Beck Program Debuts at 1st Source Bank Performance Center
In his book Leadership Gold, John C. Maxwell states, “What I had been taught all my life was not true: experience is not the best teacher! Some people learn and grow as a result of their experience; some people don’t. Everybody has some kind of experience. It’s what you do with that experience that matters.”
For free agent and coach Tyler Beck, embracing his circumstances and learning all he can has created opportunities to thrive in both the baseball realm and beyond. Many people weaken and altogether give up when facing difficulties, but by accepting it and growing, Tyler is on the precipice of his next success: The Beck Program.
With stops at Purdue and Pasco-Hernando State College before arriving at D-II baseball powerhouse the University of Tampa, Beck continually developed his discipline and drive. His efforts helped the Spartans win a National Championship while also gaining personal recognition of his talents, ultimately being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 30th round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
Spending five seasons in the Twins’ organization before signing with the Washington Nationals in 2023, Beck’s professional experience from Spring Training through the AAA level exposed him to top talent, trainers, coaches, and facilities. These opportunities, joined with a degree in Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, multiple internships at world-class facilities, and managing a gym in the Tampa area, contributed to the creation of The Beck Program, which he now offers at the 1st Source Bank Performance Center in South Bend, Indiana.
Beck is a native of this Midwest city, and to tell his story completely would include talking about his experiences growing up here. He attended the local schools of St. John and Holy Family before graduating from St. Joseph High School. He played travel ball with the Indiana Chargers. His wife is from the area as well, and with a baby on the way, their daughter will share this city soon. Tyler reflects with a smile and shares, “There’s just something comforting about South Bend.”
Beck’s journey includes plenty of highlights and they are made even sweeter when you factor in overcoming injury, facing a variety of recruiting scenarios, and serious reflection to determine his direction in life. The adversity allows him to connect with players and parents as they navigate through similar situations.
Mark Haley, General Manager of the Performance Center shared, “I can remember Tyler back in high school and the experience he’s had since. His experience is valuable for our kids because he’s been at the bottom and he’s been at the top. He has so much passion for the game and working with the kids and that’s so important for us here because the kids come first.”
The Beck Program is a 4-week package geared towards baseball players ages 10 through college, with a more intensive focus for the older athletes. It includes an individualized throwing program, Rapsodo Pitching 2.0, an app for tracking your workout, nutrition tips and more. Tyler noted, “It’s important to understand that routine and consistency is necessary. Understand there’s a formulated plan for injury prevention, improving performance, and increasing strength. There is always something you can be working on.”
Time slots are available during regular Performance Center hours and will be arranged once registration is completed. Early morning hours for program participants who want to lift before school may be accommodated as well. Beck Program athlete Matt Layman, 15, commented, “I like training with Tyler. He’s helping me work on both my strengths and weaknesses. I like that I have a plan to follow that he made specifically for me.”
Recently on his Instagram account John C. Maxwell commented, “No matter how hard you work or how much you achieve, you will not create the perfect plan or execute it without error. You’ll never get to a point where you no longer fail, so the question is, how are you going to respond when mistakes happen and failure comes?”
Tyler Beck has extrapolated lessons from his successes and failures, proving, in his case at least, that experience is indeed the best teacher.
For more information on The Beck Program, contact the Performance Center at (574) 404-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Stephanie Layman, SBCF 11/10/2023