HS Prep Summer Bat Speed Program

Quick Look

June 1st – July 29th

Days and Times: Tuesdays – 10-11 AM, 11-12 PM, Thursdays – 10-11 AM, 11-12 PM


Sticks Bat Speed is offering an 8-week youth program for ages 11 to 14. This program will be running for the months of June and July, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings with two time slots available. The program will incorporate the use of technology such as HitTrax, and Blast Motion. Each player will be taken through a comprehensive assessment at the beginning of June through OnBase U. By using this assessment, it will allow for us to find areas within the athletes’ movement patterns that we can improve. Following the assessment, we will be able to get the player a program focused towards improving their swing/movement patterns specifically.


Sticks Bat Speed Summer Program

  • OnBase U
  • HitTrax
  • Blast Motion
  • Driveline Weighted Axe Bats
  • Medball Progressions
  • Personalized Bat Speed Enhancement Programs



Joel Baxley

Joel is the Director of Enhancements for the High School Sticks Program. He has obtained a Level 1 hitting certification through OnBase U, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Westside Barbell Special Strengths Certified. Prior to working with the Iowa Sticks, Joel was the Youth Director for Wichita Sluggers Academy. Joel was a catcher in college and played at Hutchinson Community College and then Southwestern Oklahoma State University.


Tyler Hillman

Tyler is a Bat Speed Instructor for the Iowa Sticks Program. He played 4 years for North Dakota State University, playing shortstop and third base for the Bison. Tyler will be attending University of Iowa Dental School this upcoming fall. Tyler has a high level of dissecting the swing and helping players elevate their swing to the next level and getting the ultimate potential out of every swing.