The impact Eric has had on the members of our team that attend his training sessions at HammerZone is truly immeasurable. In the 7 months since Eric started working with these athletes, I have noticed a huge change in the speed at which we are able to play with and maintain for long stretches. What has impressed me the most about Eric is his ability develop functional strength and coordination. This has empowered our athletes to develop skills on the field that would not have been possible otherwise. Eric does a great job of creating competition during sessions while keeping things fun to ensure that he is always getting the best out of the athletes he trains.
We have partnered with HammerZone Sports for the past 2 years. Their flexible schedule has allowed us to get into an indoor space at a moment’s notice. Their staff has provided us with a space that can be transformed to work on our team’s defense, pitching and offense to prepare for the season, or replace a day out on the field that we used to lose. But now thanks to HammerZone we can continue to develop as a team and prepare for the next game like we haven’t lost a day outside. The tools that the facility offers allows us to run a full two team practice no matter the amount of coaches that can attend that particular day. If you are team or player in the local community looking for a spacious, state of the art facility with a knowledgeable staff to grow your game I would look no further than HammerZone.
HammerZone gives young athletes a place to excel in not just their sport, but in themselves as people. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and truly care about the athletes that come in and out of this facility. Softball players that can train both sport specific and fitness will have a huge advantage and that is just what HammerZone is all about. I wish I had a facility that provided this type of support when I was a young athlete. I highly recommend bringing your game to the next level and joining the HammerZone family!
The HammerZone provides our Fairfax Stars teams the ability to train year round working on both the baseball side along with fitness. This has simply been a game changer for our youth athletes and for the success of our teams and program. The Stars motto is “Train, Develop, and Compete.” We now have the ability to attract top level talent from Northern Virginia to the Stars in large part due to highly talented, passionate and committed staff at the HammerZone! As a result, we are fundamentally changing the culture of our travel baseball community in Fairfax. I highly recommend the HammerZone if you want to take your game to the next level!
Student athletes that have the ability to train year-round and at an indoor training facility have an enormous advantage, especially those that are or have the desire to play at the collegiate level. Players at all levels will benefit from sport specific training as well as fitness training and development. I highly recommend athletes at all levels participate in a training program with a qualified professional organization like The HammerZone!
Making the most of your training opportunities is a great way to take the next step as a ball player. Getting in the weight room, working with a coach on hitting/pitching drills, and staying active will help those looking to take the next step in their sport. I highly recommend the HammerZone Sports group in Fairfax, Va for all of your training needs.
Coach Rhodes is a high-energy guy who pushes you to become better. Eric truly cares about his athletes and is constantly watching to make sure you are doing each and every lift with perfect technique. Eric is extremely approachable and listens to his athletes when they would like to try different lifts and he does an amazing job of specializing workouts for each and everyone of his athletes.
Working with Eric at the University of Maryland was a great experience that helped me take my athleticism to the next level. He has a wealth of knowledge that can accommodate any number of personalized needs, whether that be preventing injuries, increasing strength or stamina, or just becoming healthier. Working with Eric will make you better, no doubt about it.
Coach Rhodes was my first professional strength and conditioning coach that helped me achieve my best fitness level of my playing career. He is exceptional at building the perfect technique in the weight room especially when doing Olympic weightlifting. Last but not least, Coach Rhodes is an outstanding leader, motivator, and has empathy towards the athlete’s characters.
I have had the pleasure of working with Eric Rhodes for two years both as a peer and as a coach. As a 3x Gold medalist representing Team USA at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, I can confidently say that he is the best strength and conditioning coach that I have ever have had the pleasure to work with. As a peer I knew that the D1 athletes that we coached together were in the best hands possible as Rhodes understands that safety is paramount when it comes to athlete development.
Eric was extremely helpful in my overall growth as an athlete while playing lacrosse at the University of Maryland. Not only is Eric a terrific trainer, but also a great person. I always loved having Eric in the weight room pushing us all to be our best!
I worked with Eric at the University of Maryland and Marymount University where he worked with our women’s soccer teams as our Strength and Conditioning coach. Eric is very knowledgeable and knows how to apply his expertise and experience to better our student-athletes. Without a doubt I would love to work with Eric again.
Coach Rhodes has played and continues to play an integral part in my athletic career. He is extremely knowledgeable and knows what he’s talking about when it comes to strength and conditioning. It was an honor being able to work with him for the time that I did.
Working with Eric for 2 years at UMD was a great learning experience. As a young guy in the weight room, he helped me focus on the fundamentals of strength and conditioning. He was a professional in all aspects of his job and helped me get to where I am today.