Category Archives: Uncategorized

BREAKING: Axe Bat Fitting

UPDATED 1/25/19 3:15 PM: The Falls Aces will be the first program in the nation to go through the bat fitting process, partnering with Axe Bat to help them further design the process for a nationwide roll out.


The Falls Aces are excited to announce that Jeff Leach, a prominent hitting instructor and Manager of Hitting for Axe Bat, will be onsite at the Launch Pad training players, coaches, and parents early this February.

Coaches and parents will have a chance to learn more about bat fitting, while players and coaches will learn more about the art of wrecking baseballs – with axe handled bats preferably – in a separate session.

The fitting session will be unique, as technology will be used to allow each hitter to measure which bat produces the best outcome – leading to the opportunity to have better in-game performance.

Falls Aces Coaches will also be instructed on more advanced ways to ensure the correct bat is in each hitter’s hands, as well as additional hitting instruction offered by Jeff.

Falls Aces families will receive information via email on how to take part in this great, free, opportunity.


Jeff Leach is the Manager of Hitting for Axe Bat. He works with amateur, college and professional baseball teams to help their hitters find the best bat for their swing.

Jeff, with his wife, Brittani

The 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts and the 2017 World Series MVP George Springer are amongst more than 60 hitters who use Axe Bats in Major League Baseball.

Previous to Axe Bat, Coach Leach was Director of Instruction for D-BAT in San Antonio. In 2015 he was nominated for national instructor of the year by D-BAT Sports. He is sought out for his ability to develop high performing hitters of all ages and ability levels.

“My goal as a coach is to boost a hitter’s confidence by developing their skills and their approach. I encourage aggressive swings that produce line drives.”

His high school players have earned All-District & All-State honors in Texas, and have earned scholarships to nationally ranked college baseball programs. Since 2013, his players have committed to play Division I baseball in the SEC, Big 12, WAC, Conference USA, Southwest Conference, Southland and American Athletic Conference.

A native of San Antonio, Coach Leach played baseball at McMurray University in Abeline, TX as an outfielder. He lives with his wife Brittani, and their 4 children: Sydney, Carter, Cooper and Cash.

Advertisements

Training Session Openings

⚾We have baseball training openings for the following sessions, including a new batch of hitting clinics! 👍

– Introduction to Fielding – starting this Friday, registration closes tomorrow
– Pitching 101 – starting Monday, registration closes Saturday
– Ace of the Staff – starting Monday, registration closes Saturday
– Hitting Clinics (based on MFLL level of play) – starting Saturday 1/19, registration closes Thursday 1/17

All sessions are open to MFLL players looking to get an edge on the upcoming season. Registration is now completed on a new platform that provides automated email reminders! Click below to get started.
https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php…

Learn more about current and future training provided by our travel program at fallsaces.org

So much training, so little time!

➡ If you have not checked out the latest training sessions we have to offer, you are missing out on some GREAT pitcher and catcher training opportunities! You can learn more about all of the below sessions by visiting our Baseball Training page.

intro to catchingCatcher Camps, led by Jacob Windom:

  1. Introduction To Catching – This program aims to teach the basics of the catcher position. Everything from stances, to receiving, to blocking and throwing will be covered. The emphasis will be on learning the basic movements in order to begin their catching career.
  2. Catcher Program: Stealing Strikes – This session is for the experienced catcher who is looking to learn the art of getting pitched balls to be called as strikes. The focus is on learning body movements that provide the illusion of borderline pitches looking like pure strikes.

Register here for any of these sessions!

full pitching programPitcher Programs, led by Alex Tomter:

  1. Introduction To Pitching – This program aims to teach the basics of throwing a baseball. Everything from fastball grip, arm path, and how to properly use the legs will be covered. The emphasis will be on throwing the ball correctly and with intent.
  2. Pitching 101 – This program will be for pitchers who have experience pitching and have the basics down but are looking for a more general knowledge. Focus will be on cleaning up mechanical flaws and throwing the ball with dual intent of throwing hard and throwing for strikes.
  3. Ace of the Staff – This advanced program will cover more of the fine tuning in building pitchers. Things like off-speed pitch design, pitch selection, pick-off moves and pitch location will be the focus. Concepts like pitching mentality, holding base runners and more will be stressed from the very first session.
  4. Velocity Training – Learn the principles of velocity and how to implement them through various drills using plyoballs, wrist weights, medicine balls and resistance bands. Data will be kept throughout in order to measure effectiveness of program.

New Training Available: Bat Speed Program

Create the whooooooosh! Our latest training option is for the hitter looking to make serious gains in power next season. The session runs for 6 weeks while building strength, bat speed, and creating confidence!

Only those SERIOUS about developing elite bat speed should attend this session!

Your athlete must have completed a previous 4 week Hitting Program before attending this session and be 11 years old or older at the time of the first session.

Register HERE

Private Lessons Just Got Easier!

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with a new scheduling platform to make the Private Lesson scheduling process much simpler for our Baseball Training customers!

Customers can now schedule all of their lessons online, complete with email and text reminders, calendar imports, payment, and the ability to cancel lessons all with a few clicks or finger taps.

Our lessons calendars are automatically synched, meaning you will see exactly when what dates and times are available for lessons.

If you’d like to schedule your next lesson, click the image below to get started.

baseball training

Interested in more? Coming soon, we will be the FIRST and ONLY training facility in the area to offer monthly tunnel rentals to our Baseball Training customers.