Program Owner and Director of Pitching
Jon Davis founded Powerhouse Training in 2010. Davis, a former professional pitcher, made a name for himself as being on the cutting edge when it comes to developing training programs and methods for producing dramatically stronger, faster and more explosive athletes. Davis was on the forefront of the development and implementation of over-underload training for athletes, a method he began using in 2000.
In 2014 and 2015 Davis helped produce back to back top 10 round MLB draft picks (position players) out of the high school ranks for the first time in Western Massachusetts history (Isan Diaz and Seamus Curran).
Both players continue to train regularly at Powerhouse as professional baseball players.
Davis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Springfield College in 2006 with a degree in Applied Exercise Science. He has been CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) since 2007.
Davis went on to play his college ball under Mark Simeone at Springfield College, earning 2nd team All-New Mac conference during 05 and 06 while producing a 1.93 ERA as a senior with opponents hitting only .157 against him. Jon also played 2 summers in the prestigious NECBL where he was one of the league’s top closers in 2005, producing a 1.00 ERA with 7 saves. As a 5’9” right handed pitcher, Jon earned a professional baseball contract as the only player to sign out of the 2007 tryout sponsored by the New Haven Cutters and Pro Dreams. The tryout consisted of well over 100 players from all over the country. His low 90’s fastball at 5’9” 170 lbs. was a product of his unique training methods that he now teaches to his athletes.
Program Coordinator and Director of Hitting
Chuck worked as the Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles for 4 years and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for 1 year. In addition to his scouting career, Chuck Jasak has a long and decorated coaching background of more than 15 years of direct coaching experience of all age groups including players of the age of 5 all the way to players at the college level and everything in between. He has coached and managed top AAU programs and was the coach of the Baystate Games Team West for 3 years, including their 2013 Gold Medal team.
Chuck takes a scientific approach to training and teaching the game. He is skilled with high tech video analysis and has learned from some of the best hitting instructors in the country, including numerous MLB hitting coaches.
As the coordinator of NEBB, he will oversee all communication, scheduling and player development. He is also the creator of both classroom and training curriculums for each team.
Chuck has been a high school teacher for 11 years and is currently pursuing his second Master’s Degree in Education Administration through the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
12U Head Coach and Catching Coach
Coach PJ played college baseball as both a catcher, as well as an outfielder in the Division 2 Northeast-10 Baseball League. During his collegiate career, he also played for teams in the prestigious summer collegiate leagues including: the Futures Baseball League, the New York Collegiate Baseball League and the Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League.
If you are looking to become the best catcher in the area, PJ is the best instructor for the job. Being a catcher for over 15 years, specifically at the college level, has given PJ a tremendous amount of experience that he's enthusiastic to share with all future catchers.
Being a catcher for so long has also taught PJ every aspect of the game. After all, catchers constantly see the entire field. His experience has made him a flawless manager and leader. PJ's primary focus each and every day is to ensure that each player improves in some way.
PJ recently graduated from Saint Michael's College in Vermont as a Double Major in both the fields of Political Science and Environmental Science. This fall he will begin his MBA at Southern New Hampshire University.
14U - Travel Team - Head Coach
Coach Steve has been with the coaching staff for over 2 years and served as the head coach on 14U this past season. Steve has been both a reliable player and reliable coach for Chuck Jasak past seasons.
Coach Steve has been coaching for over 5 years and has served the last three of those years as an Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at a very successful Chicopee Comprehensive High School; his high school alma mater. There, he serves as the primary pitching coach and works diligently with catchers.
Steve is a motivated coach who played baseball for all four years of high school and has become a positive role model for players. He earned a Master’s Degree at Western New England University in Engineering Management and is currently a successful Mechanical Engineer.