RISE Baseball Academy

RISE Baseball Academy

1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

We provide baseball specific training for players age 7 - 18+. Personalized training is provided on hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, strength and conditioning. Workouts will be hosted at Sandtown or Adams Park. Traveling to other locations  are optional as well.

The Head Baseball Trainer (Coach Chris Watts) attended William Shaw High School where he played alongside World Series Champion & former All-Star pitcher Edwin Jackson (Oakland Athletics) where they competed for a Region 4A Championship in 2000. As a two-sport athlete (football & baseball), Chris earned scholarship offers from Clemson, Wake Forest, Alabama State, and Morris Brown College (MBC) just to name a few.

He went on to play football and baseball at MBC in Atlanta, GA (2000-2001). At MBC, Chris was a 2nd team SIAC All-Conference selection as a catcher with with 62 hits and 11 homeruns. In the summer of 2001, he transferred and walked-on at Jackson State University (JSU) 2001-2005. Earning his self a scholarship as a catcher and utility player. Upon graduation, he played 2 years (2005-2006) with the Jackson Senators (members of the Independent Central Baseball League) in Jackson, MS and 2 years (2009-2010) with the DC Dragons (members of the Independent Atlantic Baseball League). 

He has since worked as an Assistant Coach at the high school (Kendrick High: 2006) & collegiate  level as a Graduate Assistant (JSU: 2007). Chris holds several training certifications from USA Baseball and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) specializing in youth development and growth. 

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College Park, GA 30349
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Assessment. Followed by a tutorial training plan. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

USA Baseball certified coach

CSCS from the National Strength & Conditioning Association

Along with a MPH in Biostatistics

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes. $35/hr for one-on-one training sessions. 

$15/hr/player for groups of 2-6. 

How did you get started teaching?

Simply because of my love for the game and the development of each ball player I’m able to reach. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 6-19

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