2021-2022 Coming soon!
K’s Academy invites baseball players ages 10 to 18 seeking to increase arm health and throwing velocity to participate in the upcoming Youth, Junior High, and High School sessions.
This safe, proven and effective program has been developed and refined over the last 14 years of my coaching life in conjunction with my colleague, Satoshi Kajiyama…aka Tosh. Tosh was with HCC, CornBelters, the Red Sox and now is the Head ATC for the Japanese MLB Hiroshima Carp. We utilize many of the same, industry leading techniques as MLB teams such as the Red Sox and many others are utilizing today. The foundational principles of this program is to individualize, not generalize. By putting each athlete through a very thorough intake process, we can identify individual dysfunctions and tailor the program to best fit them vs the traditional one size fits all approach….which is outdated, lazy and dangerous. We refine mechanics, strengthen weak areas, mobilize tight ones, create quality movement patterns and teach work ethic!
Collectively, we’ve been working with athletes for several years! K’s Academy’s cornerstone program, K’s Winter Arm Care, while only recently made available to the youth community, has been developed by Josh Kauten, Satoshi Kajiyama and Chris Razo over the last decade! Between the three of them, they’ve used their knowledge and experience to collaborate on the development of this next level throwing program. Since 2014, we’ve implemented this program with over 900+ players. Participants have seen an average increase in velocity of 3.3mph per off season for HS players, 4.0mph for JRHS players while keeping injuries that require surgical intervention to below rate of 1%. While a surgery rate of less than 1% is extremely low compared to industry standard, we feel it’s still too many, which is why we vigorously continue our research to improve our knowledge of the human body. We believe in 'slow cooking' the athlete which result in incremental, sustained gains vs chasing "instant velo" which typically results in inconsistent results, high risk training modalities and a roller coaster of velocity and arm health. As with most things in life...if it sounds too good to be true...it probably is. We train our athletes with the mindset of getting 1% better everyday has life changing effects over time. Safe. Proven. Effective.