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Coach Nathan P. Mosley, Jr.& Coach Goose Fix
14324 SE Stark, Suite 400
Portland, Oregon 97233
information@longballacademy.com
tel: 503-544-3135 or 971-570-4755
fax: 360-210-5579
 

Welcome to the Long Ball Academy

Specializing in private, one hour lessons, Long Ball prides itself in supplying each student with the tools to continue their skill improvement for the remainder of their baseball career.

Teaching your child the serious points of a game can be like teaching him/her to drive. Many times it is more beneficial for everyone if an experienced, neutral third party guides and instructs. The Long Ball Academy staff has years of combined experience in working with students both at the elementary and high school level. All necessary security clearances are obtained and current. Without a doubt, we believe your student will develop valuable skills, learn new techniques and make good friends, all in an atmosphere of safety and fun.

Contact
us now. We are ready to schedule your student!!

What's Happening @ Long Ball Academy

We build upon strength to address areas of need...

Long Ball Academy strongly believes in teaching.  Our emphasis is on defense, but the mental approach of hitting is part of our philosophy and sessions as well.  Once a student is enrolled, his or her skill and development level is evaluated; strengths as well as areas needing improvement are noted.  We build upon the student’s strengths as we address the areas of need.  We believe in using those strong points to encourage a good mental attitude towards the game and self-confidence that reflects in not only skills already mastered, but those to be learned.

Testimonials of 2009

Nate and Goose,
This email is long overdue but we wanted to say thank you for the training that Nelson received while he was at LongBall Academy. Even though he was the youngest, you guys went out of your way to make him fit in. He enjoyed everything there and really liked working out with the older boys. He really misses coming and hopes he can be part of your "team" when he gets older. He's playing again at Reynolds little league and is on the Cub's minor league team. Their first game was tonight, and despite being the smallest on his team, is the starting 2nd baseman. Not only that but he's lead off hitter and went 2 for 2 tonight. Just a week ago he asked his coach if it was too late to try out for pitching and after only 2 practices he got put into the game tonight for the 4th inning and got the first 2 hitters to ground out and struck out the 3rd. They won 10-0!

Again, thank you and I thought you guys might like the update.

Mark Marshall

Testimonials from previous years HERE [including 2009 testimonials]

Gunners...

Providing another opportunity for our students to 'play ball'. Gunners is an entity affiliated with, but apart from Long Ball Academy. For information contact: information@longballacademy.com
For shots of Gunners in action click HERE [coming soon]

Young Guns...

In affiliation with the Gunners Baseball Club, the Young Guns is an introduction to select baseball coached by former high school coaches and players that will compete at the 13U level in local JBO, AAU and other sanctioned tournaments.  This team will learn how to compete at a level above little league all-stars while developing the fundamentals, experience and mental toughness associated with high school level and above.
 
Players participating on this team will be those who strive to challenge themselves their skills and baseball knowledge.  For more information regarding this opportunity please contact us at information@longballacademy.com.

Affiliations...

Coaches Corner USALong Ball Academy: Fully endorsed by Coaches Corner, USA.
AAU In affiliation with AAU USA

 

What's New @ Long Ball Academy

Hugh Webber Memorial Scholarship ...

Long Ball Academy and its affiliate, Gunners Baseball Club, proudly announce the Hugh Webber Memorial Scholarship fund in honor of LBA's fallen Gun. Hugh Webber, Mani Morell's grandfather, was our inspiration as the development process moved from concept to possibility to realtime. The purpose of the scholarship will be to assist those students who otherwise would be unable to participate and take advantage of the benefits offered by the Academy. Information regarding applications will be available soon.

To make a contribution to the scholarship, complete the form here. We thank you for your generosity!

Ya Gotta Know When to Play Them.

Yes! It's another evening when you can challenge Lady Luck for the honor of supporting Long Ball Academy! Last time was Standing Room Only, so we have decided to make this a regular event.

Start Practicing your best moves...The opportunity is coming up fast: Click HERE for additional information

What: Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Where: Long Ball Academy
                       14324 SE Stark Suite 400
                        Portland, Oregon 97233

When: May 29, 2009
Time:  Registration - 6PM
             Play Begins - 7PM

REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE 5/22/09 AND GET AN EXTRA $1,000.00 IN CHIPS

Apparel, Accessories, Available---O, My!...

FINALLY! You can purchase Long Ball Academy accessories & apparel.

Click the picture to the left and shop til you drop for LBA apparel

What's to see @ Long Ball Academy

January 2009 Open House..

To celebrate our new headquaters, we held an open house in January. Adults paticipated in the silent auction fundraiser and kids came in and had fun throughout the day. Adults had fun too---especially the auction winners! Click HERE to SEE

Coaches

Here is a sneak peek at the dedicated coaches who work tirelessly with your children to instill knowledge and principles of the game. For professional biographies, click HERE.

The excellent photography throughout this web site has been done by Kynndal Mosley and Jim Nagae.

Nathan: "Affordable Baseball Instruction." Goose: " Great Kids, Great Instructors, Learning so Fun, Doesn't Seem Like Learning!"