Thurman Hendrix - Strength & Conditioning Coach - Chicago, IL

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

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

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...

then my online video course and coaching are for you!

Site Under Construction...

Coming Soon!

*** Major Update ***

Be Prepared For Changes To The 60 Yard dash!

... New Laser Technology
... Added Timing Gates (10 and 30 yards)
... Potentially Being Replaced By The 3.25 Test
(and what to do if that happens)

Is the Course Still Relevant?

Definitely Yes!
It's Relevant now more than ever!  Especially    the Mental Skills Course!

Supplemental Videos Have Recently Been Added to the Course to Address All of the Above!

Choose Your Training Option

Professional
$255

One-time purchase

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  • 60 Yard Dash & Baseball Speed Online Course

    • including nearly 5 hours of lessons & content

$255

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All-Star
$323

One-time purchase

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  • 60 Yard Dash & Baseball Speed Online Course

    • including nearly 5 hours of lessons & content

  • My Mental Skills Online Training Course - 20% off​

    • including nearly 2.5 hours of lessons & content 

    • Click Here for full details​

$323

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​There are more details below on all of these points, but briefly:

  • After purchase you will receive an email on how to gain access to the online course(s) and how to go about the critiques (if buying the Hall of Fame Package).

  • 60 day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee... but this does not apply if buying the Hall of Fame Package and a critique has already been completed.

  • The sale is handled by a separate, large company called Clickbank.

  • Upon purchase, you will be added to our email newsletter, in which you can easily unsubscribe.

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$423

One-time purchase

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  • 60 Yard Dash & Baseball Speed Online Course

    • including nearly 5 hours of lessons & content

  • My Mental Skills Online Training Course - 20% off​

    • including nearly 2.5 hours of lessons & content 

    • Click Here for full details​

  • Two (2) Brief Voiced-Over Critiques of Your Sprinting & Baseball Start Technique​

    • you send me videos of specific angles that I request and I'll respond by sending you back a brief voiced over video of my thoughts​

    • to make sense, it must be done AFTER watching the online course

    • done on two separate occasions

$423

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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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So What Did More Speed Mean for Joe?

Here is a player that had every other tool, but speed.

 

  • Had he not gained speed he would have never been able to earn a Division I scholarship and hit a home run in Rosenblatt Stadium, the home of the College World Series.

  • Had he not gained speed, he would have never been able to receive a paycheck for playing baseball and live the minor league life of long road trips and small towns.

  • Had he not gained speed, he would have never been able to play on the Italian National Team and travel all over Europe, Cuba, and Taiwan.

  • Had he not gained speed, he probably wouldn't be nearly as successful in his current career as a hitting coach.

He currently makes $$$... and he gained memories and stories to tell his family, friends, children, and grandchildren for the rest of his life.
All because he improved a few tenths-of-a-second!

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Can Speed Even Be Improved?

Absolutely!  All you have to do is read some of the testimonials on this page.

It's probably true that you may not have been born with the genetic potential to be an Olympic level sprinter... some athletes are just born more gifted when it comes to certain leg length ratios and muscle fiber types.  However, I can almost guarantee that you aren't yet sprinting at YOUR genetic potential.

 

Yes, tenths-of--seconds would be harder to come by if you were already an elite level sprinter who's been running track all of your life, but chances are you're a baseball player who still has a lot of untapped potential when it comes to speed.

 

This is even more the case when we're talking about the 60 yard dash and home-to-1st time.  Our baseball 60's are not like the 40 yard dash at the NFL combine in which all variables are consistent from year to year.  Every year that event is held in Indianapolis where the Colts play.  It is indoors (no wind or rain), ran on the exact same turf, and always performed with lasers.  The baseball 60 yard dash, on the other hand, is measured under different assumptions at each and every event.  Some are laser and some are handheld (where it's incorrectly assumed that the person measuring will be accurate at both the start and the finish).  Some days it's cold and wet, while other days it's performed indoors.  Some days the wind is at your back, and other days you run into it.  Some assessments are on soft turf, while others are on hard grass.  Finally, some days the distance isn't even 100% accurate.

 

My point is that it's very hard to compare one 60 to the next.  Some days the variables will be in your favor and other days they'll work against you.  Tenths of seconds are all around you... the goal is to put the controllable variables in your favor instead of having them work against you, and my course will teach you how to do that!

Check Out What A Tenth-of-a-Second Sounds like...

There Are So Many Ways To Improve Baseball Speed

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Each of the above ways can be a tenth-of-second or more!  For example, I recommend different baseball start techniques depending on the way the 60 yard dash is being measured on a particular day.  Efficiently using the appropriate start can improve your time by up to .20 - .30!  And baseball start technique is just one of the above methods.

Something as simple as not running straight is WAAAY more common than you think.  Check out the next video further down the page to learn how I improved a player .50 in one run!  The reason he was making this mistake was technically not his fault... he was simply following thru on what he (and probably most of you) had been previously taught from other speed coaches.

This leads me to my next point....

You might be thinking...

Yah, but I've already been doing speed training and it's not showing up when assessed? 

Well here's where I need to explain my unique background and how I can help you.

I like to say that there's Traditional Speed Training, Baseball Speed Training, and Baserunning Training.

Traditional Speed Training

  • The type of training methods and concepts that we typically associate with speed training.  Including, but not limited to:

    • Running Form​

      • Body lean angles​

      • Arm action

      • Leg Action

      • Head position

    • Training Concepts & Drills​

      • Explosive jump training​

      • Sprint distance, sets, reps, rest, etc.

      • Sled pushing, uphill/downhill sprints, parachutes, etc.

      • Strength, core, flexibility, stabilization, mobility, and sprint-specific conditioning training

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Baseball Speed Training

  • Complete Understanding of:

    • Traditional speed training concepts & programming, PLUS a complete understanding of:

    • Various baseball start techniques, lead-off distances, and mental skills as they relate to maximizing full speed potential and reaction time

    • The 60 yard dash assessment itself and the various ways that it may be conducted (and beaten)

    • How to improve home-to-1st time from incorporating both traditional speed and mental skills concepts

  • Understanding, but not focusing on certain "base running" concepts.  Including, but not limited to:

    • Reading pitchers​

    • What counts to run on

    • See box to right for more...

Base Running Training

  • Specific "in-game" coaching that goes along with team philosophy.  Including, but not limited to:

    • How to read pitchers​

    • Whether or not to go "first-move" on a lefty

    • What counts to steal on

    • When to risk trying to get to 3B

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Traditional Speed Training - Pros & Cons  

Engaging in and learning about traditional speed concepts and programs is absolutely mandatory... but most of you are probably already doing this.  However, you need to go beyond this if you want your speed to actually show up in the 60 yard dash or in a game.

Understand that most traditional speed concepts that we consider as fact (such as proper arm action, leg action, body lean angles, head placement, etc.) originated from the track and field world... and yes, a majority of these concepts hold true for us if we're talking about AFTER the first 5 to 10 yards into the run.

You see in baseball, when we’re doing “straight-ahead” sprints we don’t start on the ground in a 3-point stance like they do.  We’re either in an “upright/sideways” baseball start stance like in a 60 or stealing 2nd… or in the case of a home-to-first time, after taking a swing, we’re in a discombobulated position with our forces going in a different direction from where we want to sprint.

If you end up taking my online course… what you’ll come to learn about me is that I feel that the first few strides pretty much determine the outcome of your run.  We have to master the first 10 yards before anything else and (since we start in an upright position) there's definitely some adjustments that need to be made to some traditional speed concepts that we thought we're true.

Here's an example of how a former client of mine improved .50 in one run after adjusting a traditional speed concept so that it works for baseball...

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Meet Your "Baseball Speed" Coach

Thurman Hendrix - Strength & Conditioning Coach - Chicago, IL
Thurman Hendrix, M.A., C.S.C.S.

Hi my name is Thurman Hendrix.  As a strength, speed, and mental skills coach with over 20+ years of experience, I've helped over a thousand athletes (not just baseball players) get to the next level by improving their performance.  Now I want to help you.

A little more about me:

  • Former Professional Baseball Player

  • Master's Degree in Exercise Science

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.)

  • Certified Speed & Agility Coach (C.S.A.C.) 

  • Have trained baseball players from the following organizations:

  • Atlanta Braves

  • Baltimore Orioles

  • Boston Red Sox

  • Chicago White Sox

  • Cincinnati Reds

  • Detroit Tigers

  • Florida Marlins

  • Kansas City Royals

  • Los Angeles Angels

  • Minnesota Twins

  • New York Mets

  • Oakland Athletics

  • San Francisco Giants

  • Tampa Bay Rays

  • Washington Nationals

Even though I have trained many professional baseball players, a majority of my clients are high school or college athletes looking to either get drafted, earn a scholarship, increase their playing time, or simply make a team.

As a former pro baseball player myself, I completely understand the baseball recruiting process and how difficult it can be to stick out and get noticed by coaches or scouts.

Essentially, I'm a former pro baseball player...
turned scientist (in the field of exercise)...
turned strength, speed, and mental skills coach
to athletes of all types ranging from grade school to multi-million earning pros...

specializing with baseball/softball players...
and even further specializing in Baseball Showcase Speed & Mental Skills,
BUT...
I'm not an on-field baserunning coach and haven't been in a dugout in 20 years...

Meaning I can vastly help you in the 60 yard dash, home-to-1st time, baseball start technique(s), and improving mental skills/reaction time/jumps, but (even though I was a former pro player and probably qualified)... I do not coach on a majority of "in-game" situational type stuff such as how to read pitchers, when you should risk trying to get to 3B, etc... these things are your coaches job and I don't want to get in the way of that.

 

Even the former baseball player, turned coach, who's now running your travel or high school speed program is most likely just incorporating traditional speed training concepts.  Yes, they probably have you start in a "baseball start,"  but do they truly understand the pros, cons, and techniques of the various starts as they relate to both the 60 yard dash and to in-game use as well?  Probably not.

 

I'm not knocking them.  As I said, they (or your head coach) would be much better than me in terms of how to read pitchers, etc., but I just want you to understand my unique background as a former pro player, turned exercise scientist, turned OFF THE FIELD baseball speed coach whose focus has mainly been on improving the 60 yard dash. 

So What Are the Exact Topics That I Coach On?

This picture flow should help for it to all make sense (the video on the very top of this page breaks this all down as well)...

  • First and foremost, the #1 focus of my course is to improve your 60 yard dash.

  • However, if that is not your goal, please don't leave just yet because in doing so we must discuss some elements that will vastly improve other areas of your baseball speed as well.  You'll see what I mean as I work through this picture flow.

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  • In discussing the 60, we must approach this from two angles...

    • First, we obviously want to improve your "REAL" speed.

      • but we can't stop here if we want your speed to actually show up when assessed.  Therefore...​

    • We must also (figuratively speaking) earn a PhD. in the 60 yard dash!

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  • I spend a decent amount of time in my course discussing how to improve "Real" speed through the use of traditional concepts and methods.​​

    • There is a ton of speed training material that can easily be found, so I don't get overly in-depth here.  However, I need to cover the basic fundamentals of traditional speed training for two main reasons:​

      • First, for the player that has never studied nor has been coached with these principles, and

      • so we can adjust certain concepts to work for us on the baseball field. ​

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  • When it comes to studying the 60 yard dash, we need to have a full and complete understanding of all the variables that exist... and then have a game plan that can be adjusted on any given day.

    • One of the main things that needs to be adjusted is the use of different start techniques depending on how the assessment will be timed (handheld vs laser vs handheld laser).  Therefore, I spend a ton of time in my course discussing the pros and cons of various baseball starts as they relate to the 60 yard dash.  

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  • Now here is where I begin to expand beyond the 60 yard dash...

  • Since I spend so much time examining and explaining the pros/cons of different baseball starts as they relate to the 60, I might as well also discuss them as they relate to in-game use as well.

    • Certain starts are better with a longer lead and others with a shorter one... some are better with easy to read pitchers and others are more appropriate when pitchers are difficult.

  • Remember, I am not in the dugout and I'm not telling you what start you HAVE to use... I'm simply helping you to think outside the box so you can practice and decide for yourself.​

  • I can tell you that I have consulted with a few highly successful college programs that have incorporated my baseball start/lead-off/mental skills concepts... all of them use the running game as their primary offensive weapon and all will tell you that is the main reason for their program's success.

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  • My other area of expertise is MENTAL SKILLS TRAINING (click here for full details of my other online video course).

    • In order to fully understand the benefits and drawbacks of shorter vs longer leads (and the various starts that I recommend for each situation), we must also have a basic comprehension of certain mental skills (since this relates to maximizing reaction time for the purpose of getting good jumps).

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  • Finally, since I discuss mental skills (and having a certain purpose when sprinting)... and since I previously taught about running form and body lean angles... we now have everything we need to discuss how to go about improving home-to-1st time

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So in a nutshell, the above picture flow basically describes my online video course

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What Exactly Am I Selling Here?

Before I explain what I currently offer, please let me first describe what I used to offer and why these methods needed to be updated.

Services I USED to Offer...

60 Yard Dash Secrets Book

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Written in 2009

Issues that I Began to Notice Over Time:

  • The book was written in 2009 when a majority of assessments were handheld timed (and lasers were not very popular)... therefore, the book mainly only focused on one-type of baseball start

  • Not many people read anymore... video is king

  • Difficult to fully grasp the intricacies of certain movements in print format

Live Private Session

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  • One-time session for non-local athletes

  • Was Two Hours in Length

  • Most athletes came to me for my 60 and baseball start technique info... not necessarily traditional running form and concepts

Issues that I Began to Notice Over Time:

  • Two hours wasn't nearly enough time to present my material... let alone correct their running form and baseball start techniques

  • Almost the entire session was classroom style with me repeating the same speech over-and-over

    • Often rushing, missing some key points, and sometimes not presented in a logical way​

    • Went so fast that they could easily forget half the stuff we talked about

    • Expensive... especially when considering travel costs just to get to me

      • Kept at 2 hours to minimize costs... but really needed about 4-6 hours​

Services I Offer Now...

The main service that I currently offer is an online educational 60 Yard Dash and Baseball Speed Video Course

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This is much better and more cost effective than originally meeting with me to do lessons!

  • Almost FIVE hours of content (more details below)

  • Presented in an order that makes sense

  • Complete... never rushing to cram all the info in

  • Using video clips for better understanding

  • Can always go back and re-watch

  • *This course is a pre-requisite if you wanted to work with me personally (see full details below)  

60 Yard Dash and Baseball Speed Online Video Course
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Optional Upgrade (All-Star Package)

My Complete Mental Skills Online Educational Training Course Called "The Mind Lesson" 

  • Includes the 60 Yard Dash and Baseball Speed Course plus my COMPLETE mental skills course for all types of athletes (and parents)... note that the above 60 and Baseball Speed course only discusses the importance of mental skills as they relate to improving reaction time and improving base stealing jumps

  • Nearly 2.5 hours of content

  • Click Here for full details

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The Mind Lesson - Online Mental Skills Video Course

Here's a brief explanation of "The Mind Lesson" Mental Skills Course (Optional Upgrade)

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Additional Optional Upgrade (Hall of Fame Package)

Two (2) Brief Voiced-Over Critiques of Your Sprinting and Baseball Start Techniques

  • Includes BOTH courses from above plus the critiques to be done on two separate occasions (expires 6 months after purchase)

  • You send me videos of specific angles that I request and I'll respond within 10 days by sending you back a brief voiced-over video of my thoughts

  • Completion of the 60 Yard Dash and Baseball Speed Course prior to the critiques is a MUST... if not, you probably will not fully understand what I'm talking about in my reply video

  • Note:  This virtual online coaching option is only available via the Hall of Fame Package and cannot be purchased separately.

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... and a little more info about the
Virtual Coaching (Optional Upgrade)

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Do I Still Offer Live Private Coaching?

Yes, I still offer live coaching in both virtual and in-person formats, but a few things to keep in mind...

 

  • The purchase (and studying) of the above 60 Yard Dash and Baseball Speed Course is a pre-requisite to meeting with me live.

    • Again, there are many good general speed coaches around (and I can definitely be that for you as well), but the main reason that you would probably want to train with me would be for my specific information as it pertains to the 60 Yard Dash, Baseball Start Techniques, Home-to-First Time, and Mental Skills Training... all of which are perfectly presented in the video course and for far less expensive than it would be to meet with me to sit and teach the same info!

    • Remember, if you think you'll still have questions, there is the option to upgrade to the "Hall of Fame package" which also includes the Mental Skills Course and 2 Voiced-Over Form Checks.

    • If after doing all of the above, you still feel like you need even more personal attention, than private lessons could be an option for you... please check out www.thurmanhendrix.com for more info.

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Details of the 60 Yard Dash and Baseball Speed Course

The course is broken up into six main sections/videos:

  • Section 1 = Laying the groundwork (28:05)

  • Section 2 = Important (General) Speed Principals (32:54)

  • Section 3 = 60 Yard Dash Considerations (24:58)

  • Section 4 = The Baseball Start (1:44:26)

  • Section 5 = Home-to-First Time and Rounding Bases (13:50)

  • Section 6 = Training to Improve Baseball Speed and the 60 Yard Dash (1:05:15)

 

  • Since many of you are already working out, the course does not necessarily lay out a long-term training plan.  Rather, it provides more philosophy based information so that you can more accurately adjust the daily intensity based on your current workload.

  • With that being said... there is a basic workout routine described and demonstrated for those that may not already be lifting.

 

  • There is also a sprint-specific Movement Preparation routine provided in an attempt to minimize muscle strains (which are very common in straight sprints).

  • Finally, there is a detailed 4 week (pre-showcase) sprinting plan on how I recommend you lead up to and taper for a showcase.

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Need Some More Proof?

Bobby Ran a 6.5 Sec 60 (At An Invite Only Showcase)
On a Day When Only One Other Player Broke 7.0!

"I am one of those guys lucky enough to have been born with pretty good speed.  However, I realized at an early age that I wanted my running ability to be something that scouts would notice immediately.  Without doing any training, I would guess that I'm capable of running about a 6.8 second, 60 yard dash.  Good enough to be considered fast, but not off-the-charts special.

I decided to start training with Thurman Hendrix with the hopes of taking my speed to the next level.  It obviously worked because I ran a 6.5 second 60 at an invitational only baseball showcase on a day in which only one other player was able to break 7.0 seconds.

The one thing that I have learned about the 60 yard dash is that there are a lot of variables.  The wind, running surface, timing mechanism, etc. are all things that can greatly affect your time.  Thurman has taught me that what is really important is how my time compares to other players that get tested on the same day, and under the same circumstances.  Obviously, a 6.5 is good, but to run it on a day when only one other player broke 7.0 (at an invite only camp with the best players in the state) truly vaulted my status among the 30+ scouts in attendance!"  
 

Bobby Stevens
Baltimore Orioles Organization

"Thurman's Baseball-Specific Starts and Mental Skills Concepts Help Us to Be Among the National Leaders in Stolen Bases on a Yearly Basis!"

Bill Kurich

Head Baseball Coach

Webster University

4 Appearances in the DIII World Series

"With Thurman's Info, My Son Improved Almost a
Full Second In the 60 Yard Dash In Under 30 Days!"

"My son can hit the ball a country mile, and has been told that he has an opportunity to be a high round draft pick. However, he's also been told that his speed is a liability and that his 60 time needs to improve if he wants to be selected in the top five rounds.

I've heard about the magic that Thurman performs in regards to improving 60 yard dash times.  My son and I were traveling four hours into Chicago for a showcase camp and we decided to set up a session with him later that same evening.  

That morning at the showcase my son was timed at 8.2 seconds in the 60 yard dash and was basically ignored.  After performing all day at the camp we met with Thurman. Before teaching anything, he had him warm-up again and run another 60 using the same circumstances that were used at the camp.  The result was basically the same... 8.19.

Thurman then spent two hours with my son sharing 60 yard dash tips, working on his baseball start, and improving his overall running mechanics.  I am not lying when I tell you that he ran 7.55 by the end of that session... an improvement of about 0.7 in one session!

We have since traveled back home and my son has been working hard on his own to build on everything that Thurman had taught him.  After about a month, he asked the track coach to re-time him in the 60.  He was now a 7.33.  With Thurman's info, he improved almost a full second in the 60 yard dash in under 30 days!

I would absolutely recommend Thurman Hendrix and his 60 Yard Dash Course to every position player in baseball!"
 

Pat Wilson
Parent of a Former High School Baseball Player

And Some Random Emails I've Received

(Used With Permission) - Amateur Athletes so last names withheld for recruiting violation purposes.

Thanks Thurman!

Not sure if you remember me and my son Jarod or not, but I wanted to thank you for helping him go sub 7 in the 60-yd dash.  Below is the progression of 60-yd dash times at PBR showcases over the two years:


6/24 - 7.88
11/1 - 7.58
9/25 - 7.15
10/26 - 7.02
1/28 - 7.19
6/14 - 6.85 ****

Although Jarod has put in the work and has been busting his butt for two years, your program information and video analysis really helped him get to sub 7.  His goal by November is to get to 6.6.  That's ambitious but you gotta shoot for the stars!

Thanks again!
Ken B.

Thurman, just thought I would let you know that since using your program my 60 times have improved from a 6.8/6.9 average to now a 6.5 and my home-to-1st is around a 3.4/3.6 average.

 

Thanks for the help,
Jon M.

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My Reply = 

Jon, that is awesome and so great to hear!  If I ever update the website, would you mind if I used your email as a testimonial?

Thanks buddy and keep working hard,
Thurman

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His Reply =

No problem!  If you want I can write a longer one?  This stuff actually works so I would have no problem doing it... Jon

Just ordered the book.....amazing.....should be good reading and work out for duration of the fall/winter.....I have never seen anything directed so specific and comprehensive at baseball's 60yd dash....put that on the website!!!!!

Thanks, Mike D.

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I then received this 3 Hours later...

Thurman, absolutely brilliant....almost done reading already...everything makes perfect sense.
 

We worked on the pointers you gave us and what an amazing difference!  Perhaps a fast track and not a laser timer but Andrew has never had better times... 6.93 at the Head First Showcase in Long Island, NY!!!  

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Dennis C.

Hi Thurman,

 

I hope you are doing well.  I'm a Florida area scout for a recruiting agency.  In speaking with one of my clients he sent me this message and I thought you might like it for your website as a testimonial.  Very Impressive!  

 

... 4 years ago I used ideas I got from his book to help my son go from a 7.9 60 to a 7.1 60 in 2 months!

Kris D.

Thurman, just wanted to report to you that thanks to your information my son ran his 60 yard dash at the Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout in Birmingham, Alabama this weekend with a time of 6.60 seconds.  We feel your tips were instrumental in allowing him to achieve that time.  The incredible part of this achievement is that he was just released in mid May from a torn ACL and meniscus surgery/recovery, so we feel he has even more room for improvement.  Thanks for the great tips.

 

Best regards,

 

Hugh P.

Hey Thurman, I was just following up with you on the improvement of my 60 yard dash time.  Since I've been practicing the tips I learned from you I've already almost dropped a whole second on my time from a 8.28 to a 7.31.  I just wanted to thank you because this is a much better time for my position specific speed and will just get better with more practice, which will help scouts notice me at any prospect camps or any other showcase activities I attend instead of not bothering to pay attention to any of the other aspects of my game.  I'm very appreciative for this help and can't explain how surprised I was when I was first told I ran a 7.31.  I'll be sure to keep updating you on my time as well and letting you know how much you helped me.

 

Thank you sincerely,

Chase F.

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My reply =

Chase, that's awesome buddy!  Love it, keep working hard!  Would you mind if I use your email as a testimonial?

Proud,

Thurman

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His reply =

No problem, thanks for the help.  And yes, feel free to use it as a testimonial on your web page. Anything to help future people looking at your web page and know it's for real. Once again, thanks for the help I really appreciate.

Mr. Hendrix,

I really appreciate your going the extra yard to do that for me.  Thank you for all the suggestions.  I used the tips at the William & Mary Camp and ran the best time there!

Thank you,
Sean F.

Thurman,


Great news.  Miles ran a 7.0 today at his showcase,  a .3+ improvement!  He is a rising junior, so hopefully there are even faster times ahead.


Thanks again and we will be in touch.

Art P.
 

Thurman,

 

I hope you and your family have had a great holiday and are looking forward to the new year.  I wanted to give you a quick update on Teddy. During last school season we had a pitcher that was throwing around 92-96 mph and attracted a lot of pro scout attention.  At a couple of the games a couple of the scouts became curious about "The kid in center field." They spoke with Teddy and told him to keep working and that they would be tracking his progress.  As a result we saw them at various showcase events during the summer. So we felt it important to keep them updated regarding Teddy's progress.  

 

We sent them the latest video that we sent you of Teddy running the sixty yard dash.  After that video, the area scout for the Texas Rangers contacted Teddy and has asked him to attend a private workout on January 8th!!!! You can only imagine how excited Teddy is.  I just wanted to thank you again for you willingness to evaluate and then follow-up with me to help Teddy improve his time.

 

Keep doing what you are doing, It works!!!!

 

Ted B.   

My son did a consultation with you back in December.  He just ran his first 60s where he had a chance to incorporate your tips.  He knocked about three tenths off of his 60 time.  He went from 7.66 down to 7.38 this past weekend at ISU.  He still has a way to go, but he told me the tips you gave him for a better start and having a game plan for the day worked really well.

 

Thanks,

 

Ben H.

Hey coach remember me?  David from Rockville Maryland.  I've been working really hard on lowering my 60 time the past few months and now my lowest is 6.62.  I just wanted to say THANK YOU.

David G.

Thurman,

Sam was able to get timed at a PBR Showcase last week.  He ran a 7.27, which was in the top 5 for his class.  It was nice to see such an improvement.  Thought you might like to know.

Thanks again,

Matt F.

Thurman (Feel free to use this)...

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Your book was awesome!  My son (a HS freshman) shaved 0.2 sec (7.0 to 6.8) off his time in just 2 weeks after reading your book.   The way you described how to film for analysis was instrumental in identifying key areas for improvement.  Thanks again!

Phil J.

Thanks so much for the critique.  I just wanted to say after adjusting my start I dropped my time by a good .2 or .3 at a showcase and this weekend I dropped it another .2 at my high school tryouts. Thanks so much.


Hamilton S.

Started training these past few days and I have seen results.  My 60 yard dash time went from a 6.6 to a 6.5.  This info has helped a lot and I will continue to work on increasing my speed.  Thank you and really appreciate everything.

Wilfredo F.

Thurman,

Thank you for your quick response. We worked on everything and my son's 60 went from a 7.2 to a 7.0.  He is a junior and we plan on doing a lot more work this year and shaving some more tenths off that 60.  Thank you!

 

Greg T.

Thurman  -  I've seen huge growth from Angelo this year (both from a mental and speed standpoint).  Here's a story that I think you'll get a kick out of.

 

Perfect Game South Qualifier Tournament in Houston.  Another team we are playing has three players that were at the showcase in San Antonio.  Angelo gets to 1B and the first baseman recognizes him and says "You're going aren't you?"  Angelo, without hesitating says, "Yep" and then proceeds to second and third.  Priceless...

 

So not only did his 60 improve, but he's really starting to love your concepts and baseball starts for games too!

Thanks for infusing the idea of confidence and can-do in him.  He has challenging days like anyone, but he hasn't looked back since.

Mark W.

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    • including nearly 5 hours of lessons & content

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    • including nearly 2.5 hours of lessons & content 

    • Click Here for full details​

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  • After purchase you will receive an email on how to gain access to the online course(s) and how to go about the critiques (if buying the Hall of Fame Package).

  • 60 day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee... but this does not apply if buying the Hall of Fame Package and a critique has already been completed.

  • The sale is handled by a separate, large company called Clickbank.

  • Upon purchase, you will be added to our email newsletter, in which you can easily unsubscribe.

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Course Graphic.png
  • 60 Yard Dash & Baseball Speed Online Course

    • including nearly 5 hours of lessons & content

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    • including nearly 2.5 hours of lessons & content 

    • Click Here for full details​

  • Two (2) Brief Voiced-Over Critiques of Your Sprinting & Baseball Start Technique​

    • you send me videos of specific angles that I request and I'll respond by sending you back a brief voiced over video of my thoughts​

    • to make sense, it must be done AFTER watching the online course

    • done on two separate occasions

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