SmarTense Baseball Staff

Jarrett Northcutt

Founder and CEO, SmarTense Training, LLC. & SmarTense Baseball LLC.

 

Years Coaching: 2013-Present

Years Training: 2013-Present

  • New York Mets Top 40 Prospect – National High School Recruits
  • San Diego Padres 2011 Prospect
  • Top 100 High School Prospect – 2007
  • Member of the 2005 State Championship Team – Chattahoochee High School
    University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL
  • B. S. in Commerce and Business Administration, Major in General Business, Sales & Marketing
  • University of Alabama Sales Program V.I.P and acknowledgment for the Top Proposal of the Year
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Jarrett Northcutt grew up playing competitive baseball from an early age in Alpharetta, GA where travel ball was a year around sport. He was blessed with great coaching and championship winning baseball teams at all levels of his career. As a young and successful business owner, he utilized his vast baseball experience and passion for leadership as a model to build his baseball program and performance training business. Now after a brief period, he has been able to put together a highly motivated and professionally experienced staff, a 10,000-square foot facility, 2 turf baseball fields and synergistic partnerships with some of the most successful local businesses in the community.

He is notably known for his ability to enhance a baseball players swing by his unique training methods and communication skills. At just an age of 29 years old he has built a clientele list that includes Seth Beer, Grayson Byrd, Jahmai Jones, Steven Williams, Reggie Pruitt, Conor Davis, Ricky Surum, Michael Wein, DJ Poteet and many other rising stars. He has also been asked by various youth group organizations and leadership groups to speak about his story and how he became an entrepreneur through his relationship with Christ.

Ryan Davis

President & COO, SmarTense Training LLC. SmarTense Baseball LLC.

 

Years Coaching: 2011-Present

Years Training: 2011-Present

  • Played 2 years at Wallace State JUCO 2008-2009 (Ranked in top 10 both years)
  • Played at Southern Poly Tech 2010-2011 (Nationally Ranked both years)
  • Nationally Ranked HS Shortstop at Kennesaw Mountain HS
    • MVP Award winner in 2005
    • Gold Glove winner in 2005, 2006, 2007 (1.000 fielding %)
    • All County Honors in 2006, 2007
    • Member of State Finals Team in 2007
  • Earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 2012
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Ryan Davis grew up in Kennesaw, GA and played baseball at East Cobb until he went off to college.  A strong work ethic and passion for the game was instilled in him at an early age by his father Sammy Davis, who was a 2nd round draft pick to the Cleveland Indians.  After playing four years in college as a middle infielder Ryan turned this passion into coaching.  He started working at a facility doing private instruction and coaching a 12u team in which he coached them all the way until they were 18u.  This group produced 14 collegiate athletes and 1 MLB draft pick.

Jarrett Northcutt, Founder and CEO of Smartense Training, was looking to grow his business and was put in contact with Ryan.  When Ryan received the call and after several meetings, it was a no brainer for him to make the move to Smartense.  Jarrett and Ryan played middle infield together in college, so it was an easy transition.  In Ryan’s second year at Smartense he was promoted to President and COO of the company.

His experience, passion for the game, and ability to develop young athletes has led him to the success he is having today.

Cam West

Youth Program Director SmarTense Baseball LLC., Professional Baseball Instructor SmarTense Training, LLC.

 

Years Coaching: 3 years

Years Training: 4 years

 

Background

From Callahan, Florida. Graduate of the 2012 class. 3-year varsity letterman, played 2b & 3b. Attended Thomas University from 2012-2016 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in business administration. Two-way player OF/P in college.

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Coaching Experience

  • 2017 - Marietta High School Head jv coach, assistant hitting coach, outfield coach.
  • 2017 - 12u team 1 seed in Cooperstown finished 5th .
  • 2018 - Cambridge High school, Head jv coach, Assistant varsity coach, Head hitting coach, Outfielders coach

 

Favorite Motivational Quote

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

Ronnie Kenyatta

Performance Director & Head of Programming

 

Years Training: 19

Years Teaching: 16

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Ronnie was born in Baltimore, MD. He grew up in Cheverly, MD and Richmond, VA. He has lived here in Atlanta for 18 yrs. Growing up playing sports and working out regularly Strength and Conditioning was a natural career path for Ronnie. He has worked as a Personal Trainer for over 15 years in various fitness setting ranging from Gyms to Corporate Fitness facilities. Ronnie received his Bachelors Degree from Radford University. He has a Masters Degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania. Once moving to Atlanta Ronnie served as a Strength and Conditioning intern at Georgia Tech for Men’s Basketball. As a lifelong fan of the game of baseball Ronnie always wanted to work in baseball as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. His dream became reality when he was hired by The New York Mets as Assistant Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Ronnie worked for the Mets for 12 yrs. He was forced to retire from baseball due to a kidney disease called FSGS. Ronnie was accepted into the Kidney Transplant Program at the Emory Transplant Center. He is currently on the kidney transplant waiting list.

The Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) Certification is one of the most respected certifications in the Strength and Conditioning profession. This certification is used by many professional sports organizations. This is Ronnie’s 8th year as a PES. He is also CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certified since 1998; As well as RSCC *D (Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction) Both of these certifications are through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ronnie currently serves as Director of Sports Performance here at Smartense Training. Programs designed by Ronnie and the Smartense Sports Performance department emphasize performance enhancement and injury prevention. Ronnie’s clientele consists of moms and dads, weekend warriors, high school, college and pro athletes. His goal is to motivate and educate you on the importance of taking control of your health and enabling you to achieve all your Performance Enhancement goals.

Spencer Smith

Head Baseball Coach – 16u, Pitching Instructor

 

Years Coaching: 5 Years

Years Instructing: 5 Years

 

Spencer Smith has been coaching baseball for the last five years. He has coached at the high school level for the last four and is the current head coach at Horizon Christian Academy in Cumming, GA. Spencer joined the SmarTense Staff in the Summer of 2017. Spencer was a Collegiate pitcher at Covenant College and graduated in 2015. He was a reliever and a starter for the Scots. He attended Etowah High School in Woodstock, GA where he pitched and played first base. Spencer's focus was always wanting to be the smartest player on the field, and always strives to learn more about the game. He loves coaching young players and helping them achieve their dreams. He wants to help kids reach their full potential and learn to play the game with joy and gratitude.

Dan Roark

Community Development Director

 

Years serving the community: 5

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Dan lives in the North Atlanta Area with his wife Joy and son Price.   He has worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 5 years as the North Atlanta Area Director for Community Sports.  Coming from a divorced family and a single parent home, Dan believes that coaches and mentors play an important part of a child’s development on and off the field.  Working with SmarTense, he will continue to stress the importance of culture, character, and purpose for the coaches, athletes and families.

 

JoJo Cruz

Head Baseball Coach - 15u, Pitching Instructor

Bobby Rednour

Head Baseball Coach - 13u, Pitching & Hitting Instructor

 

Braeden Lane

Head Baseball Coach - 13u, Hitting Instructor

  • 2018 Bachelor of Science degree, Middle Tennessee State University
  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year, Cherokee County, 15U WPB Braves Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (2013)
  • Travel baseball coach in Atlanta area since 2013
  • Focus on biomechanics and physics of an elite baseball swing

Braeden grew up in the Alpharetta/Milton area playing first base and pitching for a winning travel team. He played high school varsity for Crown Knights leading them to top 4 finishes twice in the Home School World Series in Orlando, Florida. He committed to Covenant College near Chattanooga, Tenn., to play baseball for the Scots, where he led the team in home runs as a freshman despite having half as many at bats as the starters. His bat aided the team to a playoff appearance in the NCCAA Championship.

As a sophomore, a shoulder injury cut Braeden’s playing career short, so he transitioned to coaching. Analyzing major league hitters, Braeden studied tirelessly how the body moves in relation to an elite hitter’s swing and now utilizes methods to replicate that movement in young hitters. He strives to erase bad habits and develop good habits through a unique and specialized regimen of movements and video analysis. Braeden can fine-tune hitters to correct their swing flaws that cause contact inconsistency, timing issues, or slow bat speed. The result is a more consistent swing plane, more bat speed, and a higher level of efficiency in terms of timing, accuracy, and power.

His level-headed approach to coaching creates a cohesive team where everyone works together. His goal as a coach is to help his players integrate the mental and physical aspects of baseball so each player can reach his potential in his individual position on the field.

Stone Kelly

Assistant Baseball Coach - 13u, Pitching Coach

Years Training: 2015-present

  • 2013 all region pitcher and hitter for Cambridge Highschool
  • Played at Georgia Gwinnett College as a pitcher

-All Academic Team

-First team all conference

-Pre-season All-American

  • Sunbelt League All-Star 2017
  • Chosen to play for the Wilmer Stingers in the Northwoods Summer League
  • Scouted by many pro teams

-Recently underwent Labrum Repair

  • B.S in Exercise Science (Clinical Concentration)

-Expected Graduation: 2019

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Stone Kelly grew up right here in Alpharetta. He was the first graduating class of Cambridge High School and set a strong tone for the Baseball Program, being the team captain as well as the top starting pitcher and clean up hitter. His hard work and dedication earned him a pitching spot at Piedmont College. Later he transferred to Georgia Gwinnett College, who were consistently ranked nationally every year. Stone Kelly helped the team make it to the World Series his senior season.

After sustaining a labrum injury, Stone decided to shift his focus on coaching. With his knowledge in biomechanics as well as proper pitching form, Stone understands how to further increase his student’s potential in the sport of baseball. Stone has been coached by some of the most highly respected pitching coaches, including Leo Mazzone and Jon Venters Sr. This allowed him to retain vital information on the art of pitching and further expand his knowledge.

His high energy and ecstatic personality allows him to bring out the best in his students. Stone’s ultimate coaching goal is to pass down his knowledge and experiences in the game to help each player reach their full potential on/off the field; all the while putting them in the best position to compete free of injury.

Jamal Baptiste

Sports Massage Therapist

Performance Specialist, CSCS.

Years Coaching: 2013 - Present

Jamal is a versatile performance coach that has  worked for various division 1 and division 2 collegiate programs through the past few years. Recently, he traveled to China to assist with the preparation of long speed skaters for the Winter Olympics in 2018 where he served as an USA Team Official Performance Coach and Sports Massage Therapist.
Additionally, Jamal has served as a Sports Massage Therapist for Team USA Track and Field during the summer of 2019 where he traveled to Costa Rica for the Pan American U20 championships.  Under his most recent term with the US Olympic Team, the men and women combined with a total of 50 medals while braking 3 World Records!
Today, Jamal is a husband / father of one, residing in Alpharetta, GA.  He was led to the SmarTense Program because of his decision to spend more time with his family.  He loved how the STB program was more focused on challenging the baseball players athletic potential and dynamic movements to perform.
Check out his sport massage therapy sessions through our SmarTense Training App today!
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