Located in Williamsport, PA, the MattAndersonBaseballAcademy seeks to offer a high level of baseball instruction to the region's baseball players. The lead instructor and owner of the academy is Matt Anderson, full-time professional baseball scout for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Matt has 18 years of experience in professional baseball having worked for the Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays.
Prior to working in professional baseball, Matt was the head baseball coach at BenedictineCollege in Atchison, KS. In 5 years from 1991 to 1995, Matt led the Benedictine College Ravens to a record of 129-108, winning Coach of the Year honors 3 times.
Matt's playing career included two years at the University of Oklahoma, where he was selected team captain his senior year in 1988 and was voted as a 1st team GTE Academic All-American. Matt's baseball education continued when he was hired as a graduate assistant baseball coach for the Sooners in 1989 following his playing career.
All these experiences brought by Matt Anderson to Anderson Baseball have created a depth of baseball knowledge now offered to prospective campers.
Camp Alumni in College Baseball
Ryan Hanahan - Marietta College Robert Gummo - West Texas Mitch Warner - Garner-Webb Austin Davis - 47th Blue jays Garret Peterson - 48th Twins Nick DeFrank - Maine Tommy Alexander - ODU Max McDowell - UCONN Matt Walewski - East Stroudsburg Christian Helsel - Ole Miss Michael Healey - UCONN Matt Kurelja - Youngstown State Eddie Sorondo - Delaware State Stephen Stopper - Rider Shane Carey - St. Joseph Cody Dolan - West Virginia Bo Slemons - Xavier Gabe Noyalis - Bucknell Jordon Schainholz - Bloomsburg Nick Carothers - Penn State Jordan Faretta - Slippery Rock Trey Stover - Harford Drew Bryan - VMI David Rosenberger - Virginia Matt Fisher - Jefferson State George Roberts - Kent State Talas Mahon - Northhampton CC Stephen Sulcoski - Shippensburg Blaise Fernandez - George Mason Jesse Revenis - South Florida Joe Lubanski - Yale Taylor Schmidt - Cincinnati U Jake Potter - Potomac State Kyle Miller - Lackawanna CC Nathan Pope - U Pitt Johnstown David Corkle - Hagerstown CC Taylor Skerpon - Penn State
The MattAndersonBaseballAcademy will be hosting a Showcase Evaluation Camp on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at “In the Net” Sports Complex in Palmyra, PA. The morning session will focus on evaluating each player's baseball skills. Position players will run the 60 yard dash, field and throw from their respective position, and hit in the cages. Pitchers will warm-up and throw a bullpen for evaluation. Each player’s evaluation will be done by professional baseball scouts. The morning session will be very similar to a professional baseball tryout camp. The goal is to be able to give each player an honest assessment of his abilities. The afternoon session will include a pitching discussion, hitting evaluation and culminate with a controlled scrimmage. Scouts and college coaches will see players in real game type situations. The Anderson Baseball Pro Showcase is different from the typical showcase because we offer more than running the 60yd dash, fielding 5 groundballs and getting 10 swings. Players are active for most of the day. There is very little “sitting around“.
This camp occurs during the NCAA Division I recruiting period and we expect many college coaches to attend. The goal of this camp is three- fold: 1) to give the prospective players the opportunity to learn from professional baseball instructors; 2) to give the prospective player the opportunity to gain an honest evaluation from professional baseball scouts of his abilities and future; 3) to give the prospective player the opportunity to showcase his skills for professional baseball scouts and Division I college coaches.