Flanders, NJ (March 23, 2022) – In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy is excited to announce their partnership with Kaizen Mental Performance and Dr. Frazer Atkinson. 

“We’ve been searching for a partner for a while and after talking to mental performance coaches from around the world, Kaizen and Dr. Atkinson was the clear choice for In The Zone,” said In The Zone’s General Manager Andrew Mascis. 

Dr Atkinson grew up near Manchester, England. He completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Stirling, followed by his master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Dakota, and then his doctorate degree in Sport Psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit.  He has worked with youth athletes across North America, collegiate athletes in the United States, and professional athletes all over the world.

“I’m beyond excited to join the In the Zone Baseball and Softball Academy. It was clear to me from our first meeting that Marcus and the team at In the Zone are very committed to helping their talent reach their full potential. As a mental performance coach, I will be assisting the athletes from both a team and individual level where I plan to build stronger team bonds and individual mental skills. Let’s make 2022 our best year yet!,” said Dr. Atkinson

In The Zone will do a soft rollout of mental performance team training with two of it’s current teams and a full rollout to all baseball and softball club teams effective fall of 2022. The team training is meant to help develop a team identity, values, leadership structure, communication pathways, strengthen team bonds, and develop team and individual mental skills.

“Players are practicing their physical skills consistently, and the same approach should be taken when developing mental skills,” Mascis continued. “There’s a lot of pressure on kids today, much of it out of their control. If we can give them tools and resources on how to handle stress and maintain confidence, then we’re not only helping them be better ball players but we’re helping them be better people. That’s why we do this.”

About In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy
In The Zone Baseball & Softball Academy, with headquarters in Flanders, N.J., offers a comprehensive training and development environment for baseball and softball players of all ages. The main baseball and softball facility offers nearly 12,000 square feet of fully turfed indoor field space, 6000 square feet of turfed outdoor space, several hitting & pitching lanes, and more. In addition, In The Zone utilizes the 100,000 sq ft Marauder Dome as an extension of its training programs as well as satellite locations in East Hanover and Toms River NJ.  The academy offers baseball lessons, softball lessons, video analysis, team training, lane & turf rentals, showcase events, recruiting services, camps & clinics, and much more. Leading technology in use such as HitTrax, Rapsodo Pitching, Rapsodo Hitting, 4DMotion, Swinguru, uHit and more. For information, visit www.inthezonenj.com, email contact@itz-academy.com or call 973-598-9887.