2020 FALL ACADEMY SCHEDULE - Starts AUGUST 24 - Schedule to be announced
THE FALL ACADEMY:
Is NOT: A league or a tryout camp. Blends practices (workouts) and games.
Prepares players for showcases, “select” college camps and team tryouts.
Places emphasis on players “Learning the Game” plus the traditional skill development work. Teaches life lessons like commitment, dedication, responsibility.
2019 is our 26th season
Last year we “Closed” the registration process on July 4 (This year we plan to do it sooner!)
We did formulate a ‘waiting list’ and 1 player was selected from it
We take 30 players (although we have had as many as 40) to insure “quality” in TFA
We have had 437 different players participate – 716 roster spots – 29 players for 4 years each
Some of our Past Participants include:
Eric Fryer, Reynoldsburg – C currently in the Minnesota Twins organization
Todd Balduf, Dublin Scioto – C who was in the Kansas City Royals organization
Chris Bova, Reynoldsburg – RHP who was in the St. Louis Cardinals organization
Greg Lopez, Upper Arlington – SS who was in the Toronto Blue Jays organization
Tommy Parsons, New Albany - RHP who signed as a free agent with the St.Louis Cardinals organization
Chris White, Frankfort Adena – LHP who was in the Cleveland Indians organization
Player – Work to improve….listen, take instruction, experiment with the advice given
Parent – Support your son….Don’t be “baggage” as it can only hinder his efforts
Coaches – If you can play for us and handle all that we give, you can play for anyone
Remember: There is “NO crying” in baseball….no complaining….We are NOT just about playing games and scrimmages. We are about “learning the game” and promoting those worthy of playing at a higher level.
HUNTINGTON PARK AND ALL WE OFFER:
Use of the Clubhouse
Ratio of 5:1 (players to coach)
Workouts Mondays thru Thursdays with game(s) on Sundays – for 7 weeks
Great Weather in the fall
Great Instruction – Player Development including competition with licensed OHSAA umpires
Use WOOD Bats exclusively and your fee covers the cost of your bats
2017 Fall Academy Coaches
Todd Dunkle, Jim Townsend, Rob Gravatt, Mick Shapiro and Farrel Golden.
THE FALL ACADEMY
Our 26th Year
We have sent more high school players to The Next Level than any other central Ohio baseball instructional/developmental program...
Our goal is for players to "Learn the Game" in a professional way so that they will ultimately "Live the Dream."
We take Only 30 players per year into this very 'select' academy. We blend instruction with competition and have found that our formula proves
to be a very successful mix. Those who register at this time will no doubt get accepted into the academy
and enter at a discounted fee. Total cost for the 7-week academy that works out approximately 5 days per week is $1500. It includes wood bats, t-shirts
and hat. Most of the work outs are conducted in Huntington Park.
Send your non-refundable ($250 deposit) to:
Ron Golden's Baseball Academy
PO BOX 9446
Columbus, Ohio 43209
We pledge to make the 2018 edition of
TFA an even better experience than the past 25 years.
This past year we added a special component, speed training, and it proved to be a
really positive addition. The players who really put in the effort got a lot out of the workouts. So, we plan to continue with it again in 2015. We are planning to do other new things, too!
The 2019 Fall Academy will begin in August. We hope you decide to join.