Functional Fitness Training

Fitness Training

This program is structured for all sports football, soccer, baseball and softball. This program is designed to enhance a athlete's core strength (primarily legs, abdomen, and lowerback)

Our Instructors have 20years of Physical Education experience and have been nationally certified in functional Training.

There will be 2 groups available, with a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 12 participants per group.

  • Cost: In accordance with number of sessions purchased; see Registration Form (PDF) for further details (One Hour per session)
  • Dates will be set according to participants signing up for the program. A minimum of 10 participants and then we will set the dates and they will be notified at that time.

* Groups may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. This may change the times of the other Groups!

Download Regisgration Form (PDF)

Understand the basics of Functional Fitness Program

  • Develop the neuro-muscular system in conjunction with the biomechanics of human movement.
  • Develop muscular balance in the entire neuro-muscular system of the human body.
  • Develop the kinetic energy chain cross-specifically to the physical demands of a person's life
  • Develop optimum levels of balance and postural stabilization capacities with core strength/endurance/power, joint integrity, and functional strength/endurance/power.
  • Develop capabilities for optimum levels of performance by individuals in their person work/play endeavors through implementation of a comprehensive functional training program.

Functional Training Definitions



Function can be defined as an efficient integration of the kinetic chain required to create body movement. Functional body movement incorporates the skeletal, neural, and muscular systems. Movement activities occur in multi-planar (sagittal, frontal, and transverse) involving the stabilization, acceleration, and deceleration of the kinetic chain.

Kinetic chain:

The kinetic chain of the human body is comprised of the skeletal, neural, and muscular systems. The Kinetic chain of the body performs as an integrated unit to start and stop movement. Each system (muscular, neural, skeletal) works interdependently to create a movement and if any portion of the kinetic chain does not work efficiently the movement is compromised. This results in compensations from other systems in the body. These compensations can result in decreased performance outputs and/or injury.

Functional Training Protocols:

Functional training involves the prehabilitation and rehabilitation of the human body. Prehabilitation/rehabilitation incorporates fundamental categories of conditioning and analysis

  • Stabilization Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Core Training
  • Joint integrity Training
  • Integrated Functional Strength Training
  • Speed and Agility Training
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Training
  • Coss-Specificity Training

Functional Profile Assessment:

Baseball Training

Every individual is different. As a result, a functional profile as required. This information provided by this series of assessments will provide the required information to address the needs of the individual and their daily activities. A comprehensive functional profile assessment will include the following.

  • Needs assessment
  • Balance assessment
  • Postural assessment
  • Gait assessment
  • Flexibility assessment
  • Core Strength assessment
  • Functional Strength assessment
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic assessment
  • Nutritional intake assessment
  • Mental/Emotional assessment

Integrated Balance Training:

The ability of the entire neuro-muscular system to produce force, reduce force, and stabilize the entire kinetic chain during functional movement in all planes of motion (sagittal, frontal, transverse)

Flexibility Training:

Flexibility can be defined as the ability of the muscular system of the body to have the optimal length-tension relationship in all of its muscles. This allows for the optimum production, reduction, and stabilization of movement during any activity. Flexibility training is comprised of response, operational, and functional protocols.

Core Stabilization Training:

Core strength, endurance, and power are the basis for all functional movement, The core portion of human anatomy is considered the lumbar spine. pelvis, and hip structure. The neuro-muscular system of this portion functions within the kinetic chain to stabilize and create balance during functional movement patters.

Functional Strength Training:

The neuro-muscular system of the body works as a unit" to produce force, reduce force, and stabilize the kinetic chain during functional activities. Integration of the entire neuro-muscular system in functional moment patterns produces the optimal levels of performance within the human body. The integration of the neuro-muscular system rather than the isolation of individual muscles is optimal during strength training activities. Functional strength training activities can be utilized to create neuro-muscular strength, endurance, or power within the kinetic chain.

Aerobic and Anaerobic Training:

The ability of the cardiopulmonary system to utilize oxygen efficiently for the purpose of tissue repair and activity outputs is contingent upon the development of these two variables. The implementation of aerobic and anaerobic training develops increased cardiac outputs, oxygen intake, and oxygen utilization within the body

Velocity Program

Velocity Gain 5 mph- now at 90 mph

I want to take the time to thank you for working with me. The Velocity Program is by far the best and most intense throwing program I have ever come across. I really think this will be icing on the cake and get me to the level where I need to be. The results are fast and most of all the progress works. The arm strengthening that takes place and velocity creation is truly unbelievable. Everyone needs this program, its arm care; arm strength and arm speed all in one and is something everyone who is looking to play at the next level should do.

T. McGurn, Age 24, "Independent" Player
Velocity Gain 6 mph

As a player who has early season shoulder tightness in the past the velocity program has eliminated this problem. My shoulder and general condition is the best it has ever been. It is hard to find a better off season, in season maintenance program. Coach Newton and Players Dugout is the place to go. A Game Changing Program

S. Shackleford, Age 22, Florence Freedom Independent League

On the Velocity Program: "the Velocity Program" has given me the confidence to challenge every batter and team I face no matter how good they are. It has given me a piece of mind in regards to the health of my shoulder which allows me to focus on the mental aspect, the most important aspect, of pitching. I'm able to go deeper in games, my secondary pitches have improved, and it has taken me to a new level of competition."

J. Nash, Age 21, A Pitcher at Centre College
Velocity Gain 9 mph

This is my 3rd year out of college baseball and my arm hasn't felt better since completing the program. From a coaching perspective our kids have shown improvement in arm strength and have gained more confidence on the mound as a result of the Velocity Program. Works!! Confidence Builder.

D. Mattingly, Age 25, Pleasure Ridge Park High School Pitching Coach
Velocity Gain 11 or 12 mph

It has meant so much to me. There's no way I would be where I am today without this program. The Velocity Program has increased my chances of playing Division one baseball, and that would be my dream. A Career Changing Program.

J. Wilson, Age 17, Meade County High School
Velocity Gain 5.3 mph

My shoulder feels stronger than ever and my fastball went from 71 mph to 79 mph. Three weeks later I hit 80 mph off the mound and my throws from 3rd base are a whole lot stronger. It is an awesome program. Healthy Shoulder and Faster Speed.

E. Barker, Age 14, East Hardin Middle School
Velocity Gain 6 mph

It has been a lot of hard work and I can tell a difference on the mound and being able to get the ball across the field better. I'm stronger and healthier.

J. Bowles, Age 14, Bullitt East High School

5 of our top 6 pitchers this season participated in the velocity program before the season. It has not only increased their velocity but it allowed their arms to be in great throwing condition prior to the start of games. Our pitchers could throw more pitches in a game earlier in the season than ever before. Our pitching staff has been the foundation for our success this season. They have been very reliable. Our defense and hitting have been inconsistent at times while our pitching has been the mainstay. The program has allowed our pitching staff to be built for a strong run in the post season. The recovery program has also allowed our pitchers to experience less soreness and faster recovery. They all play a position every day in our line-up so the durability of their arm has been a must. They all feel like their arm is stronger than ever. It has also played a major role in helping them play their defensive position more effectively. Our catcher has a quicker time to second, our shortstop has become a legitimate college shortstop, and our third baseman has been able to play 3rd the day after he pitches without much soreness or weakness. All this is a direct result of velocity.

C. Price, LaRue County High School, Math Department, Head Baseball Coach
Velocity Gain 10 mph

Velocity help me to realize that with proper training and 100% dedication to the workouts, a athlete can improve their arm and shoulder strength. The results have been amazing. After nine weeks to see the radar gun jump 10 mph put a big smile on my face. But more importantly my coaches, family and friends comment on how hard I now throw the ball. The best part, my shoulder feels great and my confidence level is off the charts. Hard work definitely pays off.

K. McGuffin, Age 15, Central Hardin High School