Specialized Baseball Clinics

  • Who?
    Baseball Players 8U-14U
  • What?
    Specialized Baseball Clinics
  • When?
    Specialized Baseball Clinics will return in December 2020!

    Infielders Clinic
    Areas of focus: specialized infielders throwing programs, infielders footwork drills, glove movement, positioning, soft-hand drills, double-play feeds, and first-step reaction drills.

    Pitchers & Catchers Clinic
    Pitchers’ areas of focus: pitching on flat and mound surfaces, bunt defense, PFP drills, and pick-off drills. Catchers' areas of focus: throwing, receiving, blocking, pop times, and communication. Each session will conclude with competition and game play

    Hitting Clinic
    Designed to help players develop a strong and consistent swing. Areas of focus: bat-speed, competitive hitting approach, tee-work, soft toss, front-toss, and live batting practice.
  • Cost?
    $139 per clinic / $249 for two clinics (per session)

For more information, contact Taylor Bloom at tbloom@athleticperformanceinc.com.

Taylor BloomTaylor Bloom

Taylor Bloom’s playing experience includes high school, collegiate (UMD), the Washington Wild Things (Frontier Professional Baseball League), and the Bloomfield-Birmingham Beavers (United Shores Professional Baseball League). While at UMD, Bloom earned a spot on the Los Angeles Regional All-Tournament Team (2015) and the Third Team All-Big Ten (2016). He attended and played for Riverdale Baptist High School where he made Second Team All-Atlantic Honors (Perfect Game USA) and Second Team Washington Post All-Met (2014), was rated among the top 500 players of his age group (Perfect Game USA), and earned the Prince George’s Gazette Player of the Year (2012 and 2014). Presently, Bloom is head coach for API Baseball Academy 14U and the API Director of Player Development.

Tayler StilesTayler Stiles

Tayler Stiles attended and played baseball for Bishop McNamara High School. His high school accolades include 2013 1st Team All-Met Selection, 2013 Capital Gazette Player of the Year, 2013 Team Maryland Selection (MVP Pitcher), 2013 Brooks Robinson All Star (Most Outstanding Pitcher), and 2013 MD Crabfest All Star. Stiles attended and played for the University of Maryland. His team won three NCAA Regionals, two NCAA regional championships, and two NCAA Super Regionals. He hold 12 career wins and a 3:1 K:BB ratio with 127 K’s to just 42 BB’s in 154 innings. Stiles has over five years of coaching experience, including two years with API Baseball Academy. Presently, Stiles is head coach for API Baseball Academy 15U.

Jack BulgerJack Bulger

Jack Bulger is a catcher, pitcher, and utility player in his senior year at DeMatha High School. Bulger is committed to Vanderbilt University. He is an Under Armour and Perfect Game All-American. Bulger made the USA Baseball 18u National Team and travelled to Taiwan and South Korea. He spent a month down at IMG Academy for the inaugural Prospect Development Pipeline League (PDP) learning from some of baseball’s most reputable players such as Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones, Barry Larkin, Ryan Howard, Lance Berkman, Andy Pettitte, and many more. Bulger is a former API Baseball Academy player.

Brandon ErnstBrandon Ernest

Brandon Ernest attended and played baseball for Riverdale Baptist High School where his all-time record was 111-13. While there, he and his team were tree-time private school state champions (2011-2013) and NACA National Champions (2014). Ernest held a career batting average of .318 and was named to the 1st team All-Gazette (2014). Ernest attended and played baseball for Farmingdale State College. In 2015, he led Farmingdale State in ERA (2.30). In 2016, he led Farmingdale State in RBIs (18). In 2018, he led in On-Base Percentage (.423), walks (17), and stolen bases (13), and held a 0.00 ERA. To this day, Ernest holds the Farmingdale State record for most stolen bases in a game (6). Presently, Ernest is assistant coach for API Baseball Academy 14U.

Lane FarmerLane Farmer

Lane Farmer attended and played at three colleges throughout his collegiate baseball career: Davis and Elkins College (DII), Chesapeake CC (DI), and Frostburg State University (DIII). Farmer was a catcher throughout his entire high school and collegiate career. In his senior year at Frostburg State, Farmer held a .333 batting average and a .397 on-base percentage; he had 56 hits, 6 doubles, 35 RBIs, 30 runs scored, 7 HRs, and a fielding average of .995. Farmer and his team went to the Division 3 World Series and ranked second in the country. He was a 2015 CAC Conference Champion, a 2015 Regional Champion, and selected as 1st Team All- Region and MVP of the Regional Championship. After college, Farmer worked at the Under Armour Performance Center in Baltimore, MD as a trainer specializing in athlete specific training with high school and collegiate athletes and assisted with professional players in a variety of sports. He has also provided sport-specific training to some minor league professional baseball players. Farmer brings a unique style of training to increase sport-specific skill output in a variety of positions.

Joe PalumboJoe Palumbo

In addition to coaching API Select Baseball teams, Joe Palumbo is the head varsity baseball coach at Archbishop Spalding High School. The former University of Maryland baseball player has led the Spalding team to back to back MIAA “A” championships and #1 rankings in The Baltimore Sun in 2014 and 2015, as well as the program’s first ever national ranking in USA Today in 2015. He was named the 2014 Coach of the Year in The Baltimore Sun, The Anne Arundel County Capital-Gazette, and the Co-Coach of the Year by the Varsity Sports Network and the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Association.

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