PowerHouse Sports

PowerHouse Sports was founded in 2018 after founder, Mike Montville, decided to take his passion for baseball and athletic performance to another level.  As the dedicated training facility for his NEB-NH players (a competitive baseball program with a mission to develop players for college and pro ball), Mike wanted to expand that passion beyond the team  level. 

With a background in  baseball, football and strength training, he created this training facility to offer specific skills training as well as physical training to maximize potential and minimize injury risk in each athlete.  

Here at Powerhouse there is no gimmicks or get results quick promise. What separates Powerhouse is the environment, the coaching, and more than anything - We CARE more than anybody else. If you want to be the best version of yourself, Powerhouse is the place to train.

Reopening Guidelines

Athletes/Clients: If you cannot be responsible and work within our rules and guidelines we will be suspending your membership. 1st Offense: 1 Week suspension 2nd offense: 2 Week suspension 3rd offense: 1 Month or indefinite suspension until all restriction are lifted. Athletes will be required to wash their hands upon entering. Athletes will be required to bring and use their own water bottles. Please mark them with your name. Athletes will be required to spray and wipe down any equipment they use when they are finished. Equipment is to go back exactly where it belongs to keep organization and distance. No athletes will be allowed to hang out in the office. Athletes are expected to show up at their exact time. We will not allow groups of kids to congregate or stay later than expected. Get your work in and get out. Families/Parents: We ask that you read our athlete rules and help us keep strict tabs on all of our athletes. If there are any symptoms of your athlete or in your family you please keep your athlete home. During this time we cannot allow parents inside the facility due to space limitations. (Emergencies only). We will have a new waiver to sign for any programs. Please understand that it is your own risk assessment and comfort level to allow your child inside the facility and to participate. What we are doing: Staff will spray disinfecting fogger solution throughout the facility at the end of each day. We have a detailed list of a facility cleaning plan that we are going to execute to keep things as sanitary and organized as possible. We will keep doors open as much as possible to facilitate air flow and circulation. Staff will closely monitor each session to ensure that cleaning is taking place efficiently and each group is doing their part. We have hand sanitizer, disinfectant and other cleaning sprays all around the facility.

 

Mike Montville
Founder; Hitting Development Coach, NEB-NH Coach

Mike Montville is a graduate from Portsmouth High School and has an extensive background in the baseball world.  During his time in high school, Mike  helped led his team to 3 state championships and a 63-game winning streak.  He received Gatorade's prestigious Player of the Year award for not one year, but two years (2009 & 2010) as well as a first team all-state selection in football during his junior and senior year.  He was also a member of the 2009 State Champion Basketball team.

Mike spent 4 years at the Univ. of Maryland before getting his Masters Degree in Sport Management while playing his 5th year at SNHU. After rehabbing a shoulder surgery, he played three years of minor league baseball for the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am Professional Baseball League.

In addition, Mike also held a CSCS certification (Strength) and completed an internship at one of the most well known Strength Training Gyms in the country, Cressey Sports Performance. From that internship, he traveled to multiple sites with a team of strength coaches helping run the Area Code Baseball Training events in 2015 and 2016. Mike has consulted with college coaches and athletes regarding training, and uses his background in strength to help aid his athletes in the biomechanics of baseball movements, as well as working closely to help maintain healthy throwing arms.

 

Tommy Lawrence
Throwing Development Coach & NEB-NH Coach

Tommy graduated from  West Haven High School, CT who received numerous awards during his 4 years.  He was captain of his baseball team during his junior and senior year and helped led his team to a state championship in 2009.  He was named All-State team, All-Area MVP, and Connecticut All-SCC.  He also played a key role on the football team and was awarded All-Area Quarterback.

 

After high school, Tommy finished his college career at the University of Maine.  His high school reputation continued as Tommy was one of UMaine's captain and was named to the American East First team, the All-New England First team, New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association first team, along with being recognized as the American East Pitcher of the Year, ECAC Pitcher of the Year, and 3rd Team Louisville Slugger All-American. Tommy was also named New England Top Prospect in the Prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League in 2013.

 

After his senior year Tommy signed with the Tampa Bay Rays, he then finished his career pitching for the Rockland Boulders of the CanAm League. He played professional baseball for 4 years.

 

Tommy has since studied the biomechanics of pitching mechanics, helping pitchers learn their kinetic chain. Adding this into knowing how to be a pitcher will only drive our pitchers to be the best that they can be.

 

Cory Varrell CSCS, PES
Strength Coordinator

A 2006 graduate of Portsmouth High School. During his time at PHS he excelled on the basketball and track team, while also competing on the football and baseball team. His senior year was selected to the basketball senior game, being one of the top twelve players in the state, later that year qualifying for the New England track meet in the long and triple jump events.

 

After graduating from PHS, Cory attended the University of New Hampshire where he competed for the track team all four years. Along with competing in track, Cory studied Athletic Training and during his time at UNH worked with the school’s varsity Men’s basketball, Women’s field hockey, Women’s soccer, track & field, and a semester at Dover High School. He’s also done Athletic Training work with Future’s Field Hockey, Coates Sports Management basketball camp, and College Connection. Cory graduated from UNH in May 2010 with a degree in Athletic Training.

 

Cory has also worked for The Program where he has been the Strength and Conditioning coach at Governor’s Academy, St. Sebastian’s School, and Belmont Hill School, and Groton School where he has led their weight room programs and ground based training for all sports.  Cory was a NSCA and NATA member with extensive knowledge in both fields and is a member of the USA National Team Handball Team.

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