Events

Pitchers/Catchers Academy

LVCatchingRonnie Deck, a 17-year professional as a baseball player, scout and coach will be running a Saturday class for catchers at 8am and a Saturday class for pitchers at 10am. Classes begin Dec 30.  Both classes take place in South Summerlin area. Classes are not associated with any club and are completely independent...all club players with aspirations of playing at the next level are welcome!  Interested parents/players should email me at ronniedeck@yahoo.com or contact me at 702 281 5270 for specific details. No age restrictions...the goal is position-specific development. 

Cost is $40/session. Classes serve as an affordable alternative to one-on-one lessons AND can also work in conjunction with private lessons. Classes are for any player looking to gain every possible competitive advantage at a reasonable price. 

Catching Class details:

1.5 hours covering a mix of all facets of the position including (but not limited to) receiving, blocking, throwing, throwing footwork, the transfer, tag play, home-to-first double play, popups, rundowns, wild pitch retrieval, equipment, arm management, proper conditioning and much more.

Pitching Class details:

1.5 hours covering a mix of all facets of pitching including (but not limited to) year-round arm health and management, proper mechanics, grips, age-appropriate secondary pitches, throwing programs/progressions, attacking hitters, changing speeds, control, command, conditioning, PFP, mental game and much more.

Ronnie's Credentials:

16 years youth baseball coaching experience. Club/travel/select, legion.
MLB Bullpen Catcher - Baltimore Orioles. 
International Scout (Latin America) - Baltimore Orioles. 
Minor League Coach - Miami Marlins (AAA Bullpen Coach, Catching Instructor).
7-Year Minor League Playing Career - Tampa Bay Rays, Independent Professional Baseball. 

College Baseball Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator:
Siena Heights University (Pitching Coach)
George Gwinnett College (Pitching Coach)
Northeastern Junior College -Colorado (Hitting Coach, Catchers)
Oglethorpe University (Hitting Coach, Carchers)

Guest Catching Instructor:
North Park University
Robert Morris University 

Volunteer Assistant/Batting Practice Pitcher:
College Of Southern Nevada

High School Coaching Experience:
Cheyenne High School - Head Coach.

Volunteer Assistant/Batting Practice Pitcher:
Bishop Gorman
Arbor View