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  • POWER Training

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  • Youth Academy (K-6th)
  • Pentagon Summer Pass

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POWER-Baseball-Fielding-InstructionSanford POWER Baseball & Softball Academy is a program that works with kids from 8 through college age on developing and improving different skill sets for all baseball and softball players. We have specific training knowledge and workouts for kids just beginning the game and for those with extensive playing experience. We work with these players on hitting, pitching, infield play, outfield play, and catching. We have several individuals with vast knowledge and experience at the college and/or professional level who help individuals have a better understanding of the mechanics and drills to improve these techniques for each of these aspects of the game. The individuals working with your kids have all competed at the collegiate level, and two have played and coached at the professional level. We have over 27 years of professional experience which provided us with variety of learning experiences. This has helped us create a training regimen that allows for a very positive atmosphere to learn and get better. When completed, your son or daughter will be more confident and have a better understanding of what is creating the improved skill set and game play.

The Complete Player

The professional coaching staff of Sanford POWER Baseball and Softball Academy works with players of all ages and abilities on specific skills to help each player maximize their talents:

Hitting – balance, stride, distance,timing and rhythm
Defense – proper positioning, footwork and balance
Pitching – proper mechanics, balance and focus
Mental Focus – teach the proper mental techniques to maximize your ability


At Sanford POWER Baseball and Softball Academy we start you on the path to maximum performance. Our coaches observe and adjust while paying attention to fundamentals, elevating you to the next level. The skills you learn here you can take with you wherever you go, no matter your personal goals. You will finish strong on the diamond and perform at your maximum ability.


In a one-on-one or small group setting, trainers work with each player, developing a tailored plan for fundamentals and drill work. To make sure we can focus on your individual needs, all workouts have no more than three players unless you request a larger group. Small group and team workouts also focus on individual development, but incorporate drills and concepts which can help team improvement.

Coach Steve Phillips played professional baseball from 1991-1997 including a four year stint in the New York Yankees organization before becoming the hitting coach for the “AA & A” affiliate of the Montreal Expos.

Steve managed the Florida Marlins “A” affiliate from 1999-2004. In 2006, he was selected as the hitting coach for the “AAA” affiliate of the Florida Marlins where he coached for two years. He has managed or coached numerous Major League Baseball players including: Jason Bay (Seattle Mariners), Grady Sizemore (Cleveland Indians), Dontrelle Willis (Detroit Tigers), Josh Johnson (Toronto Blue Jays), and Chris Coghlan (Florida Marlins).

Basketball Academy

The POWER Basketball Academy is the most comprehensive player development program in the area with a wide variety of basketball development options.  From private workouts to team management and everything in between, our professional staff is knowledgeable, energetic, and creates a positive environment for players of all ages and skill levels to develop, learn, and enjoy the game of basketball.  Simply, our goal for all players that come through our program is to leave with a greater understanding of the game of basketball, be able to perform skills at a higher level, have the tools to improve through their own practice, and love playing the game.


Football Academy

The Sanford POWER Football Academy by Riggs Premier Football is dedicated to providing year-round performance training options to individuals and teams for players ages 8 and older. Our programs are tailored to each athlete, using personalized instruction, to help each player reach his personal performance goals.

Our professional staff has experience in all positions and all areas of the game. They are able to help young athletes learn the game, find the best position for their abilities and advance to an elite performance level. Players will learn the proper fundamentals and techniques to promote better play and a safer game.

Sanford POWER Football Academy training packages are offered with multiple options to meet your athlete’s specific needs. Choose between six, eight or twelve week sessions.

Sessions are one hour long, allowing athletes to choose how often they want to work out, based on the coaching availability and the Sanford POWER schedule.

Athletes benefit from the highest level of safety qualifications in the field. Every coach teaches Heads Up Football techniques and academy directors are USA Football certified, serving as the Player Safety Coaches to assist all South Dakota Junior Football coaches in becoming certified.

Kurtiss Riggs has extensive experience playing and coaching at the high school, college and professional levels. Riggs attended the University of Sioux Falls and set numerous conference and national passing records while playing there. After winning a National Championship and earning National Player of the Year in 1996, Riggs went on to play professionally in Europe and in several indoor leagues.

Riggs started his coaching career at Roosevelt High School in 1998, and returned to USF to coach quarterbacks from 2005-2009. While at USF, two of Riggs’ quarterbacks were named National Players of the Year, and USF won three National Championships.

Riggs started his coaching duties for the Sioux Falls Storm in 2001. Under his leadership, the Storm have won six national championships from 2005-2012. During his tenure as Head Coach, Riggs has been named Coach of the Year three times, led the Storm to back-to-back undefeated seasons in 2006 and 2007, and has compiled a career record of 140-28.

Riggs was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in January, 2013.


Golf Academy

The Sanford POWER Golf Academy is a state-of-the-art player development program with a wide variety of programs for golfers of all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner looking for basic instruction or looking to compete at the collegiate or pro level, we can help you achieve your goals. Private, semi-private and small group lessons are available. In addition to our lessons, we offer multiple programs and the chance to compete on our traveling team, Sanford Team 605. Learn more about our golf academy at


Volleyball Academy

The Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy is a comprehensive player development program with a wide variety of program options for student athletes of all ages.  Whether you are just starting as a preschooler or on your journey to play volleyball at the collegiate level, we can help you achieve your goals.  Private, semi-private and small group lessons are available. In addition to our lessons, we offer programs such as VolleyTots, skills academies, camps, clinics and development leagues.