About OnBase University
Welcome to OnBase University, we educate baseball and softball coaches, fitness trainers and medical professionals on how to work as a cohesive team to improve the lives and performance of their players.
OnBase University is an educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relationship to hitting, baseball pitching, fast-pitch softball pitching, fielding and running the bases.
Since its inception in 2016, OnBase University has studied all types of players ranging from the top MLB and NPF professionals to weekend enthusiasts. Data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, OnBase University has shown how a properly functioning body allows a player to successfully play baseball or softball in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, OnBase University has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the various biomechanics involved in baseball and softball and potentially lead to injury.
OnBase University’s mission is to educate players and industry professionals on The Body-Baseball or The Body-Softball relationship through its ‘OnBase Certified’ educational program. This program was developed by the expert panel of OnBase University Advisory Board members consisting of baseball and softball industry leading experts.
THE ONBASEU FAMILY
More than just a physical location, OnBase University is a network connecting baseball R&D facilities, to renowned institutions of higher learning, to the worldwide community of OnBase University Certified members. Together, they’re transforming how coaches and players approach baseball and softball instruction through an in depth understanding of The Body-Baseball relationship.
Who Needs These Courses?
OnBaseU Certification is for any baseball and softball coach, fitness trainer, or medical practitioner looking to gain a deeper knowledge of how to increase player performance and outcomes as well as take their marketability to another level. With this certification comes the recognition of being a leader in the player development arena.
Baseball and Softball Teaching Professionals
If a student is struggling to perform, a coach’s job is to quickly identify and correct the problem. OnBaseU certification gives the coach a deep understanding of how the body’s strengths and weaknesses affect their player’s ability to perform at any level. Baseball and Softball coaches can quickly identify any physical restrictions that may be limiting a player and implement simple techniques to improve these limitations. Having the ability to connect a player’s physical abilities to their technical skills gives the coach a complete understanding of why a player does what they do.
OnBaseU Certification gives the medical practitioner a deeper understanding of the game’s physical demands on the body and how those demands, combined with their physical limitations, can contribute to injury. With OnBaseU certification, medical practitioners will be able to better communicate with both the baseball and softball coach and the fitness coach on how to properly care for the player.
It is imperative for a baseball and softball specific fitness professional to know the connection between the body and the the player's technical skills. Players expect their fitness coach to have a deep understanding of the game and know how to prepare their body in the gym to handle these unique demands. Attendees will learn how to quickly evaluate a player’s physical abilities using OnBase University’s Physical Screen and see how the results of that assessment are correlated to the player’s technical characteristics. OnBaseU Certification gives Fitness Coaches the baseball and softball specific assessment tools needed to create effective strength and conditioning programs for players of all ages and abilities. Working in the team approach, together with the baseball and softball coach and the medical practitioner if necessary, Certified Fitness trainers will be able to develop and guide their players through baseball and softball specific fitness programs tailored for each individuals needs.