We have worked for 25 years developing a top-notch instructional program, but we all recognize a baseball academy is only as good as the coaches who implement it. That’s why each year U.S. Baseball Academy’s Site Directors search for the best available high school and college coaches in their area, people who not only are qualified baseball instructors, but who also enjoy working with young players.
We don’t waste your money by paying a major-leaguer $3,000 to come lecture and sign autographs for an hour. We load up on the best baseball teachers we can find and maintain a low player-coach ratio. As each Site Director selects his staff, we require that all instructors be current or former coaches at the high school or college level. We will be building our staff at each location as the registrations come in and finalize it a few weeks before the beginning of camp.
Joe Marker, Director of Baseball Operations
Marker has founded clinics and worked in the baseball camp industry for 28 years. He is in his thirteenth season with U.S. Baseball Academy. In addition to program development, he is the liaison to each Site Director and is responsible for maintaining quality control at each location nationwide. Marker has spent eight years as a professional scout with the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds and has amassed more than 800 wins as a high school and American Legion coach in Greenville, Ohio. As a high school and Legion coach, Marker has sent over 100 athletes to play Division I college baseball, and has had numerous players drafted by professional teams.
Our advisory staff of current and former professional players helps in the development and implementation of our program. They help ensure that our drills and weekly itinerary are not only consistent with major-league instruction, but also that we remain aware of innovations and new drills in teaching hitters and pitchers at the highest levels. Please note: Our advisory staff will NOT be coaches at any of our local programs.