The mission of Next Pitch Baseball is to provide a fun and welcoming environment so players fall in love with the greatest game in the world, while learning how to compete and excel on the field one pitch at a time.
At Next Pitch, we believe that when done right, baseball can teach life lessons that stay with a player long after the game's final out, and we embrace and look for these lessons during our class, such as sportsmanship, grit, perseverance, and showing a growth mindset.
Baseball is a difficult game, however, too often players make it nearly impossible when their focus is on areas outside of their control rather than on the most important pitch of the game...the Next Pitch.
The Next Pitch mentality requires players to learn from the last pitch and then turn their full attention to the Next Pitch. Players must learn to compete where their cleats are in that moment whether it is in the box or on the mound.
Chris Fay launched Next Pitch Baseball classes in the fall of 2019. Chris has worked in player development for over 15 years and has coached at the college, high school and youth levels.
Chris works full-time for Positive Coaching Alliance; a national non-profit dedicated to developing Better Athletes, Better People through sports. Chris is a contributing writer to the New England Baseball Journal on topics related to coaching and is an annual presenter at the World Baseball Coaches' Convention. Chris serves as the 11U & 12U New Balance Select League coach for the Akadema Braves out of DC Baseball and coaches in Wayland Little League. He has three children (Joey, Tommy, and Maggie) who love the game -- and a wife (Gina) who is warming up to it :)
Read The Volunteer Coach by Chris Fay in the New England Baseball Journal every month.