Mike Martin, a graduate with a Master of Science in Kinesiology and a concentration in Exercise Science from James Madison University, founded Next Level Athletic Development in Harrisonburg in May 2010 with the vision of bringing local college and high school athletes to a higher level of strength and conditioning. He has extensive experience in exercise science and works with both teams and individuals for a variety of sports — most notably baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Next Level Athletic Development has grown significantly since inception, so Martin is moving into a new, larger 9,800 square foot facility on Acorn Drive.
According to Martin, “This facility will be home to our new training facility as well an indoor soccer facility complete with indoor soccer turf, dasher boards, and goals. We will continue to seek to grow our sports performance business and I do feel having access to an indoor turf field will allow me greater and more improved training options for our athletes, including more hitting/pitching/throwing opportunities for our baseball and softball players. We will also be running indoor soccer leagues throughout the fall, winter, and spring during the evening hours. We hope to be in the building by early October and have the first league up and running by then as well.” (emphasis added)