The Optimal Arm Project is heading into its 3rd year. We’ve had amazing results and are proud of the notable athletes that have been through our program. We have had the last 3 out of 4 Diamond Award Winners (awarded to Nassau County’s best highs school pitcher) as well as many NCAA Baseball Standouts.
As sports performance and recovery specialists, we are seeing more and more shoulder and elbow injuries in rotational sports such as baseball, softball and football. The Optimal Arm Project is AMP's answer to this problem, and is an all-access pass to our systematic and science backed approach of building powerful, injury resilient throwing athletes. The OAP encourages proper mechanics, improved posture, balance and endurance that will lead to improved arm strength and consistency, helping you reach your maximum potential on the field.
The Optimal Arm Project is great for throwing athletes of a variety of ages and skill levels. First, you will undergo a thorough evaluation to determine if you qualify for the rigorous training program that comprises the OAP. Then, we tailor the throwing aspect of the program to fit your needs, whether that be rehabilitating an old injury, improving mechanics, increasing arm strength and speed, AMP performance coaches will guide you down a path appropriate for you.
The total session time for the OAP is 75 minutes per session. The first portion of the session will focus on functional mobility, stability, balance and rotational strength with the AMP Athletic Performance Staff. The latter portion will focus on shoulder strength and stability in the throwing motion by utilizing over and under weighted balls as well as technique drills.
with AMP Performance Coach:
10 min: Talk with Mobility/ Specific Correctives
15 min: Shoulder & Core Stability
10 min: Dynamic Warm Up/ Agility
10 min: Rotational Power
with Skill Coach:
25 min: Weighted Ball Drills
20 min: Skill Work Stations
- (Mound Work/ Drills for Pitchers)
- (Footwork, Towel Drills)
10 min: Talk w/ Mobility/Specific Correctives & Next Session Preview
Additional sessions will open as needed.
*The first Monday session will be Tuesday, January 2nd
**Pro Rated weekly rates available for collegiate athletes based on their winter break schedule.