Proactive Athletic Assessment Performance
Proactive Athletic Assessment and Performance (PAAP) is a scientifically
based training program.
Unique to Northeast Ohio, the six-week program uses specialized techniques
to enhance pitching/throwing performance through:
- A connected motion (the sum of the body parts working in harmony)
- Improved command and velocity
- Decreased risk of injury
- Improved mental focus
The PAAP training program includes:
Three, two-hour sessions each week for six weeks.
The six weeks can be split into two, three-week blocks. Each session focuses on:
- Hip and thoracic (mid back) mobility
- Strength/power utilizing total body movements
- Throwing motion, command and velocity
- Mental game
- Total body assessment prior to the start of training with specific, individualized
exercise program to address problems
- One to two instructors per training session
- Eight to 10 athletes per session
Six-week program cost: $450, includes the total body assessment.
Three-week program cost: $225, includes the opportunity to register for a second three-week session.
For those who pay for the entire six-week program up front, the cost is $400.
Program Dates and Times
Programs for pitchers/position players 12-18 years of age are held throughout
Please check back soon for dates and times of upcoming sessions.
All PAAP training will take place at the Strongsville Stallions facility
located at 5460 Wegman Rd., Valley City.
For more information on the PAAP program, or to register for the program,
contact Steve Pritchard, MS, AT, at
Expert Staff Members
PAAP staff members have extensive baseball experience. Additionally, each
staff member has areas of expertise related to pitching/throwing performance.
Staff members include:
Expertise: Arm care, pitching motion
Pitching coach: Strongsville High School, 2007-present
Head coach: Huron High School, 2000-2002
Assistant coach: Huron High School, 1998-2000
Steve Pritchard, MS, AT
Expertise: Body assessment, pitching motion
Athletic Trainer: Southwest General, 1999-present
Head Athletic Trainer: Strongsville High School, 2011-present
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Strongsville High School, 1999-2011
Joe Kopacz AT, CSCS
Expertise: Strength and conditioning, movement and body assessment
Athletic Trainer: Southwest General, 2002-present
Head Strength Coach: Strongsville High School, 2002-present
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Strongsville High School, 2002-present