Welcome to TSI Baseball

Our program is designed to develop and teach players the game of baseball in order for them to reach their short and long term goals. Using professional staff, we are able to teach players the most efficient and effective skill building methods to progress as a baseball player. Whether a beginner looking to learn the basic fundamentals and knowledge of the game or an advanced player wanting to maintain or further their skill level, TSI provides quality resources for all to accomplish these goals. TSI strives on developing players and their knowledge of the game by using the same skill building methods taught at the collegiate and professional levels. Lastly, TSI’s mission is to help youth set a foundation and roadmap to success by helping players build character, leadership characteristics, and most importantly, confidence.

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**24 hour cancellation notice or forfeit the missed lesson

Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing
1/2 hr. Lesson$40$45
1 hr. Lesson$75$80
3-Pack Lessons (3-1hr. or 6-1/2 hr. *Expires 2 months from purchase)$210$240
4-Pack Lessons (4-45 min. *Expires 2 months from purchase)$210$230
6-Pack Lessons (6-1hr. or 12-1/2 hr. *Expires 4 months from purchase)$390$420

**To schedule a lesson contact one of our instructors today!!

Private Lessons 

Private lessons have become a big part of baseball. Players are always trying to find that edge and lessons have become a very useful tool in assisting players reach their goals. Players above the age of 7 usually have enough comprehensive skills to benefit from taking private lessons. As their ages and abilities change so does the baseball material and workload. Players of all ages and abilities can benefit from private lessons as long as they are dedicated and eager to work hard.

 

What should I expect out of private lessons?

Private lessons are a great way for players to develop consistency as they learn the proper mechanics. Baseball is a game of repetition and 1 on 1 instruction is a great way to repeat as well as reinforce. Spending time in these training sessions is what best helps us prepare for competition. Our instructors are dedicated experts when it comes to maximizing each player’s individual skills. The player must understand though, that private lessons are a continuous project. Lessons are not a quick fix where you become a superstar overnight. Professional players work on their skills all year round. Creating that consistency through a lesson schedule is long term project that players need to be prepared for.

Who should take private lessons?

Anyone can take private lessons, but the real question is who will benefit most from taking lessons. The answer is simple; “The players who are willing to work hard through dedication and sacrifice are the players who will achieve success.” Instructors teach private lessons to help communicate the information that players need to improve. What the players do with that information is ultimately up to the player themselves. Any player who is dedicated to improving their skills can benefit from private lessons.

How often should I schedule private lessons?

There are many different scenarios to scheduling private lessons. The simplest answer is you need to set up your lessons on some type of consistent schedule. A player will not benefit much if he or she is coming in once every couple of weeks. Again, we talk about repetition. Baseball is a game of repetition which is why players need to be training on a consistent basis. Some players feel they need to come in several times a week and others only once a week. The most important thing is that you are coming in consistently. If there are long gaps in between your lessons there is a good chance that your mechanics will suffer.

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Chris is currently an Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles and was a Scout for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2008-2015. Chris also serves as a coach for USA Baseball Great Lakes National Team Identification Series. During 2008-09 he was the Field Manager/Director of Baseball Operations for the Texarkana Gunslingers Pro Baseball Club. During the 2009 season, McKnight led the Gunslingers to the Championship series and his team led the league in batting average and on base percentage. Chris was named coach of the All-Star team where 9 of his players where selected to participate in the event. In 2008, Chris took over the Gunslingers with a record at 2-10 and proceeded to win 36 games and lose only 14 earning the “slingers” a championship series bid.

Before accepting his position with the Gunslingers, McKnight was a 19 year NCAA assistant /Head Coach/Associate Director of Athletics at Frostburg State University and Dowling College. At FSU, McKnight led the Bobcats to 8 straight post season appearances, winning the first NCAA regional game in history of the university and posting regional rankings from 2003 thru 2007. He set a new record in 2007 by having his team advance to the NCAA championships for a second time. The Bobcats finished the season with a 31-15 record, led the AMCC again in many offensive categories including hitting, homeruns, slugging percentage, fielding and runs scored. The Bobcats were 4th in the nation in homeruns with 45 and 4th in the country in fielding percentage (.967). His teams broke many offensive records during his tenure as Head Coach and still stand today. The Bobcats also posted a 98-28 AMCC conference record and won the conference four times.

McKnight has also authored numerous articles that have appeared in “Scholastic Coach” “Coach and Athletic Director” and the American Baseball Coaches Association “Coaching Digest”. Over 100 of his players received all conference awards, including the prestigious Rawlings Gold Glove. 15 of his former players have signed pro contracts. In addition to his coaching, Chris has an innovative vision training program that helps hitters understand how to track the baseball. For more information and tips go to baseballvisionprogram.com

Email Chris or Call: (240) 580-4012

Reggie Keen
Reggie Keen, former outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, signed free agent in 2010 out of Radford University. During a three season career with the Brewers, Keen played at the Rookie, A, and Advanced A levels and also competed in 10 Major League Exhibition games making two starts. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Keen led the Milwaukee Brewers organization in stolen bases with (41) in Class A and (45) in Advanced A. While at Radford University, Keen was named to the 2008 Big South Conference All-Tournament Team and earned 2010 Second Team Big South All-Conference honors. Keen currently holds Radford University’s single season hits record of (84) set in 2008 and is second overall in single season stolen bases with (31). Keen is available for private and group instruction specializing in hitting, infield & outfield and base-running. Email Reggie or Call: (804) 360-3395
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Justin was a middle infielder and pitcher at Thomas Dale High School where he set and still currently holds the home run record. He exceled as a pitcher with his fast ball clocking in the low 90s which helped him earn a scholarship to play at VCU. After college, Justin began his coaching career as the Director of the Petersburg Generals Baseball Academy, and continued as a Co-Owner of RBA West from 2009-2015. With his last coaching position,  Justin’s teams showed immediate success. In 2011, Justin’s 11u Elite team was ranked 1st in the Nation. In the fall of 2014, his 11u Elite team again gained national recognition from USSSA by being ranked 5th in the Nation.  Email Justin or Call: (804) 914-0081

Connor Bastaich

Connar Bastaich, former first baseman for Longwood University, began his baseball career at Midlothian High School where he was a three-time letter winner and received All-Dominion District honors both his junior and senior year. Bastaich began his collegiate baseball career at Potomac State College of West Virginia University where he hit .316 his freshman year and .360 his sophomore year. Bastaich then transferred to Longwood University at the start of his junior year in which he led the team in hits, multi-hit games, and the longest hitting streak at 12 games. In his senior year, Bastaich posted a .335 average for the Lancers and received Second-Team All Big South honors while finishing third in Longwood history for single season hits (78). Bastaich is available for private and group instruction. Email or call Connar: 804.912.0488.

Stephen Godfrey

Coach Godfrey’s grandfather Jim Gillispie, was one of the founders of TLL, where he played little league baseball. Stephen was a 4 year varsity starter at Freeman High School where he won 1st team All District, 2nd team All Region, 2nd team All Metro, and was District Champion. In 2010 he was a Rawlings Honorable Mention All-American and WWBA National Champion with the Canes. Stephen was ranked in the Top 500 in the country through high school and went on to Louisburg College (2012-2014), where he was 5-0 as a starter. Stephen was also a member of the Appalachian State Baseball Team from 2014-2015.

Coach Godfrey is available for private and group instruction.
Email Stephen or Call: (804) 360-3395

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Todd Fiegel comes to TSI with over 30 years of baseball knowledge as either a player or coach. Coach Fiegel pitched for the University of Virginia from 1987-1991, and was named co-captain of the team his senior year. After college, he was selected by the New York Mets in the 11th round. Todd pitched for in the minor leagues for 5 years. His career was highlighted by throwing two no-hitters!

After his playing days, Coach Fiegel worked as Director of Pitching Instruction for Diamond Sports Training in Ashburn, Virginia (2000-2007), the pitching coach for the collegiate Clark Griffith League (2008), and the Director of Pitching Instruction for the Richmond Braves (2010-2015).

Coach Fiegel is available for private and group instruction.
Email Coach Fiegel or Call: (803) 260-4415

Dylan Gonzales

Dylan Gonzales, 2012 graduate of J.R. Tucker High School is a pitching instructor who also coaches at the 13U division. Gonzales went into Tucker’s history books as the first pitcher to throw a perfect game in school history. After being 1 of 108 High School players personally invited to try out for the 18U USA 18U National Baseball team in 2011, he continued his career at Hampden-Sydney College as a relief pitcher. Coach Gonzales finished with a total of 88 innings pitched, 4 wins, 7 saves, and a career ERA of 2.86; Sr. season 5th best single season ERA in school history & 2nd best ERA in Old Dominion Athletic Conference. To finish a decorated college career, Coach Gonzales was voted an All-Conference relief pitcher by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference & voted an All-State relief pitcher by VaSID. Coach Gonzales will be working with all pitchers throughout the Titans and Orioles organizations as well as running pitching classes and private pitching lessons. Email Dylan or Call: (804) 916-0010.

 

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Paul is currently a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics AAA affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. He is very knowledgeable with multiple years of NCAA competition in the rigorous Big XII conference, as well as professional competition since 2009. Paul was a 4 year closer at University of Kansas, earned All-Big XII accolades both athletic and academic, has 5+ years experience as a pitcher in Oakland A’s MiLB, was named to the  2014 Pacific Coast League AAA All-Star team (OAK/SAC), and played in Venezuela as an International competitor with Bravos de Margarita (VZ) during the Winter Baseball Leagues in 2013.  Email Paul or Call Paul at (805)712-8900

Reed Gragnani

Reed is currently an infielder in the Boston Red Sox organization where he spent the 2014 season with the Salem Red Sox in the Carolina League.  Reed hit .300 in 99 games played with 108 hits and 19 doubles.  A graduate of University of Virginia, Reed was named First-Team All-ACC honoree at second base and ACC All-Tournament Team in 2013. Reed attended Mills Godwin High School where he earned Rawlings/Louisville Slugger All-America honors in 2009, was named All-State, and was Selected by the Red Sox in 27th round of 2009 MLB Draft, but declined by choosing to play at UVA.

 

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Peyton Fulton attended Central High School in Lunenburg, Virginia.  He is a former two-time all district utility baseball player and a three-time All State selection in both football and track. Peyton played both pitcher and first base at Averett University and played professionally in Germany as both a pitcher and a catcher for the Weisbaden Express.  Since his playing days, Peyton has been the Assistant Head Coach at both George Washington High School and Blessed Sacrament High School.  He was the Assistant Director of Baseball at the Virginia Sports Complex, Assistant Coach at Rockingham Community College, Vice President of the Virginia Marlins Summer Collegiate Program, Co-Head Coach of the Virginia Marlins summer college team, and Head Coach of the Virginia Cardinals summer college team.  Peyton has worked as a scout for both the National Scouting Report and Perfect Game. Email Peyton or Call: (804) 503.9293

 

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Josh Youngman attended Manchester High School and was a four year varsity starter where he played first base and was a left handed pitcher. After High School, Josh attended and graduated from Lynchburg College as a left handed pitcher for four years. Josh began his coaching career as an assistant for the RBA South Virginia Cardinals showcase team for two years, working with current college athletes and Major League prospects. Josh is in his first year with TSI and will serve as the 11U Premier Head Coach for the 2015-16 season. Email Josh or Call (804) 212-9723.

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College Developmental Program

 

The TSI Titans program is committed to:

  • Making players stronger people on and off the field
  • Encouraging our players to communicate, be responsible and hold themselves accountable
  • Motivating our players to challenge their limits while providing them with the tools necessary to take their game to the next level
  • Providing every Titan with the road map to academic success while satisfying all NCAA- Division I academic requirements
  • Arming our players with Recruiting Resources
  • Demanding excellence

 

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Registration Information is coming soon!


Every Friday in January & February 2018!!

4 Team – Double Elimination Tournaments
Teams must be registered and have paid prior to tournament. First come first serve for paid teams. Tournaments sold out in winter of 2017, so be sure to register and submit payment as early as possible. No refunds issued once registered.

Games will start at the top of each hour; first game starting @ 6pm. All teams need to arrive 30 mins prior to game time!

$175 per team, Umpire Fee = $20/game (pay umpire at the plate)

Each team will be assigned an indoor batting cage for the duration of the tournament for extra reps and batting practice.

POOL & BRACKET PLAY
A. Pool play will last five (5) innings or have a 55 – minute time limit whichever occurs first. DROP DEAD AT 55 MINUTES, the score is what it is –no reverting back.
B. Games MAY NOT end in a tie. If there is a tie, then a coin flip by the Umpire will determine higher seed (See E).
C. You may bat your entire roster, but you must end the game with the same number of batters in your lineup as you started with. In the event of an injury and you have no substitutes, you will be awarded an out every time that person is supposed to bat.
D. Only 8 defensive players may be on the field at a time. (2 outfielders, pitcher, catcher, 1st Baseman, 2nd Baseman, Shortstop, and 3rd Baseman)
E. There will be two coin flips at the beginning of the game. 1) Home Team determined by coin flip by the Umpire prior to the start of the game. 2) Coin flip will determine higher seed if game ends in a tie. Pitcher is only allowed two warm up pitches in between innings with no throw down to second from catcher. Pinch runners for catcher and pitcher must be last out or a substitute not in the batting order. (THIS IS TO HAVE CATCHER & PITCHER READY TO GO WHEN INNING IS COMPLETE).
F. Balls may be played off the top net. Balls that hit the top netting are considered live, if caught it will be considered an out. Balls that hit off a net in foul territory is considered dead. Balls that hit off the outfield netting will be live but will not be considered an out if caught in the air after hitting the netting. No home runs.


CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY
A. Five (5) innings or 55-minute time limit. We will finish the inning. We must have a winner.
B. International tie breaker (Bases Loaded w/ 1 out) will be in effect when 55-minutes or five (5) innings have expired.
C. Umpires will keep time – The Official score keeper will record the game time in the official book
D. You may bat your entire roster, but you must end the game with the same number of batters in your lineup as you started with. In the event of an injury and you have no substitutes, you will be awarded an out every time that person is supposed to bat.
E. Only 8 defensive players may be on the field at a time. (2 outfielders, pitcher, catcher, 1st Baseman, 2nd Baseman, Shortstop, and 3rd Baseman)
F. Balls may be played off the top net. Balls that hit the top netting are considered live, if caught it will be considered an out. Balls that hit off a net in foul territory is considered dead. Balls that hit off the outfield netting will be live but will not be considered an out if caught in the air after hitting the netting. No home runs.

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