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Are You Committed to Becoming a Superior Baseball Athlete?
This program includes hitting, pitching & velocity development, arm resilience, strength & athleticism, mental training and so much more. If you have the desire and the drive to play beyond where you are now, this comprehensive program is for you.
This is a monthly program giving you 40 FLEX credits per month. This will allow you up to 10 SBA classes per month.
In the SBA™ PROGRAM each athlete's training is
Individualized and Personalized
to your specific goals.
Athletes in this program range from age 8 thru PRO
The tools we have at our disposal are unparalleled.
Coupled with our tireless review of the latest research and our own proprietary studies, the
K-Zone Academy SBA™ experience is truly one of a kind.
The SBA™ Experience - Superior Baseball Athlete
We have created a culture in all of our classes that fosters camaraderie, leadership, responsibility, accountability, discipline and competition. Players develop a confidence and mental toughness from participating in this environment enabling them to reach a level of performance beyond what would be possible to reach on their own. Your development is maximized through the camaraderie and competition of the K-Zone Experience
Aside from skill, physical strength is the most important attribute an athlete can possess. It is the foundation upon which other athletic skills are built. Speed, agility, flexibility, mobility, power, and explosiveness are components of baseball that can be significantly improved by dramatic increases in strength. Baseball is a ballistic sport that involves quick and explosive movements. In order to increase power and speed, you must have a solid base and foundation to build on. The best athletes have incredible relative body strength. Simply put, strong baseball players who are able to produce forceful contractions will be more successful than weak players who rely on skill only. The combination of skill, power and strength will help baseball players reach their maximum potential.
Physical and skill assessments to identify weaknesses and assess strengths.
A full physical and skill assessment will be conducted to include high speed video from multiple angles. We will use these to determine any issues and/or constraints that may be preventing you from performing at a higher level.
You are your own unique athlete
Together we will develop your own personal, plan. including drills, strategies and systems which will help you continue to grow, to become a stronger, faster, more powerful, explosive, mobile, superior baseball athlete. There is no more effective program available to prepare you to excel on the baseball field.
Your progress is tracked throughout your training.
Our Approach is Revolutionary. Nothing is forced upon the athlete. We give you freedom and guidance to develop what works best for you. This is not a "one size fits all" system. The way you think and go about your training will be challenged in an environment which focuses on doing what’s right, not who’s right.
The Bernstein Principle: “Your body will organize itself based upon the ultimate goal of the activity”.. neurophysiologist Nikolai Bernstein
Learn what this means and how to apply it to your baseball training. It is the single most powerful concept in skill development. Deliberate practice is the key to your success. Without it you can not maximize the Bernstein principal. This is how all high level skills are developed.
Chris Perry, RHP, A - St. Louis Cardinals
"The K-Zone provides highly athletic workout programs that are specifically tailored to each individuals personal physical assessments. My first day at the academy; areas of weakness in my functional strength were evaluated and corrective exercises were provided to help me fix these weaknesses. I was then given a workout program that was specifically designed to improve my physical capabilities on the field.
The K-Zone's high intensity, core targeted workouts improved my athleticism immediately. I noticed greater core strength, speed, agility, mobility, and gained overall muscle with a month of hard work at the K-Zone Academy.
The K Zone has also given me a new insight of the true bio mechanics of throwing a baseball. Video technology, deceleration drills, weighted balls, and the concept of staying connected helped me understand and fine-tune my pitching mechanics. The K-Zone offers workout programs and mechanical evaluations that many professional baseball teams have yet to discover. Every hour spent with Dan at the K-Zone has directly benefited to gained velocity and mechanical efficiency on the mound." Chris Perry
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General Class Descriptions:
"Dan Kopitzke and the K-Zone in Apex NC is in the top 5% of all that I see in the USA in pitching instruction. Bottom line....Dan 'gets it'. He understands the connection between athleticism, mechanical efficiency,mobility/ flexibility, functional & skill specific strength, scapular health and strength balance...and nutrition/rest/recovery...
and how it relates to enhancing or improving the performance of those in his charge. " Coach Ron Wolforth,
Texas Baseball Ranch & Pitching Central.
"Dan Kopitzke of the K-ZONE ACADEMY, continues to develop safer, more effective ways to build health, durability, velocity and command into your throws. Utilizing the latest research and studies, their arm care protocols are second to none. Throwing hard has never been more important, so maintaining your health so that you can work on your velocity is paramount.
K-Zone is also pioneering brain based learning for your command. So, not only will you be able to throw harder with less stress, but with better command. Fewer throws means an even healthier arm."
Jason J. Gauvin, PT, MS, LAT, ATC, SCS, CSCS
Jason is the owner of Athletic Advantage, Inc. Sports Physical Therapy & Performance Development Center. He was a former senior level II sports physical therapist at Duke University Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Durham NC.
Former Director of Rehab for the dept. of Athletics at Stanford University.
SBA™ Velocity / Pitching
Velocity is a key aspect of high level performance for pitchers and position players. We will use weighted baseballs as the main tool for creating more velocity. Our protocols have been thoroughly tested in house and by Driveline for maximum effectiveness.
This weighted ball throwing will be coupled with the exercises/drills used in the Arm Resilience training for a complete velocity development program.
Velocity is not the only thing important to being an effective pitcher. Pitchers will work on command and enhancement of all their pitches using our proprietary, tested training protocols. These use the latest understandings in nueroscience and kinesiology.
A combination of mechanics training, brain training using the V-Flex system, and live pitching in combination with our HitTrax hitting simulator will provide you with an unparalleled experience. Your game will be elevated in this sensory rich environment that provides real-time objective feedback.
As with our other skills training, kinesthetic awareness, intent and objective feedback (via HitTrax and Diamond Kinetics Swing Tracker) are the cornerstones to helping you improve your game performance.
SBA™ Arm Resilience
"Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties/stress."
The difficulties/stress we experience come from the games we play. We develop arm resilience through a combination of strength building, mobility, mechanics or movement pattern efficiency, and recovery techniques. One of the primary components to this is the Driveline system. These training/exercise protocols are well tested to insure their effectiveness.
Players will perform exercises and drills that provide kinesthetic feedback to improve their throwing mechanics, making them more efficient and healthier. In addition, strength and recovery exercises will be done to increase the resilience of the arm. Players may also do additional arm “flossing” such as long toss.
More than just a Speed & Agility class. You will train to become a stronger, faster, more powerful, explosive, mobile, SUPERIOR baseball athlete.
There is no more effective program available to prepare you to excel on the baseball field. The training class will impact every aspect of your game in a positive way.
* Assessment and personalization of the workouts
* Nutrition, Rest and Recovery
* Personal Training Manual
* Power, speed, agility and coordination development
* Build confidence through camaraderie and competition