CSCS, CPT, CSAC
Andrew Sacks is a Certifed Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Certified Speed and Agility Coach (NSPA), Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA), 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 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, the 2022 Baltimore County Pitcher of the Year, countless All-County, All-Metro, and All-State athletes. Andrew has also trained pro athletes from the Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Philadephia Phillies, New York Mets, and Chicago White Sox organizations, as well as teams from the independent Frontier League and Atlantic League, and the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.
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 athletes 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.
sPORTS pERFORMANCE cOACH
Brandon attended and played college baseball at CCBC Dundalk and Davis and Elkins College, graduating with 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.
dIRECTOR OF PITCHING
Jordie Henry is the Director of Pitching and lead throwing instructor at PSP. He graduated in 2019 from Wayland Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is Rapsodo Pitching, Driveline Foundations of Pitching, and Driveline Pitch Design certified.
While at Wayland Baptist, Jordie was named an all-conference pitcher and was a member of the 2016 Pioneer team that broke the program record for number of wins in a single season. Upon graduating from Wayland, he worked in Amarillo, Texas as an instructor at Amarillo Baseball Academy and as a stringer for the Amarillo Sod Poodles (AA Arizona Diamondbacks). From 2019 to 2022, he served as the pitching coach at Scotland Campus, a prep school in Scotland, PA, where he coached pitchers of all backgrounds from all over the United States and 12 different countries. In 2021, he also served as the pitching coach for the Rochester Ridgemen, a collegiate summer baseball team in the NYCBL. Throughout those stops, he has worked privately with pitchers at every level from youth to professional.
Jordie’s interest in pitching development stemmed from several injuries that he suffered in his own career, which then grew into a passion as he became a coach. He utilizes his knowledge of proper movement patterns, injury prevention, workload management, data and analytical application, pitch design, and more to build specialized training programs that help each individual athlete achieve their throwing and pitching goals.
A 2019 graduate of the University of Maryland, Joe Hirsch has worked in player development for the Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cincinnati Reds. In each of these roles, Joe ran various baseball technologies, captured video, and interpreted data and analytics for the coaches and players. This past season, he was with the Cincinnati Reds running video and technology for their High-A Affiliate, the Dayton Dragons.
Joe is familiar with a wide range of baseball technologies such as Trackman, Rapsodo, Edgertronic, and Blast. Joe used his years of professional baseball experience in order to help the Dragons offense, and put on a series of hitting presentations geared toward helping hitters with their approach, discipline, and pitch selection.
Some of the players that Joe has worked with include Oriole major leaguers Ryan McKenna, Mike Baumann, and Zac Lowther. In 2022, he worked with Baltimore native Jose Torres as well as Reds Minor League Player of the Year, Elly De La Cruz.