Speed Boosters would like to thank the 102 and 108 athletes who have trained with us the past two weeks at St. Louis Baseball & Fastpitch Academy and the Grizzlies Baseball Academy. Speed Boosters would like to wish all spring athletes the best of luck as they prepare for the start of their high school seasons next Monday.
New spring hours begin March 3rd and are listed below:
St. Louis Baseball & Fastpitch Academy - Tues/Wed/Thurs - 5:15-6:00 & 6:00 - 6:45
Grizzlies Baseball Academy - Tues/Thurs 7:15-8:00 & 8:00 - 8:45
We look forward to seeing you in our spring training sessions. For additional information contact Sean Erwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
On Thursday February 26th, Speed Boosters will be offering baseball SPARQ testing at St. Louis Baseball and Fastpitch Academy. The testing will take place promptly at 3:30 p.m. The baseball SPARQ test consists of the 30 yard dash, vertical jump, 5-10-5 shuttle, and rotational powerball throw. To find out how you rate attend the SPARQ testing session on Thursday.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The "Five Tools" for a baseball player are speed, hitting for average, hitting for power, arm strength, and fielding. It amazes me that many players address the last four tools but do not work on the first tool (speed) and probably the most important. Speed really effects each of the other four tools. A player with speed stands out among others.
Yes, speed can be developed through a program that addresses form, first step quickness, explosive power, and efficient movements. Just by taking 1/10th of a second off your time from home to first you are taking one less step down the first base line. How many times over the course of a season is a player thrown out by one step? I would argue it happens from 8-12 times per season. Increasing your speed by just that 1/10th of a second would give you 8-12 additional hits over the course of the season. That will give a player a huge increase in batting average. Don't overlook the importance of speed!
To begin a SPARQ training program with Speed Boosters at one of our two locations or at your team practice contact Sean Erwin at email@example.com