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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a fun and safe facility with instruction where players can expand and work on their game. Our goal is to have all clients improve their abilities through either private training or just letting them rent space to practice with teammates and friends. With private instruction, we provide physical as well as mental training in different areas of the game. We look to give them the tools that will help them succeed on the field. 

Our team

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Dave Ames

GENERAL MANAGER/INSTRUCTOR

2018-PRESENT - Assistant Coach University at Albany

2022-PRESENT - Athletic Director Ichabod Crane HS

2016-2017 - Assistant Coach Hudson Valley CC

2016 - Head Coach Saugerties Stallions (PGCBL)

2015 - Assistant Coach Saugerties Stallions (PGCBL)

2013-2015 - Head Coach Ichabod Crane Varsity Baseball

2012-2017 - President Columbia Clippers Travel Baseball Organization

Education:

  • Drexel University - Bachelor's Degree (Business Administration)

  • Hudson Valley CC - Associate's Degree (Physical Education)

AWARDS/Certifications/MEMBERSHIPS:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • Assistant Coach for 3 Coach of the Year Award Winners (1 NJCAA D3, 2 NCAA D1)

  • 10+ year member ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association)

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Scott steltz

COACH

1999-PRESENT - Head Coach Chatham Panthers HS 

2023-PRESENT - Head Coach Cage Heat 15U

2017-2023 - Head Coach Chatham Reds 

2018-2021 - Assistant Coach Albany Dutchmen (PGCBL) 

Education:

  • West Virginia Wesleyan University - Bachelor's Degree (Physical Education)

AWARDS/Certifications/MEMBERSHIPS:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • 2X NYS Class C Baseball State Champion (2022 & 2023)

  • 3X ABCA Regional High School Coach of the Year

  • 15+ year member ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association)

  • Selects the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) Region 1 High School All-Americans for the Northeastern states

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John Brantley

COACH

2023-PRESENT - Head Coach Cage Heat 13u

2016-PRESENT - Athletic Director (Chatham High School)

2010-PRESENT - Head Coach Chatham Varsity Softball 

2011-PRESENT - Section 2 Patroon Conference Softball Representative

2019-2023 - Assistant Coach Columbia Clippers 9u-12u

Education:

  • Columbia Greene CC - Associates Degree in Physical Education

  • SUNY Cortland - Bachelors Degree in Physical Education

  • Sage College - Masters Degree in Community Health Education

AWARDS/Certifications/MEMBERSHIPS:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • 2012 New York State Class B Softball Champions

  • 2012 NYSPHSAA Class B Coach of the Year

  • 5x Patroon Conference Coach of the Year

Skip Ingham

COACH

2023-PRESENT - Head Coach Cage Heat 17u Showcase

2020-2023 - Head Baseball Coach Columbia Greene Community College

2012-2019 - Assistant Baseball Coach Columbia Greene Community College 

2007-2011 - Assistant Baseball Coach Ichabod Crane High School 

2005-2011 - South Troy Dodgers

Education:

  • Taconic Hills High School 1984

AWARDS/Certifications/MEMBERSHIPS:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

  • NYS Class A Final Four Appearance (2007)

  • 3x Section 2 Class A Champions (2007, 2008, 2010)

  • Region 3 NJCAA D3 Appearance (2012)

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