Andrew Wantz Signs with UNCG Andy has transformed himself into a superior baseball athlete that excels both on the mound and at the plate. He has signed with UNCG to pitch and play first base.
"The KZone has really helped me to develop into a Division I college baseball player. Dan Kopitzke is extremely knowledgable in the physical as well as the mental aspects of the game of baseball.
He has prepared me by constantly challenging me to always strive to improve and push myself to be the best I can be. His conditioning programs not only strengthen the whole body, but they also help with the prevention of injuries.
His energy and desire to help athletes is second to none. I can't thank Dan enough for what he has done for me."
Andrew Wantz Holly Springs High School baseball player and future UNCG player
Andy started at the K-Zone back in February of 2009 in one of our pitching boot camps at the ripe age of 13. He and several of his teammates attended the camp. After the camp, Andy and his parents decided to enroll him in one of our regular programs. I remember thinking that Andy was the least athletic of his teammates, In the almost 5 years since that time, Andy has transformed himself into a superior baseball athlete that excels both on the mound and at the plate. He has signed with UNCG to pitch and play first base.
Andy has taken what he has learned at the K-Zone and applied it on the field to dominate his competition. He really took to our Effective Velocity (EV) program for pitchers and went from someone that might pitch to the ace of his high school JV staff as a Freshman. He built on this success and was the ace of the Varsity the very next season as a Sophomore. His success on the field continued right into his signing with UNCG. That's not bad for a nonathletic 13 year old. As far as Andy has come, we believe he is still near the beginning of his baseball journey...more greatness to come.
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