Jordan Smolar is the owner and director of training of NWI Sports Performance. Since 2012, 102 NWI Sports Performance athletes have gone on to play college and professional sports, over 90 of which have been baseball and softball players.
Of those 90+ athletes, 9 baseball players are playing professionally, 6 have been MLB Draft Selections, 1 was the NCAA Freshman Pitcher of the Year, 5 have been named The Times Player of the Year (4 in prep baseball; 1 in prep softball) and 1 has been named The Times Prep Athlete of the Year and 2 are currently in the MLB.
Smolar played baseball professionally himself from 2005-2008 and was part of 3 championship teams. Prior to playing professionally, he played Division I baseball from 2001-2005. He has been training and instructing athletes since 2005 and has worked very closely with several professional strength coaches and baseball coaches throughout his career. He has also spent time working and studying with numerous industry leaders in the strength and conditioning field. He also currently is an assistant Varsity baseball coach at Andrean High School. Coaching in 2018- his first season with Andrean High School- he helped lead the baseball program to the IHSAA 3A State Championship as an assistant coach. Again, in 2019, Andrean High School won the IHSAA 3A State Championship.
Smolar graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He also holds certifications or is currently certifying in the following:
Certified Speed Specialist (CSS)
National Academy of Speed and Explosion (NASE); 2015-Present
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); 2014-Present
Functional Movement Specialist (FMS-1)
Functional Movement Systems; 2011-Present
Y-Balance Test Specialist (YBT)
Functional Movement Systems; 2018-Present
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA); In progress
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification (PN1)
Precision Nutrition; In progress
Youth Athletic Assessment Specialist
International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA); In progress