The newest location for P360 Performance Sports in Pearl has announced the full time staff beginning on January 3 as the facility ramps up for full booking and new membership.
Quade Smith heads up the Hitting Instruction at the Pearl facility, coordinating hitting programs and scheduling while overseeing the instruction staff. Quade is currently a head coach in the SBG Sox Youth Program. He played high school baseball at Northwest Rankin High School, signing with Hinds Community College for two seasons before completing his career at Nicholls State in Thibodaux LA. Quade as served as an assistant coach at NW Rankin as well. He will be the full time Hitting Coordinator at Pearl and will also provide infield/outfield training.
Justin Simanek takes the reins as the Pitching Instruction Coordinator, providing programs that are age appropriate for players starting at the age of nine and going through college. Justin is also a head coach in the SBG Sox Youth Program. From Kent, WA, Simanek pitched at Kentridge High School before signing with Tacoma Community College upon graduation. He signed with Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, finishing his career in 2020. Justin joins the full time in Pearl, coordinating the pitching programs, scheduling and instruction at the facility.
Simanek and Smith will add a Performance Training Program at the Pearl facility, providing baseball-centric athletic training programs individual designed for each athlete. These programs will become available in late January 2022.
The P360 - Pearl facility is located at the Outlet Malls of Mississippi, a 22,000 square foot baseball and softball training facility with traditional hitting cages, machine pitch cage, infield training area and pitching mounds. In addition to the new Performance Training Programs, a WIN VR station is available for members, with a new HitTrax training station coming later this winter. The facility is available for all players, with membership only $29 per month, with no contract.
About P360 Performance Sports
P360 Performance Sports owns and operates Baseball and Softball Training facilities with professional staff at each location to train players in hitting, fielding, pitching and performance training. With current locations in Jackson, Pearl, Hattiesburg and Auburn AL, P360 is developing a 27-acre complex at the Ross Barnett Reservoir that will include a training center and 7 baseball fields for training and tournaments.
P360 Performance Sports owns and operates the SBG Sox Baseball Program and the SSG Sox Softball Program. Teams are formed by hosting annual tryouts for ages 7U - 14U, with each team coached by a member of the experience P360 coaching staff. The SBG Sox High School Showcase Program is led by former professional baseball players Chris Snopek and Mark Fuller, and legendary Mississippi High School coach Larry Knight. Teams are formed by attending tryouts and workouts throughout Mississippi and Alabama, selecting players to build highly competitive showcase teams. The SSG Sox Softball Program includes both youth and high school teams formed through tryouts in Hattiesburg and Auburn, with teams forming in the Jackson area for the 2022 spring and summer season. The program is led by Mary Grace Turner in Hattiesburg; Johnny Lee in Auburn, and Brett Christensen in Jackson. All players in the organization are members of P360 and train in the facilities.
P360 Performance Sports owns and operates the Southeast Collegiate League, an opportunity for college players with NCAA eligibility to play in a traditional summer league in the South. Teams are formed in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Alabama with local schedules played at quality venues and some play against other state divisions. In 2021 there were 16 teams in the league, expecting to grow to 24 teams in 2022 with the addition of two divisions in Alabama.