D-backs Baseball Academy to offer unique Elite Player Development Hitting Program

Program to feature advanced training with D-backs staff members Mark Grace, Robby Hammock and J.R. House

PHOENIX - The D-backs Baseball Academy, presented by Phoenix Children's Hospital and supported by UnitedHealthcare, are offering an elite player development hitting program for boys and girls ages 8-18 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick each week in November, December and January.

The unique program will feature 60-minute sessions in the D-backs batting cages with personalized hitting instruction from D-backs staff members such as Mark Grace (D-backs Assistant Hitting Coach), J.R. House (Hillsboro Manager), Robby Hammock (Visalia Manager), Chris Cron (Minor League Hitting Coordinator), Luis Urieta (Arizona League Manager), and Javier Colina (Arizona League Hitting Coach). 

The hour-long sessions begin on Monday, Nov. 3 and will be offered from 4:00-8:00PM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in November, December and January with some schedule modifications during the holidays. Interested participants can choose between one session for $50, seven sessions for $300, or 15 sessions for $600 and includes a free ticket to a D-backs 2015 home game.

For more information and to sign up for the unique program, call 800.821.7152 or visit www.dbacks.com/academy.