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PRO5 Baseball Academy is designed for elite baseball players in the USA and around the world. Our aim is to prepare players to have success on and off the field at the next level, whether college or professional baseball.

Professional Baseball Instruction

PRO5 practice plans feature early work, position specific throwing program & skill work, team fundamental of the day, and batting practice. PRO5 plays a highly competitive game schedule vs JUCO and D2 college programs as other nationally recognized baseball academies in FL, GA, SC, and AL.
Our coaching staff includes:

Mike Griffin Former MLB Academy Head Coach, Current Czech National Team Manager

Corey Lee Former NCSU pitcher and first round pick by the Texas Rangers

Drew Anderson Former Ohio State star and AAA Cincinnati Reds; owner of DiamondFit Performance

Mike Torti Former Arizona State and Phillies MiLB

Jason Roach Former UNCW Seahawk and NY Mets MLB pitcher

Nick Gorneault LA Angels Scout and Former Angels MLB

In addition to our amazing staff, we frequently bring in guest coaches that include current and former MLB players and coaches such as Mike Rikard (Red Sox VP of Scouting), Trot Nixon (World Series Champion), and Scott Emerson (Oakland A’s Pitching Coach). To learn more about our staff and guest coaches, check out our Staff page.

Coach Mike Griffin talks about the PRO5 approach to mentoring and preparing players for the next level of their baseball careers

Character and Leadership Development

The foundation to Success on and off the field is Character. Conversations about character and leadership are integrated into everything we do at PR05 Academy.

Our athletes meet for weekly Leadership Development sessions using our Championship Principles as a curriculum. Each month players participate in service projects such as the Miracle League, NC Food Bank, and Disaster Relief Projects. Also, PRO5 host a Career Development month each offseason featuring guest speakers from USA Baseball, Duke Physiotherapy, Durham Bulls AAA, and more.

PRO5 Academic Support

Our staff and academic advisors provide guidance and supervision to make sure PRO5 athletes reach their potential in the classroom.

While most of our players do aspire to play baseball professionally, we believe that a solid academic foundation is crucial to their success on and off the field. Our Academic Advisor, Ray Stott, has more than 30 years of experience in Education, serving as a teacher, athletics director, and principal. He has a deep understanding of NCAA eligibility rules, and a strong desire to help our student-athletes succeed.

Strength and Speed

It’s no secret that strength and physical fitness play a huge role in the quality of your game. PRO5 Academy partners with DiamondFit Performance to ensure that our players are in the best physical condition to achieve their goals.

Our programming takes a systematic approach to strength development by providing specific key performance indicators that allow for objective analysis of our players’ progress. The framework of our program ensures that they will be challenged in a safe and effective manner, intentionally peaking players at specific points during their athletic season cycle.

PRO5 Competition

We believe that the better our competition is today, the more prepared our players will be to succeed in college and/or professional baseball. We compete against junior colleges and other top academy teams, frequently traveling out of state to play in college and minor league stadiums. We also attend tournaments that allow us to face elite level talent from across the Southeast.