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Dear Players and Families –

 As we share the uncertainty of these times with you and other friends and families around the globe, we also continue to prepare for our Spring Break camps and Summer camps.

Given the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 we understand that the status of all types of events this spring and summer are in flux. Right now, we are committed to operating our events as planned in 2020 – with the safety of our families, players, staff and  coaches as our top priority. In this constantly developing situation and with our events weeks and months away, we as a city of Santa Monica program are following the guidelines and decisions for our 2020 events  schedule with city staff.  We believe our community and that of the world's future is bright and we will make it through stronger and better people!  At this time, we are currently looking forward to a full summer as scheduled. We will make any future decisions based on the best and most complete information available at that time along with city staff. Currently,  you are able to register for our camps and refunds are available  in the event the camps are canceled. Please check out this link for the most current information regarding city of Santa Monica programs.

https://www.santamonica.gov/coronavirus-cancellations

for any additional information, please feel free to email us at: santamonicabaseballacademy@gmail.com


Thank you -- SMBA

SMBA SUMMER Break Camps 2020!

Santa Monica Baseball Academy Spring Break Camp

Work with the Best!

 

 

Santa Monica Baseball Academy offers quality instruction for all levels of baseball. Instructions will be given by professional baseball coaches. 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 ability.  


Space is limited!



Ages: 6-12

Space is limited!

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Stay on Your Game at Our Camp!

Athletes will work on their game all week and and get better every day!   We wil make up for lost time and lost training by bein gthe best we can every day

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Work on ALL Aspects of Your Game!

 

Players will practice pitching, catching, hitting, fielding and base running.  Instruction is appropriate for all ability level from beginners to advance!  This camp is designed to support players with professional instruction that young players don’t normally have access to due to limited time with their regular leagues and/or teams. Our SUMMER BREAK camp program will improve the skills of infielders and outfielders of any age. Our drills and instruction cover areas such as stance, backhands, double plays, bunt coverage, footwork, ground balls and fly balls, rundowns, and situational play!  Players will be grouped based on age and ability. Instruction will be given by our baseball coaches.

Our high value baseball concept drills and repetition will improve each players form and allow them  to stay in mid-season form!

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

SMBA ELITE SUMMER Camp 2020!

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Get Better! Stronger! Faster!

 

 

Whether you are on the Elite 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 allstars, travel ball and varsity level skills!

Our Allstar program is founded upon using primary fundamental training in fielding foot work,​ proper angles to the ball.  Hitting will focus on bat speed, live hitting and eye hand coordination drills to enhance ball visibility. Pitching will consists of pitching mechanics, and pitching defensive skills. Catchers will work on blocking,  receiving the ball and pop times!

O WEEKS ONLY!

April 6-10

9am–3pm

AGES: 10-13

Space is limited!

Santa Monica Baseball Academy Advance Camp

THE HIT CLUB is at Our Camp!

 

At this advance camp, players will work on hitting  Tuesdays and Thursday's with advance drills all day and each day during the regular week.  Athletes will work all week to prepare for the SMBA  HRD! ALL players can enter our local HOME RUN DERBY CONTEST during the week of the camp and the winner will win a prize each week !

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR COACH TO PLAYER RATIO!

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Work on ALL Aspects of your Game!

 THIS CAMP IS TWO WEEKS ONLY!

June 15-26


ARE YOU READY FOR THIS ADVANCE CAMP? 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO TO SEE 

IF THIS IS THE CAMP FOR YOU!

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

SMBA MLB Pitch Hit & Run 2019 Regional Winner!

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Congratulations Max! Last year Max our SMBA player won our MLB Pitch Hit & Run local competition, then the MLB PHR Sectionals hosted by SMBA and then 1st place at Dodger stadium  for the regionals!!  Well done representing Santa Monica!  We said if they can do it, you can do it and he did!! Congrats  kid, you made all of us at SMBA proud!  

WHOSE GONNA WIN IT IN 2020 at SMBA Camp!


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SUBWAY HAS TEAMED UP WITH SMBA!


The Veggie Delight Can Be Substituted for Any Sandwich!

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!

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

Pitching & Strength and Conditioning

Pitching Coach

Coach Joe Rosan Santa Monica Baseball Academy

 Joseph “Joe” Rosan was born and raised in San Diego, CA.  As a youth, Joe played in both Pony and Little Leagues and on various travel baseball clubs throughout San Diego and surrounding Counties. Joe was a strong two way player in high school, after high school, Joe played baseball at San Diego Mesa College, then signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012.  After his stint playing professionally, he loves the game and wants to teach, believing what he has to offer will have a positive impact on young players. 

Hitting Coach

Pitching & Strength and Conditioning

Pitching 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

Pitching & Strength and Conditioning

Pitching and Catchers Coach Andy Burschinger

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  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.  

Pitching and Catchers Coach Andy Burschinger

Pitching and Catchers Coach Andy Burschinger

Pitching and Catchers Coach Andy Burschinger

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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

Pitching and Catchers Coach Andy Burschinger

Catchers Coach

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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

Pitching and Catchers Coach Andy Burschinger

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

Pitching Instructor

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

Pitching Instructor

Pitching Instructor

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

Pitching Instructor

Baseball Yoga instructor

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

Proven Coaches Who Know the Game!

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.

Catcher's Coach

Proven Coaches Who Know the Game!

Proven Coaches Who Know the Game!

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 JG is tops!  Julian Galvan was a four year varsity starter! He played at Crossroads school and was a proven leader on and off the field.  He is playing with the Chicago Cubs Scout Team and The MLB Academy.

Proven Coaches Who Know the Game!

Proven Coaches Who Know the Game!

Proven Coaches Who Know the Game!

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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! 

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MLB Home Run Derby 2020!

 SMBA is hosting the local 2020 MLB Home Run Derby  again! Players come make some noise and  blast all over the field til we crown the champions in 12U and 14U during our Spring Break camp April 17th!

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Be a hit at our Spring Break Camp!

All eligible players at our first week camps entered the MLB Pitch Hit & Run competition on April 10th! We are sending our best Santa Monica players to to compete to see who gets an all expense paid trip to the 2020 MLB Allstar game!!   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!

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Friends of SMBA!

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Treats Yogurt sponsors Santa Monica Baseball Academy
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About Us

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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.  

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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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Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

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!

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Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

 

THE SMBA MISSION STATEMENT

“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.”



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Who We Are

Our Mission Statement

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!