At DNA Sports Center, we believe the foundation of every good athlete is speed, agility, and strength. Once an athlete has attained those attributes, sports specific training is the next step toward truly excelling at their game.
Our Baseball Instruction Includes:
- Hitting Instruction (HitTrax may be added for additional charge)
- Pitching Instruction
- Throwing Instruction
- Fielding Instruction
- Catching Instruction
- Base-Running Instruction
DNA’s experienced baseball instructors work with athletes of all ages to improve upon their technique and understanding of the game. Great focus is given to the player’s physical and mental conditioning, along with proper body mechanics.
Specific Areas of Focus for Baseball Instruction Include:
- Proper Mechanics
- Strength and Conditioning
- Mental Conditioning
- Pre-game Preparation
Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and cost $45. Packages of 10, 15 and 20 are offered at discounted rates. Click HERE for more information or to purchase packages. Group lessons are also available. Call 513-600-1519 for more information or to schedule your appointment today!
Josh Cales – Baseball Instructor (Pitching, Fielding)
Josh comes to us from the University of Toledo after finishing playing four years of division one college baseball. Josh was recruited to the University of Toledo as a pitcher. After a full year of arm trouble following a rotator cuff surgery in high school, Josh’s doctors said his days on the mound were over. Josh convinced his coaches to let him try his hand at the plate and ended up making starts for the Rockets at first base, left field, and designated hitter. While developing himself at the plate, Josh continued to rehab his shoulder and study proper throwing mechanics. After two full years of rehab, Josh was able to spend his final years at UT as a closer for the Rockets in addition to making occasional starts in the field. This journey taught Josh to not only study adding velocity on the mound, but also how to do it in a sustainable manner. Josh completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree while at the University of Toledo and now works full time as a civilian contract specialist for the Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Lance Durham – Baseball Instructor (Hitting, Fielding)
Lance was a first-team all-GCL selection as a junior and a senior at Roger Bacon High School and finished his collegiate career as a Cincinnati Bearcat where his .427 average in 2009 was an all-time best at UC. He also set the single-season record for hits (99), breaking former Bearcat Kevin Youkilis’ record (96) from 1999. Durham signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, which took him in the 14th round of the 2009 draft. Lance spent time in the minor leagues for both the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers. Lance has provided lessons for several years, served as a head coach at the high school varsity level and is currently a coach at University of Cincinnati Clermont.
Mitch Elliot graduated from Xavier University, where he was selected for the Big East All Tournament team and voted Most Outstanding Player. Since his graduation, Mitch has played professionally for the St. Paul Saints and Normal CornBelters. Other accomplishments include winning a national championship SuperSeries with the Gateway Thunder travel team of St. Louis and being named a Midwest Collegiate League All Star, MVP, batting champion in 2012 while playing summer ball. Mitch specializes in hitting, defense, base-stealing and bunting.