How Can IFAST Help YOU as a Baseball Player?

Baseball is an explosive sport.

Whether it’s increasing throwing velocity, improving bat speed, or getting faster so your child can steal more bags, if they want to be a great player, they’ve got to be fast.

But beyond power and explosiveness, the rotational demands of baseball can put a ton of stress on the body.

Whether it’s the hips and lower back, the shoulders or the elbows, if you don’t rotate well (or from the right areas), it’s probably a matter of time until your body breaks down.

At IFAST, our goal is to help you become a complete baseball player.

One that is not only powerful and explosive, but one that is also resilient and doesn’t breakdown.

Let’s start with a quick Q&A. Can you answer “Yes” to any (or all) of the following statements?

  • I want my child to be faster,
  • I want my child to be stronger or more powerful,
  • I want my child to get 100% healthy so they can play at a high level

If so, let me tell you a little bit about IFAST, and what we have to offer your baseball player.

At IFAST, we use a three-step process to build better athletes:

  1. We assess your body in both an orthopedic and sport-specific environment. Our unique and comprehensive evaluation process looks at every joint in your young athlete’s body, to figure out what is working well, and perhaps most importantly, what we need to work on and address. This evaluation process sets the stage for everything else we do.
  2. We build an individualized program that is designed specifically for them. While the needs of all baseball players are similar, your child is an individual. As such, we tweak and refine each program so it address their needs and goals as an athlete.
  3. We get you in the gym and coach you up! The best program on paper does nothing without proper coaching. With a keen eye on the details of every movement, we make sure your child is getting the absolute most out of every set and every rep.

But rather than brag about ourselves and what we have to offer, here are a handful of testimonials from our athletes.

Athlete Testimonials

It’s been our distinct pleasure to work with some amazing professional baseball players including Trey Ball, Radley Haddad, Eric Stout, and Josh Lindblom.

My senior year, I pitched over 45 innings with a 0.00 ERA and most importantly, was INJURY FREE!

I worked out at IFAST my senior year of high school

Over the course of the year, I worked on a foundation of strength and power but focused heavily on core stability and shifting in and out of my hips to maximize power output as a pitcher. Ty and Bill helped me create a program that fit my personal needs so that I could develop as effectively as possible and the results from my training translated on the field. My senior year, I pitched over 45 innings with a 0.00 ERA and most importantly, was INJURY FREE!

IFAST is unlike any gym I’ve ever worked out at, in a good way! Over the course of my career, I’ve worked at a handful of different gyms and the biggest difference I noticed at IFAST is the understanding of not only what exercises to do, but why you’re doing it and how it directly translates to your sport.

At the beginning of your training, you may feel uncomfortable doing some of the exercises because they may seem unorthodox or weird. Overtime, you begin to understand why you’re doing them and how it is affecting your body in a positive way.

Personally, my training wasn’t geared towards absolute strength. Anyone can bench and squat a ton of weight but that doesn’t necessarily benefit me as a pitcher.

For example, I worked on squatting relatively heavy weight and maintaining the same speed for a large number of sets, mimicking a pitcher maintaining his stuff over the course of a game. It’s the attention to detail that the staff has for each individual that helps you progress faster than any other gym in the area. It helped me understand how my body works and how I can help myself on my own, instead of relying on a coach to fix me. They supply you with the knowledge to understand why you’re doing them.

The family atmosphere within the gym is outstanding. Everyone is there to help you achieve your goals and the staff works their hardest to guide you.

Tommy Sommer
Indiana University Pitcher

IFAST is the best place in Indy to send your kids for off-field training…

IFAST is the best place in Indy to send your kids for off-field training. Their trainers are hands down some of the best in the business. Participating in a strength and conditioning program like the one they are offering is vital for baseball players who want to stay on the field for years to come

Pete Cicinelli, PT, DPT
Minor League Performance Coordinator, Atlanta Braves

It is my belief that IFAST is the best gym in America…

It is my belief that IFAST is the best gym in America. This is training at the highest level. So much of what I do with my athletes comes directly from the guys at IFAST.

There is nobody who understands the entire scope of athletic training better. These are great coaches and more importantly, great people who have earned my highest recommendation.

Sean Light
Former Strength Coach for Arizona DiamondBacks

As a pitcher, I made more improvements in two months at IFAST than I did in three years with a dozen other guys…

What makes IFAST Sports Performance so special is their attention to detail; they work with you to perform specifically in your sport, and work to put your body in the position it needs to be in for you to exceed your maximum potential.

Most importantly, they put you in a position to get healthy and to stay healthy.

The best part about IFAST is that they also really make you understand why certain things are happening to your body, and have reasoning behind everything workout and exercise you do. It gives you a lot of confidence in what you are doing when you know why you are doing it.

What makes them different is how they specify your workouts. If you go anywhere else, you are doing the same thing as every other athlete in the building. They don’t just do things to get you stronger; they do things to make your body function properly mechanically.

As a pitcher, I made more improvements in two months at IFAST than I did in three years with a dozen other guys.

Zach Spears
Pitcher, University of Miami Ohio

Without their help and knowledge of how the body works and the training needed to get the most out of what I do, I wouldn’t be where I am today…

I started coming to IFAST 2.5 years ago with Ty Terrell, and my time there has been absolutely outstanding.

Being able to have hands on training with Bill and Ty has been a huge help with my training and repositioning needed to get me in season form for Baseball.

Without their help and knowledge of how the body works and the training needed to get the most out of what I do, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

IFAST is different in the sense of them taking you one-on-one evaluating you and coming up with a plan to achieve what you are looking for. And then working with you as you move forward, I think that’s what makes them different and the best at what they do.

I’d like to thank Ty and Bill and everyone else at the IFAST family for all the help and hands on work with me throughout the years to make me the best baseball player I can be.

Trey Ball
Boston Red Sox Organization

 

Ready to get started?

Give us a call at 317.578.0998, or email us at indyfast@gmail.com and let us know your child is interested in training at IFAST. 

We'll get your child booked for a week of athletic development training for only $7, where they can go through a class and see what IFAST has to offer.

So what are you waiting for?

Call or email us TODAY so we can start making your child an athletic force on the baseball field!

All the best,

 

 

Mike Robertson
Co-Owner, Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training