's most requested speeches are:

  • After Sports Gameplan: Our Signature curriculum.
  • You've got to Transition! - Ryan's story of how he found rebuilt his life and realigned his priorities after sports.
  • The Secret Sauce! - A corporate training for organizations looking to pull the best out of their former athlete employees. 


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