optimizing your performance

Our baseball program has been designed to help you develop, strengthen, and sustain a wide range of baseball skills. Whether you are interested in small adjustments to get back on track, optimizing your energy and mechanics, or need training about the fundamentals of baseball, our team of coaches are here to help.

We offer membership subscriptions for in-person small group lessons as well as individual online lessons you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to optimize your baseball performance and help you achieve your desired skill level. We offer a dedicated, professional, and friendly environment that is designed to support you or your child.

To learn more we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to helping you improve all things baseball.

About the Owner

Watkins Baseball Academy (WBA) is owned by Sam Watkins. Sam was given a full-tuition scholarship for baseball at the Division 1 University of Akron. In his time at Akron, he earned an All-American award in 2011 and was scouted by major league teams throughout 2011-2012. In the 2011 summer, he earned the MVP award in the All American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA). In high school, he received the MVP award in Somerset County in 2008. Sam is currently playing in the mid-state league in the Harrisburg area while working as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) to help individuals with their mental health. Sam helps to train other coaches in WBA to ensure high quality baseball lessons. 






Dedication to baseball


We are dedicated to everything baseball! From mechanics to strength and speed to mental training, we offer a wide-variety of drills and techniques that are designed to help you reach your baseball goals.

understandable steps


Do you need help understanding the order of fundamentals or mechanics? Baseball may seem so simple but as players know, it can quickly turn into a complicated, frustrating game. Our coaches break complicated mechanical movements and mental processes into simple, clear, and understandable steps that can be repeated by players of all ages. As you advance in skill level, you will be given additional techniques and drills that will help to continue taking your performance to the next level while still-keeping it simple. 

Coaching players to coach themselves

Our lessons are designed to help players focus on what is going well, what needs improvement, and what to do about it. The coaches encourage players to be aware of their own performance and help create a ‘tool box’ for the players to make on-the-go adjustments outside of lessons.