The Driven Academy Fall Baseball Program is about the players; development and recruiting opportunities. We are different from Showcase teams. Driven Academy coaches know the system, know the coaches, and can help guide athletes through the complicated and sometimes intimidating recruiting process. This is more than just playing in tournaments hoping someone sees you do well - this is a chance to be your best and show it when it matters!
This Program offers:
* Player Development and honest feedback
* Workouts with College coaches at their facilities
* College Campus Tours with direct contact with College coaches
* Driven Academy Membership to workout at our 11,000 sf training facility
* Driven Academy Jersey and Hat
Great opportunity for Nebraska high school players to get a good look at what it takes to compete at the next level. Practices will focus on developing skills that College Coaches look for in recruits and getting players to the level they need to be to get noticed.
2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Designed to bring Nebraska high school baseball talent to college campuses in the surrounding area; The Driven Academy Fall Baseball Program is a great option for athletes to work on developing skills for the next level. We are looking to fill a roster of 16-20 players this season.
|Aug 11th||1:00 - 3:00PM||Driven Academy (445 N. 66th Street)|
Campus Workouts with College Programs will be scheduled in September and October. Schools in the works for dates are Doane, Concordia, Hastings, Midland, Creighton, UNO, Iowa Western C.C., Wesleyan, DMACC, Indian Hills C.C., Highlands C.C. and McCook C.C.
Participation Fees are $900. Travel costs are the responsibility of the participating player. Players will also get a Driven Academy Membership with 24/7 access to our 11,000 square foot training facility during the off-season, along with a Driven Academy jersey and hat.
Recruiting guidance and packages are also included in the Participation Fee. Recruiting Video Production is available for an additional cost of $500; this service is optional.
Coach Justin VanDyke
Coach Van Dyke’s expertise stems from his collegiate experience as a dual-threat number-one starting pitcher and designated hitter for the Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves. At NWU, Justin earned All-GPAC, All-Nebraska, 1st Team All-Independent, and the Dr. Vicente “Vince” Colon Memorial Award honors for his contributions as a Team Captain, 4th all-time 199 2/3 career innings pitched, 10th all-time strikeouts, and career batting average of .295. At The Driven Academy, Justin works with players of all ages and skill ranges and covers virtually every aspect of the game. Justin is also an assistant coach at Lincoln Northeast and has worked with the Lincoln High legion team.
Coach Travis Parker
Coach Parker brings professional experience to The Driven Academy as a former closer for the Lincoln Saltdogs. A Lincoln native, Travis was a four-year varsity player at Lincoln Northeast and 2007 Super State selection. In college, he earned All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors as a member of the Atlantic 10 Champion Saint Louis University Billikens while setting the SLU single-season and career save records by allowing just nine extra base hits in 72 2/3 innings. Parker also brings high school coaching experience working with the Northeast Legion team and as the head coach the Driven Elite fall baseball team. At The Driven Academy, Travis coaches pitching, catching, and hitting to players of all ages.