Providing Ballplayers a Unique Throwing Program Promoting a Healthy Arm with Increased Velocity....GUARANTEED!
Clinics and Camps
June 3rd - July 25th
2019 Summer Velocity Enhancement and Arm Health Camp
June 19th - July 26th
2019 YOUTH Summer Training Camp
Classes and Private Lessons “Even though Cade’s leg was hurting and Coach Randy was down and out because it looked like Cade was not going to be able to pitch, we got to the bottom of the 6th inning holding onto 1 run lead. Randy asked Cade if he could get the batter out for him. Cade’s eyes lit up and said “Yes, let me pitch to him”.
Anyways, Cade kind of limped out to the mound, took a few warm-up pitches and faced the batter.
Four pitches later, all fast and at the plate, he jumped off the mound with his first save!
It was unbelieveable, four great, hard, accurate pitches and the game was over. Coach Randy called Cade the Closer. He asked Cade if he was nervous. Cade said, “Not really. I just planned on throwing strikes!”
Was an exciting night for a proud mom and dad, too. Jim, thanks and keep up the good work. We appreciate the
confidence you are building. It will always mean more than his ability to pitch. Thanks!”
Mike, Amy and the boys
Education just isn’t in the classroom An education is taught in the classroom that results in the understanding of a subject matter. This requires an instructor to teach, chalk board to demonstrate the theory, and practice exercises in the class room to gain confidence. Skills are taught, developed, and retained over a period of time. This applies to any academic or physical active participation! Nothing is ever given without hard work because hardly working never works!
TZAcademy and its staff is that classroom for those individuals that want to better understand how to improve their game. The instructors personalize data one on one through visual playback, this is the chalk board, a bullpen to practice the technics needed for proper pitching mechanics, this is the classroom, and a facility with the equipment to develop arm strength and health, this is the institute "TZAcademy".
My son, Abbott Haffar, has played multiple sports growing up since he was 5 years old, but baseball became his passion over football and basketball. At the age of 13 baseball became the only sport that Abbott decided to participate in and continues to participate in till today, this is his passion. Like any loving parents our job is to support our kids passion and pursuit of excellence.
During the summer of 2015 Abbott strained his UCL. MRI's and doctors proved the strain and Abbott was shutdown from pitching for the 2015/2016 season. His love for the mound never ceased but his desire to get back on the hill was his goal. In December of 2015, after a period of 15 weeks of no baseball activities, and along with physical therapy, Abbott got a medical release to slowly start throwing again, this is where TZAcademy comes in.
Through a close friend that has a son with a more severe UCL injury that recovered very well I inquired into his recovery and got the referral to Jim Wagner. I proceeded to call Jim at which point Jim with open arms and professionalism scheduled an appointment to assess Abbott condition and to diagnose Abbott's situation. From that day on my son Abbott committed to a routine that brought him back stronger than ever. Started with visual playback pitching mechanical improvements, weekly strengthening exercises, and bullpen practices with radar velocity feedback. After a short period of 3 months of dedicated work and strengthening Abbott got to the 90 mile club.
Thank you Jim for the support and teachings! Your time with Abbott was instrumental in his recovery and confidence to get back on the mound with success. Keep up the teaching and wish you and your future players much success!!
Son, Abbott, is committed to UC Riverside for fall 2017
Elite Pitcher’s Boot Camp “I was thoroughly satisfied with the camp. The personalities of the two leaders were memorable and entertaining at the same time. The fact that you had older pitchers at the camp were very motivating to Jack as well. He has a tremendous base of knowledge to work from in an effort to realize his potential going forward.
I would say that the biggest “ah-ha” that both Jack and I received was the need to become a great athlete. It sunk in and I believe he’ll be willing to work at it according to the process given. I will not hesitate to have him attend in 09 if offered.”
Classes and Private Lessons We just wanted to thank you and tell you how impressed and happy we are with what you have been doing for Hayden on the mound. He has been able to do more than improve his pitch, accuracy and speed. He gained his confidence and self esteem back which was distracting him.
mother of 11 year son, Hayden
Colleagues “Having Jim as an instructor in the Jaeger Sports Amateur and Professional Camps has been an extremely rewarding experience for me and the players in the camp. Not only does Jim have the qualities to be an excellent technical coach, but he brings a very positive attitude that translates into passion, commitment and presence toward each individual player. Whether it’s relying on Jim to work with a player like Barry Zito, or a youth player working his way up toward his dreams, Jim has a tremendous amount to offer”