Herb Baseball Academy

 Its not just baseball, its family! 

Herb Baseball Academy‚Äôs 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. For more information please click on Ripley tab, call 304-428-0838, or email [email protected]

Thank you Coach Ellis for coming back to the Academy and another great camp. 


See you in 2018!!!


*** GO METS ***


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.

 


Spring Training March-April Session Schedule 


     Parkersburg Location- Starts Tuesday March 28th


Tuesdays

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

** This session open to both baseball and softball. Large group session maximum 12 players. Instructor present.  


7:00-8:00 Fielding

** This session open to both baseball and softball. Large group session maximum 12 players. Instructor present.


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

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



Wednesdays

6:00-7:00 Small Group Pitching

** This group is for any pitcher or position player who has done private lessons or previous group sessions with Coach Ryan. Session will focus on proper throwing techniques (arm/shoulder position, release point, delivery, follow-through, etc), shoulder exercises (will be using weights and cables that are appropriate for the pitching position), and throwing velocity. Small group session maximum 6 players


7:00-8:00 Open Conditioning

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


          Ripley Location- Starts Thursday March 30th


Thursdays:

6:00-7:00 Fielding

** Large group session maximum 12 players. For baseball and softball. Ages 7+ 

 

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 Small Group Hitting

** For Baseball and Softball. Small group session maximum 6 players.




All sessions will run till the end of April

Parkersburg 5 weeks

Ripley 5 weeks

 

Cost


Small group: Member $20 per week


Non Member $30 per week  


Large group: Member $14 per week


Non Member $21 per week


Conditioning:  Member $5 per week 


Non Member $10 per week

 

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 [email protected] or call 304-428-0838.


*** Sign up for the last month of spring training sessions and get one week free. Refer a friend to a session (player has to participate in all 5 weeks) and get another week free ***


 

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 **