By Mark Ambrogi
Trey Ball knows he wouldn’t be where he is without the direction of Noblesville resident Ty Terrell.
“He helps me with all my speed, my rotation and my power,” Ball said. “Literally every aspect of my game he is there helping me out in every possible way he can. He makes me the best athlete I can be.”
Ball, a 2013 New Castle High School graduate, was selected seventh in the first round by the Boston Red Sox in 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. The 6-6 Ball, who pitched in the high Class A league for Salem last season, has been working with Terrell since his junior year at New Castle.
“Ever since then, he’s always pushed me,” Ball said. “Every off-season he’s made me better.”
Terrell works at Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training, 9402 Uptown Dr., Indianapolis. He is one of the sports performance coaches and works with pro athletes, including Indy Eleven players, as well as top high school athletes.
Terrell said the training for each athlete is determined by needs.
“For him, it’s a combination of what does he need and what does the club want him to do,” Terrell said. “He’s a long, wiry athlete so added muscle and strength in the off-season is a priority given to us by the Red Sox. We’re always trying to increase velocity through proper mechanics and enforcing those mechanics through strength training and dynamic movement.
We have to add mass on him. We’re trying to making sure his body is moving the way it (is) supposed (to).”
Terrell, 33, works with athletes in a variety of sports, football, basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball.
Terrell himself graduated from New Castle and was going to college for accounting when he met his mentor, Lee Taft, a top speed and agility coach.
“When I met him I fell in love with the sports performance industry and just decided to go that route,” he said.