by Eric Greening

As the professional baseball season was winding down, the Premier Sports Academy partnered with Stevens Point Orthopedics (SPO) to host its first semi-annual Fall Baseball & Fastpitch Clinic.

The purpose of the Oct. 5 clinic was to provide players with drills they can practice over the next few months, and to improve their technique before the winter training season kicks off in December.

With the very wet fall, the fields we were planning on using were unplayable. Fortunately, the academy has five indoor cages along with two open areas, and was able to easily accommodate the 90 participants.

At Premier Sports Academy, we’ve always strived to bring high-level opportunities to baseball and fastpitch players in central Wisconsin. This clinic included some of the best coaching talent to ever come to the area in a single day.

A few of the high-level instructors included Justin Berg (Chicago Cubs), Mike Aiello (St. Paul Saints), and Whitney Tornow (UW-Green Bay).

In addition, Sheila Banovetz, MS, PT from SPO was there, providing information on how athletes can use their Noraxon motion-analysis system to improve their performance and outcomes.

Not only did we bring in outside talent to help young players develop at the Oct. 5 clinic, but we continue to use our local, in-house talent to provide high-level training year ’round.

The clinic was a huge success – and because of its success, we’re looking to build off of the fall clinic, and run a spring clinic to get players ready for their upcoming season.

Good luck with your off-season conditioning program, and be sure to check out http://www.premiersportsacademy.org for more information on upcoming events.