Episode 056 - Joe Yager - Putting Youth in a Position to Succeed

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast show

Summary: In Episode 056, we focus our attention on the work of Joe Yager, based out of Champaign, Illinois. In our interview with Joe, we spend time discussing Joe’s work in baseball and how he is working to change the way young baseball players are developed from youth athlete to elite performer. Joe is involved with a project headed up by Dr. Greg Rose known as On Base University. The project is directed at providing top-notch education in the study of movement and physiology as it relates to the games of baseball and softball. Joe talks about his experiences in working in baseball and how he approaches youth development with the goal of improving overall performance and preserving health for long and productive careers in the sport.<br>Joe Yager holds an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. While pursuing his degree, he was named Male Athlete of the Year and a member of the Sports Hall of Fame because of his contributions to the university’s baseball team. During his college career, Joe led the nation in strike-outs. He is certified in F.M.S. (Functional Movement Systems), T.P.I. (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 1 and Level 2, and as an A.C.E. CPT (American Council of Exercise Certified Personal Trainer). He has coached high school and collegiate baseball and has both coached and developed a large number of travel baseball teams. Joe has also worked as a collegiate baseball recruiter and motivational speaker.<br><br>Joe is the owner and proprietor of the Perform Every Day training and fitness center in Champaign, Illinois. At his training facility, he mentors other trainers and works with a wide range of clients, including professional athletes in the MLB, NFL, PGA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and numerous NCAA athletes in a variety of sports. Joe also runs strength, conditioning, speed, agility and recovery camps for high school athletes in most sports in Chicago and Central Illinois. Joe has had wide-ranging success helping high school students through the recruiting process to land scholarships at Division I schools.<br><br>For more information on Joe Yager, you can follow him via the links below:<br><br>Website: <a href="http://www.onbaseu.com/certification/instructors/joeyager" rel="noopener">http://www.onbaseu.com/certification/instructors/joeyager</a><br>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jyager20/" rel="noopener">https://www.instagram.com/jyager20/</a><br>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perform-Every-Day/899888233392875" rel="noopener">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perform-Every-Day/899888233392875</a><br>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/yager20" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/yager20</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>The D&amp;D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: <br><br>iTunes – <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217" rel="noopener">https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217</a><br><br><a href="https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/" rel="noopener">https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/</a><br><br>Spreaker.com – <a href="https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show" rel="noopener">https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show</a><br><br>You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: <br><br>Don Saladino: <br><a href="http://www.DonSaladino.com" rel="noopener">http://www.DonSaladino.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino <br>YouTube - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino</a> <br><br>Derek M. Hansen: <a href="http://www.SprintCoach.com" rel="noopener">http://www.SprintCoach.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen <br>YouTube - <a href="http://youtube.com/derekmhansen" rel="noopener">http://youtube.com/derekmhansen</a>