About the Academy

Academy players being coached at the European Baseball League Tour

The Academy is designed to help young players turn the off-season into an opportunity to become better, stronger and fitter athletes.  This is a great time to make improvements in your game, and our excellent Academy staff will be on hand to help you do it.

The Academy is split into two elements, Academy Baseball and Academy Softball. Both consist of monthly National and Regional weekend training sessions from October to March each year. The tutorials and practice plans will allow young baseball and softball players to improve their hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.

The Academy is reliant on strong participation by our volunteer workforce.  Whether or not you have previous experience in the sport, we’d welcome your help and support.  To find out more, please visit the Get Involved page. If you’re willing to give us a hand, we’d love to hear from you.

Mission

Raising standards – one player at a time.

Vision

Strong clubs built around Academy players.

Aims

  • To grow the number of players in The Academy.
  • To increase the standard of pitching and catching.
  • To train the next generation of players.
  • To train the next generation of coaches.

Player Values

  • Development of athleticism.
  • Hard work.
  • Dedication.
  • Skill development in multiple positions.
  • Willingness to improve at every session.

 

Cost and Structure

A Full/National Membership of the Academy entitles athletes to attend all national and regional practises. Alternatively, athletes can register as Regional Members for a reduced price, which permits them to attend only the regional Academy sessions. Payment will be taken at the time of registration otherwise your space is not confirmed.

Athletes will receive an Academy T-shirt and cap with their registration, along with an Athlete Handbook. Additional apparel will be available to buy throughout the Academy season.

2016-17 Prices

Full/National Membership – £120

Regional Membership – £75

 

How to Register

Please use our online form – CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 2016-17 ACADEMY