FULL TIME INSTRUCTOR SPECIALTIES
Rob Grow – Baserunning, Outfield, Hitting
Greg Keagle – Pitching
Jay Shiner – Strength & Conditioning
Wayne Childs – Pitching
Justin Smith – Pitching
Marty Maynard – Catching
Adam Potter – Middle Infield
Frank Charles – Catching
Doug Linton – Colorado Rockies – Director of Pitching
Jeff Albert – Houston Astros – Hitting Coach
Jay Weitzel – Minnesota Twins – Area Scout
Grow2Pro Baseball believes that there is more to improving as a baseball player than taking private hitting or pitching lessons. While extra hitting reps will improve that facet of your game, we strive to make you a complete ballplayer. Here are some of the things we will make available to you as part of our training program.
UR Sports Medicine Athletic Performance Program – Starting in October we will begin a 10 week program with Jay Shiner that will be a baseball specific strength and conditioning program. The dates and times will be specifically for Grow2Pro members.
Grow2Pro Team Winter Training – Starting in December, Grow2Pro Baseball will begin the baseball skills workouts. The full time staff will run practices on Sunday in all areas of baseball fundamentals including hitting, position specific training, pitching, base running, PFP’s (pitching,fielding,pick offs), team defense and baseball-specific speed and conditioning training.
Featured Guest Instructors for 2014 - Being a part of Grow2Pro Baseball has some additional advantages. You can take advantage of Rob and Greg’s network of contacts for additional opportunities to improve your game. Next year (dates and times TBA) you will have the opportunity to work with 2 current MLB professional coaches. Grow2Pro has a commitment from Doug Linton (Director of Pitching for the Colorado Rockies) to come in next year to specifically work with the pitchers. Grow2Pro also has a commitment from Jeff Albert (Houston Astros Hitting Coach) to come in to work with our hitters.
“Drop In Night Training” - Grow2Pro Baseball is working on scheduling multiple week nights of training. We know how hectic the schedule for our athletes is and we highly encourage our players to play multiple sports. With that in mind we are trying to secure multiple nights of potential training with the thought they will be voluntary and you can “drop in” to get your work in based on your schedule not ours.
In Season Training Program – Grow2Pro Baseball will have mandatory weekly training sessions a minimum of 1x per week. These training sessions will be fast paced and highly instructional. Players will be broken into groups and rotated through multiple stations working on baseball fundamentals including hitting, position specific training, pitching, base running, PFP’s (pitching,fielding,pick offs), team defense and baseball specific speed and conditioning training. These sessions will be held outside (weather permitting) and on a baseball field.
Local Games – While Grow2Pro will have tournaments scheduled we are working with other organizations to create private invite only league so when we play locally we can play competitive games against other tournament/showcase teams. We are striving to create a league where each game is competitive and we can eliminate the “15+ to 0” mercy games where bad habits are formed. The other advantage is the league will allow us to schedule around our tournament schedule so our players are physically and mentally ready to play on the weekends.
High School Baseball – It is required that every Grow2Pro player play for your High School baseball team. This organization will help improve your overall game however we expect you to wear your High School uniform with pride and represent your community with pride. With that in mind we will NOT have any official Grow2Pro events during the high school season (April & May) so you can concentrate on your school team and school work.