Frequently asked questions

X2 Athletic Performance FAQ

  

What kind of results can I expect from your program?

The results of each athlete vary depending on age, body, and work ethic. We cannot guarantee results from our program as we cannot train for you. We will guide and use our expertise to provide you with the best opportunity, but at the end of the day only you are capable of improving yourself.


Aren’t weighted balls dangerous?

Weighted balls are only dangerous if the athlete is not completely prepared or has not been instructed on safe and proper usage. Weighted balls are simply a training tool and should be treated as any other gym equipment, handled with proper form, safety and guidance. 


What does a typical training session look like?

A typical training session usually lasts about 1-2 hours depending on the workload of that particular session. Every session starts with a warm-up and pre-throwing exercises, followed by the athletes throwing for that day, after which our post-throwing exercises are completed and then a lift. 


How old do I have to be to start training?

We train anyone from age 10 and up. The earlier an athlete starts practicing correct movements, the greater his chance of increasing his or her skill level.


Do you only train pitchers?

Our training provides arm strength, health and endurance for any position. We tailor the athlete’s program to give them the best chance of success whether they are a pitcher, infielder, outfielder, or catcher.


Do you offer housing or transportation?

Currently we do not provide any housing or transportation for the athletes. It is up to the athlete to proactively look for housing, roommates, or a host family. 


How long should I train at X2 for?

X2’s training program is a long-term process and we recommend that the athlete trains for as long as he is able to. 


Where should I stay if I am not local to the Phoenix area?

We recommend looking at Airbnb and extended stays in the area. For longer term stays, we recommend looking at rentals in the South Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa area. 


How does remote training work?

Remote training runs similar to in-house training except communication is all online through the Driveline TRAQ software. Our trainers will be communicating with the athlete through the software daily after he or she completes an assessment. Athletes will get a customized strength and throwing program based on his/her assessment and will be downloaded to the software. Athletes complete the program on his/her own time. Please email in for a list of required equipment and access to successfully participate in the program. Ideal for athletes that want to train in-season, or athletes not local to the Phoenix area. 


Can I train in-season?

Yes. Our programs are specifically tailored for each athlete whether it is in-season maintenance or off-season strength development.  We base our programs around each athlete’s schedule to provide the best opportunity for growth maintenance and recovery.


How similar are you to Driveline Baseball?

While we are Driveline Certified & have a close relationship with the folks at Driveline Baseball; use their equipment, similar throwing drills, and their TRAQ software; X2 Athletic Performance is not affiliated with Driveline Baseball in terms of total programming. We have our own unique assessments, throwing, mobility, and strength programming. Please email in for full detail.


How can I sign up for an assessment?

Assessments are done by appointment only. Email in to set up an appointment time. Assessments are one-on-one and will take approximately one hour to complete. Required for new clients.

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