Six1Five Sports Training is locally owned and operated since 2014. We are the only facility in the area owned by a former NCAA Division I Strength Coach. We strive to be the place to be for elite sports training in all of Nashville and the 615 area code. Our indoor artificial turf facility is located in Mt. Juliet, TN, which is one of the most passionate sports towns in Middle TN. We focus on speed, strength, and sport specific skills training like baseball, softball, football and soccer. Speed, quickness and strength are the foundation for success, regardless of sport. With our experienced staff, nothing is overlooked in training. Since each athlete is different, our mission is to help them reach and exceed their potential through professional instruction so they can "Achieve Personal Athletic Perfection."
Kevin Fitzgerald is the Owner and President of Six1Five Sports Training. Coach Fitz has been a Strength and Conditioning Coach for over 25 years including serving as a Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach for over 10 years at Florida State University, University of Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt University. As the Head Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at FSU, he was responsible for working with the Seminole football, baseball, and softball teams, and the organization and execution of their NFL Pro-Days (Combines). At Vanderbilt, he was in charge of the men's basketball, soccer, track and field, soccer, tennis, golf, and cross country teams, while assisting football. He also spent time working with the football, baseball, hockey, softball, swimming and diving,tennis, and track/cross country at Notre Dame. Coach Fitz has worked with a number of professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, and NBA.
Coach Michelle is the General Manager of Six1Five sports training where she started as an intern during her undergraduate degree. Michelle graduated from Cumberland University (Lebanon, TN.) with a B.S. in Health and Human Performance, with a concentration in Exercise Science in 2017 after playing four years of collegiate volleyball for the University. Michelle went on to receive her M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania. While completing her M.S. Michelle received her certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a her certification as a Level-II Certified Speed Specialist from the National Association of Speed and Explosion. Coach Michelle works with all of our athletes from the six year olds in our Accelerate Class to the Adults in our morning groups and everyone in-between and is passionate about helping everyone reach their goals, whatever those may be.
Winnie is the official Six1Five mascot. She enjoys treats, pets from our clients and helping coach classes whenever she can.
Popcorn (Charles) Thompson is one of the premier instructors in Middle Tennessee. After a successful local high school baseball career, he went on to play four years of college baseball at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tn. Where he was a four year starter, set ten (10) career and single season offensive records, and was inducted into the TNU Athletic Hall Of Fame in 2003. Since his college playing days he has been an assistant college baseball coach, a high school baseball coach, and coached his sons through youth baseball. Currently, I am a full-time personal batting instructor. Coach Popcorn believes if you have a passion for the game, a successful playing experience, and surround yourself with great baseball minds, you can become a very good baseball player, coach, or instructor. Not everyone is born with the exceptional physical talent to become a professional baseball player, but if you work hard and become a student of the game, you will become the best that you can be. And isn't that the goal - to be the best that you can be!
Adam Perry is a Hitting Instructor based out of Middle Tennessee. A student and protege of Charles “Popcorn” Thompson, Adam began his coaching career in 2015 and has been a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association since 2019. His playing career includes a standout high school Third-Team All-State at McGavock High School, JUCO athlete at Volunteer State Community College, and walk-on at Middle Tennessee State University. Adam refuses to “hang his cleats” and continues to play as a member of the Middle Tennessee Adult Baseball Association to practice what he preaches to his clients on and off the field.
Chad Hayes first learned how to pitch in order to help his own kids learn and then began coaching their teams for years. His last daughter is close to wrapping up her career but Chad is looking forward to continuing coaching. Chad is well known and respected in the area for helping girls not only learn to pitch that hadn't before but also helping more experienced girls fine tune their skills and learn new pitches. Chad currently has girls taking lessons from aged 7-18+.
Our pitching instructor is James Adkins, he is a local kid who played at Wilson Central High school. James went on to play at the University of Tennessee Knoxville where he was an All American at UT. He currently holds the strikeout record at UT for all time Ks. James was then a first round draft pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he played in the affiliates before a lingering injury ended his career.
Kayla (Wade) Adkins was a four year NCAA Division I softball scholarship athlete at the University of Tennessee at Martin from 2010-2014 where she ended her 10+ year career as an outfielder and left handed hitter. Kayla offers lessons on hitting and outfield techniques/skills. She specializes in working with left-handed batting and slapping but can work with right-handed hitters. Kayla's goal is teaching and mentoring young softball players to help them achieve their goals on the field both offensively and defensively. She wants to help her girls be the best players they can be.
Adrianna picked up a softball when she was 5 years old and was immediately hooked. Playing from that moment on, including multiple travel ball teams and earning multiple awards from her high school team. However, that was just the beginning. After initially being turned down by the Azusa Pacific University softball team, she walked on and became a scholarship player. When her career came to an end she was the assistant softball coach at APU, and helped coach the team to the NCCAA tournament, and also an GSAC conference title. Now relocating to beautiful Tennessee with her husband and 2 daughters, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her athletes, including fielding, catching, hitting, conditioning, and player development.
Areas We Serve
Mount Juliet ♦ Murfreesboro ♦ Lebanon ♦ Gallatin ♦ Hendersonville ♦ Hermitage ♦ Donelson ♦ Old Hickory ♦ Antioch ♦ Smyrna ♦ LaVergne ♦ Nashville ♦ Brentwood ♦ Franklin
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