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Personal training and developmental plan for student-athletes to achieve Elite Performance BOTH on and off the field.

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CONTACT US

Steve Olson

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Nick Crocker

nick@elitebaseballprospect.com

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©2019 Elite Baseball Prospect

TESTIMONIALS

"In 1 year, I gained 6 mph on my infield throws from shortstop, 20 pounds of muscle, and 10 mph on my exit velocity." - Christopher J, HS player


Background

I heard about the team at EBPT through a friend and met their staff when I was in the 8th grade. After playing spring, summer, and fall baseball for the past few years, my arm and body felt worn out. I was in need of a good arm care program as well as a foundation that would withstand the rigors of playing year-round.

 

Initial assessment

The initial assessment showed that my posture was below average for my age, and that I was moving incorrectly in almost all of my basic movements. My flexibility was good, but my stability was very poor. I had trouble keeping my balance and core stability. My diet was ok, but could improve very quickly with a little bit of information.

 

Monthly content

I was blown away by the level of difficulty in doing some basic core exercises, especially as I was now doing them correctly. That new stability in my core began to slowly translate into better footwork with my workouts, hitting, and pitching. After seeing how much performance could improve, I asked my parents if I could skip the fall baseball season and only train with the EBPT staff. That would allow me to spend more time getting stronger, healthier, and more explosive in my athletic movements. It also allowed me to focus on my diet, as I was asked to create a food log and review it with the staff. I started to modify my weekend food choices, and learned how my last meal of the day directly affected my sleep and recovery. Each month showed me new growth in my focus, confidence, and performance. I was so much better than my peers who did not do the same training program.

 

Recruiting/Academics

As I began to pay attention to my data with exit velocity, bat speed, and running speed, my dream of playing college baseball could be fulfilled if I continued my growth and development. My metrics improved substantially in 1 year; I gained 6 mph on my infield throws from shortstop, 20 pounds of muscle, and 10 mph on my exit velocity. As I went through my recruiting plan with the staff, I became more motivated than ever to keep working hard and pushing forward. I am entering my rising junior summer with a full year of everyday playing time on a state ranked varsity high school team under my belt, and confidence that I can maintain my level of performance throughout the summer.

 

Outcome

Through my work with the EBPT staff, I have the confidence that I can do all of their programs remotely this summer with success. While I have showcases and tournaments all summer, I have all of the tools I need to maintain body weight, strength, arm health, and my swing mechanics during the busy schedule. I also can’t wait for the fall when I can go all out with the full program like I did the past 2 off seasons. I trust their content 100%, as it has already advanced me farther than I hoped.

"For those like my son who are not afraid to work hard, comprehensive training programs by the EBPT team get results and continue to deliver over time." - Justin J, HS parent

Background

My son was always a baseball fanatic, and when we contacted the staff at EBPT, our goal for him was straightforward. We wanted him to have a fair opportunity to make the JV team as a high school freshman by being prepared and sharp. We wanted him to learn what it would take to make the jump in strength and performance. We knew he was undersized and not very strong for his age, but he had a strong work ethic and desire to reach his goal.

 

Initial assessment

While we knew he lacked strength in his frame, we learned very quickly that he could gain functional strength within the first 2 weeks of the program by learning how to engage his core and start from the very basics and work forward from there. He also needed work on his posture, especially since he was beginning a growth spurt. The staff also discussed his diet and caloric needs. They outlined everything he needed in an organized way, and we appreciated the personalization of the assessment results.

 

Monthly content

It took all of about 2 days performing the content to see that he was going to make big strides. The confidence took off once he learned the stability aspect of his movements. He spent the most time on his strength and conditioning programs because they included arm care and corrective exercises within each workout. To this day, he still looks forward to those programs because they are built on top of each other month to month. He can now do advanced movements without any injury risk and he is maintaining his off-season strength gains.

 

Recruiting/Academics

It is a relief to know that we have a low risk game plan for my son with regards to his recruiting. We know when to create video, when to attend specific camps, and when to put the bat down and recover for the next round. We can handle any adversity in the plan moving forward because it has been outlined well and we can work ahead instead of behind. The lower the stress for the family, the better my son plays as well.

 

Outcome

My son knew he had discovered a secret weapon in his development when he began the EBPT program. His friends did not have a similar organized plan of attack. With that said, I realized that not everyone will achieve amazing results from the program if they don’t put in the work, but for those like my son who are not afraid to work hard, comprehensive training programs put together and executed by the EBPT team get results and continue to deliver over time! He is now the 3rd biggest player in his grade, and plays every inning of every game as the starting shortstop. He earned his success by being diligent with everything they shared with him.

"I feel totally prepared for the rigors of college weight training due to my hard work." - Dylan T, HS player


Background

As a high school sophomore at 6-foot and 165 pounds, I had always pitched every spring and summer since I was 13. I never had serious arm issues, but I always needed several days to recover from a pitching outing. I had good command and threw 82 at age 16. My velocity had leveled out at age 15 and did not increase in over a year.

 

Initial assessment

My initial assessment with the staff showed that the internal range of motion in my hips was deficient and there was an imbalance in my posture. I was prescribed a mobility regiment to help me regain range of motion in my hips as well as to correct the imbalance in my upper body, especially targeting my scap weakness and upper back mobility. I also was given a nutrition plan to help me learn to make correct choices in my daily eating habits to help me gain weight that I could keep through the hot summer months.

 

Monthly content

In the first month, I was amazed at how difficult the workouts could be, even without lifting heavy weights. The exercises proved to pay dividends almost immediately, as my lower body movements on the mound improved as my hip range of motion improved. My upper body mobility and posture made good progress in month 1 and really helped shorten my recovery time between outings. My velocity climbed for the first time in over a year, and my injury risk declined. I could throw harder with more command and less effort than ever before. I also gained 10 pounds of muscle and enjoyed trying new foods and using my new habits.  

 

Recruiting/Academics

As soon as my velocity jumped to the mid 80s by the end of the summer, I noticed that college coaches were paying more attention to me. Because of the information given to me from the EBPT staff regarding my academic path and recruiting approach, I targeted several camps in the early fall of my junior year. I was able to continue gaining velocity month to month as I learned more details of my delivery and how to maximize my body. I attended 2 camps and threw well at both. I topped at 86 in the first camp and 89 in the second camp. I received an offer from a dream school of mine at the second camp, and committed in the winter of my junior year.

 

Outcome

I am now finishing my senior year in high school, and have been injury free for 2+ years now. I sit at 87-90 with a strike percentage of 70%. I currently weigh 180 pounds and feel totally prepared for the rigors of college weight training due to my hard work.

"It was an amazing day at our house when my son committed to an elite D1 program." - Ron T, HS parent


Background

My son was always a team player and someone I would consider as a dependable pitcher for his high school and travel teams over the years. However, I started to sense the frustration building within him during his sophomore season. He was always sore for days after his outings, and had a lot of trouble gaining weight. He needed to learn how to correct these issues and how to maximize the hours he was putting into his favorite sport.

 

Initial assessment

I was pleasantly surprised by his excitement as he dove into his corrective exercises after his initial assessment with the staff. He said that although he was doing less pitching, he felt way better due to his newly found range of motion and shoulder stability. I think the assessment uncovered some of his underlying deficiencies.

Monthly content

It was a lot of fun to watch my son eagerly await his new month’s content. He was always being challenged and mentored through his different aspects of development. Not only did he continue to improve on the field with his velocity and command, he took an interest in learning how to prepare food and plan ahead for each week. He gained weight, and along with that, confidence.

 

Recruiting/Academics

My son kept himself as stress free as possible regarding his academics once he started the program. He outlined his yearly targets with GPA and test scores, and chipped away with good time management and strategic class selection. He had a lot of pride in his grades when speaking to college coaches, which is a result of his dedication to the academic plan that was laid out for him.

 

Outcome

It was an amazing day at our house when my son committed to an elite D1 program. Not only did baseball allow him to get into a school that is very difficult to enter, it showed him that hard work and diligence pays off. I could not say enough about the fact that no stone was left unturned and I’m grateful to the staff for their genuine interest in my son!

"I am now a college senior with a chance to get drafted at the end of this season." - Jackson D, College player


Background

I met Nick and the staff as a high school junior shortly before I committed to an ACC school as a pitcher. I was a high school QB on the football team and always played multiple sports. I knew that I would need to transition into a year-round baseball player, but also wanted to monitor the mileage on my arm while also increasing velocity and command. The offer and commitment to my college was partially based on my projectability, as I was 6’5” and 180 pounds at that time. I needed my potential harnessed to arrive sharp and ready.

 

Initial assessment

My assessment showed an odd imbalance in my upper body that occurred due to my rapid growth spurt and the missing piece of a complete training program. I never had any pain during or after my pitching outings, but I did have large velocity swings based on the week and how my body felt. I was given a new mobility program to address the imbalance, and a year-round throwing program to help me be sharp when needed but also have adequate down time from throwing to work on the upper body structural imbalances. I was also given a full diet plan based on what I liked to eat and my high school daily schedule.

 

Monthly content

Month 1 went very well because I started to finally gain weight without any dramatic changes. A modification to my daily macro intake was the key, as I added in more calories at breakfast and an extra high calorie snack after school before practices or games. I also started to feel more loose in my arm when I threw which was due to the structural balance and stability of my upper back and shoulders getting better. It gave me confidence that I could reach the goals that I had previously set for myself. Each month added new exercises that I could not previously do correctly. That was motivating to see my athleticism and body control take a big step forward.

 

Recruiting/Academics

Every time my future coach saw me pitch after committing to his college program, I could demonstrate something better than before. First, it was the consistency with my delivery and command. Then, the velocity began to tick up every few months. I had the good fortune of being committed sooner than most of my teammates, so I didn’t have the stress of trying to earn scholarship offers. Instead, my challenge was to show my future coaching staff that they made a good decision based on my character and future potential.

 

Outcome

I am now a college senior who has pitched in weekend conference play since my sophomore season with a chance to get drafted at the end of this season. I have been injury-free ever since starting their training programs. I had no problem taking the foundation that was built and carrying it into a college environment. I made great memories and friendships throughout my college baseball career, and will keep focusing on positive daily habits to help me be the best for my team and myself as we finish the regular season and enter the NCAA regionals.

"I can count on one hand how many outings he had the last 2 years of high school that had more than 2 walks." - Ryan D, College parent


Background

My son was a good high school athlete who found himself in a great spot with regards to attention from elite academic schools. While he was grateful for the attention and scholarship offers, we all knew that he would need to take his performance and knowledge to another level in order to make good on the commitment he made to his future college coach. This was a bigger challenge than first expected, as it was difficult to find someone with the experience and content to help us tie all of the pieces together.

Initial assessment

We knew he would have a few holes to fix going into the assessment. The fact that the solutions proposed to him were comprehensive in nature was what we liked the most. It was not a cookie cutter approach at all. He was given content that reflected his age, mobility status, strength, physical maturity, and emotional maturity. While my son wanted to do what the older minor league guys were doing, he understood that he needed to go slow and do a great job on the beginning steps in order to advance to the more complex content. He embraced it and his performance took off.

 

Monthly content

Once he started feeling more stable and less fragile with his core strength and stability, I definitely noticed a more confident and aggressive pitcher. He was always athletic, but not necessarily consistent. Month after month, his consistency became expected and the results followed. I can count on one hand how many outings he had the last 2 years of high school that had more than 2 walks. He became the team ace by utilizing his command to go along with velocity and movement on his pitch arsenal. The monthly content always reflected the season of the year and the awareness that productive downtime was a big part of growth year after year.

 

Recruiting/Academics

My son was academically driven since he began high school, and we expected that to continue after he committed to his future college. The staff at EBPT continued to speak to him about academic planning and getting ahead before he entered college. His grades actually improved after committing, and he is a 3.5 student at an elite academic college. I am thankful that he kept good time management habits and received positive reinforcement from the staff that no matter how long he plays baseball, having that degree in his back pocket is an important factor for performing better on the field and soaking up the experience.

 

Outcome

My son has always found himself surrounded by positive influencers. We have spoken to him about the importance of that from the time he was young. He immediately embraced the culture and environment at the facility, and carried it into his college career seamlessly. He has been on both sides of the spectrum; the rookie who needs to learn fast and follow the lead of the upper class leaders, and also the leader himself who has the responsibility of helping the younger players mature. That positive, big picture mentality was displayed in the programming, month-to-month progression, and the sports psychology given to him by the staff. We initially set out to find an environment and vision that fit his goals, and once we found the staff and their approach, we never left and have absolutely no regrets.

"Since our 13U Travel team has been training with your staff, we have noticed a significant increase in overall team speed, athleticism, and baseball skills across all players." - George L, 13U coach

Background

Since our 13U Travel team has been training with your staff, we have noticed a significant increase in overall team speed, athleticism, and baseball skills across all players. The big key was the initial individual player assessment that was completed prior to starting their personal training program.


Outcome

The remote throwing program that we did over the winter months has provided big dividends. Our pitchers’ arm strength and velocity is much better than in the fall. Our players also learned how important it is to take care of their arms with proper warm-up and stretching before practice and tournaments.