Staff Bios

John Snelten-Founder & President

 

 

 

Owner, Strength/Conditioning coach, lead throwing instructor and program designer. John finished his collegiate career at Valparaiso University in 2009 and has been privately instructing, coaching, and strength training since.

 

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Freddie Landers-Asst. Strength Coach & Hitting Instructor

Landers is a Grayslake native who graduated from GCHS in 2014. He played college baseball at the College Of Lake County where he earned a scholarship to play at Division 1 Savannah State. Followed by an injury, he transferred to nationally ranked Division 2 Missouri Southern State where he was an All-American. In addition to being a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist Freddie works with hitters and catchers for private 1 on 1 instruction during the off season.  Fred is now a hitting instructor with the Toronto Blue Jays and will have limited availability.  Please email for potential instruction.

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DJ Snelten-Throwing Mechanics, Strength/Speed & Agility

DJ is the first player to have been selected in the MLB amateur draft from Lakes Community High School in 2010. Electing to go to the University of Minnesota, he went on to become first team All-Big Ten in 2013 and earning Minnesota's "Player of the year" award before being selected again in the 9th round by the San Francisco Giants. DJ made his MLB Debut on 4/28/2018. Shortly following, he went on to have additional opportunities to play with the Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, and Chicago Cubs organization. Recently, he has signed with the New York Yankees. In addition to having multiple certifications as a Personal Trainer (CPT), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and a Certified Speed and Agility Specialist (CSAS), Snelten continues on with his 9th year of playing professional baseball.  Dj is also the owner of GUD baseball, a remote training performance company.

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