Highlands Sports Complex Baseball programs

Baseball Training

Develop Your Baseball Skills at Highlands Sports Complex

Baseball training is available for young athletes looking to take their game to the next level. Highlands Sports baseball coaches offer private trainings for individuals or small groups. Training sessions are led by our baseball staff – Mike Bittinger, Michael Finlan, and Chad Harper.

Baseball Training Available at Highlands Sports Complex

Mike Bittinger 

Mike brings an extensive background of teaching and coaching baseball to our Highlands Sports staff. In addition to leading the baseball curriculum, Mike is offering private instruction for individuals, small groups, and teams.

Mike’s been working as a baseball instructor for the last 6 years providing private and group lessons to improve players hitting, pitching, and fielding skills. He has a passion for baseball and for teaching not only the big skills such as hitting, fielding, base running, but also focuses on the little things like hand placement, proper mechanics, and baseball awareness. 

Over the 15 years, Mike has been actively involved coaching Shetland, Pinto, and Mustang baseball. In 2014, he established Elm Grove Athletics, a local nonprofit organization and continues to serve as president and head coach for the travel team, the Wheeling Wildthings. He’s also a fielding, speed, and agility instructor for the Foundations Baseball camp, and assists Wheeling Park High School’s baseball team as coach of their fall ball program and assists with winter hitting clinics. Mike is also a certified personal trainer.

For scheduling, contact Mike at (304) 312-8435 or email bittingermw@yahoo.com

Michael Finlan

Michael specializes in pitching and will assist with Highlands Sports baseball programming as a coach. He brings a wealth of knowledge as a former pitcher and current collegiate pitching coach.

Michael’s been working with pitchers for the past 5 years. He’s currently the pitching coach and strength and conditioning coach for the Wheeling University baseball team. Before his time at Wheeling, he was the assistant coach at Glenville State College for two years. Prior to his time at Glenville, he served as the pitching coach at Ohio Valley University for two seasons.

Michael finished his playing career at Marietta College.

Chad Harper

Chad brings high energy and passion to our Highlands Sports baseball coaching staff. A former Ohio Valley baseball standout, Chad is an experienced player ready to teach the younger generation.

Chad graduated from Brooke High School in 2016 where he garnered many accolades: First Team All State in West Virginia AAA, First Team All OVAC, and Two Rivers Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He helped Wheeling Post 1 win three consecutive state championships. Chad signed with Potomac State College out of high school then transferred to West Liberty University. He’s currently a student at West Liberty studying health and physical education. He enjoys umpiring and coaching baseball.

What Can I Expect from a Baseball Training?

Work with a dedicated trainer to get specific instructions and critique to take your game to the next level. 

Our professional baseball trainers are ready to help you hit further, throw faster, and advance your fielding skills. 

Professional Coaches to Advance Your Baseball Skills

Getting professional help has never been easier. Highlands Sports Complex camps, classes, leagues, and training is led by our baseball experts.

Mike Bittinger

Head Baseball Coach & Hitting, Fielding, & Team Instructor

Michael finlan

Baseball Coach & Pitching instructor

chad harper

baseball Coach & Catching Instructor

Baseball Training Prices

Train with the best and see the results. Our trainers and staff are prepared to analyze your form and every aspect of your game – find what needs improvement and hold you accountable for changes. If you want to be the best, train with the best.

30 minutes – $25

1 Hour – $40

1 Hour – $30 per person

90 minutes – $150

Interested in more Baseball Activities at Highlands Sports Complex?

Youth Baseball Classes are a great way to get your athlete working on his or her skills at an early age. If you need more baseball in your life, we offer Baseball Camps, Youth Baseball Leagues, and state-of-the-art facilities to help train.

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