IT’S GAME TIME WITH SHARON SPRINGS ACADEMY
A Baseball Instruction For All Levels
We offer a unique experience in youth baseball. We remain steadfast that our number one goal is to develop young men as both athletes and citizens. I personally have more than three decades of proven success. We do not offer a wish list, or a ‘we hope to accomplish this or that’ mentality. Instead we have a documented and proven program that has resulted in nearly one hundred college scholarships and more than forty players in professional sports.
We keep instruction and games at levels that keep it enjoyable and fun for the young athlete. We do not believe in negative coaching or intimidation. Parents are kept abreast of both our short- and long-term goals and how these impact our players.
Our alliance with Sharon Springs Baseball utilizes the great resources the Park offers to impact many more families than either of us are able to do alone.
BUILDING A BETTER PLAYER
Explosive exercises, or exercises that test strength and speed, can improve physical performance during many fast-paced sports and have been shown to reduce an athlete's risk of injury during activities that involve high power outputs with quick acceleration, such as baseball and field sports. Increased explosive power will help both pitching and hitting in addition to overall body strength. These sessions will be 50 minutes long on Saturday mornings at Windermere Park.
BUILDING A BETTER PLAYER
SPEED and AGILITY
Speed and agility workouts compliment and improve performance of all sports. The workouts improve acceleration, deceleration, foot speed, coordination, quickness and change of direction. If you want to get better at a sport you must develop your overall athleticism. Speed is defined as the ability to move the body in one direction as fast as possible. Agility is the ability to accelerate, decelerate, stabilize, and quickly change directions with proper posture. Quickness is the ability to react and change body position with a maximum rate of force production. These translate into throwing better, fielding more ground and better baserunning. We will offer these sessions Monday and Thursdays, limited space in each 50-minute session. All sessions held at Sharon Springs Park.
BUILDING A BETTER PLAYER
Committed to Quality
Training is extremely important and should form an integral part of all athlete's daily routines. ... In terms of physical effects of training, regular exercise increases muscle tone, facilitates good circulation, improves strength, agility and flexibility. Young athletes benefit from resistance training in many ways
Enhanced muscular strength and power.
Better developed, positive exercise habits.
Improved motor skills leading to enhanced sports performance.
Increased sports-related injury resistance.
Boosted psychosocial well-being.
Decreased serious health risks.
The Academy is headed by Ron Landy and his staff. Ron was a critical piece in the creation of the East Cobb Baseball program as it began its illustrious career. Ron began with East Cobb in the 1980’s and was there as a head coach of the Astros during the 90’s when the program was voted the ‘Youth Sports program of the decade’.
We offer a unique experience in youth baseball. Remaining steadfast that our number one goal is to develop young men as both athletes and citizens. The four main principles instructors have nearly 90 combined years of Professional baseball, College baseball, US Junior Olympic Baseball and High School baseball as players and coaches.
Over the years we have won many national titles with AAU, Babe Ruth, Pony Baseball and Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA). In addition, we have played in the Championship game but came up short.
We have worked with six different MLB first round draft picks in addition numerous professional players. Our players have received scholarships / grants to schools such as University of Georgia, Florida State, Stanford, Notre Dame, University of Tennessee Duke and Yale to name a few.
People that are in the game and could have their sons coached anywhere such as John Scheuroltz, President of Atlanta Braves; Fredi Gonzalez, MLB Manger; Bruce Sutter, MLB Hall of Famer; Jeff Innis, MLB Player, have chosen us to lead their son’s.
We look forward to meeting you and offering a plan to assist your son on his journey as an athlete and young man.
TRYOUTS - NEXT STEPS
What’s Going On
Due to the great success this season we have limited openings in our program. Below are dates and times of our tryouts. There is no cost to you to explore Sharon Springs Travel! If you have a son in a different age group, feel free to reach out to us!
See you on the ball field soon!
Rising 12u Tryouts - Led by Academy Professional Coaches
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ACHIEVE PEAK PERFORMANCE
June 16, 2024
MASTER THE FUNDAMENTALS
June 16, 2024
WHO WE ARE
What Makes Us Special
Coach Kelcey L. White, Sr. has 21 years of leadership experience in high school, collegiate and travel baseball environments. His resume includes multiple head coaching experiences at Atlanta and surrounding area High Schools.
Kelcey considers it a privilege to continue his experience as an educator, mentor, coach and instructor. Training and developing student athletes so that they may achieve the desired success has always been a primary goal. During his tenure, 35 baseball prospects have signed letters of intent to colleges and universities across the nation. Under Coach White's guidance, 7 athletes have been drafted by Major League Baseball teams. Developing talented athletes led to Kelcey being selected as 2012 Coach of the Year. He was recognized in 2013 by the Georgia Dugout Club for accomplishing over 100 career wins.
Kelcey played for both Albany State University and Jackson State University. He played a key role in his teams winning a conference championship and participating in an NCAA Division 2 Regional. While at Jackson State University, Kelcey earned All-Conference Selections 1996 and 1997. In 1998, he graduated from JSU with the distinction of Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Childcare Education. He later obtained a Master of Science in Post-Secondary Education from Troy University (2007).
Kelcey L. White, Sr. is a firm believer that family is one of the most important things in life. Married to his wife of 18 years, Mrs. LaToy White; they have been blessed with two amazingly talented and intelligent children, Kelcey Jr (14) and Kaylen (8).
Ryan Snare is a LHP that was born in Clearwater Fla and attended Eastlake High School. Ryan was drafted in the 9th round by the Atlanta Braves out of high school but decided to attend the University of North Carolina on a full baseball scholarship. After his junior year he was drafted in the 2nd round by the Cincinnati Reds. Ryan played for 6 years and made his MLB debut in 2004 with the Texas Rangers. He also played in the Florida Marlins and Kansas City Royal organizations.
Ryan now lives in Johns Creek with his wife Jessica and children Ryder (14) Mariah (12) and Makenzie (9).
Todd Keenan grew up as a multi-sport athlete in Connecticut. After serving in the United States Army he relocated to Atlanta Georgia. Todd has coached by Ron’s side for 20 years. Todd is a great motivator and is always encouraging. Todd has an enormous gift of understanding how to communicate with young men. Married to his wife Lynette for twenty years.
Trevor Sams grew up in Cumming Ga graduating from North Forsyth high-school. Played under Ron and his team thru out HS. Played five years of collegiate baseball including the starting first baseman for North Georgia in the 2017 College World Series. Played a pivotal role helping his team be a two-time Peach Belt Conference Champion, South East Region Champion. While in high school and college he played 3rd, 1st, and pitched. Has coached with Ron and his organization for 8 years. Married to Savannah Sams and works and lives in Cumming Georgia.
We use former players from within our program to assist practices and lessons. Some are current collegiate athletes, high school coaches and high school athletes.
Train for Success
This session is one geared specifically to the needs and requirements of individual students.. we assist with baseball position skills, the mental approach to the game and the development of confidence.
Hitting, Pitching and Catchers
Groups Sessions are a great choice to improve athletic performance. Through a strategic mix of different teaching methods, participants become comfortable with the game both on and off the field. If you’re looking to elevate your game, Groups Sessions with Sharon Springs Academy are for you. We offer groups of four for both Pitching and Hitting lessons. Our Catching sessions can hold a few more.
SPEED AND AGILITY
MONDAY AND THURSDAY
Our sessions are built to increase coordination, bursts of power and change of direction speed. Athletes of all levels know the importance of Speed and Agility. Led by former professional athletes our students get results fast!
Sharon Springs Baseball Assoc.
Sharon Springs Baseball is comprised of recreational spring league, All-Stars and Travel that take place from the end of January until June, In addition, there are opportunities for individual skills development during the fall.
Sharon Springs Softball is comprised of recreational spring league, Academy All-Stars and Academy Travel .