Owner of ALPHA Project Sport Science rejoins Baltimore Orioles staff.
Monterey, CALIF. (Feb. 25, 2015) –For many baseball fans, the season begins when players
report to spring training for their first workouts.
For Paul Cater, owner of ALPHA Project Sport Science in Monterey, baseball season starts this
week in Sarasota, Fla., when he rejoins the staff of Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles
as a strength and conditioning coach.
Cater, a Salinas native who played sports professionally and trained athletes across the United
States and Europe, has worked with the Orioles as a strength and conditioning coach for the
past four seasons.
This season he’ll take two of his local coaches with him to training camp, Trevor Howell and
Kevin Mixon. Howell is a Pacific Grove native and Mixon is a recent graduate of CSUMB.
“We’re excited because we are effecting change at the very highest level of the sport, but we
can bring that home after training camp and share with local athletes as well,” Cater said.
When he’s not at camp with the Orioles, Cater and his team train Central Coast athletes
including CSUMB baseball players, local high school athletes and little leaguers, using the same
methods he employs with professionals.
ALPHA Project Sport Science is a technology-based athletic training program Cater designed to
prepare athletes for the highest levels of competition. More than a workout; ALPHA is a tested
methodology modeled after university and professional training environments.
The ability to incorporate sport skill work into a weight training program separates ALPHA
Project from other training programs, Cater said.
“When I was a kid and even when I was competing professionally, I saw a lot of people training
the wrong way,” Cater said. The ALPHA Project Sport Science is designed to get the best
performance out of an athlete without over-training; volume and intensity are adjusted to
enhance the sport skill.
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Cater and his team at the ALPHA Project Sport Science work with athletes who compete in a
variety of different sports. Workouts are designed to meet each individual athlete’s and each
sport’s unique needs.
“When I was younger I used to have to drive to the Bay area to find this type of training
program; we want people to know the highest level of professional sports training is available to
athletes on the Central Coast,” Cater said. “We develop young athletes who want to compete at
the highest levels collegiately and professionally — and extend the length of their sports careers
with a well-balanced, comprehensive training program.”