About Team Factor

About us

Team Factor is the brainchild of Jennifer Macha + Nely Ward. During the summer of Covid, we were on a break from their jobs working in race/event production and set out to help young athletes stay active and healthy. That journey led us to identify two problems in the field of youth athletics:

1 – that young athletes are being Coached Out Of Sports at an early age

2 – Advanced Players Don’t Have Access to Sport Specific Athletic Training 

We worked together to develop a solution to solve these problems. Our educational and work backgrounds are the perfect combination for developing a digital solution to help coaches and athletes achieve better athletic performance

Jennifer Macha

Mom | Triathlete | Professor 

for various companies including Dell Computers, LSU, ExxonMobil, Chef John Folse & Company 225 Magazine, Country Roads Magazine, InRegister Magazine, and The Louisiana Marathon. August 2005- Present

Creative Director/Strategist + Co-Owner for FRESHJUNKIE Racing – an endurance race production company. March 2016 – August 2020

Adjunct Professor – Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU. August 2005 – Present

Master of Art in Creative Advertising – The University of Texas, May 2003; Bachelor of Art, English Literature, Louisiana State University, May 2000


Nutritionist | Coach | Triathlete

Director of Athlete Services for FRESHJUNKIE Racing – an endurance race production company. April 2015 – August 2020

Cross Country Coach– University Laboratory School at LSU. May 2014 – January 2020

Endurance Athlete Coach– From 5k’s to Ironman December 2017- Present 

Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences – Southeastern Louisiana University December 2017; Certified
Nutritionist IIN
, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, May 2019