MEET THE STAFF INSIDE THE CAGES
Our instructors share a great love for the game of baseball. They have not only had their own success playing the game but all have experience in providing instruction at all levels. Instructors will create an individualized workout program for each athlete that reinforces good mechanics and mental training that can then be taken to the field.
Pitching + Throwing
Jay, a native of Northern Virginia has been involved with baseball as a player and/ or instructor since he was 6. In 2001, as a sophomore, Jay was a member of the World Champion USA Baseball 16U National team. As a senior he was All-District, All-Region, All-State, All-Met and All-American. Jay was named co-MVP of the 2003 All-American High School Game. During the 2003 Major League Draft, The Detroit Tigers selected Jay with the 40th overall pick. He was a Professional Pitcher for Tigers for 8 years. Jay was one of the top pitchers to ever come out of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Entering Spring Training in 2010 Jay was on the Detroit Tigers Major League 40 man Roster and signed with the Atlanta Braves for Spring 2011. Jay credits his success to hard work and the support and instruction provided by his many coaches and private instructors.
Patrick "Wink" Nolan
Hitting + Fielding
While in high school, Wink was a three year letter winner in baseball at Calvert Hall in Baltimore County. In 2004, he was a recipient of the MIAA Classic Most Outstanding Prospect Award. Patrick was co-captain at Calvert Hall on a team that won the MIAA with a 31-1 season. Although he missed his senior season after he broke his ankle, Wink went on to play the 2006 and 2007 seasons with the University of Maryland Terrapins where he hit .252 with 10 RBIs and .258 with 8 RBIs respectively. In 2008 he transferred to the University of Maryland where he hit .328 with 21 RBIs and 2 homers. Following his Collegiate eligibility, he went on to play for the Albany Quails having a .361 batting average in the Peach State League. Following the PSL short season, Wink went on to play for the Normal CornBelters in the Frontier League in 2010 before moving to the Pecos League playing with the Las Cruces Vaqueros and the Trinidad Triggers where he ended the 2013 season hitting .392 with 63 RBIs and a .429 OBP.
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Bob Van Woert
Pitching + Throwing
As a High School Senior in Maine, New York, Bob was 8-0 with a 0.75 ERA and was named First Team All-Conference and All-State. Bob signed with the University of Connecticut where he posted a career record of 17-6. In his freshman year he was the starting pitcher at the Big East Championship Game with a 7-3 record. In his second start of his sophomore year he suffered a torn ligament, resulting in Tommy John surgery. Bob had a combined record of 10-2 as a starter following surgery, including his senior year where he went 4-1 with a 2.01 ERA and won the Big East Regular Season Championship. Bob played three years in the Valley Baseball League, one in New Market and two in Haymarket Virginia. In 2009 he lead the league in wins going 6-1 in 23 appearances and in 2010 he went 6-0 with a 2.55 ERA leading Haymarket to the League Championship. With 13 wins he?s Haymarket's all time wins leader. He graduated from The University of Connecticut in 2011 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. Bob?s success in high school and college baseball coupled with is dedication to successfully return from surgery gives him a unique perspective of a players journey to reach their goals.