Broward Baseball Academy
Wayne Stofsky’s Broward Baseball Academy (BBA) strives to be the premier baseball and softball training facility in South Florida. Our academy is open year-round and is perfect for the beginner as well as the high-level competitive player. If you’re looking to advance your skills, increase your baseball knowledge or if you have the talent to play at the college or professional ranks, we can help you. Our areas of instruction include hitting, fielding, pitching and base running, but our ultimate goal is to make a difference in the life of a player. By focusing on the fundamentals and simplifying elements, we help players improve their skills, teach them to respect the game and make sure they have fun.
We also have elite travel and high school summer showcase teams. We are always looking for talented players who want to learn, compete and have fun. Contact us for tryout information.
Wayne Stofsky, who has a Master of Science Degree in Sports administration, is director of the Broward Baseball Academy and the Athletics Director at the David Posnack School. He is the former Head Baseball Coach at the Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale as well as Cooper City High and the Sagemont School. His coaching career also includes stints as an assistant at Nova High School and at Miami-Dade College where he was the hitting instructor, infield coach and handled recruiting duties for the junior college baseball powerhouse. As a player, Wayne played professionally for the Salt Lake City Trappers of the Pioneer League and was a player/coach for Piacenza Red Devil Baseball in the Italian League. In college, Wayne played for Louisiana State University (LSU) and was part of two College World Series teams coached by Hall of Famer Skip Bertman. He finished his college playing career at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and in 1990 was named a Pre-Season All-American by ESPN. Wayne grew up in South Florida and attended Nova High School where he played for Florida Hall of Fame coach Pat McQuaid. Wayne was a 3-time all-county selection, county batting champ and in 1985 he was named Broward County Player of the Year and chosen as an all-state performer.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first lesson is usually an evaluation of the players skills. It's always worthwhile to see what a player's skillset is and where he or she needs the most instruction. We always listen to the player or the parent to better understand what they want to work on or what part of the game they're having ther most difficulty with.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have played and coached at every level through professional baseball. I was fortunate to be a part of two College World Series teams at LSU. I was a 2-time high school distrcit coach of the year and my BBA showcase teams are ranked in the top 100 in the Perfect Game world rankings. We have had nearly 2 dozen players sign college scholarships since 2015.
I also have a Masters Degree in Sports Administration
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Our one on one private half-hour lessons are $40 and it is $65 for an hour. We have a discounted rate if you purchase a 6-pack of lessons up front.
We also do small group lessons. Bring a sibling or friend and get the hour for only $35 per player.
How did you get started teaching?
I opened the Broward Baseball Academy in 2011. I have been involved in the game for over 40 years and I love to teach. My education, playing experience and coaching knowledge allow me to help players of all levels.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with players from 5 years old to ones who are in the major leagues. Most of our students are from 8 to 18 and they are beginners to high level high school players.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Don't hire a teacher who teaches every single player the same way. You have to use differentiated instruction. Even though the results you're looking for may be the same, the path you take to get there usually isn't the same for every player. Make sure you hire a coach who listens and is patient. It shouldn't just being throwing or hitting a ball for an hour straight. There has to be some real instruction, education and the instructor should always explain why they are teaching something.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What is my goal?
What am I prepairing for?
What is your philosophy for hitting, pitching or defense?
What types of drills can I do to improve?