Our VISION

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We use sports as the vehicle to develop strong character, understand the importance of respect for oneself and others, and to be both gracious in defeat, as well as humble in victory.

Our STAFF

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Mike Ott

 
MIKE OTT

Founder/Owner

Mike played High School baseball, St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association and played Club Baseball in Springfield, MO while attending Drury University. He has coached Youth Baseball at the highest national level for 8 years and co-founded the STL Legacy Youth Baseball team that is now known as the 13U Recruits Legacy AAA-Major. 

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Josh kranawetter

YOUTH BASEBALL COORDINATOR

-First team All-Sun Coast Conference

-Set a school record with 116 strikeouts

-Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks

-Helped the 2005 Montgomery Biscuits (Tampa Rays affiliate) team win AA World Series

-Played 4 years of professional baseball

-Has coached youth baseball since 2012

craig ringe

DIRECTOR OF

BASEBALL OPERATIONS

-All American Award Winner at Baseball Powerhouse University of Central Missouri

-Drafted by the Texas Rangers

Played 5 seasons of professional baseball

-Hitting coach at Kansas State University

-Hitting coach at Southeast MO State

-Assistant Coach at Lindenwood University

-Division 1 Recruiting Coordinator

CRAIG RINGE

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BRIAN KESSLER

Managing director of LPA

- Brian played collegiately at Rend Lake CC

-Brian has been a High School Athletic Director for 16 years at Parkway West HS, earning Athletic Director of the year award in 2016

-He coached high school baseball for 10 years and guided St. Charles West Warriors to 4 Quarterfinal appearances

Coach Kessler has been giving lessons since 1999

Coltyn Kessler

CATCHING ACADEMY,

HITTING INSTRUCTOR

-All-State Performer at Rockwood Summit HS

-Committed to University of Kentucky

-One of the leading hitters in the SEC 2019 & 2021

-Buster Poster National Collegiate Catcher of the Year semifinalist (2021)

-Played in the Florida Marlins Organization

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DAROND STOVALL

HITTING & Outfield INSTRUCTOR

-Drafted out of Althoff High School by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 5th round

-Major League Debut with the Montreal Expos in 1998

-Played for the LA Dodgers, FL Marlins, and Anaheim Angels over 14 years

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Nathan Yamnitz 

Performance Zone

Nathan founded Performance Zone Fitness, an elite human performance training center that specializes in movement improvement and athletic performance, in 2016.  His athletes have earned millions of dollars in college scholarships and his adult clients are trained and treated as athletes, with an emphasis on proper function and performance above all else.  He is the co-author of a #1 best-selling book entitled, "Mindful Athletic Performance." 

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Jim Hill & Clinton Tanner

Missouri Pole Vault Academy 

Jim and Tanner have more than 40 years experience in pole vaulting and coach locally but travel out of state as well. All levels are welcome as basic and advanced techniques are taught according to each athlete's needs. Watch our social media as scheduling changes throughout the year adapt to each season and announcements for hosted events are posted.  

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Todd Stein & DAve Wiggins 

Elite Pitching Development

Todd is  former Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher and former Professional Scout. Dave is a former Collegiate Pitcher at Maryville University and Head Coach at Webster Groves High School with 15 yrs experience of baseball/softball instruction. Dave is also the Recruits Baseball Program Director. Together they instruct all pitching lessons through their Elite Pitching Development program. 

Dr. Tyler White

DR. Tyler White

PERFORMANCE THERAPIST

Chiropractor by trade, baseball rehab and performance specialist and consultant.

Co-Founder/Baseball Rehab Specialist for Invictus Performance Therapy and Co-founder of the World Pitching Congress. Podcast host. Lecturer.

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