The Virginia Baseball Club is a complete baseball and softball academy. We provide personalized instructional training programs, classes, and camps for each level of the game, from beginners to advanced. The VBC has been providing Northern Virginia with quality instructional programs since 1992. Our popular year-round programs at our indoor and outdoor facilities located throughout Northern Virginia are convenient for players inside and around the beltway. In addition to offering a high level of instruction, we make playing baseball a positive experience for players of all ages and abilities.
VBC "In the Community" The VBC has been very active volunteering in the local baseball community. Each year we volunteer countless hours providing free instructional clinics for players and youth coaches. We provide more than $5,000 each year to sponsor youth teams and provide scholarships to families in need.
AN EDUCATION-BASED APPROACH Our success is due largely to the fact that we understand that the instruction is only as good as the instructor, and the strength of our programs is our experienced staff of teaching professionals, including former and current professional players. Our well-organized curriculums are education-based, developed by VA certified professional educators/coaches who have years of experience working with players of all ages. We keep SMALL CLASS RATIOS in all of our programs. Our experienced staff of coaches are trained to understand the cognitive and physical abilities of each level. In other words, our coaches know how to connect with players and train them at the appropriate level.
INDOOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TRAINING CENTER in Merrifield Year-around training. Beautiful, spacious facility with outstanding lighting. Six batting cages, retractable net system allows for open infield area, pitching lanes, drill areas, video room, and comfortable waiting areas. Wi-Fi internet access.
OUR TEACHING METHODS are time tested and delivered by veteran coaches. We understand the different levels of cognitive and physical development of players and apply appropriate teaching techniques. All of our winter classes are small groups, 4:1 ratio or less. We strive to make each session informative and valuable, as well as enjoyable. We use helpful teaching tools and video technology. Click here to view slides and videos on our teaching techniques.
Our philosophy is that "PLAYERS LEARN BY DOING!" That means less talk and more hands-on learning. We do not teach hitting by just using tees and soft toss. Hitters learn by hitting, and our hitters see plenty of live batting practice pitching in each session., Players receive informative and valuable feedback during batting practice, while not being subjected to long lectures. Our programs are well-organized so that players are actively participating, receive plenty of live swings, throws and touches, while getting game-like practice.
We utilize VIDEO TECHNOLOGY to optimize learning. Players' skills are uploaded to our VBC "Right View Pro" website. Players, coaches and parents may view the video in real time or in slow motion. Frame-by-frame VBC coach comments accompany each video.
The VBC and Positive Coaching Alliance Partnership
The Virginia Baseball Club and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) of Stanford University have formed a partnership to promote and reinforce a positive sports culture in sports leagues throughout Northern Virginia. All of the VBC coaches are trained in positive coaching techniques. The PCA is a non-profit, research-based group that provides workshops for coaches, parents, and youth league directors. Become a PCA partner today.