Raise Your Athletic Ceiling

Your core strength, vertical and lateral movements as well as your explosive speed impacts your overall athletic success. In all sports, your body’s ability to move and react creates a performance ceiling. For example, regardless of how well you understand the nuances...

Enjoy the Game!

Your child is at bat. There is a close play at third. Or the umpire makes a terrible call.   The excitement is contagious and you want to help your child. What is the best thing you can do? Aside from positive cheering – absolutely nothing!   In fact the more...

5 DIY Drills

Like any skill, baseball and softball requires repetitive practice. Here are 5 simple drills every parent and athlete can practice with minimal equipment and a little time. 1. Short Hop DrillAthletes perform this drill on their knees while a parent throws or hits...

Why Speed and Agility Training?

Most athletic endeavors involve a series of plays that last less than 10 seconds each. As a result, speed and agility can be a key factor in both individual and team success. Designed to improve quickness, agility, strength and coordination, Speed and Agility Training...

What is a 5 Tool Player?

Choosing a name for a business isn’t easy. We considered hundreds of names. So why 5 Tool Academy? And what the heck is a 5 tool player anyway? A 5 tool player is a softball or baseball player who excels at: • Hitting for power • Hitting for average • Fielding...

I could have bought a Corvette…

I’m at a cross roads in my life. I’m at the stage where men often buy red convertibles. But instead of having a mid-life crisis, I decided to pursue a dream. I have loved baseball for as long as I can remember. The sound of the ball hitting the bat in the...