Being fit and building strength are key aspects of performing at higher levels in baseball or any other sport. Slammers offers Strength and Performance training to help our athletes get quicker, faster and stronger.
Strength Training needs to be a part of every athlete’s training regimen! Slammers Strength will design and guide each athlete through a training program designed for their age, gender and sport. We have a program for all athletes no matter the age. Strength & Conditioning can be beneficial for athletes of all ages and abilities.
The majority of athletes NEED A TRAINER to design a program for their sport and for MOTIVATION! All of our programs will offer some, if not all, of the following:
Slammers Performance trains athletes of all sports. We have trained male and female athletes that play all sports. We have trained athletes from elementary age all the way up to the professional level.
Strength training is a type of physical exercise specializing in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction, which builds the strength, anaerobic endurance, size of skeletal muscles and bone density.
Core training is simply performing specific exercises to strengthen the muscles of your core. In general, your core is all of the muscles of your midsection. This includes muscles in the front, sides, and back of your midsection, as well as many muscles that you can’t see.
BALANCE & STABILITY
Balance is your ability to control your body without movement against gravity. Stability is your ability to control your body during movement
Olympic-style weightlifting, or Olympic weightlifting, often simply referred to as weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic program in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.
SPORT SPECIFIC EXERCISES
Some examples include Olympic lifts, jump squats, heavier sled towing, and various kettlebell swings and exercises. Specific strength exercises- These exercises attempt to provide power improvement in a way that is very specific to the required technique of an athlete.
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. For example, a squat is a functional exercise because it trains the muscles used when you rise up and down from a chair or pick up low objects.
AGE APPROPRIATE EXERCISES
There are a lot of different types of exercises and not all of them are appropriate for all age groups. We make sure the exercises your child does are appropriate for their age to reduce the risk of injury.
Jake Hand is a Highlands Ranch, Colorado native. Played baseball and football at ThunderRidge High School from 2009-2013. Played D1 baseball at Southern Illinois University as a catcher and outfielder from 2013-2017. Graduated with a degree in exercise science and has been a certified strength and conditioning coach for over 2 years.
Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, TJ spent his years playing competitive sports such as baseball, football, and basketball. While a senior at Palo Alto High School he won first team all state honors in both football and baseball as well as the Bay Area’s Defensive Player of the Year after winning the 2010 D1 State Championship in football.
Deciding baseball was his true passion, TJ committed to Santa Clara University where he played D1 baseball with the privilege of starting all four years. During his senior year, he received the Pat Malley award for best senior male athlete and the Bronco award for best leadership qualities. He graduated in 2015 with a degree in communications.
After college, TJ took his passion for baseball and broadened it to physical fitness. He is NASM certified strength coach who loves working with young athletes and helping them reach their athletic goals.
“In today’s age of early specialization and over-scheduling in youth sports, a solid strength program is a need not a luxury. The constant repetitive motions that our young athletes are exposed to have to be counter-acted somehow. A properly planned and progressed program like this one can not only help a young athlete stay healthy but give them the physical base of preparation needed to stay healthy and succeed at the upper levels of their sport. I have witnessed many times over the course of my coaching career how raising strength decreases injury and increases athletic performance. The no non-sense approach taken in this manual is exactly what our young athletes need to be exposed to.”
INTRO TO FOUNDATION OF STRENGTH & PERFORMANCE TRAINING
The advances in strength & performance programs have changed the sports world. We have seen an increase of the major league average fastball, increased batted ball exit velocity, and numerous other measurables which have shown that proper strength and performance training is paramount to increasing athletic performance and more importantly health.
Slammers is introducing a data-driven approach to strength & performance training for players 13 & 14 years of age. This approach would start with each player doing a Lodensports test which measures speed, quickness, and power of the athlete. We would test each player monthly to monitor and track their progress as well as create an individualized program for the athlete.
Our performance staff will teach the players the correct form to get the most out of their training and minimize injuries while playing baseball.
We understand that most younger players have never lifted weights before and we want them to do it in a professional and technically safe and sound training environment that starts with the proper education on what to do, not do, and how to properly do it.
Additionally, we will discuss the importance of an overall proper warm-up, arm care, and schedule testing to track the progress of each athlete which is paramount in any athlete’s training. Each player’s programming will include the use of a revolutionary piece of athletic training equipment, the proteus https://proteusmotion.com.
A detailed programming schedule will be sent out, but the initial schedule will have the athletes coming in 3 X per week.
Program Starts: June 1st, Ends July 29th
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays
Times: 12:00 to 1:00 PM
SPEED AND AGILITY TRAINING
Speed & Agility are extremely important for all athletes. Baseball players need to have quick feet and explosive first steps.
The ability to rapidly change direction without the loss of speed, coordination, balance, strength, or body control is something that needs to be worked on.
Strength and power are the foundations of speed and agility development. When it comes to speed and agility training programs, your most effective tool is strength training.
This approach would start with each player doing a Lodensports test which measures speed, quickness, and power of the athlete. We would test each player monthly to monitor and track their progress as well as create an individualized program for the athlete.
Our performance staff will work with the athletes to increase their speed and agility through different drills and exercises.
A detailed programming schedule will be sent out, but the initial schedule will have the athletes coming in 2 X per week.
Program Starts: May 31st, Ends July 28th
Days: Tuesday and Thursdays
Times: 12:00 to 1:00 PM
All of our programs will be designed with the age and experience of the athlete in mind!
Speed, Agility and Quickness Training
Not every athlete can be an Olympic sprinter, but each athlete can get faster! There are 3 things needed to improve your speed. You need to improve your stride length, stride frequency and leg strength/power. Slammers Strength will help you get faster!!! Our training is done at our facilities located in Lakewood and Englewood. Each student will be instructed by a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
We help all athletes reach their goals.
We offer private (1-on-1) and semi-private (2-6 people) training. This allows us to give personalized instruction and address specific bio-mechanical and sport-specific needs. We also offer team training and open-facility / baseball-facility rentals. All private and semi-private training clients gain full access to weights, machines, and tunnels.
Team performance training utilizes the benefits of team sport; synergy, cooperation, the understanding of multiple roles, individuality, passion, and leadership to foster growth. We design and implement a detailed performance schedule to meet team goal objectives, as well as the individual goals of each athlete. Sessions consist of the fundamental components of strength, power, explosiveness, agility, flexibility, speed form, and balance. Team training is specialized and specific, addressing team tendencies and weaknesses, which then allows the performance specialist the best opportunity to improve all athletes. Trainer ratios are held at a maximum of 12:1.
Private Training (1 on 1)
Private Training maximizes training performance by addressing individual athletic needs in a one-on-one session with a performance trainer. Full biomechanical movement analysis, sport-specified movement pattern coaching, strength training, and extended program design are completed for each athlete. Performance trainers will regularly assess athlete progress.
Private Session Prices
1 hour private session- $80.00
4 private sessions- $280.00
8 private sessions- $480.00
Semi-Private Training (2 – 6 max)
Semi-Private Training addresses multiple athletes’ specific needs by segmenting them within age and ability-specific small groups. Similar to private training, semi-private training offers fully individualized program design and analysis is given. The athlete/trainer ratio is kept to a maximum of 5:1. Sessions are arranged with an individual performance specialist.
Semi- Private Session Prices
1 session a week- $180.00- $45.00 per workout
2 sessions a week- $320.00- $40.00 per workout
3 sessions a week- $420.00- $35.00 per workout
4 sessions a week- $480.00- $30.00 per workout
*Slammers players only $250.00 monthly membership, includes up to 4 workouts per week.