Fall Development Round 1 Testing Top 3 Performers Per Category by Age Group:
Outfield Throwing Velocity: (16U Players)  Anthony Jorajuria:   83mph,   Sophomore at Weston HS |  Jacob Feldman:   78mph,   Junior at Newton South HS |  Cooley Schaefer:   77mph,   Junior at Wellesley HS     (15U Players)  Mickey Doyle:   73mph,   Sophomore at Catholic Memorial HS |  Anders Snow:   73mph,   Sophomore at Wellesley HS |  Henry Redgate:   69mph,   Sophomore at Wellesley HS     (14U Players)  Owen Jorajuria:   72mph,   Weston, Ma |  Yocix Guzma:   64mph,   Boston, Ma     (13U Players)   Gianni Melendez:   67mph,   Worcester, Ma |  Jag Garces:   63mph,   Bridgewater, Ma |  Thomas Maguire:   63mph,   Newton, Ma     (12U players)  Ayden Ascher:   52mph,   Newton, Ma |  Weilen Rodriguez:   51mph,   Lawerence, Ma |  John Taft:   50mph,   Billerica, Ma     (11U Players)  Yandriel Soto:   51mph,   Fitchburg, Ma |  James Britton:   46mph,   Brookline, Ma |  Charles Broderick:   42mph,   Wellesley, Ma     (10U Players)  Lucas Dominguez:   47mph,   Framingham, Ma |  Austin Lee:   46mph,   Wellesley, Ma    
Catcher’s POP Times:  (15U Players)  Mickey Doyle:   2.13,   Sophomore at Catholic Memorial HS |  Matt McKenna:   2.13,   Sophomore Dedham HS    (13U Players)  Alex Cantwell:   2.25,   Chestnut Hill, Ma  |   Jag Garces:   2.53,   Bridgewater, Ma  |   Jack Hynes:   2.68,   Boston, Ma      (12U Players)  John Taft:   2.15,   Billerica, Ma  |   Cam Fazendiero:   2.56,   Wellesley, Ma      (11U Players)  Yandriel Soto:   2.50,   Fitchburg, Ma    
Hitting Exit Velocity:  (16U Players)  Jacob Feldman:   Max: 86.8mph,   Avg: 76.4mph,   Max Distance: 295ft,   Junior Newton South HS  |   Anthony Jorajuria:   Max: 84mph,   Avg: 73.7mph,   Max Distance: 303ft,   Sophomore Weston HS    (15U Players)  Mickey Doyle:   Max: 78.3mph,   Avg: 70.1mph,   Max Distance: 254ft,   Sophomore Catholic Memorial HS    (14U Players)  Owen Jorajuria:   Max: 75.8mph,   Avg: 66mph,   Max Distance: 239ft,   Weston, Ma    (13U Players)  Alex Cantwell:   Max: 82.3mph,   Avg: 71.1mph,   Max Distance: 281ft,   Chestnut Hill, Ma |  Reed Buckler:   Max: 77.3mph,   Avg: 66.5mph,   Max Distance: 240ft,   Barnstable, Ma |  Logan Our:   Max: 71.2mph,   Avg: 56.7mph,   Max Distance: 211ft,   Barnstable, Ma    (12U Players)  John Taft:   Max: 64.4mph,   Avg: 53mph,   Max Distance: 189ft,   Billerica, Ma |  Gus Inada:   Max: 64mph,   Avg: 57.5mph,   Max Distance: 177ft,   Newton, Ma |  Nathan Feldman:   Max: 63.7mph,   Avg: 54.6mph,   Max Distance: 150ft,  
Round 2 of Fall Development Testing to be done at the end of October!

Our Mission


Our Approach

Our process is to educate the player with respect to age and ability, using technology such as video and data analysis, coupled with guidance and insights that are analyzed by our instructors.


We learn about your player and will understand their goals and expectations.


We evaluate your player on skill sets, athleticism, habits, talent, mental toughness, sportsmanship and attitude.


This is where we make a difference, we take the results of the data and implement changes to create future success. We take the time to development individual skill sets. This is the most challenging step as learning takes time.


Bringing it all together and performing to the best of your abilities, with confidence.


This is the day after the game. Debrief on what worked, what didn’t work and challenges, what do you need to work on next?


Indoor Baseball Training Facility

  • Indoor turf for practice
  • 9 retractable cages
  • HitTrax Batting Cage Simulator
  • Rapsodo Pitching 2.0 & Camera
  • 3 Video Conference Rooms
  • Players & Parents Lounge
  • Strength & Conditioning Training Area

Baseball Instructors

John Taft

Head Instructor

John has been the Program Owner and Head Director of Player Development for Triple Crown Baseball for nine years. Coach Taft has been honored by the Boston Red Sox for his coaching with the George Berardi Memorial Trophy in 2013 & 2015 for winning two Massachusetts State Championships.

John has been a part of multiple teams that have gone onto win elite level championships and gained national rankings. Most recently in 2019 John managed the TC 10U team that won Perfect Game Super25 New England and advanced Perfect Game Super25 National Championships in Florida. He also managed the 10U Kings that won the Labor Day Classic Tournament Championship at Ripken National in Aberdeen, MD.

Jon Shepard

S&C Coach | Pitching Instructor

Jon is a certified strength and conditioning coach and a former professional minor league baseball player. As a former elite-level athlete who also overcame a severe head injury, Jon understands the perseverance, hard work, and commitment needed to achieve health, fitness, and performance goals.

During his senior year at Triton Regional High School, he was a two sport All-State athlete. He then went on to complete his Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology and Economics through Wheaton College (Norton, MA), while also spending time working with athletes in the Special Olympics. Jon then went on to become an All-American baseball pitcher in 2010. He had professional baseball invites to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Yankees. Through 5 years of professional baseball, Jon played in the Can-Am League, the Frontier League, and the Atlantic League.

Jon is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), and certified in Speed, Agility & Quickness through NASM(National Academy of Sports Medicine) Being a former athlete, Jon had always been interested in pursuing a career in the Strength & Conditioning field and learning more about human performance. He began this path working simultaneously as a Personal Trainer at a Sports Performance Training Facility and a Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Aide at McGovern Physical Therapy. During this time, he worked with athletes in the youth, high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic ranks. Most recently, Jon was a head S&C coach for the past 5 years at a Strength gym while being the strength coach for a college baseball team.

Jake Nelson

Catching & Outfield Instructor

Jake is currently the head coach of the 12U Triple Crown Kings, and specializes in catching and outfield instruction and mechanics. Jake played baseball for Billerica Memorial High School and was recruited as a catcher for Marshall University and Franklin Pierce University.

Yariel Soto

Catching Instructor

Coach Soto attended the prestigious Puerto Rican Baseball Academy 2005-2008, Pensacola Junior College 2006-2008, made the All American Conference team in 2008, signed with the Puerto Rico National Team 2011-2015, and played in the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and in 2013.

Willie Allen


Willie grew up playing at Newton South where he was a three sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He earned all scholastics in football and baseball while also being the recipient of the Bill Hamill award award twice. Willie then went onto play his college ball at Western Oklahoma State College. After his first season as a redshirt in 2011 he posted an impressive batting average of .400 and in his next season hit .364 with 13 home runs and 28 stolen bases. Willie was honored as a NJCAA All-American and then was drafted in 2013 by the Washington Nationals in the 16th round. He was also Part of the 2015 Lewis & Clark NAIA national championship club and the 2015 FCBL Bravehearts championship club!

Willy comes to 5 Tool with multiple years of coaching and instructing player development. In 2018 Willie began his coaching career as the head coach at City on the Hill Charter School, in Boston. He also worked at the DC Baseball Academy (Framingham, MA) where he coached the 11U team and the 13U team while also working as a private instructor.


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