ELITE BASEBALL PROGRAM

DEVELOP THE CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS TO DOMINATE YOUR SEASON 

Get the best baseball coaching in the Mentor Ohio area.

 

Receive baseball lessons one-on-one or in a small group/team setting with our baseball coaching staff to further develop your baseball-specific skills such as pitching, hitting, fielding, catching, and more.

Develop the confidence and skills to dominate on the mound, in the batter's box, and on the field.

ELITE BASEBALL SKILLS TRAINING & RENTALS

Train where the areas best baseball athletes train.

BASEBALL INSTRUCTION

-1 on 1 & SMALL GROUP

  • Work with our professional baseball coaching staff

  • Improve hitting, pitching, fielding, catching, mindset and more

  • Offer both one-on-one and small group (2-5) options for baseball athlete 5 years old and up

BASEBALL CAMPS & CLINICS

  • We've designed monthly baseball programs for serious athletes looking to elevate their game

  • Clinics offer various focuses including hitting, pitching, throwing/arm care, catching, mindset and more​

  • Click the link below to see if we are currently offering any camps/clinics

THROWING VIDEO ANALYSIS

  • Video Throwing Analysis is great for any pitcher or thrower to truly understand their mechanics and any faults that may be holding them back. 

  • It can be used for pitchers or throwers that are consistently getting hurt or for the individuals looking to improve their performance and efficiency. 

  • We use Dartfish software and provide a written breakdown of deficiencies and exercises or drills to help with those errors.  It is simple and all we need is a couple of minutes of video.

TEAM FACILITY RENTAL

  • Rent one cage or the whole facility depending on your specific needs and group/team size

  • 60, 90, and 120 Minute Rental Options

  • 3,000 Square Feet Turf

  • 2 Batting Cages

  • L-Screens

ELITE BASEBALL SPEED & STRENGTH TRAINING

Offering the most comprehensive Baseball Speed and Strength Training Program in the Cleveland area.

YOUTH ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

  • Group training program designed for grade school athletes (5-10 years) - boys and girls

  • Improves confidence, self-esteem, and leadership skills

  • Builds speed, quickness, and improves movement, technique, and efficiency

ATHLETE SPEED & STRENGTH

  • Group training program designed for athletes (11+ years), male & female, in junior high, high school, & college

  • Develop explosive speed, power, & strength

  • Boost confidence, get noticed by scouts, and gain recognition!

PRIVATE TEAM TRAINING

  • Designed for teams or groups of athletes (grade school - college)

  • Let us design a custom training and nutrition plan for your team

HEAR WHAT OUR ATHLETES & PARENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR PROGRAM...
 

Sammy Frontino

College Baseball

University of Pittsburgh

“I was looking to improve my physical skill as well as my baseball knowledge”

 

“The coaches at Elite Baseball proved to be extremely knowledgeable & passionate”

 

“Working with the Elite Baseball has elevated my game which has allowed me to achieve my goal of playing D1 baseball”

 

“I would absolutely recommend the Elite Baseball Program to any athlete that is serious about playing at the next level”

Nick Beck

College Baseball

Capital University

 “I knew I had to properly prepare in the off-season to refine my technique as well as achieve more consistency with my pitching”

 

“Elite Baseball has allowed me to have much better control with ball placement & with throwing more strikes”

 

“I’ve improved my leg & core strength as well as my overall consistency”

 

“I attribute a lot of my success to Coach Mark & the program he has assembled” 

Joe Smith

College  Baseball

John Carroll University

“My goals included increasing velocity & movement in my pitches as well as improving my bat power & eye at the plate”

 

“In just one year my velocity has increased 15 mph, I’ve had much better batting approaches, & I’m driving the ball much farther now”

 

“Coach Bill, Mark, & the Elite Baseball Program have taken my baseball skills to an elite level & I am now in a great position to play baseball in college”

Jared Ferenchak

College  Baseball

Wilmington College

“I came to Elite because I wanted to improve the consistency of my mechanics, gain arm strength, and take drills I learned that would help me presently and into the future.

 

“I have improved physically but also mentally and knowing how to handle both parts of the game. I can consistently throw any pitch at any time due to the help from the staff at Elite.”

 

“I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to be prepared to play at the collegiate level. ”

Sam Melnyk

College Baseball

Tri-C

“I knew I wasn’t reaching my potential and I needed to get bigger, stronger, throw harder, hit further, & improve my mental approach to the game”

 

“Since joining Elite Baseball, I’ve went from 160 lbs throwing high 60’s to 185 lbs now throwing 85 mph”

 

“The program is organized very well with knowledgeable coaches who have played at the highest level”

 

“This program has helped me tremendously & I highly recommend it”

Tom Brennan

Father of High School Baseball Athlete 

"My son Ethan was looking to improve his pitching abilities along with all other aspects of baseball.  

 

Ethan had a really successful year pitching last summer. He had the most innings pitched along with the lowest ERA on his team.  

 

I would absolutely recommend this program to any baseball player who is trying to improve their game. The staff is very knowledgeable and they have the ability to work with athletes of all ages.

Tom Anderson

Father of High School Baseball Athletes 

I was looking for an experienced baseball coach that would set the foundation of pitching fundamentals for my boys. I wanted my sons to learn the right way so their arms we strengthened and protected while they developed as pitchers.

 

Since joining the Elite Baseball Program and working with coach Mark, my sons have grown and developed tremendously as pitchers. Mark has taken the time to evaluate and tweak their pitching specific to each of them. He has shown them the proper way to stretch and strengthen their arms specific to pitching needs. This has helped them during the season as well as in the offseason. 

 

I would recommend the Elite Program because in working with Mark he has really exceeded my expectations with his knowledge through both his experience playing the game as well as coaching on many different levels..  If your son is serious about baseball and is willing to put the work in - then I highly recommend working with Mark and the other coaches in the organization. 

Chris Nagy

Father of Youth Baseball Athletes 

I would recommend Elite to all parents with young kids because the coaches are excellent.

 

They do a great job of working and communicating with the athletes of all ages and they genuinely care and show interest in the athlete's success.

MEET THE ELITE BASEBALL COACHING STAFF

Mark Sankovich, MA

Head of Elite Baseball Program

Serves as the Head of Baseball Development Program.  He most recently spent four seasons as an Assistant Coach at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School working primarily with pitchers and infielders.  Before NDCL, Mark spent five years as Assistant Coach at Defiance College followed by Lake Erie College.  During his time at Defiance and Lake Erie, numerous athletes that Sankovich coached received All-Conference, All-Regional honors and have gone on to play professionally. Along with coaching high school and providing private instruction with Elite Baseball, Mark also serves as Head Coach of the 17U CLE Prospects team.

Danny Schikowski

Facility Operations Director & Hitting/Outfield Instructor

Danny Schikowski graduated from NDCL high school in 2004 and currently serves as Elite Baseball's facility manager and scheduling coordinator on top of lesson instruction. Danny has also managed and served as the Head Coach of the Andy’s 9ers 16U travel baseball team for the past 2 seasons. Previously, he had spent 2 years coaching at Force Sports within their travel baseball programs and has helped train and develop players for both the high school and collegiate levels. Danny’s primary focus area is with hitters and outfielders.

Billy Turosky, BA

Pitching Instructor

Billy was a starting pitcher for the 2009 State Champion Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School team. He was a 2-year starter for Youngstown State University in 2009-2011. After two solid seasons, he proceeded to join Ohio State University’s roster and took a redshirt year sitting behind now Texas Rangers pitcher Phil Klein. In 2012, Billy transferred to John Carroll University and graduated with a Communications degree. During this time, he helped lead the team to its first-ever OAC championship and first NCAA Regional Appearance in 30 years as a starting pitcher.

Chad Ulogar, BA

Hitting, Pitching, & Fielding Instructor

Hometown: Willoughby, Ohio

 

Schooling/Certification(s): Willoughby South - 2004 and Thiel College - 2009

 

Playing History: 4 year starter at 2B/pitcher for Willoughby South. News-Herald first-team selection senior year. At Thiel College I was a 3-year starter at shortstop and also led the nation in saves as a closing pitcher. I was 1st team all-conference all 3 years.

Coaching Experience: Have been working baseball camps since I was 16. I took over the baseball program at LNSP after college where I trained numerous individuals and teams. I was the head coach of the Crushers travel program for 3 years and was selected as the head coach for the Ohio Prospects League 14u team that participated in the Pony World Series.

What I love most about coaching: Being able to help an athlete achieve their goals and build confidence in themselves.

When I'm not coaching I like to: Travel the country playing competitive softball

If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: Cal Ripken Jr because anyone that can play that many games in a row has to have a toughness, physical and mental, that can’t be taught.

Nate Tekavec, PT, CSCS

Pitching Instructor

Hometown: Concord, OH

 

Schooling/Certification(s): Miami University BS in Exercise Science, Cleveland State University MS in Physical Therapy, Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

 

Playing History: Starting pitcher at Miami University (1998-2000) and starting pitcher for Detroit Tigers organization (2000-2003)

Coaching Experience: I have been providing coaching for pitching camps and individual lessons since 1995.

What I love most about coaching: I love to help kids enjoy pitching, throwing and the game of baseball.

When I'm not coaching I like to: Spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy being outside as much as possible.

If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: Ben Franklin

Joe Wilson, BS 

Hitting & Catching Instructor

Joe graduated in 2010 from Mayfield High school before going on to play at Ohio State University. While at OSU, Joe held a batting average of .392 before graduating in 2015 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Also, Joe still holds the record for most homeruns in a game at Cooperstown with 5. He recently was an assistant for the Andy’s 9ers 15u team and helped guide them to another 30+ win season. This summer Joe will be coaching the newly formed 11u CLE Prospects travel baseball team and his primary focus with Elite Baseball will be with hitter and catchers.

Greg Bergstedt, BA

Hitting & Fielding Instructor

Greg graduated in 2008 from Patrick Henry High School in Hamler, Ohio before going on to play at Bluffton University. While playing the outfield at Bluffton, Greg held a batting average of .312 and slugging percentage of .422, before graduating in 2012 with a degree in Business Administration and Sports Management with a Minor in Marketing. Greg coached varsity level Acme summer baseball for Patrick Henry from 2009-2011 and he most recently was an assistant coach in the Babe Ruth level in Newport, North Carolina from 2013-2015.

Jared Ferenchak, BA

Pitching Instructor

Hometown: Concord, OH

Schooling/Certification(s): Bachelors in Sport Management

 

Playing History: 4-year pitcher at Wilmington College

Coaching Experience: 4th year with CLE Prospects organization

What I love most about coaching: Seeing players succeed and getting better on a daily basis

When I'm not coaching I like to: Attend sporting events, be outdoors

If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: Trevor Bauer because I would want to learn and hear what he has to say about his training approach. He is a very interesting and unique person which would be fun to learn more about him.

 

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ELITE SPORTS PERFORMANCE, LLC  -  7686 St. Clair Avenue Mentor, OH 44060  -  (440) 490-6622