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Kinetic Performance Institute

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ERIK WAGLE: PRESIDENT

 

Erik Wagle founded Kinetic Performance Institute in 2020 and Dub Baseball in August of 2012 to provide a much needed service to his native area.  With a focus on development and service, Wagle has established the core values of KPI from the start and will continue to ensure that all participants will have a great experience in the program.  Wagle brings a wealth of experience from collegiate and professional baseball to the youth players in the South Bay Area.  Wagle has sent over 150 players to college baseball,coached numerous college All Americans, and has mentored/advanced nearly 20 players to professional baseball.  

Wagle has a vast and diverse career in baseball, spanning every level and many roles.  He started at his high school alma mater, Live Oak High School.  Coaching for 5 seasons and helping the Acorns win their first ever CCS Championship in 2008.  HIs pitching staffs led the league in ERA in 3 of the 5 years and broke the school record for ERA in 2008.  Wagle then moved on to San Jose City College, where more pitching records were broken and the Jaguars led Northern California in wins during his tenure.  100% of players at SJCC transferred to a 4-year school during Wagle's time with the Jaguars.  He then moved on to Cal State Monterey Bay to help revive the dormant program.  In year 1 his pitching staff lowered their ERA over 4 runs from the previous year and in year 2 they shattered the school ERA record.  In his 2-year tenure, the team went from an 8-41 record the year before the new coaching staff arrived to a national ranking in year 2 of the revival.  Wagle has also served as an associate scout for the Dodger and Nationals and was the Commissioner of the Far West College League, where the collegiate Summer league ranked as a a top-20 league both years he served as the head of the league.  
Wagle is a published author and journalist.  He also wrote on a popular national blog, collegebaseballlineup.com, during his collegiate coaching career. 

Wagle’s playing career started at Live Oak High School, where he was an All Monterey Bay League player.  Wagle moved on to San Jose City College, where he was a JC All American in his sophomore season, leading the nation in Saves and setting the school record in the same category.  Wagle signed a scholarship with Division 1 UC Riverside before playing his final two seasons at Division II power Sonoma State.  

Wagle has a Masters degree from Saint Mary’s College in Health and Physical Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Sonoma State, and teaching credentials in Physical Education and Social Sciences.  Wagle has served as a Professor in the Kinesiology Department at CSUMB and was a Physical Education Instructor while at SJCC.  

Wagle is single and currently resides in Morgan Hill, CA.

Dan Cabuling: Chief Operations Officer/Lead Strength Coach



Daniel Cabuling graduated from Carroll University in 2016 with a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning. He also graduated from Westmont College, in 2012, with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. He currently is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Dan is a part owner of KPI and is in charge of every aspect of operations.  
Daniel’s passion for exercise science and performance began during his time at Westmont College as a baseball player. He spent many stints on the disabled list due to several different injuries. Those experiences along with guidance from different mentors pushed him to learn as much as possible about developing athletes. His passion encompasses working with all athletes, but he spends more time dedicated towards developing baseball and softball players.
His passion for training baseball players is due to his own personal experience in the sport. He believes that most baseball players fail to live up to their athletic potential due to the nature of baseball being a game of failure accompanied by the belief that good baseball players are born with their athletic talent. The “why try” mentality is commonly experienced in the sport.  
During the last 5 years he has witnessed hundreds of athletes surpass their perceived potential. This includes athletes throwing over 100 mph, running sub 6.5 60-yard dashes, or gain 20+ lbs of muscle. He by no means has the secret formula or quick fix, but he does know that if you genuinely believe an athlete can improve, give them the tools, and encourage them to work hard, crazy results can happen. He utilizes an in-depth assessment protocol to help identify areas for potential improvement, helps build self-belief in every client he works with, and ultimately believes that process will lead to enhancing their performance on the field.

Chase Spivey - Director of Hitting


 

Khailyn Neumayer - Facility Manager/Assistant Strength Coach

 

Khailyn Neumayer graduated with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from West Valley College in 2016. And then furthered her education on a softball scholarship at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. In 2018 she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Khailyn’s interest in exercise science sparked when she spent several months rehabbing from a shoulder injury during her senior year of college. She remembers many moments in physical therapy and in the athletic training room rehabbing to get back on the field to compete. She ended up needing to surgically repair her shoulder due to playing through it for the entire season. She had previously undergone surgery to repair her hip and both of these experiences influenced her decision to find a way to work with athletes. 
She was also able to serve as an Intern for the Athletic Training Staff during her time and UM-Crookston. She was responsible for pregame preparation, had on field responsibilities, and supported the Athletic Training staff on a daily basis. All of these experiences have culminated  in a desire to share her experiences and knowledge with younger athletes so they can be successful in achieving their goals.
As an alumnus of Live Oak High School, she looks forward to helping youth softball players in the south bay area stay healthy, competing at their highest level, and pursuing their athletic dreams.

Justin Sanders - Pitching Coordinator


Justin Sanders joined the KPI Crew in November of 2020 and immediately had a huge impact on the pitching side of the program.  The Morgan Hill Native and former Live Oak High School star is a bright, young mind in the pitching world and has already transformed the KPI pitching program with his analytical approach and knowledge of systems and procedures.  His passion for the athletes at KPI will continue to allow the company to push the limits of what we view as possible in player development.  

While attending Live Oak High School, Sanders was a 4-year starter in the historic Live Oak Baseball program.  A 2-way threat all his years at Live Oak, Sanders emerged as one of the top pitchers in the area and received an athletic scholarship at NAIA power Westmont College in Santa Barbara.  While at Westmont, Sanders became one of the winningest pitchers in school history and was even highlighted on ESPN's Sportscenter for his career accomplishments.  


Curtis Gomez - Field/Teams Coordinator

Lauren Atlas - Softball Coordinator

Lauren Atlas has recently moved to Northern California from New Jersey.  She has her undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Health (K-12), as well as her Masters Degree in Sport Exercise Psychology.  She is currently going through a mentorship program to go for her CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant). 

Lauren played 2 years at Elmira College in New York as a catcher and third baseman.  Her sophomore year, she won 1st Team All Empire 8 at third base.  After transferring, she focused on her studies.  After graduating college, Lauren began teaching, as well as coaching.  Lauren has coached middle school, JV and Varsity softball (winning Coach of the Year in 2015), travel ball for Jersey Intensity, and recently was an Assistant Coach for Seton Hall University (D1), in South Orange, NJ.

Players that Lauren has worked with have gone on to play at: University of Notre Dame, Boston College, University of Alabama, Harvard University, Monmouth University, University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, Iona College, St. Joseph’s University(PA), Syracuse University, and others.





 

 

 

 





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Morgan Hill, California 95037

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