SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Cyclones baseball and softball travel club is becoming a part of Sanford Sports, the athletics and wellness arm of Sanford Health.
The Cyclones were founded in 2010 and have helped more than 50 players reach the collegiate or professional levels. Now, they’ll be a part of the athlete development programs and facilities at the Sanford Sports Complex, including a forthcoming set of 10 outdoor fields.
“We are excited to welcome the Cyclones into the Sanford Sports family to continue training baseball and softball players for excellence on and off the field,” said Steve Young, president of Sanford Sports. “This move will provide hundreds of young athletes with the next level of playing experience, as they practice and play on our brand-new fields.”
The Cyclones have long done skill training through the Sanford POWER Baseball and Softball Academy at the Sanford Fieldhouse. This move will give them additional access to athletic performance training with Sanford POWER and will give them a set of home fields for the first time.
The Sanford Sports complex is adding five new turf baseball and five new turf softball fields. The ten new fields are part of a 173-acre expansion project, which is set to be completed by summer of 2022. The Sanford Fieldhouse will serve as the official home for indoor Cyclones games and training.
“Sioux Falls Cyclones Baseball and Softball organization is excited to join Sanford Sports and the Sanford Sports Academy,” said Jonathan Carda, president of the Sioux Falls Cyclones.
“Sanford Sports has led the way in the region, providing young athletes an opportunity to work hard, reach goals while making a lasting, positive impact in the lives of so many athletes.”
In the 2021 season, the Sioux Falls Cyclones fielded 10 softball teams and 11 baseball teams. The Cyclones worked with more than 250 athletes in 2021. This move will enable more growth.
The club will be led by current Cyclones leaders Steve Phillips, Jennifer Schunke and Aaron LaBrie.
About Sanford POWER
Sanford POWER is the region’s most well established Sports Performance Training Program. Our goal is to improve athletic performance by stressing the principles of proper functional movement through customized programming based on an individual’s specific needs.
The integrated focus of our professional staff can help maximize an athlete’s potential improvement with their strength, speed, power and agility. In addition, we have the resources to identify those keys components of nutrition, hydration and biomechanics to deliver the most comprehensive program available while reducing the incidence of injury.
Our certified strength coaches, along with our orthopedic physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, sports nutritionist and the Sanford Sports Science Institute (SSSI), offer the most integrated and comprehensive sports performance programming available to athletes of all ages and skill levels.