It easy to say that you can empower children via education and athletics. Its much harder to put this philosophy into practice. yet that is just what James F. Pomeroy II– “Coach Jim” –does. James F. Pomeroy II fuses together his many years of experience in baseball training together with his communication skill , business savvy, and motivation for helping others succeed in an organizational model that works.
Mr. Pomeroy’s first passion is baseball. However, when he became injured as a result of pitching using an incorrect method he was taught, James F. Pomeroy had to bow out of baseball. But that opened new doors–two in fact–and led to his entry into the finance world and, subsequently, laid the foundation for Pomeroy’s nonprofit– Velocity Sports and Education. Since its founding in 2002, James has poured all his knowledge and resources into Velocity, thereby ensuring that hundreds of kids will get what it takes to succeed.
Velocity, one can say, is the product of Pomeroy’s baseball injury decades ago. Bearing his own experience in mind, James F. Pomeroy II employs sophisticated teaching techniques to train players to be top players while preventing injury. Moreover, he also began a program which prepares high school players to gain the attention of college recruiters, thus helping them to attain an exceptional education and future .
James F. Pomeroy II trains children and young adults ages 3 to 25 to master baseball skills on every step of the way in their careers. The Velocity program was developed by Pomeroy himself, and fuses together his knowledge in the sport, his experience in sports related injuries, and research published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. One study in the Journal reports that up to 49 % of young pitchers will suffer shoulder and/or elbow injuries. Mr. Pomeroy explains that this problem results from the fact that many young pitcher do not understand how the body function during the pitch. Thus, via Velocity Sports and Education, James F. Pomeroy II educates players, parents, and coaches about proper pitching technique and injury prevention in softball and baseball.
His methodology includes:
- Creating a line of communication between parents and children 12-and-under with regards to the first signs of injury. Parents are encouraged to watch Velocity’s downloads and videos to better understand the techniques of safer baseball playing.
- Employing computer tools for the 18-and-under age bracket to educate players about Velocity’s speed-increasing program for both position player and pitchers.
- Likewise, encouraging youth in the 18-and-under age bracket to join the Velocity College Bound program, which is designed to prepare them for successful college recruitment.
Velocity Sports & Education brings together both nonprofit and for profit centers to offer children and youth an empowering and healthy platform for developing their baseball and softball skills, and to use athletics as a launching-pad for higher education.
About James. F Pomeroy II
James F. Pomeroy II achieved success and broad recognition through his successful ventures in finance, specifically financial engineering on the international scale. At Drexel Burnham, James F. Pomeroy worked with Archibald Albright. Subsequently, he sounded his own financial consulting and investment groups. Today, he has two children, and continues to be a baseball enthusiast, proudly launching the cutting-edge Velocity Sports & Education, a nonprofit organization which provides baseball and softball training at the highest level. The organization also prepares high school youth to shine during recruitment season, thereby helping them to ensure a bright future at an institution of higher learning. James F. Pomeroy continues to provide ongoing counseling for Velocity, as well as further program development. Now the organization boasts exceptional facilities and teaching professionals. In addition to his work with Velocity, James F. Pomeroy II remains involved in the financial world, and has also made himself recognized as a noted author.