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Baseball Strength & Performance Training




Intense total body strength training program that focuses on maximal strength and power output thru sport specific planes of motion, muscular balance and injury prevention.

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Transfer the strength & power built in the weight room to increased bat speed, throwing velocity and overall athleticism.

  • Rotational Power
  • Arm Deceleration
  • Lateral Movement
  • Rotator Cuff Strength
  • Speed
  • Burst
  • Reaction
  • Torque
  • Explosion

My son Robert has been going to your program a couple times a week since he finished his fall ball season with his school (Pope John Paul)…about 20 visits or so. Well, the school just started tryouts/practice this week. He was timed at 6.5 on his 60 and 3.6 home to first…. it shows improvement over his previous best time of 6.76. You actually predicted he would run that time to me.When you evaluated him you told me that he was an “athletic freak” but his bottom half and core were a little weak and that he was probably compensating his swing and throwing with his upper half and arms and that we would see a big improvement after about 6-8 wks. Well, I got to see him swing a week ago and noticed how he was coming thru with the bottom half and how much more the ball was jumping off his bat. The proof in the pudding was that his Coach, after seeing him take BP this week for the first time since fall ball, actually took him aside and asked if he had altered his BBCOR bat by shaving it …because of how hard and far he was driving the ball and how the ball sounded coming off the bat.Well obviously the answer was NO and he offered to swing any other bat (we actually bought the BBCOR bat from the school and he used it for fall ball). He let the coach know the only thing different was that he worked out at Athletic Edge at FAU since the end of fall ball.

Kudos to your program!!

Bob Gerdung
Father of Robert Gerdung
Senior Baseball Player at Pope John Paul II

Director of Training

Jeff Sanders is the Co-Founder and Director of Training for The Athletes Edge. Following an all-star baseball career at Naples High School, Jeff received a scholarship to play outfield for High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. Jeff started as a true freshman finishing up the season batting .326. Following a career ending injury during his sophomore season, Jeff transferred to the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. In 2000, Jeff was certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) in 2004.

Jeff worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach for the Baltimore Ravens from 2001-2003. While with the Ravens, he worked with some of the most influential coaches in the NFL, including: Chip Morton of the Cincinnati Bengals; Mark Asanovich of the Jacksonville Jaguars; Kurt Schultz of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Juney Barnette of the Minnesota Vikings; and Jeff Friday and Paul Ricci formerly of the Baltimore Ravens.

Jeff has experience as a Speed and Agility Coach at Cris Carter’s FAST Program focusing predominately on speed dynamics and innovative sports specific training modalities. Prior to working in the strength and conditioning field, he gained clinical experience working in the inpatient post operation division of Shands hospital in Gainesville, Florida. While at Shands, Jeff’s primary focus was on rehabilitating total hip and knee replacements as well as gait training for brain and spinal cord injuries.

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