Northeastern head coach Mike Glavine and associate head coach Kevin Cobb include strength coach Jason Aguiar in many staff meetings so that there is an open line of communication with the man who spends 6-8 hours per week with the players during the fall semester.
Aguiar’s strength program is one of the most important aspects of the transition to D1 baseball for Northeastern freshmen, and he likes to set expectations before they get to campus..
“Our biggest goal is to make them the most athletic and powerful as we can,” Aguiar said. “It’s not so much, ‘We want more home runs.’ That will take care of itself if I do what I have to do on my end. Early in my coaching career, I was into pushing big weights and getting bigger and stronger,” Aguiar said. “They were losing athleticism and becoming stiff and rigid. Now, I make them athletic, strong and powerful.”
Aguiar shares eight key components to the strength program for Northeastern freshmen.