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Instructors

Instructors


The staff at Ultimate Sports Academy offers year-round private instruction for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse. Sessions may combine multiple facets of the game upon request. All instructors at Ultimate Sports Academy have college/professional experience.

  ½ Hour Rate 1 Hour Rate
Hitting/Fielding $40 $70
Pitching/Catching $40 $70
    *Group lessons available
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Tommy Chase

Former University of Notre Dame co-captain Tommy Chase is available for fielding and hitting lessons. Chase, a four-year member of the Fighting Irish, has coached in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and is entering his first year as an assistant at Southern New Hampshire University. A native of Cohasset, Mass., Chase graduated from Boston College High School and joined the Notre Dame baseball team in 2009. As a senior in 2012, his teammates unanimously named him co-captain. He was also named a finalist for the 2012 Coach Wooden Citizenship Award as one of “Sports Greatest Citizens.” Chase served as an assistant coach and head coach for the Seacoast Mavericks of the FCBL and served as an assistant at Navy and UC-Santa Barbara.program. To schedule a hitting/fielding lesson with coach Chase, call Ultimate Sports Academy at 782-4949 or general manager Kevin Gray at 716-4433.

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Kevin McGowan

After a brilliant career at Nashua North and Franklin Pierce University, Kevin was drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He finished the 2015 season with Double-A Binghamton and looks to continue a rapid ascent to the majors entering 2016. Kevin is known for a smooth and efficient delivery, maximizing his 6-foot-6 frame, that leads to a 95-mph fastball. He will be offering pitching lessons at USA until reporting to spring training in Jupiter, Fla., in February.

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Pat Austin

Pat is an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University. His wealth of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm make him one of the finest coaches in the area. Pat has coached at St. Anselm College in addition to coaching stints in AAU and travel baseball program for many years. He is a graduate of Keene State College where he was a standout player. Pat specializes in hitting and fielding instruction and primarily works with players age 10-16.

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Ruben Dario (Martinez) Rodriquez

Ruben, a former catcher, broke into the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986. Ruben brings 20 years of MLB playing and coaching experience after stints with the Pirates, Brewers, Tigers and Red Sox. His teammates over these years have been Barry Bonds, Ken Oberkfell, Bobby Bonilla, Andy Van Slyke and on… and on… and on… He has been instructing the youth of all ages since that time. Anyone who has received instruction from Ruben knows that he is one of the best in the business. Ruben has an equally as impressive coaching career with many of these organizations from hitting and pitching to catching and fielding. Players who have experienced his enthusiasm and drive understand why he has been so successful. He is available for instruction for athletes of all ages.

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Lenny Pappas

Former MVP at Manchester Central High and University of Connecticut scholarship player. Held the NHIAA record for 19 strikeouts in a game. Boston Globe All-State selection in 1988 ... won two Sunset League championships ... Former head coach at Goffstown Post 16 ... Coached Manchester Babe Ruth to five state titles and two New England Regionals ...Coaching 12u Bobcats and Prospects in 2017. Guided 18u Prospects to tourney championship at Connecticut SportsPlex ... Lenny is available for private lessons.