Strike Strength Sports Performance is my full-service performance training business designed to build the complete athlete.
From strength and conditioning sessions to sports nutrition coaching to baseball instruction to mindset training to recovery tactics for return-to-play athletes or those seeking injury prevention, your performance on all levels will be elevated.
I have trained all types of athletes from Olympic and professional athletes to collegiate and high-level high school all the way down to youth athletes just learning how to train and play their sport.
What sparked me into this area of training was having 2 elbow surgeries from my time pitching in college. That journey propelled me to the sports performance world and help athletes from all walks of life to avoid the common mistakes that athlete's make who just want to get better but don't necessarily know the proper training methods.
I have a degree in Health Management from Friends University in Kansas. As well as certifications as a personal trainer, licensed primary sports nutritionist, & golf fitness specialist.
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Building The Complete Athlete
I enjoy being able to open the eyes of a young athlete to the world that is coming to them. Getting them to grow and mature by preparing for sports like they will need to prepare for the real world.
They become well rounded and the process is a joy to watch.
Kyle worked with our oldest son (10yo) doing strength, conditioning, and agility with a focus on baseball and pitching. Kyle was always professional, great communication, and worked great with our oldest son. Our son definitely gained strength, and speed, and most importantly a better understanding of his body, while working with Kyle. All done in a very safe and healthy approach for a kid that was 10. Miss working with kyle when he moved.
Evaluation & Assessment are first and foremost. I need to know 1. Where you're at both physically and mentally (A)
and 2. Where you're wanting to go (Z)
I'll fill in the blanks for you.
My certifications and degree are definitely helpful but I would say what most relates to what I do has been my on-going continuing education. I've seeked out a lot of knowledge from high level trainers and instructors over the years. Not only to develop my skills and knowledge as a coach but first to better myself as a player and athlete.
On top of this is my experiences hiring successful performance coaches and going to train with them. I continue to invest in myself and learn new materials.
The best students to have for me are ones who are coachable and have the desire to learn. Those who are interested in putting the work in but just need the right guidance, are the ones who learn the best from me.
Late middle school to early high school pitchers. They're usually a bit hungrier, don't have as many voices in their ear telling them everything they need to do and have more room for improvement. Not carrying around as many bad habits as seniors or college guys do.
1. Make sure you're coachable but don't fall for everything a coach tells you.
2. Have a desire to learn and develop.
3. Ask questions about the coaches philosophies on pitching, how to train, throwing, etc.
4. Make sure you get along with the coach. You don't have to be best friends with him or her but make sure that there's a connection.
5. Michael Jordan said that he listened to every coach he had all the way from HS till he retired. From assistant to head coach, every level. He may not have agreed with what all of them said but he was very coachable. He was open to learning new ideas from different people and then he would see how he could best implement what they had to say. Even when he knew they were wrong about something or he didn't agree.
1. What are my biggest strengths & weaknesses right now?
2. What is it that I KNOW I need to work on?
3. What is the biggest questions you want answers to?
4. Am I willing to put in the extra work to make this happen?