We are proud of our students, and the results of their training in our organization, which has earned The Battery accolades from college coaches and positive comments from students and parents.

From Parents


Fred, It was an exciting year for Jes and the team. I want to thank you for improving her skills as a hitter and teaching her life lessons as you did. Your patience as a coach is your most valuable asset. And you needed patience with Jes. I have no doubt that she would not have done as well this season without your help. The other night at the banquet (Pittsford Sutherland) , she was presented the "Model Teammate ' award and was named captain for the 2015 season. We look forward to working with you again in the coming months.

Jim Marini, Jes' dad

 I want to say thank you for offering the winter softball academy. Abby has tryouts for JV at West Irondequoit and was pulled up to varsity.   She was so happy that I told her hard work, dedication and great training did this for her.  We will see you for private lessons and winter training next winter.  What a great program you offer for the girls and we have told so many parents. Thanks again.

The Plummers


"Fred works with 8 of the starting 9 Pittsford Mendon players so this is also a Battery Sectional Softball Title!"
(Pittsford-Mendon won its first sectional title in school history.)

Joe Reese, Maddie Reese's Dad


"Jason will be attending Oswego State in the fall and hopes to be a member of the Lakers Baseball team. I am fully confident that the Battery has prepared him to work hard to make that goal attainable. Thank you all for that. I am sure no matter what road Jason takes in life, he will always remember the times he spent at The Battery working with Fred and all of you. Thank you so much."

Peter Waughtel


From Students


"Coach Fred,

I am writing to thank you and your staff for all you have done for me over the years. You have taught me how to be a great baseball player on the fiels, but more importantly, how to be a great student in the classroom.


Thanks for all your help.  Taylor "T-Bomb" Haug - Brockport HS  June 2014




From Coaches


"I felt compelled to write you a letter thanking you for turning out and training fantastic baseball talent from your area! Not only have your student-athletes been trained properly and effectively... they have been the best kids, with manners and superior students."

Frank Paino
Baseball Coach
Oswego State University


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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