The Battery

The Battery is Rochester's first indoor baseball and softball training facility in Western New York.


In addition to our regular instructional programs, we provide individuals and teams with a facility where they can practice their hitting and defensive skills.


Individual pitching, catching, fielding and hitting lessons start right after Labor Day.  Call to reserve your spot for the season.


From September 1st to May 31st, The Battery cages ares open to the public on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Team rentals available. Please call us at





News & Events


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2019 Summer Camps


LL Summer Camp will be held the week of July 8th at Bishop Kearney High School.  Registration forms are available under Programs in the website or at The Battery. 


The Summer Softball Camp for 12U, 14U and 16U will be held from July 15th to July 18th at Bishop Kearney High School. Registration forms are availble under Programs in the website or at The Battery.




2019 Spring Academies


On February 23rd and 24th we welcomed students to our Spring LL and softball academies and the first set of triplets in Battery history.



2019 Winter Softball Academy


On January 27th we welcomed players to our ten-week Winter Academy for ladies 9-12 years old. 


2018-19 Winter Academies


On October 27th and 28th, 2018 we welcomed students to our baseball and softball academies.  Among them, many 'legacy' students - the sons and daughters of Battery alum.


Battery Alum Inducted into Frontier Field Walk of Fame

Congratulations to Andy Parrino, who trained at The Battery since LL and became a professional baseball player in 2007.  Andy is a Battery instructor when he visits Rochester.

He is Battery success story!


Battery Co-Owner Mrs. T was featured in the Democrat and Chronicle Sunday edition on February 25th, 2018. The article appeared on the front page of the Business section. The article is posted in our facebook page.




On Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th, we welcomed students to our Spring Academies:  LL baseball and  13+ Softball.




We welcomed students to the new Softball Academy for players 9-12


On January 21st we welcomed the future high school stars! Follow us in facebook to take a look at some images.




Battery Alum Named Hitting Coach of Houston Astros!


Congratulations to Battery alum Jeff Albert (Bishop Kearney) who has been named a big league hitting coach.  Jeff was a minor league hitting coach training prospects that led the Astros to the World Series.

Jeff trained at The Battery, taking lessons from Coach Fred Tillinghast, attending our winter academies and stopping to practice year round. 


Jeff Albert is another Battery success story!


2017 Winter Baseball and Softball Academies


On October 28/29 we welcomed students to the winter academies. This season marks the 32nd year that we offer the Winter program.


Battery Student Signs Letter of Intent with Div. 1 College


Battery student Grace Van Horn, a senior at Union Springs High School, signed her Letter of Intent to play softball next fall at Division 1 St. Bonaventure.

Grace trains year round at The Battery and has  been recognized for her impressive high school career.




   Battery Student Named Div. III 'Player of the Year'


Battery student Dominic 'Dom' Palma, a catcher at Hilton HS, was named Division III Player of the YearDom will play this fall at Manhattan College. He is another Battery success story!

Matt DeRoller (Bishop Kearney) and Sean Mannion (Irondequoit) received Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to all!




Battery Student reaches the 200th hit of her career

Special congratulations to Battery student Hannah Anderson, a senior at Caledonia Mumford, who had the 200th hit of her outstanding high school career.. At yesterday's game (May 15, 2015) she hit a double and a solo home run.
Hannah will be attending Ithaca College in the fall.

Battery Student Named Liberty League Player of the Year

Congrats to Brittany Grage for being named the Liberty League Player of the Year! The U of R senior is one of the top college softball players in the country. Offensively, Grage batted .434 with 11 doubles, a school record-tying 14 home runs and 54 RBI's. As a pitcher, Grage went 12-4 with a 2.19 earned run average. Read more...











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As a small family owned and run business, we are proud to contribute to make reality the dreams of thousands of young people.

We are proud of The Battery students who through the years have signed with Division 1 colleges and universities; proud of those who signed professional contracts , and proud to have  a Battery-trained student in the major leagues.

We are proud of the lives we have touched and the friends we have made.

In Memoriam

John Tillinghast - 'Coach T'
1942 - 2012

John Tillinghast

Coach T's strong and steady presence has always guided the Battery family and thousands of young people. We are sustained by the strength and peace of knowing he is now in God's loving hands. You are forever in our hearts and by our side.

Rest in peace Coach.


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