I used to play baseball and recently a friend of mine(a former pro trying to sign on w/ another team), convinced me to go to a tryout w/ him.
I have not played organized baseball in about 6 years.
So last week I took a trip to the LA Dodgers Spring Training camp for an open tryout. I figured it would just be a relaxing day off work and I’d have some fun and then continue on w/ my life. Well…I ended up making the cuts until the end where they would have offered a contract (they didn’t)…but the scout said I could definitely play independent pro ball right away.
About 75% of the guys at the tryout were already pro and in the position of trying to catch on w/ another team…and I played better than most of them…and in BP hit better than them all.
so, now I’m really thinking about giving it a shot. I have enough money to last me a little over a year and this would for sure be the last opportunity for me to do this (I’m 26).
so if I am really going to do this I want to be as prepared as possible. I have about 12 weeks before I’d need to tryout again. I am in no way in baseball shape…I workout pretty steady, about 2-3 days/week…right now 5’11", 200 lbs, about 10% bodyfat, 385 bench/550 squat/465 deadlift…
but, to sign on w/ a team, I’d need to be in the best shape possible so I was thinking of working w/ a professional strength and conditioning expert.
Today I called Poliquin Performance in Tempe, AZ to see about training w/ Charles Poliquin. I was also thinking of possibly working w/ Charlie Francis. Fortunately money is not a huge issue.
so, if it was up to you, who would you work with? Any suggestions?