B.S., CSCS, CPT, CSAC
Andrew Sacks is a Certifed Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and the Owner and Head of Strength and Conditioning at Prime Sports Performance in Baltimore, Maryland. Andrew graduated from Frostburg State University in 2009 with a double major in Exercise Science and Psychology. While at Frostburg, he played on two conference championship baseball teams and made two trips to the NCAA regional tournament.
Since becoming a certified trainer (NSCA) in 2009, Andrew has trained athletes of all ages and skill levels, ranging from 9-year-olds to elite Division 1 and professional athletes. Andrew specializes in designing individualized programs for each athlete based on the unique demands of their sport and position, and his training techniques have recently produced some of the best athletes in the Baltimore area, including 2 Baltimore Sun Players of the Year, the 2014 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year, the 2016 Varsity Sports Network Pitcher of the Year, the 2018 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year, the 2019 Baltimore County Baseball Player of the year, countless All-County, All-Metro, and All-State athletes, and pro athletes from the Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Philadephia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox organizations, as well as teams from the independent Frontier League and Atlantic League.
Andrew's training methods are focused on developing speed, strength, explosiveness, and overall athleticism in each of his athletes, as well as teaching proper lifting technique. Andrew's pupils typically see great improvements that carry over to their on-field performance, and see a drastically reduced injury rate as a result of their training. In addition to his years of experience training athletes, Andrew has also worked in a rehab setting at Union Memorial Sports Medicine, where he assisted in implementing elbow and shoulder rehab programs for injured throwers.
James Canoles is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer who trains athletes in all sports with an emphasis on speed development, strength, and endurance training.
James has extensive experience as a soccer player, having won several county and regional championships, as well as a state championship in high school, and reached the JUCO National Tournament as a member of CCBC-Essex.
James specializes in training athletes for field sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, as well as baseball and softball. James is extremely adept at creating training programs designed to introduce young athletes to basic training concepts and teach proper form while improving all-around athleticism.
Ron Schreurs was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010 following his senior year of high school, but opted to go to college instead, and played collegiate baseball at Daytona State College and Broward College where he majored in developmental psychology.
In 2012 after finishing his second year at Broward, Ron signed with the Baltimore Orioles and began his professional career, eventually spending time in the Gulf Coast League, North Country Baseball League, and the Atlantic League before playing for 2 years in Japanese Professional Baseball. Over the course of his professional career in the US, Ron compiled a lifetime ERA of 3.80, averaging 9.71 K/9. Ron’s best individual season came in 2015 as a member of the Old Orchard Beach Surge/York Revolution when he pitched a combined 44 innings with a 2.45 ERA and 60 strikeouts, yielding a K/9 ratio of 12.27
For the past 4 years, Ron has been an instrumental part of the Redline/Prime Throwing Academy, helping teach high-velocity mechanics and pitch development to academy participants and serving as a pitching instructor and mentor to young pitchers looking to play at the collegiate and professional level. He also hold a sport-specific training certification from the American Sports and Fitness Association (ASFA).
Brandon attended the Community College of Baltimore County on the Dundalk campus and Davis and Elkins College where he received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2019. Prior to graduation, Brandon completed an internship during the summer of 2018 at Prime Sports Performance, and was hired as a strength and conditioning coach after graduating.
Brandon has a high level of experience in baseball, and was a part of a North Harford High School team that reached the state finals in 2014. During his collegiate career he played in the NJCAA with regional tournament appearances and eventually wrapped up his college career in the NCAA at the Division 2 level at Davis and Elkins.
Brandon specializes in training athletes for baseball or softball youth and high school in both team settings and individualized programs. He also specializes in designing programs for youth athletes that are new to training to teach basic concepts and correct movement patterns to help them become better overall athletes.