We are SMBA!

We Are The Best Baseball Camp on the Westside!

Often imitated, but never duplicated!  Don't settle for less, work with the best! Don't be fooled by programs that want to capitalize on the success of SMBA! We are the City of  Santa Monica  baseball program that is second to none! We have teamed up with the MLB, USA Baseball, Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College coaches and TAlkBaseball USA to bring the best in baseball to the Westside!  We will be with your child every step of their baseball journey from the start of their first entry to baseball to high school and beyond!

We are a Trusted and Proven Product!

The history of the SMBA staff is composed of current and retired professional  athletes from MLB, college and high school programs, as well as active players playing the game! Our coaches are proven leaders  on the field,  we have had head coaches, professional and collegiate athletes and even our high school players  have been committed athletes or identified as top baseball recruits for their schools!  Many of our coaches  work with area high schools such as Santa Monica high school, St. Monica high school,  Brentwood school, Crossroads school and the MLB  Academy! You can be comforted knowing we know our  local recreational baseball leagues as well as the local  travel programs! We are a true product of our players in the Santa Monica community and their families!

Trust the SMBA Brand!

All of the coaches at SMBA go through a rigorous background check with the (DOJ) Department of Justice and the FBI! Our coaches are certified by the SMBA staff to ensure that your child is coached by a true professional and that their background information is true and not deceptive! You can rest easy knowing that your child is not only in good hands, but that the City of Santa Monica is providing  the best baseball program and the best staff anywhere! SMBA is an active member of the American Coaches Baseball Association! This is your go to camp for professional coaching, safety and most of all, peace of mind that we are part of your community from youth baseball, high school and even more!


Work One On One!

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Players get ready for spring baseball 2020 in Pitching, hitting, fielding and Catching! 

You pick what YOU want to work on to improve your game!

Weekly clinics  BEGIN JANUARY 5th

  *Financial Assistance Available!* 

Get Ready for Baseball 2020!

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 Players can choose with each clinic to focus on either hitting techniques or base running & fielding or pitching mechanics or catching techinques. Each clinic will have a strong emphasis placed one-on-one teaching to lay down a strong fundamental baseball foundation. This program is designed to ready players for higher levels of baseball in the spring!  

Start the 2020 season with confidence and know your game!

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Beginners, intermediate to advance players! 

Ages : 7-16

4 week Clinics


Marine Park

SMBA Elite Pitcher and catchers Winter camp!

This is your Get Ready for 2020 Spring Baseball Camp!

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Whether you are on the Allstar team or working your way up, this is the camp for you! This advance camp is for the gamer playing next level ball or aspiring to refine their skills for elite baseball in  travel ball and varsity level skills!
Pitching will consists of pitching mechanics, arm velocity AND arm care,  and pitching defensive skills. Catchers will work on blocking, ​ receiving the ball, pop times, sliding, managing the game with signs. Base running from sliding, pop ups, turning and speed! 


*our coaches are subject to availability and at the discretion of SMBA for any and all camps, clinics and private lessons.*​

Better! Faster! Stronger!

pitching at santa monica baseball academy

 The SMBA Winter baseball camp is an advanced baseball training camp for players who would like to advance their skill sets for high school, Spring ball, travel ball and much more! Players will get individual attention, knowledge and skills at their level of development for strong confident pitchers and catchers! 

Get Better Today for Your Game Tomorrow!

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  Our drills and instruction cover areas such as stance, mechanics, velocity, arm care, and situational play.   

Players are separated by age and advance ability!

January 2 and 3 ONLY!

Ages: 10-16

 *our  coaches are subject to availability and at the discretion of SMBA for any and all camps, clinics and private lessons.* 

SMBA winter Baseball Camps!

Hitting at SMBA!

This Is Your Go To Camp For Baseball!


Santa Monica Baseball Academy offers quality instruction for ALL LEVELS of baseball. Instructions will be given by coaches who know the game. Players will practice pitching, catching, hitting, fielding and base running. This developmental program is designed with a direct emphasis on learning the primary fundamentals that lay down the foundation for elite play in baseball. 

Players will be grouped by age and advance ability. 

Players should wear baseball attire daily, including hats and cleats, sunscreen and water for hydration. 

Space is limited! 

 *our  coaches are subject to availability and at the discretion of SMBA for any and all camps, clinics and private lessons.*  

Pitching at santa monica baseball academy!


DATES: December. 23, 24, 26, 27 &  January 2-3
Marine Park
Ages 6-14

Camp at SMBA!

Get Ready and Stay Ready for Spring 2020!

  Registration open for weekly, day and drop ins at www.smgov.net/reserve 

LOCATION:  Marine Park

1406 Marine Ave  Santa Monica, Ca 90405


Ages: 6-14

Financial Aid Available!

Our smba Coaches!

los angeles dodgers pitcher tim leary at santa monica baseball academy

LA Dodger Tim Leary

Former UCLA and Los Angeles Dodgers standout Tim Leary is a graduate of UCLA , was a three-year letterman on the mound. He finished his career with a 21-15 record and a 3.09 ERA with 258 strikeouts, the fourth highest total in school history. Leary pitched 16 complete games while at UCLA, which is still the school’s all-time record. He was selected to The Sporting News All-America squad and earned Academic All-American honors in 1979. In 1991 Leary was elected to the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, joining Jackie Robinson and former American League President Dr. Bobby Brown as the only baseball inductees.

Leary was selected by the New York Mets with the second pick of the first round in the 1979 baseball draft. He pitched professionally for 15 years, and spent 10 of those years in the majors with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers.

His best season was in 1988 when he helped lead the Dodgers to the World Series Championship. He was named as the National League Comeback Player of the Year, finishing the season with a 17-11 record and a 2.90 ERA. He ranked second in the National League in shutouts (six), fifth in complete games (nine) and sixth in wins (17) and strikeouts (180).  He allowed just one run over six and two thirds innings (1.35 ERA) in two World Series.

MLB Pitcher Ernesto Frieri

MLB Pitcher Ernesto Frieri

Ernesto has come on board the SMBA Team.   A  professional baseball relief pitcher,  he has played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers. 

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Evan Swift - Left Handed Pitcher

Evan is one of our best instructors. A varsity player out of St. Monica High School,  he continued his baseball career at West Los Angeles College where he pitches for the Wildcats! 

  *our  coaches are subject to availability and at the discretion of SMBA for any and all camps, clinics and private lessons.*  

Your SMBA Team!

Pitching Coach

Coach Carlos rojas

West Los Angeles College pitching coach Carlos Rojas 

Hitting Coach

Frank "Doc" Estes Jr.

Frank "Doc" Estes is a product of Southern California Lutheran high school and Cal State Fullerton university. He played professional baseball with the Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves organizations. Currently he is a hitting instructor at Lynwood high school and the MLB Youth academy.

Pitching & Strength and Conditioning


  Nolan Flashman - Currently the Varsity baseball coach for Windward school.  In 2014 he was named to the All-South Coast First Team, the All-Southern California Team, and was awarded a gold glove as a first baseman. From there he continued his career at CSU Northridge and in 2016 hit .310 in Big West Conference play and earned a Big West Conference All- Academic Team Honor. He  is the  the founder of Flash Total Fitness Training.  

Infield Specialist Robert Martin

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Coach Andy Burschinger,  was recently a pitching Coach at  Chico State University. Coach Burschinger worked exclusively with the pitchers as well as a college recruiter looking for top pitching talent. He also served as Strength and Conditioning coach for the CSU program.
Burschinger graduated with a degree in Kinesiology- movement studies with minors in Strength & Conditioning, Physical Education, and Coaching. 

 *our professional coaches are subject to availability and at the discretion of SMBA for any and all camps, clinics and private lessons.*  

Infield Coach



Justin Marzett is a two time Locke High school SS MVP in 2011 & 2012, and a Coliseum League MVP in 2011,  City Section All League Team in 2011 & 2012, a Southern California All-Wave Team, 2011 & 2012 As a senior his hitting was fierce with a .431 batting average! A highly regarded recruit, Justin went on to Grambling State University to further his baseball career.

Catchers Coach

Dalton Blumenfeld

A CIF  All City Catcher and Loyola Marymount comitt, Dalton Blumenfeld was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  He knows the position, how to swing a bat and is considered one of the top prospect to come out of Hamilton high school!

Your SMBA Team!

Pitching Instructor

Fabian SMBA pitching instructor

 Fabian was a varsity LHP  out of St. Bernards high school  and is now playing for Fresno Pacific University.  His patience and dedication to his craft makes him and ideal coach for SMBA!

 *our professional coaches are subject to availability and at the discretion of SMBA for any and all camps, clinics and private lessons.*  

Infield Coach

SMBA Coach Omar Pena

 Omar is the assistant varsity coach at Santa Monica High School. He played college ball at Northeastern University and this star short stop lead his team to a conference championship and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played 8 years in the MLB with the Cardinals, Royals and Mariners! This former varsity coach at the Windward school and coach at Caltech university, now brings his amazing experience and coaching to SMBA! 

Outfield Coach

Jihad coach SMBA

Jihad was a stand out varsity player out of Fairfax high school, who took his talents to Cal State University Dominguez Hills, plays summer league  at West Los Angeles College and is now playing for San Francisco State University!

Baseball Yoga instructor

Chelsea Nicole

Chelsea Nicole is our SMBA baseball yoga instructor!  A certified personal trainer, Chelsea brings her vast knowledge of anatomy and body movement to our team! Currently Chelsea is also a high school athletic  trainer working with the Crossroads School  athletic department.

Pitching Coach

Greg Miller

Gregory was a highly recruited standout SS out of high school.  He was an All-Cape Atlantic League and All Group III Courier Post First Team selection  that went on to play college ball at Seton Hall.  Due to his superb athleticism and throwing velocity  he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers and converted to a  RHP!

Proven Coaches Who Know the Game!


Coach Avery Ware has brought his talents as  coach to youth baseball in and around Santa Monica for years! He has a whose who of players who went on to great success. He led our first SMBA summer showcase camp to great success.   Coach Avery is the former varsity baseball coach for the Brentwood high school.

We're Proud To Team Up!

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SMBA is a member of the ABCA!

SMBA is proud to be a member in good standing with the ABCA! 


MLB Home Run Derby 2019!

 SMBA hosted the local 2019 MLB HOme Run Derby and it did not disappoint! Players from around the region came out and blasted all over the field til we crowned the champions in 12U and 14U!


Be a hit at our Spring Break Camp!

All eligible players at our first week camps entered the MLB Pitch Hit & Run competition! We are sending 12 Santa Monica players to Sectionals!!   Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run (PHR) is a FREE, 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14  You need not register to our camps to participate.

Friends of SMBA!


Friends of SMBA!


About Us

santa monica baseball academy

Who We Are

 Santa Monica Baseball Academy is a professional developmental baseball camp. This is a co-ed progressive instructional youth baseball program with real professional coaching. Our goal is to teach you how to play the game of baseball the RIGHT way the first time at all levels of athletic ability. We teach all aspects of baseball; the equipment, the game, umpires, and opponents. This developmental program is designed with a direct emphasis on learning the primary fundamentals that lay down the foundation for elite play in baseball.  


Our Home Field

Our baseball camps and our home field in  Santa Monica  will be at Marine Park for  top professional baseball instruction in Pitching, Catching, Hitting and Fielding!  We will kick off Spring Break with TWO camps! Our ALLSTAR camp for advance players and our Spring Break camp featuring MLB's Jr. Home Run Derby & Pitch Hit and Run competition!  the winners will be  eligible to compete in nationals representing Santa Monica!

In addition, 1988 Dodger World Series Pitcher, Tim Leary will be stopping by to hold a mini-clinic with our players!

Coach Murphy Su'a

Coach Murphy Su'a

SMBA is proud to team up with West Los Angeles College Head Baseball Coach, Murphy Su'a. Coach Su'a will be involved in the coaching during select days of camps as well as utilizing his vast baseball experience as a professional player and coach to help reinforce fundamentals and introduce advanced concepts of youth baseball in a friendly,  environment with a strong emphasis on instruction and skill development.  

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Join The SMBA Team!

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Santa Monica Baseball Academy is looking for qualified baseball instructors! Contact us if you would like to know how to be apart of our winning baseball club!

Our Mission Statement

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“To develop young athletes, to ensure athletic and personal development in a positive and safe environment with a team of positive-minded coaches that respect the game, the players and the communities in which they reside.”

Who We Are


 SMBA is part of the City of Santa Monica Community Classes and Camp organization. Our athletic directors, coaches, team leaders are all their for the players and their parents every step of the way! We are place of learning, development and we think the sport of baseball is serious fun for everyone that participates. Our goal is to develop our young athletes into capable and accomplished players who enjoy the game and enjoy the camp even more!Please feel free to contact us at anytime for questions about our camps, private lessons or just plain baseball!  

*Financial Assistance Available!* 

We hope to see you at camp!