In the Spectrum Sports Baseball Academy we will cover a full range of the athletes needs in our programs.
After assessment at Spectrum Sports Academy a training plan for individual baseball and softball athletes will be developed . The plan will differentiate between skill training and physical training for the baseball athlete and will establish a targeted training plan based upon an athletes current time in season. The goal of this approach is to prevent injuries, to be sharp mentally and to achieve peak explosiveness, power and skill during the in-season. Learn What Sets Our Training Apart?
Wagner said he turned the corner after working with former Franklin County High School star Darren Hodges. “My mechanics were awful,” Wagner said. “Darren Hodges was just drafted by the New York Yankees. He happened to be down there when I came out for the team in baseball. He asked Coach Naff if he could work with me.” Wagner added 10 mph to put his fastball into the 95 mph range.
Article by Robert Anderson/Roanoke Times/April 19, 2013
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Whether clinics, camps or semi-private/private training, Spectrum Sports Academy’s Baseball offerings are designed to help athletes take their baseball skills to the next level. Catching, throwing, fielding, fundamental athleticism, basic position and hitting development are primary areas of focus. In our semi-private training program emphasis will be placed on quantitative measurement and assessment to track and monitor each athlete’s progress.
Coach Hodges played professional baseball in the New York Yankees organization from 1990-1994 after he was selected in 10th round in the 1990 draft as a pitcher. He was a Carolina League All-Star in 1991 where he set the franchise strikeout record for the Single-A Prince William Cannons. Coach Hodges has 15 years combined college coaching experience as a pitching coach and head coach at Ferrum College. He was inducted into the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
Coach Bailey Graduated from Potomac State College where he achieved 4th in the country hitting honors (.416). During his time there he was named Junior College All-American and attended the Junior College World Series. Coach Bailey played two years of Division 1 Baseball. He has worked with Mark Doran (Coach for Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez) and also worked with George Canal formerly of the Milwaukee Brewers. Coach Bailey has been doing hitting lessons nationally and most recently worked with the California Golden Bears Softball Team.
Jamie Price- Two time High School All American, 2001 Patrick Henry HS Hall of Fame Inductee, has numerous Football and Track and Field achievements. He still holds the 100m and 200m record from the Cosmopolitan Invitational. Click here to learn more about Jamie’s individual achievements.A graduate of University of South Carolina, where Jamie played football and ran track, Jamie won the Providence Hospital All Heart Award (Given by Coach Lou Holtz). He was also named as a 3 time Track and Field All-American. Jamie brings great passion to teach and motivate to the Spectrum and has worked with athletes of all capabilities over the years.