Player Development Program
One of the biggest issues we see in the Canadian recruitment process, is the ability for players to compete effectively at the collegiate level. In order to achieve this, players need to be able to learn, adapt, and most importantly - be able to develop into a better baseball player.
Through the NRS Player Development Program, we believe that not only will players become better on the field; but will instill the work ethic off it needed to be successful at the collegiate level.
When on-boarding as an NRS athlete, each of our members will undergo the full NRS Diagnostic Assessment with one of our trainers. This baseline - covering overall health of a player to skill level - will give us more in depth understanding as to how each individualized plan should be programmed.
The three major aspects of the NRS Diagnostic Assessment include:
Functional Range Assessment® (FRA®) Mobility Screens: The FRA® Mobility Screen is currently the standard bearer in player development across all major professional sports. These reports will give players, coaches, and parents a better understanding of how they move; and specific problematic areas that need improvement
Rapsodo®, HitTrax®, and K-Motion Reports: Rapsodo®, HitTrax®, and the K-Motion K-Vest™ are three of the most prevalent player development technologies being used in professional baseball today. By using this technology to create a baseline player report, we can actively measure a player’s positive progression over time.
High Speed Video Analysis: By using our high-speed cameras, our trainers will be able to better define certain areas in both the hitting and pitching movements that need to be addressed. As well, players can self-analyze themselves to see first hand some of the problematic areas that need improvement.
Player Development Program
The NRS Player Development Program is a four phased training model; that focuses on kinematic sequencing, and positive body progression. This model allows for seamless integration between skill development strength and conditioning practices; making sure a player’s performance will ‘peak’ when they need to be competition ready. This model has been proven to work at across all levels of baseball, and is similar to off-season player development models being used currently in the MLB.
Training Program Timeline
Each training phase usually lasts around 6-8 weeks, depending on how well players respond to the different stimuli.
During each phase - as part of the NRS Player Development Program, every NRS athlete will receive a:
UPDATED NRS DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT
PERSONALIZED BASEBALL SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
PERSONALIZED STRENGTH PROGRAM
PERSONALIZED FRC® MOBILITY PROGRAM
MECHANICAL VIDEO BREAKDOWN