Bases Loaded Prospects Academy is opening its own sports facility in Carrollton, Georgia, providing a boost to local sports. “Good baseball is needed here on the West Georgia side,” said Juan Nieves, owner and head baseball coach. His program is bringing that with a fun atmosphere along with “just some [place kids] can call home,” he says.
Juan, a former Carrollton High School and then semi-pro baseball player, has run this program since 2017, but this is his first facility. He noted that Carrollton has “…some good programs; but going back to the fundamentals and the basics, I don’t see many doing it.”
“We build a rapport with [players]. We teach them some other things other than baseball and how to take the mental approach in baseball, because baseball is a mental game. It’s, you know, 50% physical and, you know, the other is all mental. So we try to teach them all that.”
Bases Loaded Prospects Academy will include strength training and conditioning. Players can also look forward to Cosmo Baseball’s being added to lessons. It is essentially a glow-in-the-dark version that will include glow-in-the dark baseballs and LED lights.
Previously the program worked with ages 15 to 18 but now will pivot to ages seven to 13.
Currently, the program is open for lessons ranging in price from $65-$75 an hour; renting cages goes for $50 an hour to $35 for half an hour. The full program price will depend on the age group.
If your kids are looking to step up to the plate, you can find Bases Loaded Prospects Academy on Instagram, Facebook, or their website. You can phone them at 678-601-3113 or come on down to visit the facility at 302 North Aycock Street.