If you're a baseball player working towards receiving a college scholarship, increasing your draft-ability, or just looking to earn a roster spot...


If you've ever been told that you are too slow or if you're simply looking to improve your speed so that you stick out more and get noticed by scouts at showcase camps...

 

If you're a parent or coach and you simply want to give your son or player the best opportunity to advance in the game...

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Drastically Improve Your 60 Yard Dash, Home-to-1st Time, and Base-Stealing Ability, Guaranteed!

Thurman Hendrix, M.A., C.S.C.S.
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Nicky Lopez

MLB Infielder
Kansas City Royals
22 for 23 in Stolen Bases in 2021
(12th in MLB)

“I started working with Thurman when I was young.  He helped set the foundation for what it takes to be a high-level athlete.  Training at an early age is not necessarily about bodybuilding.  Obviously, strength is important, but motor control, coordination, and good movement quality is just as crucial to develop when you’re young.

He also helped instill good habits from both a mental skills and baseball-specific speed standpoint.  Mental skills (just like physical) need to be practiced and ideally developed sooner than later.  Even though I was never the biggest kid out there, I always felt like I had the advantage because I learned how to control my emotions and just have fun.  To this day, keeping a motivated (but relaxed) mind helps me to anticipate better as an infielder, process pitches better as a hitter, and get good jumps as a base runner.

Speaking of base running, Thurman taught me how to really appreciate the details and to respect every little tenth-of-a-second that might be out there.  Just because you may be fast doesn’t mean your speed will automatically show up on the field… and when it comes to teaching the various baseball starts, home-to-1st time, and the 60 yard dash, Thurman is one of the best in the Country!"

 

Nicky Lopez

MLB Infielder

Kansas City Royals

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Why Does Speed and the 60 Yard Dash Even Matter?

I totally understand your frustration!  Everything is so analytical these days and it's getting a little annoying.  I see it all the time where really good players are denied the next level (whatever that may mean for them) because they are lacking speed.  Sometimes they aren't even lacking speed, it's just not showing up when they're being assessed... or worse yet the person doing the stopwatch measured it incorrectly!

Some of the statements that I often hear from frustrated parents or players:

"We never even run 60 straight yards in a game."

"You rarely see stealing or small ball in baseball anymore anyway."

 

"I don't even play a speed position (CF, 2B, SS)."

I want to make it 100% clear that I'm on your side, but let me explain why each of the above statements are somewhat false.

First, while we never run 60 straight yards in a game, I would argue that the same players that would excel in a 90 foot run (30 yard dash - starting in a "baseball start") would end up being the same that excel in the 60 yard dash.  Usually the success of any sprint depends on the start and the first five yards.  The better the start, the more you carry that momentum into the later part of the sprint.  Yes, I do think a 30 would be more appropriate (and less likely to cause hamstring injuries), but in the end I think the same athletes would still show up as fast.

Second, while it is true that stealing and small ball are no longer a major factor in professional baseball, speed is huge at the high school and college levels!  They don't hit the ball out of the park nearly as much and many teams often build their rosters around speed.

Now, let's look at the last two statements from the perspective of a scout.  First, from a college scout perspective.  I am estimating here, but there is something like 27,000 high schools across the country... and roughly only 300 Division 1 college baseball programs (only 1,500 when you factor in all levels of college).  In other words, 27,000 rosters worth of players have to be trimmed to only 300 D1 (or 1500 total college)... AND they mainly only have to replace the seniors that are graduating, meaning roughly 25% of their rosters.  So doing some math, that actually means that 27,000 rosters have to be trimmed to 75 D1 (and 375 total college)... and this doesn't even include players coming from foreign countries!

If this sounds mind boggling, the number of players that a pro scout can choose from is exponentially higher considering they can sign high school, college, independent, free agents, and foreign players.

 

The point is that with all of these players to choose from:

  • They need a way to weed players out.  If you were a scout at a showcase and needed a shortstop, there's no way you would be able to fully analyze all 30 in attendance.  This is why the 60 yard dash is often one of the first things done at an event.  This allows them to trim their list to the 10 fastest players and then those are the ones they follow the rest of the event.

  • If all other attributes are equal, speed can be the deciding factor... even for a non-speed position (1B, 3B, RF, LF, C).  I mean, if you were a pro scout and you narrowed your list to 3 catchers.  Everything is equal, except one of the three runs better than the rest.  Wouldn't you opt for the speedier guy?

  • They have to CYA (or more politely, cover their butt).  They may love you as a player, but if your speed isn't in range, they could get fired for offering a scholarship or contract if you end up not playing well.

Fair or not, the 60 yard dash, home-to-1st time, and base stealing ability can be extremely important!

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What Could More Speed Mean to You?

The obvious answers would include:

  • A college scholarship (which could mean over $100,000 total)

  • Perhaps millions of $$$ if you are able to improve your draft position

  • A simple roster spot (at whatever level)

  • More playing time

 

 The not-so-obvious answers are that speed could:

  • Make you appear to be a better hitter... more infield hits = higher batting average

  • and probably most important... If speed either helped (or simply didn't keep) you from making a pro, college, high school, or travel team roster, then it prolonged your playing career and most likely led to a handful of precious relationships, memories, and stories that you'll hopefully be able to tell your grandkids!

"As a former pro player (now into my 40's), the only thing I have left from my playing days are RELATIONSHIPS and MEMORIES... and I wouldn't trade them for anything!"
Thurman Hendrix

"My Speed Went from Being a Liability, to Being Average, to Being a Tool!

"I have heard people say that speed is something that you're either born with or without. Well, I am proof that speed can be taught and enhanced, even at an older age.  When I was in high school, Division I college coaches and scouts would come and watch me play.  I heard the same remarks from everyone.  He is a good player, but he's too slow.  He has the other tools, but he can't run.

I was not going to let these people tell me I could not achieve my goals because I was too slow.  So, I accepted a scholarship to a Division II school.  After my freshman year in college, I decided to train with Thurman.  The first day we worked he tested me in the 60-yard-dash.  The results were what everyone was telling me, 7.25 seconds, too slow for a middle infielder in professional baseball, even too slow for Division I.  

After training with Thurman for a summer, I saw my 60 yard dash time drop from 7.2 to 6.9 seconds.  I was then able to transfer to a Division I university because I now had adequate speed.  I continued to train with Thurman after each of my next two college seasons and we kept on seeing improvement... 6.85, 6.8, and finally 6.75 seconds (my personal best).  My speed went from being a liability, to being average, to being a tool!

I was eventually selected by the Florida Marlins in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft.  Although I did not make the Major Leagues, I achieved more than what anyone expected of me.  I personally believe that I would not have had the opportunity to play Division I or professional baseball if it was not for the help and guidance of Thurman Hendrix.  Thanks Thurm!"

 

Joe Mazzuca
Former Draft Pick of the Florida Marlins

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