OUR TRAINERS

Our training staff is an elite class of ball players from every level of the game. Each have experienced success as baseball or softball players, and now use that growth to help others train to achieve their dreams. 

From former college, to tenured coaches, our unique team is here to serve you each step of the way. 

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RUSS BURROUGHS

HEAD TRAINER
Available September-April

Russ is the Head Coach for the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plain League. The CPL is one of the top premier collegiate summer leagues in the nation. With the Sharks, Russ works with top D1 athletes from all over the country. Prior to coaching in Wilimington, Russ was the Head Coach of the Edenton Steamers. Russ has worked with over 20 players drafted in the MLB Draft, 6 free agent signings, 4 players represented in the College World Series, and 19 CPL All-Stars.

​Russ played and graduated from Lipscomb University. He also played four years of professional baseball, including one season internationally. He was a relief pitcher and designated hitter. 

As our Head Trainer, Russ is involved with all our training programs. He also spends time with players and their families to help build a long term plan for their adjustment into the next level of play. 

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AMANDA PORTH

HITTING / FIELDING / SPEED

Amanda played college ball at Augustanna College in Rock Island, IL.

 

She coached travel ball in the Chicago area. She continues to be passionate about helping softball players grow in their game. 

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PAM FOWLER

 PITCHING

Pam was an All-Star pitcher and short-stop for the University of Iowa.

She is our longest tenured trainer with over 15 years of working with softball players at NBA.

Her dedication makes her a forever member of our training staff.

MACEY CHEATHAM

SOFTBALL CATCHING
Currently Not Taking New Clients

Macey Cheatham caught at Florida State University from 2012-2016. She won 3 ACC championships, participated in 4 super regional tournaments, and 2 World Series. Throughout her career at FSU, she has learned from some of the best in the game and strives to spread that knowledge to developing players. She has eight years of experience teaching lessons, working camps, and running clinics specializing in catching development.

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ERICH BUTLER

HITTING / PITCHING / FIELDING

Since finishing his playing career with Corpus Christi in 1994 and the Moose Jaw Diamond Dogs of the CBL in 1995, Erich has coached and taught the game in the Nashville area to players of all ages and abilities. Dedication to the game and teaching it are his passion.

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JAMIE YOUNG

PITCHING / HITTING / FIELDING

Jamie played college ball at Lipscomb University and Indiana University Southeast. During his career he was part of the Bisons second Atlantic Sun Championship team. He played Summer Collegiate Ball in the Perfect Game Collegiate League, the Sunbelt League and the Prospect League.

Jamie enjoys helping young players learn and develop.

RYAN BULL

HITTING / FIELDING / SPEED

Ryan was a four-year starter at Notre Dame playing both outfield and first base. During his tenure, he garnered All-conference and All-academic honors and led the Irish to their first NCAA tournament appearance in nine years, earning himself a spot on the All-regional team. Ryan has been giving hitting and fielding lessons to young players looking to develop their fundamentals and take their skills to the next level.

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HUNTER GILBERT

HITTING / FIELDING / SPEED

Hunter played high school ball at Mt Juliet. He was a 3-year starter short stop.

He went on to play college ball at Volunteer State as a starting short stop for 2 years.

He spent his final 2 years at University of South Caroline Upstate where he played 2nd base, short stop and 3rd base.

ELISON OLLINGER

HITTING / FIELDING / SPEED

Elison is a current player and 4-year starter at Belmont University. She has 3 years of experience playing shortstop and a year playing 3rd base at the NCAA Division 1 level.

 

She grew up playing travel ball and attending showcases with Iowa Premier Fastpitch. As a sophomore in high school, she was ranked as a Top 5 Shortstop in the nation by Fastpitch Scouting Report.

 

She has a passion for softball is excited to pass on her knowledge to developing players!

Call Today to Book a Lesson With One of Our High-Quality Trainers

615.837.5858

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