Lessons

Dirtbags Baseball Training Center
3376 S. Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215

Instructors:

Jackson Hartley
Jackson is a former Dirtbag standout who went on to pitch at NC Central University. Jackson is finishing up his senior year at Central majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness and Wellness. Jackson is available for hitting and pitching lessons. Jackson’s lessons are $60 for 40 minutes. Please use the link below to view Jackson’s availability.

Hunter Ridge

Hunter Ridge played four years at UNC-Wilmington where he is the All Time hits leader. He also is in Top 10 in 10 other hitting categories. Ridge played three seasons in the Coastal Plains League where he is the All Time hits leader and Homerun leader for the Asheboro Copperheads. In his Junior season he won the CPL Homerun Derby and was Defensive MVP of the All Star game. Ridge also spent three seasons in Independent Ball. Hunter is currently a full-time employee of Dirtbags Baseball, where he is in charge of Player Development.

Seth Simmons
Simmons attended East Carolina University, where he pitched for 4 years and served as the Pirates closer. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, and played for their organization for 5 years before moving onto the San Diego Padres organization for another 4 years. Seth is an arm strength/velocity building expert. He utilizes weighted balls and teaches athletes how to use their body correctly. Seth has a passion for the analytical side of the game as well and uses different technology during his lessons. Seth is available to book for lessons to players ages 12 and up. His lessons are $45 for 30 minutes. Please use the link below to view Seth’s availability.

Evaluations
Seth Simmons is offering pitching evaluations. Evaluations differ from a lesson in that, the evaluation is identifying the immediate aspects of an athlete’s game that need to develop in order for the player to have the best opportunity to impress college coaches and scouts.  Evaluations also identify the aspects of the athletes game that are going to take a more long term approach.  During the evaluation, we will assess arm strength, mechanics, velocity, off speed, and overall pitch ability.  We will do that by using slow motion video and Rapsodo to get a starting point on tracking the progression in the future.  A lesson format we would start to work on the things we assessed during an evaluation or we can work on it through a throwing program. To schedule an evaluation, please email Seth at dirtbagspitching@gmail.com.