Our Story

Humble Beginnings

Warbird was founded in 2010 as a 1000 sq.ft. facility in the back of a larger baseball academy. We worked hard for the athletes we trained and, in our second year, we grew to 2000 sq.ft. In 2013, we were able to find our own space - our current 7300 sq. ft. facility on Fort Jesse Road. 

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Warbird 2.0

At our new facility, we expanded our offerings from just strength and conditioning to baseball and softball lessons, small-group sessions, camps, and more. 


Founders Dan Blewett and Lucas Cook currently give over 1500 lessons each year, serving hundreds of amazing families in the area. Harold Riggins, long-time professional player, joined our staff in 2016 and has been an amazing addition. 

Warbird Senators Baseball

In 2015, we founded the Warbird Senators Baseball organization, in response to parent and player demand. We started with two teams (15 & 16U) in our inaugural year and worked hard to provide an exceptional developmental experience.


In 2016, word spread and we grew to four teams - 15U through 17U.


In 2017, we moved into youth baseball, growing once more to field six teams (13U-17U). It's our continued goal to provide a progressive, developmental experience so that our players are prepared for the rigors of college baseball. 

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Our Staff

Lucas Cook

Lucas cook

Owner
Hitting Coach

Dan Blewett

dan Blewett

Owner
Pitching Coach

Harold Riggins

Harold Riggins

Hitting Coach

Cam Galgano

cam Galgano

Strength Coach

Our Podcasts

Listen and Learn From Us 

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Twinsies is hosted by Dan and Lucas and discusses concepts in strength training, sports, and life. 


Dear Baseball Gods is Dan's podcast focused on pitching, and telling the untold stories of pro baseball players. 


Official Strength Coaches of
Illini Elite Volleyball Club

Since 2012, we have provided the strength and conditioning program, coaching, consulting, and support to the Illini Elite Volleyball Club.


Illini Elite is the premier volleyball club in the midwest, boasting a 2017 AAU 17 Open National Championship team.


We are privileged to work with an amazing club filled with dedicated coaches and exceptionally driven players.


Internships

We accept interns year-round, and have had applicants in Exercise Science, Sports Management, and more. We require a minimum of 20 hours per week. If interested, please apply below. 

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