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Sports Performance Institute (SPI) offers world-class training, in a complete professional, distinctive, and intelligent approach to fitness and athlete preparedness.

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Sports Performance Institute

At SPI, you will find variety, world-class training equipment, and individualized programs to fit your need. Members will experience a culture led by leading experts and talents in their respective fields.

Home to Mid-West Catching Academy, we also offer specialized training for baseball and softball players that brings people from all over the region to our facility.

Why SPI?

Our athletes are a one-of-a-kind breed, and our dynamic and customizable training experience reflects that. Unrivaled customer service, cutting-edge technology, and access to leading talent are only available here at Sports Performance Institute.

24/7 Access

Members recieve 24/7 365 access to the facility.

Personalized Induction

Professional Athlete Coaches

Functional Training Zones

Our SPonsors

The Facility

Founder/Owner/Instructor of SPI & MWCA

Gym

Responsibilities:

  • Catching Coordinator for MWCA and National & Local Travel Clubs
  • Catching Consultant to NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA Schools, MiLB & MLB players
  • Offers Catching/Hitting Instruction for Baseball & Softball, 1-on-1 private & semi-private & group lessons, video analysis, recruiting help 

Biography:
CJ Medlin is a graduate of Owasso HS in 2000. Received 2nd Team All-American Honors HS by Baseball Factory, now known as UA Baseball Factory

  • Seminole St. Jr. College Alum
  • 02′ Received NJCAA 1st Team All-American Honor as Catcher & Defensive Player of the Year
  • 02′ Received Seminoles Silver Slugger Award
  • University of Alabama Commit
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2002
  • 7 minor league seasons reaching AAA between the Chicago Cubs & Milwaukee Brewers
  • Retired due to an unfortunate shoulder injury
  • Has been training baseball & softball players since 2002
  • Holds Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology
  • Has coached several players through the years that are playing or played at the College and Professional levels

Founder/Owner/Instructor of SPI & MWCA

Batting Cages

Responsibilities:

  • Catching Coordinator for MWCA and National & Local Travel Clubs
  • Catching Consultant to NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA Schools, MiLB & MLB players
  • Offers Catching/Hitting Instruction for Baseball & Softball, 1-on-1 private & semi-private & group lessons, video analysis, recruiting help 

Biography:
CJ Medlin is a graduate of Owasso HS in 2000. Received 2nd Team All-American Honors HS by Baseball Factory, now known as UA Baseball Factory

  • Seminole St. Jr. College Alum
  • 02′ Received NJCAA 1st Team All-American Honor as Catcher & Defensive Player of the Year
  • 02′ Received Seminoles Silver Slugger Award
  • University of Alabama Commit
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2002
  • 7 minor league seasons reaching AAA between the Chicago Cubs & Milwaukee Brewers
  • Retired due to an unfortunate shoulder injury
  • Has been training baseball & softball players since 2002
  • Holds Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology
  • Has coached several players through the years that are playing or played at the College and Professional levels

Founder/Owner/Instructor of SPI & MWCA

Indoor Field

Responsibilities:

  • Catching Coordinator for MWCA and National & Local Travel Clubs
  • Catching Consultant to NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA Schools, MiLB & MLB players
  • Offers Catching/Hitting Instruction for Baseball & Softball, 1-on-1 private & semi-private & group lessons, video analysis, recruiting help 

Biography:
CJ Medlin is a graduate of Owasso HS in 2000. Received 2nd Team All-American Honors HS by Baseball Factory, now known as UA Baseball Factory

  • Seminole St. Jr. College Alum
  • 02′ Received NJCAA 1st Team All-American Honor as Catcher & Defensive Player of the Year
  • 02′ Received Seminoles Silver Slugger Award
  • University of Alabama Commit
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2002
  • 7 minor league seasons reaching AAA between the Chicago Cubs & Milwaukee Brewers
  • Retired due to an unfortunate shoulder injury
  • Has been training baseball & softball players since 2002
  • Holds Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology
  • Has coached several players through the years that are playing or played at the College and Professional levels

SCHEDULE A FREE
TRAINING SESSION

Want to come into the gym for a free training session to see what SPI is all about?

Schedule a time with Coach Sean Barger for a free 1 hour session.