Classes & Training sessions for Baseball/Softball Players


Mechanics of Hitting with Coach Don Haase

  • 1 One hour session per week

  • 2-3 players per session

  • Building a foundation for hitting

  • Limited spots available

  • $40 per hitting session


Contact us for more information or to schedule your player

Complete Arm Care Program with Coach Don Haase

Each two hour arm care training session includes a dynamic warm up, throwing warm up, long toss session, bullpen session, and workout.

  • 6 Week program

  • 2 Hour training session every Saturday 10am-Noon

  • Beginner and Advanced Levels

  • Add strength, speed, and arm durability 

  • Limited spots available

  • $40 per training session


Contact us for more information or to schedule your player


Using a method now referred to as, "The Gillis Method", practiced only by certified instructors, students are motivated through education while being encouraged to train smarter, not harder.


The Gillis USA Softball Training Academy has taught over 600 students that have gone on to play in college with multiple students becoming Division I All-American athletes.


8 Pitchers to College World Series

Produced 10 X more college athletes than any travel team or training facility in the state of Michigan!

Only Academy in the country to produce the pitcher of the year in four of the five major conferences ACC, SEC, BIG TEN, Big 12
Over 20 Collegiate All-Americans Named in Division I, II, III

NCAA DIV I # 1 rated Pitcher in 2020

NCAA First team All American, 2020

2 First Team All ACC pitchers, 2019 

ACC Pitcher of the year, 2019

Horizon Pitcher of the year, 2019

2 First Team All Horizon pitchers, 2019

NCAA National Pitcher of the week 5 times in 2018 & 2020

Atlantic Sun pitcher of the year, 2018

2 First Team All Atlantic Sun pitchers, 2018

NCAA National Championship 

NAIA National Championship


8 USA Team Members

5 USA Team Gold Medals

U.S. Olympic Festival Gold Medal



10 Michigan Miss Softball Pitchers 

63 State High School Champion pitchers

Over 481 High School All-State Players

Produced over 650 College Players

Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) national championship pitchers - 2016 & 2017

High School Division I state championship pitcher 2016 & 2017 

Michigan High School Division 2 state championship pitcher 2018

Michigan High School Division 3 state championship pitcher 2016 & 2017 

Michigan High School Division 4 state championship pitcher - 2017

Illinois High School Division 1 state championship - 2017

Missouri High School Division 2 State Championship Pitcher - 2017

Michigan Gatorade High School Player of The Year-2016, 2017 & 2018

Michigan Miss Softball Pitcher -2017 & 2018

Missouri Gatorade Player of The Year -2017

All State pitchers named in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Virginia, Georgia, Kansas, Wisconsin 

For more information on the Gillis Method or to schedule a training session please contact us.

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Art of Catching with Coach Brandt Hazzard

Coach Brandt offers individual and small group catching lessons for the most unique and specialized position on the baseball field. Using his experience working with a current MLB catcher Coach Brandt is eager to share his knowledge in catching including:

  • Receiving skills

  • Throwdown footwork

  • Blocking

  • Stance

For more information on individual baseball lessons with one of our coaches please contact us at or 734-744-5636