MEET OUR EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS

JASON "JAY" GARCIA

SPECIALTY - Baseball- Pitching | Hitting | Fielding | Recruiting | Conditioning

AGE GROUP - All ages.  RATE - $50/30 minutes, $90/1 hour

ABOUT ME - 

Jason is originally from Land O Lakes, Florida and now live in Georgia. He is married to Jessica and has a beautiful 3-year-old daughter, Araceli Rose.  He played many sports until he focused on baseball in high school.  He committed to FAU but was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 17th round of the 2010 MLB draft. In 2014, he was chosen in the major league Rule 5 draft to the Houston Astros and traded to the Baltimore Orioles immediately. He spent all of 2015 in the major leagues; the past two seasons I’ve spent time in Double A and in The Big League.

Jason is an energetic person with tremendous passion for the game of baseball and still pursuing his pitching career.  He wants to help athletes not only on and off the field, but also with the mental side of the game.

ATHLETIC & COACHING EXPERIENCE - 

2009:  PG Pre-season Underclassmen

         Pre-Season All American                  

2010:  Rawlings Pre-season All American

         Pre-season All Region

2010:  Drafted by the Red Sox in the 17th round of the MLB Draft

2014:  Drafted to Houston Astros

         Traded to Baltimore Orioles

2018:  AA - Colorado Rockies

2019:  AA, AAA – Tampa Bay Rays

2019-2020:  Manati Puerto Rico Winter League

2020:  Licey DR Finals

2020:  Team Puerto Rico Caribbean Series

2020:  Team Puerto Rico Olympic Qualifiers

JESSICA SWEAT

SPECIALTY - Softball - hitting, slapping, throwing, fielding, base running.

AGE GROUP - 6 years old to college.  RATE - $45/30 minutes

ABOUT ME - 

Jessica attended Harrison High School where she was a 3-sport varsity athlete and was later inducted into the Harrison High School Hall of Fame. She went on to play at Marshall University with her twin sister Amanda, where made All-Conference every year, was a 3-year captain, and finished her college career in the top five of six different career categories. In 2006, Jessica was 1 of 28 players drafted (Amanda as well) to the National Professional Fastpitch League with the Chicago Bandits. She played professional softball for 6 years, winning a championship in 2010 with the USSSA Florida Pride. Jessica has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies. She has coached collegiality at the Division 1 level for 7 years, is currently a community coach at Mount Paran Christian School, and coaches the USA of Georgia AllAmerican team.

ATHLETIC & COACHING EXPERIENCE - 

Professional

In 2006, Jessica was 1 of 28 players drafted to the National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) League, to the Chicago Bandits. She played professional softball for 6 years, winning a championship in 2010 with the USSSA Florida Pride, and finished her career in 2011 with the Akron Racers.

Coaching

Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies. She has coached collegiality at the Division 1 level for 7 years including Marshall University, Western Carolina University, and most recently at the University of San Diego.

Currently, she coaches softball at Mount Paran Christian School, as well as the USA of Georgia All-American team

BREN COLDREN

SPECIALTY - Softball - pitching, hitting, fielding, recruiting.

AGE GROUP - All ages.  RATE - $45/30 minutes, $60/1 hour

ABOUT ME - 

Bren grew up in Iowa and attended Central University of Iowa. Her college team participated in 4 College World Series, and won the title during her Junior year. Following graduation, Bren played professional softball in New Zealand and then returned to the U.S. to begin her coaching career. Bren now has more than 20 years of coaching and instruction experience.  She has coached at Yale, Drake, Iowa Western and rebuilt the program at Indiana State University before retiring and moving to Marietta with her family.

ATHLETIC & COACHING EXPERIENCE - 

  • 20 years- Collegiate Coach- Division 1, Junior College

  • 20+ years- Private Instructor- Pitching, Hitting, Fielding

  • Camp/ Clinic Director and  Instructor

  • All America Pitcher

  • Conference Pitcher of the Year

  • Professional Softball Player- New Zealand

  • Over 40 players trained have played in college

Accreditation & Affiliation:

  • NFCA- Member of National Fastpitch Coaches Association- 1992-2020

  • ABCA- Member

RAY CASTONGUAY

SPECIALTY - Baseball and Softball - hitting, fielding, recruiting

AGE GROUP - 10+ years old RATE - $50/30 minutes, $80/1 hour

ABOUT ME -  

Born and raised in Canada, Ray attended the Université de Moncton where he majored in Physical Education and Psychology. He furthered his education by attending the military academy to become a Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he served for 18 years as an investigator, instructor, major case manager, secret service and air marshal. Ray and his family moved to Atlanta over 10 years ago after he retired from the RCMP. He is now a partner owner at Program 15 Baseball where he leads merchandising and ecommerce, which allows him to even further his love of baseball. This love of baseball mixed with his entrepreneurial spirit propelled him to open Beacon Sports.

ATHLETIC & COACHING EXPERIENCE - 

  • 20 years experience as coach/instructor across multiple sports

  • Batting Instructor for over 10 years to athletes playing baseball at Highschool, College, International Baseball Level

  • Member of the P15 / Future Star Series talent identification team attending events nationally & internationally

Accreditation & Affiliation:

  • Coaching accreditation by Baseball Canada (Toronto Blue Jays Coach Academy Clinic)

  • Member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)

  • Member owner of the P15 / Future Stars Series

JAMES "JJ" JONES

SPECIALTY - Baseball and Softball - hitting, fielding, speed and agility

AGE GROUP - 5+ years old  RATE - $40/30 minutes, $65/1 hour

ABOUT ME - 

JJ has lived in Cartersville his entire life. He played football and baseball in high school before starting his college baseball career at a Junior College in Alabama. From there, he went on to play at a 4 year university in Georgia, and then some time in independent baseball. Soon thereafter, JJ discovered his passion in coaching. He has just about trained every kid in Bartow County; over the years he has gained the trust of the community with the development of the youth athletes, both on and off the field. He has an old-school approach to his teachings and puts just as much emphasis on kids in the classroom as he does in the facility.

ATHLETIC & COACHING EXPERIENCE - 

  • 1 Year – Snead State College – Baseball(CF)CF - Studied Marketing/Sales

  • 3 Year – Georgia College and State University – Baseball(CF) - Studied Marketing/Sales

  • Played Independent Professional Baseball – Frontier League

  • Coached on all levels – Recreations and Travel

Accreditation & Affiliation:

  • All Region Team – 1998 - 2000

  • Sound Baseball - Founder

  • Member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)

CHAD CANNON

SPECIALTY - Baseball - hitting and fielding

AGE GROUP - 5-17 years old  RATE - $45/30 minutes, $70/1 hour

ABOUT ME -

Chad has been involved in baseball his entire life. He graduated from South Cobb High School in 2000 where he was a four year letterman. After high school, Chad continued his baseball career at Andrew Junior College, playing shortstop and third base. After his time at Andrew, Chad returned to Cobb County and began coaching at Kennesaw Mountain High School, where he was the hitting and fielding coach during which the Varsity team won three Regional Championships and continued to the State Finals in 2007. Chad has been instructing athletes of all ages the past 17 years, having extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of hitting mechanics and fielding.

ATHLETIC & COACHING EXPERIENCE - 

  • 1996-2000:  South Cobb High School

  • 2000-2002:  Andrew Junior College

Kennesaw Mountain High School

  • 2003-2007 & 2009/2011:  Varsity Assistant. Hitting and Fielding Coach

  • 2005-2007:  JV Head Coach

  • 2004-2006:  Kennesaw Mountain Summer Program

  • 2006-2009:  East Cobb Shamrocks

  • 2011-2012:  Lassiter High School- Varsity Assistant. Hitting and Fielding Coach

Next Level Baseball Coach & Instructor:  

  • 2015:  14U Next Level Assistant

  • 2016:  13U Next Level Head Coach

  • 2016/2017:  14U Next Level Head Coach

  • 2017/2018:  15U Next Level Head Coach

  • 2018/2019:  16U Next Level Head Coach

NIC CASTONGUAY

SPECIALTY - Baseball - pitching, strength and conditioning

AGE GROUP - 10+ years old  RATE - $35/30 minutes, $50/1 hour

ABOUT ME -  

Nic grew up in the Kennesaw area and started playing baseball at a young age as second baseman and outfield for the East Cobb Buckeyes and Next Lvl Bombers. He found pitching at 17 years old during his time with the Ontario Blue Jays in Toronto, where he won two National Championships. Nic currently plays for the Georgia Highlands Chargers, and is proud to play for one of the most prominent D1 Junior Colleges. He hopes to spread his knowledge of baseball to young up-and-coming talent.

ATHLETIC & COACHING EXPERIENCE - 

  • 2005-10:  OF/C: Oregon Park Titans & Rec Leaguec L

  • 2011-12:  OF/C: Sports-a-Rama Spartans/East Cobb Indians/ East Paulding Raiders

  • 2013-14:  OF/C: East Cobb Buckeyes

  • 2014-16:  2B/OF: Next Lvl Bombers

  • 2016-17:  2B/LF: Ontario Blue Jays

  • 2017-19:  RHP: Ontario Blue Jays

  • 2019-Present: RHP: Georgia Highlands College

Accreditation & Affiliation:

  • Member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)

HOURS -

M - F: 3 PM - 10 PM

SAT:  8AM to 6PM

SUN: 12PM to 6PM

 

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ADDRESS

105 2ND STREET

EMERSON, GA

 

 

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