The Pro's are back at Big Easy Sportsplex!
Our Professional Ball Players have finished their seasons and are back in town to train, workout, help develop our Big Easy Travel Ballers, and provide Private Instruction. On most days, you can find our professional players working on their craft by utilizing all the unique amenities Big Easy Sportsplex and Baseball Academy has to offer. Feel free to introduce yourself and get to know these guys. They are great people, great with kids, and love the support.
Private Instruction with our Pros now Available!
Hitting & Infield Defense
Mike Liberto, Kansas City Royals
Mike Liberto is local player that prepped at Archbishop Rummel High School. He went on to Delgado CC and eventually University of Missouri. He was drafted in 2010 by the Kansas City Royals Organization and just completed the 2012 season in Springdale, Arkansas (AA).
Mike Liberto makes for a perfect combination lesson that tackles Hitting and Fielding/Glove Work in one hour.
To schedule Mike Liberto, please call (504) 733-0046 or email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates: $40/half hour; $75/Full hour
Matty Ott, Boston Red Sox
Matty Ott is another local product hailing from Holy Cross High School. After breaking the All-Time Saves Record and being named Freshman All-American for LSU, Matty was drafted and signed with the Boston Red Sox in 2011. He is currently pitching in High A (Lowell, Connecticut).
Matty is great with kids of all ages. He understands pitching, the mechanics, and the temperament required. Known as "Matty Ice" for his cool composure, Matty has tons to offer just in conversation.
To schedule Matty Ott, please call (504) 733-0046 or email him directly at email@example.com
Rates: $40/Half Hour
Other current professionals utilizing Big Easy Sportsplex and Baseball Academy are Mark Hamilton (St. Louis Cardinals), Tommy Manzella (Milwaukee Brewers), Mikie Mahtook (Tampa Bay Rays), Jared Mitchell (Chicago White Sox), Micah Gibbs (Chicago Cubs), and Sean Ochinko (Toronto Blue Jays). Visit www.bigeasysportsplex.com to see an entire spectrum of upcoming events including our Sunday Evening Defensive Diamond Clubs now filling (email firstname.lastname@example.org to register).
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The question is NOT what you do differently from any one player, but what do you do differently from ALL of these great hitter.
Diamond Club Training
Big Easy Sportsplex and Baseball Academy recognizes the importance of Dynamic Training. Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming season, trying to get the rust off, or just searching for more quality repetitions, Diamond Clubs become an awesome training regimen at our most affordable pricing. Attached is the pdf document for all of our Private Baseball Instruction, Functional Fitness Workouts, and Diamond Clubs. It reads like a menu as we offer a variety of Instructors to choose to lead your Diamond Club. Also attached is a pdf that announces the arrival of two New Instructors. Mark Maher (Catching) and Brady Benoit (Pitching) began scheduling Private Sessions and Diamond Clubs January 1st!
What are Diamond Clubs?
Diamond Clubs are groups of 4 or more players that train with an Instructor of their choosing once, twice, or 3 times per week depending on the interests of the players. Defensive Work (Grounders, Drills, Throws, Footwork, etc.), Hitting, Pitching, Catching, Base-Running, Pick Offs, and other baseball skill work is trained. Players should be of similar ability and enjoy the dynamics of group training. There should be friendly competition and a fast-paced regimen expected by each player. Diamond Clubs are planned in Monthly Segments (4 weeks). Once completed, players can re-up for another 4 weeks, substitute or add new players, or begin a different Diamond Club with a new Instructor. The design and choices lie with the players.
Diamond Clubs vs. Private Lessons
Diamond Clubs are not intended to take the place of Private Instruction. Private Lessons tend to be diagnostic, move slowly, and focus on the individual’s learning process. Diamond Clubs are training oriented with instruction woven into the repetitions. Diamond Clubs offer more training, more repetitions, and a faster pace. Private Lessons offer more direct instruction, fewer repetitions, and a slower pace. Both Private Lessons and Diamond Clubs can be appropriate and fit any player. It just comes down to a personal choice, availability, player’s needs, and time of the year.
As little as $17.50 per hour long session! Diamond Clubs are by far our most affordable Baseball Training Program at Big Easy Sportsplex and Baseball Academy. Cost will vary depending upon the Instructor requested. Big Easy Sportsplex and Academy Members will receive a $60 Discount per Monthly Package.
Diamond Club Instructors
Each Big Easy Sportsplex and Baseball Academy Instructor must pass a Training Program to be eligible for Certification by our Baseball Instructor’s Board. The Board is comprised of local Head High School Coaches, College Coaches, Professional Scouts, and Orthopedic / Physical Therapy Professionals. Once certified in a specific field, a Big Easy Instructor must complete 12 Hour Residency Program shadowing current Instructors. Each Instructor has a Specialty within his/her Certification, but all Big Easy Instructors are certified to train Diamond Clubs.
Creating a Diamond Club / Choosing an Instructor
Review the list of Instructors and their respective Specialties, and then choose your Instructor. Make some calls to friends, teammates, and even coaches to figure out what players fit best together and will optimize a training environment. Then, factor in the cost per session based on the total number of Players sharing in the Diamond Club. Remember, you can design your Diamond Club to be as specific as desired. Mark Maher is our Catching Specialist. Brian Brown, Brandon Rousseve, and Brian LaBruzza are Hitting and Infield Specialists. Brady Benoit is a Pitching Specialist. Mike Vidrine is our 8 Year Old and Younger (Coach Pitch) Specialist. There are no bad choices!
Because local High Schools will begin their Middle School, 8th, 9th, and JV Teams / Tryouts in mid-February, Diamond Clubs are a perfect fit. The Instructors are the best in New Orleans. Parents and Players can trust our solid relationships with the local coaches and our pledge to communicate / coordinate with the local school coaches in order to train each player according to their standards...no conflicting instruction. The Big Easy Sportsplex and Baseball Academy is proud to be the ultimate baseball resource center in southern Louisiana. We offer a unique environment to complement our local players and their schools / teams.