MLB Veterans among Program 15 Player Training and Development faculty and staff announcement.
Program 15 President and Director of Development, Jeremy Booth, officially announced the following appointments to the organization’s growing faculty and staff of MLB veterans.
Adam Czajkowski – Assistant Director of Baseball Operations
Czajkowski’s 6 years of scouting and player development experience with the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates adds a powerful set of eyes and toolset to the evaluation component of Program 15. His deep understanding of the player evaluation, report writing and transitions process used by so many professional and college organizations is valued across the country.
Booth said, “Adam has been my right hand from the beginning and an invaluable asset as far as growing Program 15 into what it’s become.”
Benji Gil – National Infield Coordinator
A first round draft pick, Gil made his Major League Baseball debut with the Texas Rangers in 1993 and was a member of the 2002 World Series Champions Anaheim Angels.
Booth said, “Benji has a wealth of knowledge and is one of those people you love to sit back and just watch and listen. He’s a renowned utility infielder and excellent defender who understands the building blocks of what a player needs today and how to grow them tomorrow.”
Trenidad Hubbard – National Field Coordinator
With over twenty years in professional baseball, Trenidad Hubbard’s reputation as a baseball expert is backed by his experience as a player, including eleven years in the Majors, then transitioning to Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator.
Booth stated, “Hub’s done it all. He’s played infield, he’s caught, he’s incredible in the outfield, which allows him to see the game in different ways at all different positions. As someone who had to grind his way to the big leagues, Trenidad understands building players; he understands a step at a time; he understands progression. He’s also one of the most knowledgeable, articulate and passionate men I’ve ever been around and I’m confident he’ll be a tremendous asset to what Program 15 is doing nationally.”
Dr. Kevin McGovern – National Director of Sports Medicine
Dr. McGovern is an expert in the field of human movement and the inventor of G.A.M.E.(Graded Active Movement Exam), which quantifies human movement dysfunction and has been used in the fields of Physical Therapy, Occupational Health, and Sports Performance.
In addition to professional baseball players, Dr. McGovern has had the pleasure of working with NCAA, NAIA, USA Women’s Hockey, USA Judo, Bellator Fighting Championship, and World Wrestling Entertainment.
Booth explained, “I met Dr. McGovern when I had a partial tear of my UCL, now 12 years ago. He fixed me and had me back on the field in 6 weeks throwing harder than ever before. Program 15 is committed to helping our players grow properly and, for me, Dr. McGovern was the only choice to step into the role of National Director of Sports Medicine.”
Adam Dunn – Hitting Consultant
The New Caney High School alumni and two-time MLB All-Star made his MLB debut in July 2001 and set a National League rookie record in August by hitting 12 home runs in a single month. He is also just the 50th player in MLB history to hit 400 career home runs.
“When Adam saw what we were doing and he was excited about where Program 15 is headed with player development. We both knew he should be involved. To learn from Adam’s knowledge and experience, we’re talking about a guy who hit 462 home runs in the big leagues, it’s just a tremendous opportunity and benefit that we are proud to provide our players,” Booth said.
Tom O’Hara – Vice President and COO
As a Katy, TX native and well respected in the local baseball-rich community, O’Hara has been an integral part of building Program 15 on the business side and will run the daily business operations, both locally and across the country.
Booth said, “Tom and I met when his son Beau, who is now enrolling at the University of Texas, came to me because he wasn’t achieving results through the traditional process. We were able to help him develop and grow as a unit into the player he is today and Tom has been instrumental in helping us understand how we can best serve the community.”
James Gamble – Director of Tournaments
As a professional scout and Founder of Global Scouting Bureau, Gamble has assisted thousands of athletes to advance with direct placement to Colleges and Professional Teams worldwide.
Booth said, “James has coached and scouted players around the world, from the US to Korea, Mexico, Italy and is responsible for signing several players who have been picked up by teams like the Yankees, Devil Rays, and Pirates. We are thrilled to have a guy who’s earned the level of respect and relationships with scouts and coaches as James come onboard.”
Program 15 is built with the idea of quieting the noise and navigating the paths of proper instruction and development plans for all youth players and their families with aspirations of playing baseball beyond high school and select ball levels.
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