YOUR COACHES

For rotational athletes – baseball pitchers, football quarterbacks, volleyball players, tennis players and golfers – it’s critical to work with the right coaches. Our protocols and practices, all science-based and backed by data, have helped many athletes become some of the best in their sports.

Behind all great athletes: great coaches.

We’ve been helping athletes from baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf and quarterbacks hone their skills, increase their strength, and reduce injuries, thus transforming themselves into the best within their sports for over 40 years.

The Pros put their trust in us. You can, too.

You might just recognize some of the pros we’ve worked with. And we’ve worked with many more!

 

Randy Wishmyer

CSCS, CFSC, PT
Randy has worked closely with renowned pitching guru Tom House for 18 of his 28 years as a coach, helping pitchers and QBs improve their strength and skills both as individual players and team members. In addition to the important work he does with the NPA and RAC Performance, Randy is an elite strength coach. He has helped numerous NFL, MLB, PGA and pro volleyball players increase their strength and performance levels. His work has directly resulted in athletes moving up to the highest levels of competition and the resulting testimonials received attest to this. His innate, and often counterintuitive, understanding of how the human body performs has been instrumental in formulating the strength and conditioning protocols that are now being used by elite athletes throughout the world. Randy has also coached for high school and collegiate teams so he understands well the environment at those levels. Whether with a youth athlete or one of his pro clients, Randy focuses heavily on strength/conditioning, bio-mechanics, nutrition and mental/emotional preparation. Randy strongly believes that the science-based research that he provides to athletes is the driving force behind the mission to better inform, instruct and inspire players to raise their level of play, stay healthy, and enjoy playing longer.

Charlie Nootbaar

Biomechanist

A former collegiate-level baseball player, Charlie has been actively coaching for over 20 years, from levels spanning Little League through pro ball. With a degree in mathematics and a passion for research and science, he leads projects designed to improve the health, durability, and performance of rotational athletes. Charlie was responsible for the NPA’s 3D Motion Capture system and producing the analyses that determines an athlete’s movement efficiencies.Through his research, he has invented multiple training devices that increase performance – products so well-regarded they have been copied by other manufacturers… He takes great pride in educating athletes with information that will make them the best performers, teammates and students they can be. He understands the injuries kids often encounter and the best courses of action to get them back on the field playing safely. As a father of successful baseball players of his own, he knows well the anxieties parents go through when trying to navigate kids through the competitive athletic environment. His sons both played D1 college baseball, and both have been drafted. One of his sons was drafted in the 8th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Charlie is also an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University where he’s teaching a course in coaching for a master’s program.

We work with a variety of athletes. Learn more about what we can do for you.

Baseball/Softball – This is where we got our start. As leaders in pitching research, instruction and conditioning, over the last 40+ years our foundations of learning how to keep pitchers and position players healthy led us to refine and develop the protocols we use today. There is no organization that knows more about the mechanics, strength and durability requirements of baseball & softball players anywhere in the country. We can get you throwing harder and swinging the bat faster and with more power… safely! And if you need pitching help visit our partner site NPAwest.com.
A strong, healthy and durable shoulder is the foundation to your success and we are experts at building and maintaining that strength. But it doesn’t stop there. If you ignore the rest of your body eventually a weak link will break elsewhere preventing you from competing at 100%. In addition to elbow and shoulder integrity, RAC Performance will get you on a program to increase your torque as well as build strength and quickness throughout your body helping you become a better athlete. You will move quicker and jump higher!
As advisory partners with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPi), we have worked closely with founder Greg Rose and collaborated on many research projects to develop protocols that increase a golfers functional strength and durability. What does that mean? PGA, LPGA and other professionals have sought us out to help solve their physical weaknesses so they can hit the ball farther and at the same time increase their endurance and stamina to keep them healthy. We also understand the Kinematic Sequence intimately and how it applies to a golfer’s swing efficiency. Let us get you added distance to both your driver and iron shots!
With our extensive research on throwing and the kinematic sequence, we are now on the forefront of teaching QBs how to build arm strength and throw the ball effectively and accurately. Throwing a football requires the same kinematic sequence of movements to send energy from feet to fingertips as pitching a baseball with only subtle differences. How you generate that energy and transfer it to the ball is critical to being an efficient and accurate passer. Even at the highest levels, we’ve been able to improve NFL QBs arm strength and make them better passers of the ball. We can help you gain strength, velocity and accuracy with your passes as well.

Are you ready to get to the next level?

We have workouts and memberships of all kinds. Find the one that’s right for you and join us.