strike nation

a performance blog

How well do you learn?

August 22, 2017

Do you remember the first time you learned how to ride a bike? Your riding ‘coach’ was probably your mom or dad or someone else you trusted. They held the back of the seat to keep you balanced as you gained some momentum leading to the eventual ‘AHA!’ moment when something inside of you clicked. You suddenly figured ‘it’ out, got the hang of it, everything was working as it should to keep the bike moving and you on top of the seat safely. The truth leading up that ‘AHA’ moment is worth exploring a little bit, and that is what I will discuss here. Does anyone pick up a bicycle at the age of 5 and start riding proficiently … [READ MORE]

Mindfulness, Part 1

June 12, 2017

According to Yogi Berra, “Ninety percent of baseball is mental the other half is physical.” Just like the physical aspect of baseball, the more you practice your mental game, the better you will perform (and train). Unfortunately, most of us don’t know how to train ourselves mentally. Over the next 3 blog posts, we will look at some introductory principles of growing your mental game. Mindfulness. This is one of the foundational concepts to becoming a mental game warrior. It is simply a moment to moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, body sensations and surrounding environment. You may not have heard this word, but you’re certainly familiar with some of the other words to describe this skill: being in the zone, … [READ MORE]

Growth Mindset

June 12, 2017

In our first blog, we unpacked the things we believe make STRIKE a unique training program. The culture we create has a great deal to do with our success. The basis for this culture is developing a growth mindset. Why? Because baseball is a game that requires its’ participants to make adjustments, or handle failure. The mindset we take into the game will determine how well we are able to adjust when things are difficult and still thrive in our on-field performance. Let’s take a deeper look at how mindset shapes what we believe about our performance and our abilities. In her book Mindset, Carol Dweck defines a growth mindset as a “belief that your basic qualities are things you … [READ MORE]


June 9, 2017

documents and forms These forms are crucial as we will be posting pictures on social media throughout the program. ATHLETES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WORK OUT WITHOUT THESE FORMS!!!!!! For those who are interested, we have a number of college and pro scouts/coaches who follow the twitter and Instagram accounts watching our programs for players coming up through the ranks. I also love to do this to celebrate the hard work and dedication these athletes will put in over the course of each program. Website Media Release DBat Liability Form [READ MORE]

Contact Us

June 9, 2017

contact us We would love to hear from you.  We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you to help elevate your game. Please feel free to email us directly at, call us, or submit the form. Someone will contact you soon! Daniel Ortmeier 214-995-9977 DBat Lewisville 972-353-3322 Strike is located inside of DBat Lewisville, located at: 1500 Fairway Drive Lewisville tx 75056 NameEmail PhoneOptionalMessageCAPTCHA [READ MORE]

Coaching Staff

June 9, 2017

strike coaches All of the STRIKE trainers have had an incredible amount of success taking players to the next level.  When a parent signs their players up for STRIKE, they can be certain their son or daughter will get top level instruction in all facets of the game as well as being able to be prepared physically and mentally for what lies ahead. Check out our trainer bios and Contact Us to sign up! daniel ortmeier Daniel Ortmeier – MLB Daniel Ortmeier, Owner Daniel is that kid who grew up playing baseball, lived his dream of competing in the big leagues, and has seen his career come full circle as a passionate trainer for today’s high-level athlete. He launched STRIKE in 2013, … [READ MORE]


June 9, 2017

strike teams Register for any Strike Program by calling us at 972-353-3322 or online at DBat’s Online Scheduler. STRIKE teams Our teams are a product of our programs in a desire to provide development in every aspect of the game. We now link our year round training programs with on the field competition to facilitate the transfer of skills learned. Our players will learn the fundamentals in a highly structured and competitive environment created by our professional baseball instructors. We will have simulated games, tournament play, and showcases. This opportunity will provide the players to be placed on a year round program that truly breeds development while balancing holistic approach to health. Emphasis will be on player development through a team … [READ MORE]

Strike Programs

June 9, 2017

strike programs These classes will be broken down by age group and skill level as determined by your Major League instructors. Your trainers for these classes include former MLB player and Strike owner, Daniel Ortmeier as well as MLB Pitcher Kyle Abbott. Other trainers include Luke Carlin, Doug Votolato, Aaron Corwin, Erin Preston, Logan Sepanek, Levi Scott and Duaner Sanchez . STRIKE Elite Summer Hitting 2020 for Middle School & High School Players STRIKE Elite  This will be a high intensity class designed to transfer results from the cage to the field! Showcase and Tournament Preparation Decision Making and Cognitive Speed Bat Speed and Power Swing Consistency and Efficiency Monday’s & Wednesday’s with Tuesday’s as a BONUS Day Click to … [READ MORE]


June 9, 2017

about strike STRIKE Performance Programs are baseball/softball programs designed for the serious player who is committed to becoming “the best they can be.”  This program intensely focuses on Explosive Power and Strength, Agility, Hitting, Pitching, Baserunning, Nutrition. mission statement Since the very beginning, our mission has always involved more than being the best at taking an athlete’s game to the next level. Management and each instructor at STRIKE Performance see it as a privilege and responsibility to give back to the game of baseball by using our program to pour into athletes five unique training disciplines: physical conditioning, mental conditioning, vision training, leadership, and life skills. Each tool contributes to the development of a total athlete and human being and allows … [READ MORE]

Welcome to STRIKE Nation

April 4, 2017

The great UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, once said, “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” This quote encapsulates why we do what we do at STRIKE Performance. You see, each of us had coaches who impacted our lives in such a way, that the natural way to show our appreciation has been to “pay it forward.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with us, and for those old friends who always wondered why we spend the long hours we do pouring into players, we thought we would dedicate our first blog to the heart of STRiKE Nation. For the past 5 years the STRIKE Performance programs … [READ MORE]

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