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High School Spring Training - Strength, Mechanics & Velocity Academies
Baseball 9th - 12th grade
Spring Pitching Academy 8 Weeks - $260
January 15 - March 7
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5pm
Spring Hitting Academy 9 Weeks - $340
January 14- March 15
*Choose any three sessions
Mondays 4-5pm or 7-8pm
Thursdays 4-5pm (Live Hitting)
Paul Haas is a professor of health and physical education at UWSP and has played for the Plover Pterodactyls. Paul has coached varsity-level teams and has great knowledge of the game of baseball and performance training. Paul will be working with hitters on their strength as well as their hitting mechanics.
This year's academies will incorporate: Rotator cuff strengthening, rotator cuff stretching, core strengthening, scapular stability, hip strength and injury prevention. Hitters will increase exit velocity, explosiveness, flexibility, bat speed, and ability to attack various pitch types and locations. Pitchers will increase accuracy, velocity, and recovering time. Throughout training, athletes will be routinely examined by John Jaeger, MPT for proper development, mechanics, and injury prevention.
Each academy is specifically designed to gradually ensure athletes are at peak performance by high school tryouts. Spring sessions will use live hitting and pitching and the HitTrax batting simulator will be used for both hitting sessions. Each academy is specifically designed to gradually ensure athletes are at peak performance by high school tryouts. Spring sessions will use live hitting and pitching and the HitTrax batting simulator will be used for both hitting sessions.
John Jaeger, MPT of Jaeger Performance is trained in biomechanics by the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles, where he works with researchers from USC. His work with local athletes has produced many top performers in their sports. John’s focus on mechanics and strengthening is unique in that he assesses the athletes movement, strength and the demands of the sport to develop programs which bring the maximal potential from the athlete.
Mark Kowalke is the current pitching trainer at Velocity Clubhouse. He is a former UWSP and honorable mention all-WIAC his senior year. Mark has over 6 years of experience in training youth pitchers.
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