The North Carolina Baseball Academy has all the indoor and outdoor training facilities to improve your game on one site. NC Baseball Academy located on a 12-acre complex in Greensboro, NC. is home to one of the finest Baseball training facilities on the East Coast. The 17,000 square feet of Indoor Training space, 3 Professional grade Baseball Fields, 3 Outdoor Batting Cages and 3 Sports Performance stations makes the NC Baseball Academy the ultimate resource for player development.
The 6100 square foot Instructional Center is complete with wall-to-wall astro turf, 3 retractable 70’ Batting Cages, 4 Indoor Pitching Mounds, and areas for team practices and sports performance training. The Instructional Center is private and separated from other areas in the facility to allow a very professional atmosphere for learning. Better Baseball starts with the proper learning environment and the proper teaching methods, NC Baseball Academy has both!
The Batting Cages at NC Baseball Academy have been customized for your fun and enjoyment. NC Baseball Academy has 9 total pitching machines for baseball and slow/fastpitch softball. The cages are token operated and gives each batter 20 pitches per token in one of our open cage spaces. Each batting cage is separated by a net divider and allows the batter to see the flight of each ball hit. From the beginner to the more advanced hitter, the batting cages at NC Baseball Academy has a speed for you! Pitching machine speeds range from 40 mph to 85 mph. Token prices are the best in the Triad!!
Sports Performance Center
The Sports Performance Center at NC Baseball Academy is a 1500 square foot training area with free weights, 3 full Olympic Lifting racks and 2 dead lift platforms. Sports Performance programs are available through our team programs.
The Baseball Fields at NC Baseball Academy offer camp and practice space year-round. Our complex consists of 3 Fields. FIELD 1: dirt infield with a 210’ fence, FIELD 2: a practice field with bases @ 65’ and 90’ to accommodate ages 8-18 and FIELD 3: regulation infield with a 270’ fence. All fields are maintained to a professional grade of quality to ensure a great camp and practice experience for all teams and patrons.
Founder and Owner Scott Bankhead
The North Carolina Baseball Academy was founded in 1998 by 10-year Major League Pitcher Scott Bankhead. Scott has been the Director and Operator of NC Baseball since its inception on December 2, 1998. Scott has made helping young baseball players, on and off the field, his second career after he excelled in the sport for over 26 years. From little league to the major leagues Scott experienced every level of the game and after retirement decided to make paying his experience and knowledge of the game forward his lifelong work. Scott has helped develop 3 Major League players and hundreds of college baseball players in his 23 years in the Academy business. Scott is also very proud of the positive influence the NC Baseball Academy has had on young men who have used the game of baseball to get an education and to then transition into very productive citizens and community leaders.
Scott Bankhead is originally from Reidsville NC. Scott was an All-State Baseball player at Reidsville Senior High School in 1981 and was signed to play college baseball by the University of North Carolina as a RHP that same year. During Scott’s Collegiate career at UNC he set numerous records and helped lead the UNC baseball team to 3 straight ACC Championships. During Scotts 3 years at UNC he compiled an overall record of 24-3 and won a then ACC record 20 straight decisions over his final two years. Scott was named ALL- ACC First Team Twice and ALL AMERICAN Twice for his and the team’s success on the field. In 1984 Scott was a First Round Draft Choice of the KC Royals and a member of the 1984 Olympic Baseball Team that competed in the Olympic games in Los Angeles, winning a Silver Medal.
Scott began his professional baseball career in 1985 at the Double A level of the game and made 31 starts as a pitcher before being called to the Major Leagues in 1986. Scott played for 5 MLB teams ( KC Royals, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox and the NY Yankees ) during his 10 year MLB career. Scott’s best record as a MLB pitcher was 14-6 in 1989 for the Seattle Mariners. Scott was fortunate during his MLB career to play with a future Hall of Fame player on each team he played for.
As an amateur coach, Scott has coached 4 years with the USA Baseball 18U National Team program. Scott started with Team USA as a pitching coach for the 2016 18U National Trials in Houston, TX and continued in each of the next three years serving as a pitching coach for the Tournament of Stars, 18U National Trials and the 17U National Team Player Development Programs. Scott concluded his USA Baseball 18U National Team coaching by serving as the HEAD PITCHING COACH for the 2018 Pan Games in Panama and the 2019 World Cup in Busan, S Korea. During Scott’s coaching career with USA Baseball he coached over 20 First Round Draft Choices and won a Gold and Silver Medal.
Scott is also a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the North Carolina American Legion Hall of Fame.
Assistant Director and Instructor Jeff Guerrie
Jeff Guerrie has been the full time Assistant Director and a Professional Instructor at NC Baseball Academy since January 2013. Jeff is one of the leading young teachers/coaches in the Academy business. Jeff started his coaching career as an assistant for 2 years at Page HS in Greensboro, NC, then transitioned to the NC Baseball Academy as a head coach in our College Prospect Program the Golden Spikes. Jeff quickly was promoted to an instructor and then an assistant director after showing the ability to teach all areas of the game to players of all ages and ability levels. Jeff teaches all areas of the game at NC Baseball Academy and is considered an expert in the use of modern technology equipment being used to help young players understand how to improve their games. Jeff uses the Rapsodo Hitting and Blast Motion daily in his teaching at NC Baseball Academy.
Jeff Guerrie is originally from Florida and moved to the Greensboro NC area as a senior in high school. Jeff attended West Forsyth HS before playing his college baseball at Greensboro College under Ken Carlyle and Matt Aker. Jeff played Catcher during his 4-year College Baseball Career.