Sunday, January 11, 2015

Iron Crush Video at LVBA

Below is a video link highlighting feedback from our athletes at Iron Crush Strength and Conditioning Allentown, located inside of LVBA.

Hear how our athletes are doing as well as some videos highlighting what you would see if you observed a workout.

http://youtu.be/CAS1rvRCRfs

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

LVBA Prospects 8u team...

We have had a successful first month with our Grassroots program and as we continue to develop our younger future Prospects by offering this program at the 9U, 8U and 7U levels.  

Information on our Grassroots program can be found here http://www.lehighvalleybaseballacademy.com/grassroots-program-ages-5-to-9-or-up-to-9u
 
Due to heavy interest from these younger groups, LVBA has decided to field a Prospects tournament team at the 8U level for the Spring/Summer of 2015.  If you have player that qualifies for 8U this year (cannot turn 9 before May 1, 2015), please reply to this email or contact us at 610-351-0013.  If you are already enrolled in our Grassroots program and/or have already scheduled an evaluation, please just let us know if you are interested in the 8U Prospects team.
 
Tentatively, the 8U team would play around 4 tournaments (all local)- most likely to take place in the months of June and July. Additional information such as practice schedules, team selection process and other details will become available soon.

 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

Velocity and Arm Care Program

This offseason in addition to the velocity and strength training program we did last year we are throwing a new routine into the mix. Sean Heimpel, Brett Palanski and Tyler Vail will be introducing a revolutionary weighted ball and throwing program that has proven results at the highest level.

This program is not just for pitchers either, whether you are throwing down to 2nd base, making a throw across the diamond, or throwing someone out from the outfield, everyone can benefit from a stronger, more durable, healthier arm. During this 10 week program players will go through an intense arm care regimen 2 times a week for an hour and 20 mins each session. Each player will get a base radar gun reading before we start, there will be gun readings week 1, 5, and 10 to track progress.

Throughout the program each player will be conditioned with various exercises working the shoulder, the rotator cuff, and the scapula (New Iron Scap Program).

Core and explosive movement training will also be incorporated.

The benefits do not stop at velocity, players will develop a healthier more balanced arm that will keep them on the field and off the DL.

All 3 instructors have pitched or are still pitching at the professional level --

Sean Heimpel -- formerly of Nashua Pride, Washington Wild Things, Windy City Thunderboltz, San Diego Padres
Brett Palanski -- formerly of Nashua Pride, Quebec City
Tyler Vail -- (Oakland Athletics)

Ages: 13 and older

Price: $550 per player and will run 6:00 - 7:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in January.

Call to sign up today 610-351-0013 or sign up online here:



Friday, December 26, 2014

LVBA Grassroots Program (up to 9u)

To Sign up  ==> Call us at 610-351-0013 or email us at info.lvba@gmail.com

Over the years, LVBA has been the only baseball academy in the Lehigh Valley to create programs for the “baseball only” athlete to train year round. We have always encouraged our multi-sport athletes to continue to enjoy and compete in all the sports they love, while also making sure the baseball-only athletes have a place to train year round.

After many inquiries, the Director of Baseball Operations, Dylan Dando, has developed a year-round program for young athletes who choose to play baseball only and/or want to make a year-round commitment to baseball.

What LVBA Grassroots Offers:

Fundamental training in all aspects of baseball. This training will be taught by instructors who have played and coached at the highest levels of baseball.

These fundamentals will include but are not limited to:

Pitching, fielding, hitting, throw training, swing training, running, infield play, outfield play, base running, situational baseball, simulated games.

The program will also include unlimited use of LVBA’s 30,000 indoor facility and a LVBA hat & shirt.

The LVBA Grassroots program is the first of its kind. We acknowledge that the kids who grow up in a baseball environment and learn the game at an earlier age have a distinct advantage over other players. This program will give everyone who wants the opportunity to “Grow up in baseball”, the ability to do so. There are very few kids who have the luxury of being raised by a baseball professional or baseball player. Grassroots will offer that opportunity to all kids who see themselves as baseball players for life.

Space will be limited to 20 players per age group.

LVBA Grassroots Baseball Schedule

• 7u, 8u and 9u

• Training takes place in December, January, February & March, indoors at LVBA 2 days per week, 1 ½ hours per session

• Guest Instructors (former & current professionals players)

• Players will have off April, May, & June to play in their local little leagues

• Additional Training in July, August & September, with outdoor practices 2 days per week, 1 ½ hours per session
Players will also have the ability to add private lessons for training, for an additional cost.

Dates for Winter Training.

7u – DEC 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, JAN 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26, 31, FEB 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 24, 28, MAR 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 24, 28
Times: Monday (6 – 7:30 p.m.), Saturday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), Dec 22, Jan 6, 13, 20, Feb 24 (5:30 – 7 p.m.)

8u – DEC 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 22, 28, JAN 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, FEB 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, MAR 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 27, 29

Times: Tuesday (6 – 7:30 p.m.), Saturday (12:30 – 2 p.m.), Dec 22, Jan 6, 13, 20, Feb 24 (Monday, 7 – 8:30 p.m.), Dec 28 (Sunday, 12:30 – 2 p.m.)

9u – DEC 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 27, 29, JAN 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, FEB 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, MAR 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

Times: Wednesday (6 – 7:30 p.m.), Sunday (12:30 – 2 p.m.), Dec 27 (Saturday, 12:30 – 2 p.m.), Dec 29 (Monday, 6 – 7:30 p.m.)

This schedule will allow your child the maximum amount of offensive and defensive reps they need to be properly evaluated. LVBA instructors will then be able to the opportunity to build players properly from the ground up.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

LVBA Winter Workout


Once you login, hover on the “Sign Up for Program” button, 3rd from the left. Then click on the  ”Sign Up for Winter Workout” button, 3rd from the top.

Price is $140 a month. You get four 90-minute sessions per month.

The Winter Workout runs for 5 months. If you pay for all 5 months up front, you will receive a $100 discount. No refunds.

The sessions go once a week for 90 minutes. Each session starts with a dynamic warm-up, and then each participant will be rotated into three different stations. There is a hitting station, a pitching/throwing station and a fielding station.

LVBA’s professional staff will administer all sessions of the Winter Workout.

Session 1 (ages 10 & under)
Session 1 — November 8, 15, 22, 29 (Saturday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)
Session 2 — December 6, 13 ,20, 27 (Saturday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)
Session 3 — January 3, 10, 17, 24 (Saturday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)
Session 4 — February (JAN 31), 7, 14, 21 (Saturday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)
Session 5 — March (FEB 28), 7, 14, 21 (Saturday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)

Session 2 (ages 11 to 13)
Session 1 — November 8, 15, 22, 29 (Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.)
Session 2 — December 6, 13 ,20, 27 (Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.)
Session 3 — January 3, 10, 17, 24 (Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.)
Session 4 — February (JAN 31), 7, 14, 21 (Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.)
Session 5 — March (FEB 28), 7, 14, 21 (Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.)

Session 3 (ages 10 & under)
Session 1 — November 9, 16, 23, 30 (Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.)
Session 2 — December 7, 14 , 21, 28 (Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.)
Session 3 — January 4, 11, 18, 25 (Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.)
Session 4 — February 1, 8, 15, 22 (Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.)
Session 5 — March 1, 8, 15, 22 (Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.)

Session 4 (ages 11 to 13)
Session 1 — November 9, 16, 23, 30 (Sunday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)
Session 2 — December 7, 14 , 21, 28 (Sunday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)
Session 3 — January 4, 11, 18, 25 (Sunday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)
Session 4 — February 1, 8, 15, 22 (Sunday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)
Session 5 — March 1, 8, 15, 22 (Sunday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.)

Session 5 (ages 7 to 13)
Session 1 — November 9, 16, 23, 30 (Sunday, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)
Session 2 — December 7, 14 , 21, 28 (Sunday, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)
Session 3 — January 4, 11, 18, 25 (Sunday, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)
Session 4 — February 1, 8, 15, 22 (Sunday, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)
Session 5 — March 1, 8, 15, 22 (Sunday, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)