Now is the time to get in:The “Sixth Tool”(The most complete and comprehensive “OFF-SEASON and PRE-SEASON” conditioning program)

Posted by Andy Durham on August 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm under High School | 3 Comments to Read

*****You need to check this one out, or give it another look, because this ought to really ‘catch’ your attention…..This ‘The Way’ to go….*****

Welcome to the 2014-2015 SIXTH TOOL PROGRAM

Created by Carmine Pagano at Carolina Acceleration…..

Designed specifically for the Development of Baseball/Softball skills (however Lacrosse and Soccer players also welcome) during the off-season and pre-season!

This program is the most complete and comprehensive “OFF-SEASON and PRE-SEASON” conditioning program, designed specifically for the baseball and softball player. The primary purpose of the program is to increase overall POWER, help each athlete fulfill their genetic potential and become the most successful player they can be. This is accomplished by training consistently, sensibly and systematically over a designated period of time, in a safe, clean and professional environment.

The “SIXTH TOOL” Training program uses an organized approach to training that involves progressive cycling of various aspects of a training program during a specific period of time known as periodization.

Our program can be broken down into three phases:
1) Early Off-Season 2) Off-Season and 3) Pre-Season.

Phase 1 Early Off-Season Phase (August 11th – September 26th) is an important time in the athletic calendar. For some, it may serve as a time to rehabilitate from injuries or aches and pains that plagued them through the competitive season. While for others, it may be a time to develop their strength, power flexibility, endurance, work capacity and nutritional habits so that they can come back next season better than ever. During this phase of training the athletes’ begin a basic weight training program 3 days per week for 1 ½ hours per day. Included in that 1 ½ hours of weight training is cardiovascular conditioning, “Core” training and shoulder flexibility training. The MOST IMPORTANT component of the program during this time is the NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION! Each athlete will be provided with current knowledge of the nutritional factors that affect performance.

Goals that will be attained during this time will be: increased lean body mass, increased strength, improved shoulder flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning.

Phase 2 Off-Season phase (October 1st – November 26th). During this phase we build upon the goals attained from the previous phase. Now that the athletes are bigger, stronger, in better shape and more stable, we can now move into more specialized weight training movements specific to baseball. We now want that bigger and stronger body producing increased force through more sport specific movements for baseball. During this phase athletes’ continue to train 3 days per week for 1 ½ hours per day.
Goals that will be attained during this time will be: increased lean body mass, increased strength, improved rate of force development (very important), improved shoulder flexibility and increased anaerobic capacity for baseball specific conditioning.

Phase 3 and final phase is the Baseball/Softball SPECIFIC Pre-Season Phase (December 1st – February 12th). It’s time to put it all together. By this time our athletes are BIGGER, STRONGER, MORE FLEXIBLE, MORE COORDINATED AND IN BETTER SHAPE! This Pre-season phase is dedicated to baseball/softball specific training to include all of the following; specific running speed drills on our Acceleration Super Treadmill (top speed of 30MPH and 40 degree incline), rotational core exercise program, ground base agility and quickness drills on our turf (because we know you don’t play on a treadmill), plyometric drills, Hitting Cord Program, Throwing Cord Program, Shoulder strength and flexibility assessment and exercise program.

Goals that will be attained during this time will be:

increased throwing velocity/consistency by 4-7MPH
increase hitting velocity/consistency by 4-7MPH
decrease sprints times by .20-.40sec by increasing maximum sprinting speed
improve sprinting biomechanics
decrease lateral agility times by .30-.50sec
reduce recovery times by 50% following maximum running

PROGRAM ADD-ONS:

Video analysis will be used for THROWING AND HITTING mechanics utilizing Dartfish, the worlds most advanced video training. Go to the following links to see some videos. These videos were also sent to college coaches and recruiting coordinators.
http://www.youtube.com/user/carolinaacceleration/videos and http://www.dartfish.tv/Organizer.aspx?CR=p95931 (click on channels tab and search Carolina Acceleration).

PARTIAL LIST OF CURRENT/PAST ATHLETES OF THE “SIXTH TOOL PROGRAM”

MITCH ATKINS – BALTIMORE ORLIES
KYLE SEAGER – SEATTLE MARINERS
KEVIN MATTISON – FLORIDA MARLINS
ALLEN WEBSTER – BOSTON RED SOX
ZAC BOOKER – NORFOLK TIDES AAA
BRIAN MITCHEL – SCRANTON/WILKS BARRE AAA
COREY SEAGER – CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS AA
MICHAEL DIMOCK – SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS AA
RYAN DULL – MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS AA
JERMEY SYNAN – JACKSONVILLE SUNS AA
RYAN FALCON – FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS AA
BRIAN FOSTER – HUNTSVILLE STARS AA
NICK ROGERS – NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NATURALS AA
JARRETT MILLER – LYNCHBURG HILLCATS A
JUSTIN SEAGER – CLINTON LUMBERKINGS A
AUSTIN BRICE – JUPITER HAMMERHEADS A
JAKE JOYCE – AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS A
DYLAN THOMPSON – TRI-CITY DUST DEVILS A
TYLER HANNOVER – LAKELAND FLYING TIGERS A
CHAZ FRANK – LANSING LUGNUTS A
LUIS PAULA – BRISTOL PIRATES A
RHETT BALLARD – TRI-CITY DUST DEVILS A
WARREN SLACK – EUGENE EMERALDS A
CLINT MOORE – EUGENE EMERALDS A
PATRICK IRVINE – WEST VIRGINIA POWER A
CJ BEATTY – PALM BEACH CARDINALS A
LEE LAND – VANCOUVER CANADIANS A
JAKE SMITH – KANE COUNTY COUGARS A
BRIAN WRIGHT- KINSTON INDIANS A
KRIS RICHARDS – DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS A
BROCK HUDGENS – AZL BREWERS
BRANDON CULBRETH – GCL ASTROS
COREY KIMBER – AZL PADRES
AUSTIN MOYER – CATAWBA
KEATON HAACK – ALABAMA
BEN BUNTING – UNC
JAKE JOYCE – VTECH
MATT ROBERTS – UNC
NICK MONROE – UNCW
HUNTER RIDGE – UNCW
CAM COCKMAN – UNCW
BROCK HUDGENS – UNCC
CONNOR SCARBOROUGH – GARNER-WEBB
RAY CRAWFORD – WINSTON SALEM STATE
CODY WALKER – UNCG
PATRICK KOONTZ – UNCA
LUIS PAULA – UNC
ETHAN OGBURN – NC ST
BEN FULTZ – ECU
JAYLIN DAVIS – APP. ST
CALEB MCCANN – APP. ST
BLAKE BUTLER – COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
BRANDON MCKINNEY – CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
CHELSEA LEONARD – LOUISVILLE
OLIVIA POPLIN – UNCW
KYLE BOYAN – NC AT
BRANDON GOODSON – LIBERTY
CAL SUTPHIN – LIBERTY
DYLAN THOMPSON – GTCC/UNCG
MATT DILLON – GTCC/MT.OLIVE
TAYLOR ATKINS – PITT CC
KEVIN SANDERS – GTCC/ECU
CORY MCKINNEY – GTCC
ZAC MONROE – LENOIR-RHYNE
STEWART WRIGHT – CATAWBA
ROBBIE MCINTOSH – UNCA
BRIAN CONNELLY – UNCA
ERIC CONNELLY – UNCA
LESTER RIVENBARK – NC AT
CAMRON HENDRIX – HPU
LANDON ODELL-GTCC
CASEY JONES – ELON
CLINT INGRAM – GTCC
ANTHONY HAZAR-ELON
ZAC MACANANEY- UNCG
ALLIE MARSHALL-CATAWBA
RJ MARKS-GUILFORD
CHRIS MARKS – HPU
MATT NETTESHIEM-MOUNT OLIVE
CAM SHULTZ-DUKE
ROBBIE SCOTT-BUCKNELL
WALT SPARKS-RICHMOND
BILLY STONE-CAMPBELL
JK WHITED-UNCA
MIKE WHITED – CATAWBA
DUSTY SHUTT – NC AT
COREY PARKER – CATAWBA
BRENT O’BERRY – UNCG
MAVERICK MILES – HPU
BEN BAILIFF – UNCA
PETE GUY – UNCA
ZACH CANADA – UNCW
CALEB ROBINSON – WESTERN CAROLINA
COSLEN EVERETT – PFEIFFER

2013-2014 ALL STATE PLAYERS – ZACK CANADA, COLSEN EVERETT, LUKE ROBINSON, JAKE MOEBIUS, ZACH MCLEAN, SIDNEY HARRIS, CAYLA CECIL, MORGAN HALO, LOGAN BAREFOOT, JESSIE HAYWORTH, BAYLEIGH GRIFFITH, EVIE SCOTT, TRACY HAYNES, SAMANTHA TINGLER, HANNAH RICHEY,

2013-2014 STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – TRACY HANES 4A

2013-2014 ALL DISTRICT PLAYERS – MORGAN HALO 2A PLAYER OF THE YEAR, PAYTON SPRINGLE, GRACEY ALBRIGHT,

2013-2014 ALL-AREA PLAYERS – ZACK CANADA, ZACH MCLEAN, COLSEN EVERETT, LUKE ROBINSON, CALEB ROBINSON, CARTER WILLIAMS, JORDAN LAKEY, JUSTIN FREEMAN, EVIE SCOTT, CAYLA CECIL, HANNA RICHEY, KARA SHUTT, TRACY HAYNES, SYDNEY HARRIS, SAMANTHA TINGLER, KATIE BAILIFF, REAGAN BRAY

2013-2014 ALL CONFERENCE PLAYERS- CAMDEN WILLIAMSON, JAKE SIMPSON, RYNE STANLEY, CARMINE PAGANO, TOMMY MICHAELS, ZACK CANADA(4A PLAYER OF THE YEAR), TREVOR GAY, KENNEDY HARDY, COLSEN EVERETT(4A PITCHER OF THE YEAR), SAM TINGLER, HANNAH RICHEY, TRACY HAYNES(4A PLAYER OF THE YEAR), JOHN FLOWERS, JOHN IORIO, ANDREW KING, ANDREW ROBINSON, CALEB ROBINSON, LUKE ROBINSON, CARTER WILLIAMS, BREYDAN GORHAM, EVIE SCOTT, GUAGE GANTT, TREVOR CLEMONS, JOHNA MIZZI, MORGAN HALO(2A PITCHER OF THE YEAR), ZACH MCLEAN, JAKE MOEBIUS, SYDNEY HARRIS, CAYLA CECIL, KATIE BAILIFF, REAGAN BRAY

ARE YOU NEXT TO GET ON THE LIST FOR 2014-2015?

QUESTIONS???
CONTACT CARMINE PAGANO @ 336-299-6266 or email cpagano@carolinaacceleration.com


  • J.D. Springer said,

    Interesting that this is an “article.” I thought the ads ran on the right side of your web page.

  • carmine pagano said,

    Thanks for what you do Andy and thanks for your thoughts JD Springer. “Sports News” JD Springer is all that it is. Look into my “AD” and you will find very useful information that the baseball and softball player can use with regards to training and conditioning. My “AD” provides specific time-tables and goals that these high school athletes should follow for safe and effective training and results. The “AD” also points out over 100 local athletes that have gone on to play collegiately and/or professionally. Its just “sports news”, that for someone will be of great benefit. Whether they come train with me or not. AD or ARTICLE – Who cares.

  • Andy Durham said,

    This more like an announcement than it is an ad and there way you could get all of this info into a side display ad…

    The kids need to know what Carmine has to offer and this post spells it out pretty well…

    I saw Mitch Atkins in game last week vs. the Jacksonville Suns(Marlins Double A) and he is still getting it done with the Braves Double A Mississippi team…

    Kevin Mattison, former Hopper and with the Marlins at one as high as Triple A was with the Memphis Redbirds team last week along with Jeremy Hermida when the played the Marlins Triple team from New Orleans(Zephyrs)…

    It is an education tyring to and keeping up with these kids/young men….

    Carmine helped them get there and very many of them have stayed there and Atkins and Mattison are good examples of that….Atkins now for at least 10 years now in professional baseball and Mattison at least 7-8 years…

    Good job Carmine and keep building those future pros…