Rick Saggese, XFS, CSAC
In 1999 Rick transferred to FIU (Florida International University) for his senior season. He finished his collegiate career by hitting a game winning homerun against South Alabama at the Houston Astros AAA stadium. He played with Pat Burrell (Phillies/Giants), Aubrey Huff (Rays/Giants), Jason Michaels (Phillies/Indians), & Alex Cora (current Astros Bench Coach) during his playing days at Miami. Rick was coached and trained by some of the finest coaches in the country including Walter Hriniak (former Red Sox/White Sox batting coach), Jim Morris (Miami) and Mark Calvi (South Alabama)! Rick has trained athletes in core/strength training with the same exercises that are used at world renown athlete’s performance centers and uses the Mattes Method (AIS) to help increase flexibility and explosiveness. Rick was an associate scout for the Cleveland Indians for 10 seasons and knows what scouts look for in players to excel at the professional level.
Rick is an EXOS Certified Fitness Specialist as well as being certified to perform the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Y-Balance Test (YBT). He uses FMS prior to the majority of strength and agility training to assess the athlete for possible for “weak links” associated with their movement patterns. He also not only goes over past injury history with the athlete on the initial session, but does a postural analysis as necessary to find deeper related movement limitations. He has participated in some of the top speed/quickness camps in the country and is an Certified Speed and Agility Coach by Athletes Acceleration. Rick has attended and learned from events taught by various top success and peak performance coaches including Tony Robbins, Dan Lier, and Jim Fannin.
Take your game to another level on and off the field as Coach Rick will help you remove any barriers that may be holding you back to get the success you want. Coach Rick has helped over 25 of his clients earn college athletic scholarships will you be next?
“Rick was a student of the game; I can’t think of anyone more prepared to train with.”
Jim Morris~ Head Coach, University of Miami Hurricanes
“Rick’s playing experience, knowledge and training program is a place where you can only become a better player and person.”
Bret Williamson~ Arizona Diamondbacks Scout, Hitting Instructor
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