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
- 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!
Connor Graham – Pitching Instructor
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 and is currently a varsity high school baseball head coach.
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.
Greg Jacknewitz – Baseball Instructor (Pitching)
Greg was a high school standout at Bishop Watterson in Columbus, Ohio and continued his success at Xavier University as a scholarship student athlete. He pitched for several of the midwest’s top summer teams, including Terre Haute Rex (2014) Southern Ohio Copperheads (2015), and Valley Blue Sox (2016). Served as XU’s Sunday starter for the majority of the season… had best start of XU career against Penn State (2/26)… tied a career-high with seven innings, allowing zero runs and striking out a career-high 13 against the Nittany Lions. Greg was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and has played for the Arizona Giants (Rookie) and Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short Season A).
Bret Miller – Baseball Instructor (Hitting, Fielding, Pitching)
Bret was a standout high school player and later played for Georgia Tech and Urbana University, where he later served as Assistant Coach for six years. Bret was also the head coach at Springfield Catholic High School and is currently an assistant coach at the high school level. In addition to his college and high school coaching experience, Bret has coached numerous youth baseball teams since 1997 and has instructed and supervised individual, small group, team, and coaches baseball skill clinics since 2003.