Friday, June 8, 2012

Countryside proposal will renovate barn for baseball

ABEAR Performance Training Submits Letter of Interest for Development at Countryside 

ABEAR Performance Training, represented by Robbie Hebert, has submitted a letter of interest for a development on the former Countryside Golf Course property. The proposed project would renovate a former barn structure on a portion of the property near the intersection of Frontage Road and Highland Farm Road. An 8½ acre area of surrounding property would be developed with a baseball infield, batting cages and bullpens, and an unlit field for football and soccer practice.

ABEAR proposes purchase of the land and restore the barn structure to house the facility. Price negotiations are continuing.

City Council reviewed the proposal and has given approval to open up the concept to public review and move to the formal proposal stage. Council approval at this stage does not involve any commitment by the City or ABEAR.

The concept plan is available online at

Document is HERE.

No public meeting is planned for this proposal. However, public comment is welcome. Direct your comments, questions, or concerns to Chris Chittum, Planning Administrator at Email:
Phone: (540) 853-2356.

ABOUT ABEAR according to their facebook page:


Developing the “COMPLETE” athlete is our goal at ABEAR Performance Training. It’s our mission to provide well-researched instruction, programs and motivation to all athletes and clients that will help enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury.

APT trains at The Gator Aquatic Center. The facility includes 990 square feet which includes 660 square feet of athletic field turf where we perform all of our speed and agility training. We also have a weight training area that includes 2 squat racks, bumper plates, dumbbells, medicine balls and other strength equipment.


Sports Performance. Enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury.

General Information

Robbie Hebert is a native of Thibodaux, La. He graduated from Nicholls State University in 2006. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Allied Health Sports Science and a Bachelors of Science degree in General Studies. During his playing career at Nicholls State University, Robbie was a pitcher on the Colonel baseball team from 2000-04. In 2004 he was selected in the Major League Amateur Ba…seball Draft by the Minnesota Twins.Prior to founding ABEAR Performance Training, Robbie was the Director of Sports Performance at The Edge Sports Performance Center in Roanoke, Va. While there, he created and implemented strength and conditioning programs for athletes and customized speed and agility programs for kids of all ages. Before joining the staff at The Edge, Robbie was a strength and conditioning coach in the Houston Astros organization.

Matt Overman is a native of Casper, WY. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2011. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Business Administration. Prior to his years at CSU, Matt attended and played collegiate baseball at Trinidad State Junior College, Midland College and Nicholls State University. After his senior season at Nicholls State University, Matt was named First Team All-Southland Conference and Second Team All-Louisiana. He was selected as a free agent and played in the Florida Marlins Organization for 3 years.Prior to joining ABEAR Performance Training, Matt worked at PerformX Performance Training and the Colorado State University Varsity Weight Room in Fort Collins, CO. While at these places, he assisted with strength and conditioning and speed and agility programs for Division I collegiate athletes and kids of all ages.

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