BASEBALL

   SOFTBALL

 

The TEAC Baseball/Softball Advantage 

  • In the last eight months, TEAC has installed two state-of-the-art baseball/softball swipe card automated machines, fully customizable, and open to the public for batting cage work! Come hit off the newest machines in the area during the season to keep your swing sharp

  • TEAC Houses the Baseball U North Jersey affiliate (www.unorthnj.com), one of the five affiliates of the largest and most decorated baseball program in the Northeast.  Over 550 college commitments, 74 draft picks, 9 first rounders, the #1 overall seed at the WWBA 16U National Championship in 2017.  You can train locally and compete nationally inside of TEAC’s doors!

  • TEAC Houses Demon Jacket Baseball Training, offering the most innovative and dynamic programs and trends in baseball.  From our beginning rookie skills classes, to the advanced velocity program and exit-velocity Axe bat programs, we are training players for their next step. 

  • TEAC’S baseball staff is comprised of 11 instructors that have a combined 48 years of professional coaching and playing experience, features Two Major Leaguers, Five professional alumni, College National Champions, College Gold Glove Award winners, former Gatorade Player of Year, Reigning HS Coaches of the Year, and a “guru” at every skill

  • Infield “Guru” Chris Carrano runs one of the more intense infield clinics in the area, having won a National Championship as a player and a Rawlings Gold Glove at Kean University

  • TEAC offers small group and team trainings ranging from Rookie Skills development (5-6 year olds) and also houses a collegiate summer league training program

  • Private instructors available 1-on-1 seven days a week

  • Cages available for rent with or without instruction

  • Two Hack Attacks for Curveball and off-speed classes

  • Open turf with enough space to have live hitters and pitchers without being confined in a narrow tunnel. 

  • TEAC baseball is your home, not just your training venue.

  • Parents our lobby has Wi-fi, New HVAC, and a fully operational snack stand and refueling station, you can drop your kids for hours and let them get their athletic and academic work done.

PRIVATE LESSONS

 

The Express Athletic Center baseball curriculum is designed to accommodate players of all ages and skill levels. Our baseball and softball programs start as early as ages 3-5, where our focus is basics of the game and learning some baseball terms and rules. Our youth programs are centered on small group classes that focus on specific skills: hitting, pitching, defense, catching. These programs keep low enrollment to ensure athletes and young players are receiving the attention they need.

Private lessons offered by professional coaches in hitting, pitching, defense, catching, strength/conditioning, speed/agility, velocity training, exit velocity, any skill required for a player's development from fundamentals to advanced techniques!

TEAC is proud to join forces with Baseball U North Jersey, Demon Jacket Baseball Training, and Express Baseball. Currently, our programs send our players to competitive tournaments. The program is designed to prepare our younger players for high school baseball and to showcase our high school players to college coaches and professional scouts. Our teams work out on site at the Edison facility.

TEAC is still heavily rooted in private lessons and instructors. TEAC staff members have competed and trained at the highest levels of competitive baseball and softball. Private lesson packages are the best way for our athletes to grow individually and work on their individual skill sets.

DON’T WAIT, WE ARE ALREADY TRAINING THE GUYS YOU HAVE TO COMPETE WITH FOR JOBS!

Call for availability and booking: 908-834-8820
Save More When You Buy a Package!

30 minute private lesson:

$50 per player

Half-hour 5 Pack:

$225 per player (save 10%)

Half-hour 10 Pack:

$400 per player (save 20%)

60 minute private lesson:

$90 per player

One hour 5 Pack:

$405 per player (save 10%)

One hour 10 Pack

$720 per player (save 20%)

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TURF RENTALS

Group Training/Winter Training/Multi-Week Training

Based on Volume

Full Turf Rental

$250.00

Half Turf Rental

$125.00

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UPCOMING EVENTS,PROGRAMS,CAMPS & CLINICS

Meet the Demon Jacket Coaches

Our coaches have expert knowledge and experience that will help you become the best of the best!

Full 2018-2019 Demon Jacket Programs Announced!

Our full winter slate of programs now open for registration! 

League Presidents, Club Organizers, Head Coaches: Set up your block winter training now!

Set up your meeting with the TEAC and Demon Jacket staff for your customized winter training program! Space and time slots fill up quick.

Register For All of our 2018-2019 Programs offered By Demon Jacket Baseball Training

Our full slate of winter programs available for registration! 

INTERESTED IN BASEBALL U and WINTER WORKOUTS? CALL US!

BASEBALL U NORTH JERSEY  POWERED BY THE EXPRESS ATHLETIC CENTER!

Winter Workouts

Spring and Summer Teams

Individual Instruction

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THE EXPRESS BASEBALL & SOFTBALL STAFF

Jerry Riporti

Partner/Baseball U North/Partnerships Manager

Jerry Riporti is a TEAC partner and assists in negotiation and managing long-term partnerships and rentals at TEAC.  He is also a partner in Baseball U North Jersey, a coach at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen.  

Keith Skinner

Baseball Instructor

Professional:  Drafted by the New York Yankees in the Eighth Round

Collegiate: University of North Florida

-Johnny Bench Award Finalist 

-A-Sun All-Conference

High School: Governor Livingston

-All-State 

-Group II State Champion

Skills: 

Catching

Hitting

Defense

Jason Fiore

Director of Baseball U North /Express Baseball

Jason runs the Baseball U North Jersey program at TEAC.  For more information specific to Baseball U North and our 60/90 club travel teams, visit www.unorthnj.com. 

Ralph Citarella

Baseball Pitching Coach

Ralph Citarella was twice selected in the 1st Round of the MLB Draft.  He reached the Major League level with the St. Louis Cardinals. Ralph has also served as a pitching coach at the professional level.  He instructs pitchers of all ages. 

Jose Brazoban

Baseball/Softball Instructor

Jose joined the TEAC team in 2018, and comes to TEAC after a professional career with the Milwaukee Brewers.  Coach Jose works with hitters, defenders, catchers, baseball, softball, and brings a ton of energy to all of his training.  He also runs specialty camps and clinic at TEAC. 

Cat Riechers

Softall Pitching Instructor

  • Academic All-American,

  • NCAA Player for Kean University and an – NCAA Regional Runner-Up,

  • Cat has10+ years experience in private / group pitching & hitting lessons,

  • 4 Year Varsity letter winner for ALJ with a numerous All State, Group, Conference and County accolades

Mike Murray

Skills:

  • Hitting, Catching, Defense, Pitching

Education/College Playing Career:

  • Westfield HS (2006),

  • Wake Forest University (BA, 2010),

  • Columbia University (MS, 2014),

Professional Experience:

  • San Francisco Giants (2010-2012)

Coaching Experience:

  • Current Head Coach Saint Joseph High School Metuchen

  • 2017 GMC Champions

  • 2017 GMC Red Division Coach of the Year

  • 2017 NJ.com GMC Coach of the Year

  • 9 Players in college baseball from 2016-2018 teams

Highlights:

  • 2011 Professional All-Star and 1st team unanimous All-League Selection in the Northwest League

  • July, 2011 Northwest League Player of the month

  • Four year starter and Captain of Wake Forest

  • Baseball America All-American

  • Two-time Johnny Bench Award Watch list for nation’s top Division I catcher

  • 2009 Eddie Lyons Cape Cod League Coaches Award

  • 2009 Cape Cod League All-Star and All-League 1st team

  • 2007 Valley League and 2008 NECBL League Champion

  • All-ACC Academic Team

  • Star Ledger Catcher of the Decade (2000-2010)

  • 2006 High School All-American and Puma pre-season All-American

  • 2006 Union County Player of the Year

  • 2005 and 2006 1st team All-State at Westfield HS

  • Three time 1st team All-Area, All-County, and All-Conference selection

  • Four-year varsity starter at WHS (2003-2006)

  • WHS All-time leader in 11 categories including hits, HR, RBI, and lowest K%

Jay Cook

Baseball & Softball Instructor

Skills:

  • Pitching, Hitting, Defense, Basketball,

Education/College Playing Career:

  • Westfield High School (2002),

  • Montclair State (BA, 2006),

  • St. Peter’s (MA, 2014),

Coaching Experience:

  • Former Montclair State pitching/assistant coach,

  • Won 2012 Union County Championship,

  • 2013 State Sectional Championship as assistant coach at Westfield High School,

  • Jay is an educator in the Westfield school district, and is the Head Boys Volleyball coach and assistant Football Coach

Highlights:

  • 2002 Union County Player of the Year and County Champion,

  • 2002 All-State at WHS,

  • Finished HS career with a 40 game hitting streak,

  • Co-Captain of his Montclair State team that won the NCAA Boyertown Regional,

  • Appeared in 48 games and made 26 starts for Montclair State,

  • Went 5-4 with a 3.47 ERA and won the NCAA Regional game against Franklin and Marshall,

  • Also lettered in football and basketball at Westfield High School.

Chris Carrano

Baseball Instructor, Demon Jackets Baseball Training, Baseball U North Coach

Skills:

  • Infield, Hitting, Operates beginner and elite infield group training and clinics

Education/College Playing Career:

  • Boonton HS (2006),

  • Kean University (BA, 2011),

  • Kean (MA, 2014),

Coaching Experience:

  • Current Assistant Coach/Infield Coach at Kean University,

  • Former HS coach at St. Joseph’s Metuchen,

  • Summer Head Coach of the Baseball U North 

Outside of TEAC:

  • Chris is a full-time educator in the Morris Hills Regional school district,

Highlights:

  • 2007 National Champion at Kean,

  • 2010 National Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner (2 E’s in 239 chances),

  • 2011 1st team All-NJAC,

  • Inducted to Chi Alpha Sigma, National student-athlete honor society,

  • CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.

AJ Murray

Baseball Instructor Demon Jackets Baseball Training

Professional:  Drafted in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins.  Played professionally with the Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers organization, earning Midwest League All-Star honors in 2016. 

College: Georgia Tech 

-Captain (2015)

-All-ACC (2015)

-2x ACC Champion (2012, 2014)

-2nd in ACC in HR in 2015

-Cape Cod League All-League

-Cape Cod League All-Star MVP

-Cape Cod League Manny Robello 11th Man Award

High School:

-Westfield High School (2011) 

-2011 Gatorade NJ Player of the Year

-2011 State Sectional and North IV, II Champion

-1st Team All-State Football and Baseball 

Skills: 

-Catching

-Hitting

-Strength/Conditioning

-Speed/Agility

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