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Troy Allen
Sr Instructor - Hitting, Pitching and Strength Training 

Troy was an Atlantic 10 all conference outfielder and played 2+ years in the Atlanta Braves farm system. A shoulder injury cut his career short but led to his interest in training athletes. 

Troy has been training baseball and softball players full time since 2007, having helped more than 100 athletes achieve college scholarships. Troy is an International Youth Coaching Association (IYCA) Certified Strength Trainer and has also received his National Pitching Association (NPA) certification and the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certification. Troy is also a certified Rapsodo pitching instructor.

Darian Herncane
Instructor - Baseball

Darian Herncane was a standout Outfielder for State College Area High School as a 3 year starter and letter winner for the Little Lions.  During his senior season he was named to the 1st team PA Pre-Season All State Team, 1st team All Mid Penn Conference All Star Team, and he was named to the 2013 All USA PA Baseball team.  He finished his high school career with a .333 career batting average, and being awarded the prestigious coaches award for outstanding senior player. 

​Following high school, Darian attended D1 Binghamton University where he continued his playing career.  Over his 4 year career with the Bearcats he appeared in 113 games, starting in 79 of them.  During his junior and senior seasons he was a team leader in home runs (tied for 1st on the team during his senior season). While playing for BU, the Bearcats won two America East conference championships and two regular season championships, resulting in two bids to the NCAA World Series Regional tournaments. 

​In addition to playing at Binghamton University, he played in the Perfect Game Collegiate league for the Newark Pilots. While being a member of the Pilots, he was named to the Perfect Game Collegiate Summer league All Star Team and was selected to participate in the annual All Star Home Run Derby.  

Darian specializes in hitting and outfield instruction.

Shawn Herncane
Softball Instruction

Shawn has been coaching travel softball for the past 8 years. He is the founder and Director of operations for the Worth Prospects PA travel softball organization. Under his guidance, the program has gained national recognition by competing and winning at some of the largest tournament and showcase events on the East Coast. As a result of this excellence, the program sees its athletes year after year getting opportunities to continue to play softball collegiately. In addition to the Worth Prospects teams, Shawn is the Head Varsity Softball Coach at State College Area High School.

Tim Mazer DPT, ATC
Director - Player Health and Athletic Performance

Tim has been a Physical Therapist for 21 years and a Certified Athletic Trainer for 23. He has a wealth of experience working on the rehabilitation side with athletes of all levels. He has always had a particular interest in the intricacies of rehabbing throwing athletes. Over time, he has been able to blend advanced knowledge of human movement and biomechanics with rehabilitation and athletic performance principles. The result is a unique and comprehensive approach to player development and injury prevention.

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