My name is Jarad Vollkommer. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the Assistant Performance Director at Infiniti Sports Performance in Long Island, NY. After completing my undergraduate career at the University of Tampa, I decided I wanted to take over Long Island baseball.
For most of my life, I was an underrated athlete because of my size. I constantly had to prove people wrong and prove myself right. To be quite honest, I kept this underdog mentality with me to show people that I will outwork anybody and everybody.
Once I got heavily involved with research, I finally started to question everything that I learned. I have devoted most of my collegiate career to researching the major aspects of baseball performance: hitting, throwing, and running.
Having multiple years of playing experience, I felt lost when I was no longer playing in college after my freshman year at U-Tampa. This website gives me that fire inside me that I felt back when I was playing.
I’m just a normal 23-year old kid who loves the game of baseball and the application of science. I originally wanted to study Architecture in college…thankfully, I did not go down that path. However, in a way, a big part of my career is creating ATHLETIC ANIMALS! So, I guess you can say I am an architect after all.
Want to start training with me? Click HERE for more info on what I do with Infiniti Performance!
I’ve been a Performance Coach for 2 years now, and I still learn new things from my athletes each and every day I am training them. I will always have that deep interest in research, which lead me to creating this website. During my last semester at the University of Tampa, I wrote a scientific paper on visuomotor performance in collegiate baseball players (you can find that here).
At Infiniti Sports Performance, I train athletes of all ages and abilities. I absolutely love my job because I get to learn more about what my athletes do on the field, therefore my programming for them becomes even more specific.
I train a ton of baseball players, and I’ve been through every up and down with multiple kids. Hopefully one day I’ll see my athletes get “the call”!
The 2018-2019 off-season was one of the best I’ve ever had because of the pro group I trained. We got AFTER it and the atmosphere was electric with these guys: Joe Palumbo (Texas Rangers, LHP), Ben Brown (Philadelphia Phillies, RHP), Anthony Kay (Toronto Blue Jays, LHP), Mike O’Reilly (St. Louis Cardinals, RHP), and Bruce Kern (Lamingo Monkeys, RHP).
I am also an assistant coach for the Long Island Strong Baseball Academy. Based on all the research I have read, I created an adaptive throwing program alongside a strength and conditioning program for my kids. Since the recruiting process has vastly changed within the past couple of years, it is our job to do what is best for our athletes: DEVELOPMENT.
We were recently ranked 30th 18u team in the NATION by PerfectGame, and #1 in New York State. This was a huge accomplishment for our team and organization being that we’ve only been a program for 3 years now!
We require practices throughout the week, team warm ups, arm care protocols, and motivation to get to the next level. You can learn more about our team by clicking here.
In the summer of 2017, I interned at Champion PT and Performance studying under Kiefer Lammi and Mike Reinold. This was the greatest experience in my life both professionally and personally. I’ve now teamed up with Mike Reinold in delivering the most reliable baseball content on the internet in regards to performance enhancement, injury prevention, and coaching. If you want to read one of the latest articles, click here!
Finally, I would not be where I am today professionally without the many mentors I’ve had along the journey:
- Danny Garcia, Sportseast Performance (Tampa, FL) – Former infielder for the NY Mets
- Russ Taveras, Infiniti Performance (Long Island, NY) – Co-Owner of Infiniti Performance, and former trainer of mine back in high school
- Kiefer Lammi, Champion PT and Performance (Boston, MA) – Director of Sports Performance, and a great friend of mine who pushed me to my limits to become the best coach possible
- Mike Reinold, Champion PT and Performance (Boston, MA) – Co-Owner of Champion PT and Performance, and great friend who shares the passion of baseball performance and personal development
“He who says he can, and he who say’s he can’t, are both usually right”