Winter and Spring Academies

Indoor Training

The Winter and Spring Academies, baseball or softball, are The Battery's most successful programs.

Classes are held once a week for fifteen weeks. (Spring Academy is six weeks.)

Winter  Academy is a comprehensive 15-week all skills academy. It is designed for the serious player who wants to improve their skills through little league, modified, junior varsity and varsity. Hundreds of players have attended this academy since 1986 and gone on to play at the college level, while several others have gone on to play in the pros.

The Battery staff of professional instructors provides a low student to coach ratio to ensure each player gets individual attention and max reps. Players are led through the same drills and techniques used in professional baseball and spring training. The 15 week academy provides the type of intense, professional instruction that young players don't normally have access to. Drills that reinforce fundamentals, combined with 15 weeks (or 6 weeks in the Spring) of repetition improves each player's skill set and allows them to begin the year in mid-season form.

These are not a lecture clinics.

Players are moving, active, and improving the whole time. Players are broken into small instructor led groups of 4- 6 with others their age or ability level. During a session, they work through a concentrated circuit of stations that teach specific areas of hitting, defense, or baserunning.

The academies covers:

  • Hitting
  • Bunting
  • Base running
  • Outfield
  • Infield
  • Catching
  • Pitching
  • Team work
  • Agility drills, and
  • The mental approach to the game.

Every session includes offense (4 batting cages and hitting stations), defense, agility drills, and baserunning. Sessions are cumulative, so that over the 15 week (or 6 week) period we cover all aspects of offense and defense.

Each academy accepts a limited number of students so that every player gets individual attention.

Winter Academy sessions start every year on the last weekend of October and end by mid February, weather permitting, before high school and little league try outs. The timing of the program is perfect for preparing young players for the spring season ahead. Spring Academy sessions start on February.

Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. Check the schedule and send your registration for the next session.



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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