Drew DeMartino took the road less travelled as he decided to graduate high school early to attend the college. In the spring of 2017, DeMartino committed to play baseball at the University of Hartford. By November of that year, he signed his National Letter of Intent and by December was an alumnus of Taconic High School. In January of this year, he moved into his dorm at Hartford and started his first semester of college.
Former Advanced Performance Academy athletes, Conor Moriarty, (UCONN), Joe Mercadante, (LIU-Brooklyn), Nate Florence, Drew DeMartino and Nick Dombkowski,(UHart). All five advanced to the NCAA Division I Baseball Regional Tournament after performing well in their respective conference championships. Recently, Advanced Performance Academy Media Relations intern, Hana Johnson sat with these former AP players to discuss their experience.
Guest Post by Chad Dunklee. Chad is a former AP coach, collegiate baseball player, strength coach, competitive weightlifter and current data analyst.
With the spring season fast approaching, here are a few key things hitters need to be aware of heading into 2018!
This is a look at two core performance principles that drive athlete development: 1) Intent and 2) Self-Discovery. We take a look into some these qualities and some real life application.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming over 90-athletes and their families to our newest performance facility located in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. With that, we had a panel of professional athletes in attendance to answer a few scripted questions as well as an open forum to conclude the event.
One of the things that I get asked quite frequently about by our baseball athletes this time of year is in regards to communication with college coaches. The first thing I commonly address is how well the athlete understands the restrictions placed on college coaches during the annual recruiting calendar and what that means as an impact on their communication
On this episode of The #POSITIVITY Show, John and Jason meet with Nick Ahmed of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Pete Fatse of AP Academy. This episode was shot on location at AP Academy in East Longmeadow.
It is no doubt that recruiting has certainly become an "Arm's Race" in attempt to not "miss" high level ability when it is presented. But what does that mean for the athlete and their families?
What I came to isolate from my time as a Husky were three characteristics that ultimately defined our team culture and shaped a roadmap for a highly successful stretch of player development: Culture, Competition and Consistency.