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Ostinger’s Baseball Academy is the Premier Baseball Training Facility in the Tampa Bay Area

Baseball Academy

Ostingers Baseball Academy was established in October of 2008 when we opened our facility in Lithia, FL.   Jim Osting, owner and founder of the facility saw a need for instruction after his playing career ended and opened the indoor/ outdoor facility.  Ostingers Baseball Academy (OBA) is a one stop instructional facility.  Our instructors are tops in the industry and all have professional playing experience.  We realize that there are many options for softball and baseball training, but we set ourselves apart with the one on one lessons that are tailored for each individual.  We do not have a “cookie cutter” approach.  We teach to the player and work hard to get on the level of that player.  Within our academy we offer one on one lessons, team lessons/training, summer camps, college prep teams for high school aged players that are serious about playing at the next level. 

Ostingers 16and 17U teams playing at University of Florida

Ostingers 16and 17U teams playing at University of Florida

Our camps consist of Summer Camps, which are 1/2 day camps one week a month during June, July and August.  Our  winter camps are held during either Thanksgiving week (M-W) or Christmas Break time.  Some years we also run Spring Break Camps.  Our camps are based on instruction and we actually teach baseball during our camps.  We limit the camps to a half day, so that kids can actually get more out of camp rather than turning it into just a day care service.  Our staff wants to teach and help kids get better.   We will be introducing a winter middle school camp that has the involvement of the area high school coaches, so that the players can learn the high school coaches as well as the coaches get to know who will be attending their school in the future.  This camp will run over Christmas break.Our winter conditioning program is run at the academy and usually runs during the months of Oct- Jan.  This is used as an off season conditioning type program and is NOT hitting, pitching, throwing etc.  We work on agility and foot speed and help make each kid more athletic.

Our Ostingers College Showcase, is the largest event that we run throughout the year.  This showcase is a must do for any high school aged player who wants to compete and showcase themselves at the highest level.  Dozens of college coaches from around the country come to Auburndale Sports Complex just outside of Lakeland, FL to coach, evaluate and scout top level high school players from all over the state.  During this showcase, parents and players are introduced to a different level of baseball and get to have a question and answer session about what the recruiting process is all about.  The players have a pro style work out which includes 60 yard dash, positional instruction from college coaches, and games so they can showcase what they have.  Each year several players use this showcase to further their playing careers into college.  We also use this showcase to evaluate players for the Summer and Fall Ostingers College Prep teams.

16U Green playing in Prospect Wire World Series at NY Mets, won in extra innings

16U Green playing in Prospect Wire World Series at NY Mets, won in extra innings

Ostingers Baseball Academy Select teams have been around since 2011.  In this time the OBA program has become a national powerhouse.  We have a system that goes down to every level within the 15u to 18u levels.  We take pride in playing the game the right way.  We take pride in the classroom as well.  Our teams traditionally have some of the highest GPA’s of any teams in the country and higher level universities enjoy knowing when they get an OBA player, they are getting a quality student/ athlete.  We teach TEAM, which in college prep teams, is something that gets lost.  We teach hustle and respecting the game.  In the last 5 years, we have placed over 90% of our student/ athletes into college programs where they continue their playing careers.  As a staff, it is rewarding to see how successful these players become at the next level, some even being drafted.  We will continue to grow and OBA will continue to showcase on the national stage!!!  Our teams play in the most well attended tournaments in the southeast US.  In 2015 alone we finished in the top 8 of WWBA Perfect Game 17U World Championships, won 18U Pros Select Championships, won 16U Prospect Wire World Series, won Prospect Select Vero Beach Classic, finished in the top 16 in WWBA Perfect Game 16U, won Perfect Game Labor Day Classic, just to name a few.  We have become the go to program to develop pitchers from velocity, to commanding the game and understanding how to pitch.  Our hitters are getting offers and committing to top 5 programs nationally.  Our coaching staff, lead by former major leaguer, Jim Osting, is second to none when it comes to com=ntacts with college coaches. 

We look forward to seeing you at Ostingers, where we teach  the game, “ONE FUNDAMENTAL AT A TIME”

 

OBA 17U USA Baseball National Team Champions - East
2014 Perfect Game Labor Day 18U Champions
2015 17U WWBA TOP 8 Finish
2015 16U WWBA TOP 16 Finish
2015 Prospect Select 16U Vero Beach Classic Champions
2015 Prospect Wire 16U World Series Champions
2015 Pro's Select 18U Florida State Champions

About Us

OBA is the premier baseball academy of central Florida. We are well known for our individualized instruction of mechanically sound, professional instruction for every level player. Our mission is to offer world class baseball instruction geared toward each player's individual needs and talents.

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Location & Contact Information

Ostinger Baseball Academy
8711 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.
Lithia, FL 33547