A Chat with Perk's Sports Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We believe that by doing things the right way, our players will gain the necessary skills and character attributes to succeed in the future both on and off the field. In just a short span, Perk's Sports Academy has achieved impressive on-field success against the highest levels of competition.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Don’t think. Relax and focus. Baseball requires muscle memory. Let your body do the learning and do not beat yourself up so much. This is a fun process to learn: let it be [fun]. The more you mess up, the faster you will become better. Learn from your mistakes. Control your attitude and effort.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
There has been a considerable change in the landscape of youth sports. Competitive environments have replaced efforts to implement morality, character and sportsmanship. Founded as a non-profit organization, we are fighting to move against the grain by focusing on character and skill development.
What do you love most about your job?
The process of making players better. Players come in who have a goal to work hard and become successful. We get to help them accomplish this. Seeing them grow…and watching their improvement happen with confidence. We get to affect players positively, which carries over to their personal lives.