The following are training opportunities outside of MDLL:
Founded by former MDLL player and alumni, Rob Riley, Research & Development Baseball Academy is designed for the demands of serious baseball players who want to become elite pitchers and catchers. Check them out on the web at: www.rdbaseballacademy.com or .
HitTrax System: A powerful combination of analytics and entertainment that has never before been available to indoor facilities. Patent pending technology delivers innovation to the baseball industry by measuring real-time data and displaying live results for immediate feedback. Analyze key performance metrics (exit velocity, launch angle, along with high-speed video of your swing) to identify tendencies before stepping onto the field.
Pitching Program: All too often, young athletes pitch too frequently and neglect their overall athletic and throwing abilities. R&D Baseball takes a long-term approach to developing our pitchers. Our progressive training methods have a proven track record of increasing velocity, improving pitching performance and reducing injuries.
R&D Baseball provides comprehensive training in all facets of catching, throwing and pitch selection. The program enables catchers to develop their throwing ability and improve their overall rotational athleticism and power. Our staff helps catchers learn how to work with pitchers to set up and attack hitters. R&D Baseball provides catchers with the unique opportunity to catch bullpens for many of the area’s finest pitchers on a regular basis.
Come enjoy a day of baseball at one of our camps. Ages 7-12. Player/coach ratio of 8:1 or less. The camp hours are 9am-2pm. AM & PM extended hours available at the VBC Merrifield Indoor Training Center.
VBC MERRIFIELD - Spacious indoor facility on Dorr Avenue in the heart of Northern Virginia; minutes from anywhere in Northern Virginia. Six batting/pitching lanes, infield area and drill area. Comfortable observation 'sky box" for parents with WI-FI.
THE VBC EXPERIENCE Our well-organized, low-ratio classes and professional staff will provide a valuable and enjoyable experience for your son or daughter. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Mike Murray, VBC General Manager | Logan Leach, VBC Assistant Manager
Luke Skinner, former JV Baseball Coach at Bishop O'Connell High School. Skinner finished second in batting average in Western Pennsylvania hitting .660 and was a 3-time all section player at Serra Catholic before playing collegiate baseball at Washington and Jefferson College. He also worked with Baseball Performance Camps (in Pittsburgh, PA) where he studied and taught the proper mechanics of a major league baseball swing. In 2007, Skinner completed a degree in psychology from Villanova University which led to interest in how the mental game impacts athletic performance. Hitting sessions incorporate mental aspects into the physical training of the swing.
Learn the proper mechanics of the major league baseball swing
Multiple Hitting drills for targeted results
Video and bat speed analysis
Games and Competitions for all ages and all levels
If interested call 412-915-8377 or email
(Special Rates for MDLL players include $65 per hour session)
Pitching and Catching Training by David Fathalikhani
Offering pitching and catching lessons for players ages 10-18 with a strong emphasis on fundamentals and higher level skill development. Lessons provided one on one with David Fathalikhani, former pitcher and catcher at Ohio State University, currently graduate student in physical therapy. Lessons will focus on developing the skills needed to play at higher levels of baseball while improving strength, speed, and athletic ability in a healthy manner. Flexible in times and scheduling throughout the week. If interested please email or call:
or (703) 439-0300. (Rates are approximately $40 per 75 minute lesson)