Director - Will Lintern
Academy Baseball is a player development tool run by BaseballSoftballUK and supported by Major League Baseball. Academy Baseball is meant to be used by British Baseball clubs as a resource where their youth players and coaches can develop their baseball skills during the winter, a time when many clubs are unable to offer regular practice sessions.
Academy Baseball provides an opportunity for young players to increase their knowledge and understanding of the game of baseball and offer them more chances to reach their full potential. Academy Baseball is a programme where players who have the appropriate level of commitment are given an opportunity to practise and improve their baseball skills:
• With players who have similar levels of commitment.
• With quality coaches who follow a plan of continuous development.
• In a programme which recognises each age group's ability to learn different aspects of the game.
Academy Baseball is the premier winter baseball training programme available to all young athletes 10-25. It is the only winter training programme in the UK supported by Major League Baseball. Academy Baseball also offers a player development pathway to the Major League Baseball European Academy, which is attended by MLB scouts.
Academy Baseball is open to all players aged 10 to 25 who wish to improve their baseball skills throughout the winter. Registered players are divided into groups that are in line with the competitive age groups of the Confederation of European Baseball (C.E.B.): Under-13, Under-16, Under-18 and Under-25.
Coach at Academy Baseball
As well as delivering coaching sessions there are additional opportunities for all coaches to continue their own development. Whether it be through a mentorship programme or simply getting to work with some of the more experienced Academy Baseball coaches or GB National Team players and coaches, a tenure at Academy Baseball will definitely help you to become a better coach.
Academy Baseball Staff
Director: Will Lintern
Administrator: Phil Edmonds
25U: Liam Carroll
19U: WIll Lintern
16U: Rob Rance
13U: Pietro Sollecito
Sam Dempster, GB Baseball
Alan Dean, GB Baseball (Strength & Conditioning), Jason Holowaty, Major League Baseball (Player Development)
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Saturday, 2 March 2013
All National Academy sessions will be run from:
14:30-20:00 Under-16s / 19s / 25s
On the weekend of November 17-18, Academy training will take place as part of the European Big League Tour, where Major League players will be in Britain to coach young players. Details of venues and times will be announced shortly.
National Training Venue
Woughton On The Green Sports Pavilion
Off Newport Rd
Directions: Off the A421, exit at Newport Rd
Regional Training Venues
- Manchester: Sports Hall at Hough End Police Sports & Social Club, Mauldeth Road West, Manchester M21 7SX.
- Hertfordshire: Sportspace Berkhamsted, Langley Meadow, Douglas Gardens, Herfordshire, HP4 3QQ
- Hemel Hempstead: JFK Catholic School, Hollybush Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2PH
- Horsham: Billingshurst Leisure Centre, Station Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9RY
Details for Regional Academy sessions in 2012-13 will be announced shortly.