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PINNACLE TRAVEL BASEBALL INDIVIDUAL TRYOUTS STILL AVAILABLE

Contact Travel Coordinator, Evan Ryan at eryan@pinnacle-athletic.com or (716) 307-4214 to set-up an evaluation

Cost: FREE

  • Our Travel Baseball Program is designed to develop dedicated athletes that enjoy the game of baseball

  • Structured practices run from September through February where our coaching staff will drive home the philosophy of fundamentals

  • Pinnacle as a program has 5 building blocks, that we believe will give our athletes the edge as they move forward in the game of baseball, and in life

  1. Self Awareness - Players knowing who they are, and continously improving themselves as a player and as a person.

  2. Values - Being able to identify what the value added is in reaching their goals.

  3. Character - Developing positive traits that are a true reflection of the player's goals

  4. Attitude - Helping players to emphasize on the positive rather than the negative

  5. Action - Doing what is necessary to stay in line with the other four building blocks.

Our teams will compete in tournaments and/or leagues that will challenge them to compete, but also develop. Our try-outs start in early August, and our workouts will begin the first week of September.


PINNACLE BASEBALL ACADEMY

  • Our 6-week Baseball Academy will cover the fundamentals of Hitting, Fielding, and Throwing

  • Designed to improve skills in/out of season

  • Breakdown the proper technique of the swing from the Set-up & Positioning of the Stance, to the Load, Separation & Sequence of the Swing

  • Open to players from every level, whether or not they are part of an existing team or program

  • Instructors are former college and professional players who teach from experience, love, and passion for the game!

 If you have any other questions regarding our Baseball Academy, or Travel Baseball Program, please feel free to contact Director of Baseball, Chris Culver, at chris@pinnacle-athletic.com, or our Travel Team Coordinator, Evan Ryan, at eryan@pinnacle-athletic.com


PRIVATE BASEBALL LESSONS

The Pinnacle Athletics Baseball Staff is available for customized private instruction.

To inquire about private baseball instruction, please contact chris@pinnacle-athletic.comeryan@pinnacle-athletic.com or call 585-433-2930. To find out more about our Private Instructors, check out our Meet The Coaches section at the bottom of the page.

Hitting Instructors:

Chris Culver

Evan Ryan

Fielding Instructors:

Evan Ryan

Pitching Instructors:

Jason Wasilnak

Michael D'Eletto


Pinnacle Baseball Pitching Academy

Dates                    Ages

(Every Tuesday)                      7-9 years (6pm - 7pm)

Sept 4 - Oct 9                           10 - 12 years (7:15pm - 8:15pm)

Oct 16 - Nov 20 

Nov 27 - Jan 15 

Jan 22 - Feb 26

During our 6-week Pitching Academy, instruction will be led by Coach Jason, and focus on basic pitching mechanics to improve accuracy and gain velocity. Some of the things that will be covered includes balance point, extension, plant foot, release point, follow through, and hand placement. In addition, we will cover pick-off moves, PFP's, and a pitching philosophy on how to read batters at the plate. If you have any other questions regarding the Pitching Academy, or would like more information about our Summer Travel Teams, please contact Evan Ryan at eryan@pinnacle-athletic.com


Hitting Academy 

Dates                       Ages

(Every Tuesday)                          7 - 9 years (6pm - 7pm)

Sept 4  -  Oct 9                              10 - 12 years (7:15pm - 8:15pm)  

Oct 16 -  Nov 20

Nov 27 -  Jan 15

Jan 22  -  Feb 26

Our 6-week Baseball Hitting Class will be led by the Director of Baseball, Chris Culver. The class will cover his hitting philosophy and break down the swing from the ground, up. Each week there will be a focus on Stance & Plate Positioning, the Load & Step Light, The Swing, and Timing. If you have any questions about the Hitting Class, or about our Travel Baseball program, please feel free to contact Coach Chris at chris@pinnacle-athletic.com or Travel Team Coordinator, Evan Ryan at eryan@pinnacle-athletic.com


Meet The Coaches

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Coach Chris

Chris Culver has been at Pinnacle since May 2017. He is the director of the baseball and softball programs where he offers one of the highest levels of knowledge and experience to those wanting to take their game to the next level. Chris has over 30 years of coaching experience as well as he is the only coach in the Northeast to coach a first round draft pick for the MLB.

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Coach Evan

Travel Team coordinator

evan ryan is from olean, ny where he played high-school baseball for the Huskies. Evan started for two years at erie community college before transferring to st. john fisher college to play his final two years for the cardinals. Evan helped carry his team to back to back ncaa APPEARANCES. After fisher, evan was the cardinals INFIELD/hitting coach for the 2018 season.

accolades

- mid-atlantic regional all tournament team (16', 2b)

- 2x empire 8 all conference

- sjfc senior male athelte of the year (17', SS)

- mid-atlantic REGIONAL champion

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Coach Joe

Joe simmons is from victor, ny he played high-school baseball for the blue devils helping them bring home their second state championship. joe started at finger lakes community college and transferred to st. john fisher college to play for the cardinals for his final two years. joe helped lead the cardinals to the programs first ever world series APPEARANCE where he was all tournamnet team.

Accolades

- NJCAA Rawlings gold glove winner (cf)

- NjCaa defensive player of the year

- mid-atlantic regional champion

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Coach Malcolm

Malcolm kelsey is from piscataway, nj where he played high-school baseball for rutgers prep. his senior year, he lead his team to thier first state championship. malcolm continued his success at st. john fisher college where he played all four years for the cardinals. kelsey would help lead the cardinals to attain a mid-atlantic championship along with an appearnece in the college world series.

accolades

- national player of the week (rf)

- 4X empire 8 all conference team

- mid-atlantic regional champion

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Coach Jason

Jason wasilnak is from endwell, ny where he played high-school baseball for the maine-endwell spartans. jason continued his career at st. john fisher college where he currently is playing in his senior year. WHile at fisher, he helped his team achieve a trip to the world series. jason has coached/worked with former philadelphia phillies pitcher joel bennett. he also has helped develop young players from the 2016 llws championship team.

accolades

- PGCBL pitcher of the week (17')

-mid-atlantic REGIONAL champion


COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER OFF-SEASON PROGRAM

OUR PROGRAM IS SPECIFIC TO A COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER TRAINING TO GET BETTER FOR THE SPRING SEASON.  FOCUS WILL BE ONE ON ONE PER PLAYER TO MAXIMIZE THE WORK THAT THEY PUT IN DURING THEIR FIVE WEEKS AT HOME.


TOURNAMENTS

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