Herb Baseball Academy

 Its not just baseball, its family! 

Herb Baseball Academy’s mission is to inspire a love and understanding of baseball in a new generation of players. To teach that baseball is played at its highest level by mastering its fundamentals. To give our students a culture of achievement, discipline, and respect on the baseball diamond and in the family. To give the parents and families of players an opportunity to understand and share the baseball experience. We do so by offering year round professional instruction to players and provide ongoing support to coaches and parents. We all share in the culture of success for our players.    

 

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Herb Baseball and Softball Academy Has Expanded to Ripley! 


Herb Baseball and Softball Academy opened a new training location at 231 Straight St. in Ripley on Sunday December 4th from 1pm until 4pm. For more information please click on Ripley tab, call 304-428-0838, or email jherbbaseball@gmail.com


Click on or ask us about our Player Developmental Guide. In this guide we provide how players of all ages should be age appropriate training throughout the year to develop. Different ages and seasons require different training programs to maximize their development and love of the game. We take the guesswork out of a very confusing landscape of showcase tournaments, prospect camps, recruiting websites, youth travel ball pressures, etc. We detail the critical success factors for every age. We provide this as a free service to our member families. 




COACHES: All area coaches are encouraged to bring their team in to train. Whether you want to conduct your own training or want our instructors to help we have the most comprehensive training center in the region. Players that are taking advantage of our sessions and live hitting groups in the off season are seeing significant impact in performance and surpassing players that don't. The better all teams get the better it is for all kids in our area.

Hitting coordinator of the 2015 National League Champion NY Mets, Ryan Ellis, will be back 

Thur Feb 9, Fri Feb 10, and Sat Feb 11 !


Coach has requested we continue the focus of more one on one attention to each player.


Here's this year's format;

Ripley Location: Thursday Feb 9th 5:30-7:00pm Fielding and 7:30-9:30pm Hitting.

Pkb Location: Fri Feb 10th from 5:30-7:00pm Fielding and 7:30-9:30pm Hitting

Pkb Location: Sat Feb 11th there will be three separate hitting sessions, 11:00am-1:00pm, 1:30pm-3:30, 4:00pm-6:00.                          


All sessions are for baseball and softball. Players 8yrs.+

** Only 10 players will be enrolled in each session **


This will ensure Coach Ellis has ample time to make impact with every player. But just because it’s a lot more one on one time doesn't mean we blew up the cost;


Standard member rate: $90 Hitting and $75 Fielding. Attend both $150

Standard non-member rate: $135 Hitting and $135 Fielding. Attend both $225

Each player will receive a hand written evaluation and training recommendation sheet the day of their session. Compared to the cost of private lessons getting this in a small group with a National League Champion Hitting Coach it truly is a remarkable value.

He was incredibly impressed with the young talent in the area last year and he can't wait to get back!

The spots won't last long so sign up quickly by emailing jherbbaseball@gmail.com or calling the Academy at 304-428-0838. As always parents or coaches are free to interact during the session. We're so lucky to have a coach of this caliber come to the area. We hope to see you in the sessions. If you have any questions please let us know.  


 

Spring Training February Session Schedule 


Mondays


6:00-7:00 6-8 year olds Hitting & Fielding

 ** Maximum 12 players. For baseball and softball. Weeks alternate between hitting and fielding. Large group session maximum 12 players. Instructor present.

7:00-8:00 Large Group Throwing Velocity

** This group is for any pitcher or position player who has done private lessons or previous group sessions with Coach Ryan. Maximum 12 players.

8:00-9:00 Parkersburg South Baseball & Softball Open Conditioning

** This Group is for Parkersburg South High School and Middle School baseball and softball specific. This group will focus on flexibility, shoulder exercises, dynamic exercises (balance), core strength, leg strength, and fast twitch muscles.


Tuesdays


7:00-8:00    9-12 year olds baseball Live Hitting

** Players will work on hitting drills and have batting practice with live player pitching. Large group session maximum 12 players. Instructor present.

8:00-9:00    MS / HS Baseball Live Hitting

** This session open to both baseball and softball. Players will work on fundamentals and mechanics for the catching position. Session is for anyone who currently catches or interested in becoming a catcher. Small group session maximum 6 players. Instructor present. Session will run for 4 weeks.

 

Wednesdays


6:00-7:00 Small Group Catchers

** This session open to both baseball and softball. Players will work on fundamentals and mechanics for the catching position. Session is for anyone who currently catches or interested in becoming a catcher. Small group session maximum 6 players. Instructor present.

8:00-9:00 Baseball and Softball Open Conditioning

** This group will focus on flexibility, shoulder exercises, dynamic exercises (balance), core strength, leg strength, and fast twitch muscles.


 

Thursdays- Ripley Location


 6:00-7:00 Large Group Fielding and Throwing

 ** Maximum 12 players. For baseball and softball

 7:00-8:00 9-12 yr olds baseball Live Hitting

** Players will work on hitting drills and have batting practice with live player pitching. Large group session maximum 12 players. Instructor present.

8:00-9:00 MS / HS baseball Live Hitting

**  Hitters will face live pitching. Large group maximum 12 players. Instructor present. Session will run for 4 weeks.

 

Fridays 


6:00-7:00 Indoor Tee Ball

** This will be a fun and exciting hour for little ones. Players will be taught how to hit off of a tee, run bases, and how to get ready to catch. Players will also have timed base running competitions. For ages 4-6 years old. Maximum 12 players. Large group session.




---  All sessions will run for 5 weeks, except MS/HS live hitting, February 6th - March 13th  ---

 

Cost


Small group: Member $20 per week


Non Member $30 per week  


Large group: Member $14 per week


Non Member $21 per week


Conditioning:  $5 per week !!



 (Session fees can be paid for in full the first night)



 

Session spaces are limited and will fill fast so sign up as soon as possible to secure your player's reserved spot. To sign up please email jherbbaseball@gmail.com or call 304-428-0838.

 

Please send name, DOB, parent name, and phone number. Confirmations with specifics will be sent out by email the weekend before sessions start.

 

Any questions please email or call



** Have an idea for a session you would like us to do for your player or team? Let us know and we will develop one **