A new business offering baseball coaching and instruction for youth players and teams is open in northern Warren County at RM Baseball, 201 Shotwell Drive in Franklin.
Longtime coach Doug Schaaf is turning his love of baseball into a full-time venture to promote baseball skills, fitness and teamwork in today’s youth players. Interested players and families can contact Schaaf at 937-760-8675 for more information or to schedule instruction.
Schaaf recently announced his partnership with Ritchie Moody and a new location for RM Baseball. The new facility is located just off of I-75 Exit 36. It opens Oct.1 for current players. A grand opening will be held at a later date. The RM Baseball facility offers great space for individual lessons, team practices and group outings.
Merging Schaaf’s and Moody’s experience and player networks creates a single, prominent source for baseball training and instruction in the area. The new location is ideally located to serve players along the I-75 corridor from Hamilton and Butler Counties to the south, to Warren County and the entire Miami Valley to the north.
Players receive undivided attention, and all practices include a summary of the session, with feedback to the players and parents. In addition, the practice plan begins with a self-assessment from the player and goal setting with Schaaf.
“Our programs are designed for players looking to take their game to the next level,” said Schaaf. “We break down the mechanics of hitting, fielding, throwing, base-running and pitching to give players an advantage for the upcoming season.”
Over the last 28 years, Schaaf has coached hundreds of players at all team levels—from recreational t-ball to competitive, travel high school baseball. His son, Jack Schaaf, recently verbally committed to attend Florida International University to play baseball next year (attached photo). “I know from watching Jack and his peers develop as players that the immediate feedback on each swing or pitch in private instruction can speed up skill development,” said Schaaf.
Moody has coached and placed over 100 kids in college baseball, and has two former clients in the big leagues. He has done several coaching clinics to help recreational leagues and travelling teams, and he is a noted authority on pitching, hitting, catching, coaching management and base running.
Lessons are tailored to each player with a goal to reach the next level of competition. Many of today’s professional and college players credit their success, including scholarships, to personal coaching. Through RM Baseball, Moody and Schaaf will share important experience and advice with the players and their families who are interested in playing beyond high school.