About The Battery

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

It was founded in 1983 by former Red Wings to provide a much needed indoor training facility to area baseball and softball fans. Since then, thousands of young people have attended our successful programs and taken their game to the next level.

Indoor facilitiesMany of our students have excelled on their little league, travel, and high school teams. Many others have been awarded college scholarships and several have signed professional contracts, including current Battery instructors Casey Saucke (Baltimore Orioles), Andy Parrino (San Diego Padres) and Matt Tone (Minnesota Twins).

Our mission is to develop serious players, regardless of age or skill level, to maximize their potential in the game of baseball or softball... and ultimately teaching skills that transfer over to success in life.

The strength of the Battery has always been its staff. We believe that if you are going to offer quality baseball and softball instruction, you must hire qualified and experienced coaches. We invite comparisons. The Battery takes great pride in providing the best in professional hitting, pitching, fielding, and catching instruction. Every Battery instructor is a competent professional who has played/coached at the collegiate or professional level.

We provide a diverse array of little league and high school camps, ranging from specialized camps that focus on a single aspect of the game to our popular all-skills academies that can help a player become more well rounded. We also offer individual lessons and team training.

In addition to the Battery's instructional programs, we provide individuals and teams with a facility where they can practice their hitting and defensive skills. Coaches can bring in their team to practice or have the professionals at The Battery run the practice for you.

Mrs. T

The Battery is conveniently located off of interstate 490 in the town of Gates, the geographical center of Monroe County, and just minutes from the city of Rochester and neighboring towns.

The Battery is owned and operated by the Tillinghast family at 1520 Spencerport Road, corner of Spencerport Road (Rt 31) and Elmgrove Road, in the lower level of the Gates Big M Market.

To schedule a lesson, cage rental, facility rental, or attend one of our many programs contact us at (585) 426-0388.

Winter Academies

Registration is open for the 2017-2018 Winter Academies. Check the Programs page for more details.

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.

9/13/12.

The Battery's 33rd Anniversary

On March 2nd, 2016 The Battery celebrated its 33th anniversary of training champions.

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.

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