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Jim Ronai MS, PT, ATC, CSCS

Owner & Director

Jim Ronai started The Competitive Edge program in 1997. Jim’s mission is to educate and train  athletes to utilize the principles of conditioning and strength training as a means of maximizing athletic performance and  health. 


He has developed his program around a core of “7 Principles of Athleticism”. These include AGILITY, COORDINATION, CORE BALANCE, FLEXIBILITY, POWER, SPEED and STRENGTH. He believes that as an athlete masters these athletic skills, they develop the necessary self-confidence and discipline to excel in sport and in life. In addition to his work in sports performance enhancement, Jim is now the proud  Owner of Ronai Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, in Orange CT.


He holds a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College and is a  Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS/NSCA). Ronai’s vast experience in sports medicine and performance include work with multiple High School, College, Professional and Olympic teams and athletes.


Jim has serves as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Athletic Trainer and PT for The USA Baseball National Team and a consultant for the USA Baseball Medical & Safety Advisory Committee. He has consulted for the Colorado Rockies  and The New York Islanders/Bridgeport Soundtigers Hockey Teams.  He is the Yale Women's Crew Strength & Conditioning Coach and the Speed and Mobility Coach for the Yale  Football, Baseball & Men's Lacrosse teams. 


Ronai served as an athletic trainer for the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Team where his Bobsled and Skeleton athletes brought home Gold and Silver. 

Jim has lectured and presented locally and nationally for many years on the topics of  speed development, injury prevention and sports performance.