The Academy

Since opening our doors in 2004, the primary goal of RISE Baseball has been to help players develop their talents and realize their dreams of competing at the next level. Our staff is passionate about the game of baseball, and even more passionate about the opportunity to positively influence the lives of each player who walks through our doors.

Baseball training that sharpens the body and the mind.

At RISE, we strive for a culture of learning. Our veteran staff coupled with the experience of the collegiate and professional players that hang around the facility creates an environment that makes RISE a unique destination for baseball families.

Rise Academy members will become part of an elite group of young athletes who are dedicated to training and the development of every aspect of the game. Once a travel team or showcase becomes a part of Rise they will experience a ten month training environment that will give them the best opportunity to become successful. Headed by our professional coaching staff Mike Goff, Chris Martin, Chris Kenyon, and James Bierlein all Rise members will have the opportunity to be coached by some of the most experienced coaches in Virginia.  Exclusive Training for Rise Teams only will be built around Player Development Training, Team Training, and access to our profession coaching staff. Rise Baseball is designed for players who are ready to take the next step in their Baseball career, so join Rise as our players “Stride for Success”!

Player Development Training

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Rise travel teams and showcase teams will have the opportunity to participate in the Rise Player Development Training program. Player Development Training is a rigorous training program created and instructed by Rise instructors Mike Goff, Chris Martin, Chris Kenyon, and James Bierlein.  Twice a week or two hours a week Rise team members will participate in Player Development Training for one hour per training session. Training will be conducted in three categories Hitting, Fielding and Pitching. For ten months out or the year each Rise members will be participating in over one hundred hours of professional player development training year around.

We are driven to improve character, work ethic, and skill.

Athletes within the Central Virginia region have continued to recognize RISE as one of the premier destinations for professional instruction and development.

A number of our students have moved on to the collegiate and professional ranks, and we are excited to say that many of these players still come in to visit, train, and instruct on a regular basis. The strong relationships crafted between our instructors and students is what fuels our staff’s coaching spirit, and brings our players back year after year.

Our approach is guided by an unwavering commitment to be honest with our students and tirelessly communicate the lessons we feel are in their best interest. The expectations set for each player are high, and emphasis is placed squarely on strong work ethic and mental strength. The vision we have for our players is one that will breed success on and off the diamond, and all of our programs are guided by this vision.

Our curriculum is aimed at maximizing each player’s athletic ability while sharpening the mental skills necessary for sustaining an elite level of performance.

Why RISE Baseball?

When a travel team or showcase team becomes a part of RISE Baseball their players will become a part of an organization that has proven to be success in developing players over the past eight years. We have players playing at every level of the game from 9U to MiLB. RISE Baseball offers exclusive training for Rise teams only, which will provide our students with the best opportunity to have success. With our professional coaching staff our athletes will be provided with the best training in the Richmond area and not only do our players have success playing the game they understand the game.

In addition to our exclusive training, RISE Baseball carries a name that is well known in the Richmond area, which will help RISE teams recruit the best talent surrounding Richmond.

Join an Academy that not only has access to colleges and universities, but also will help you develop. So join an academy that focuses on player development; Join RISE Baseball.


For more information about any of the lessons,summer camps, winter camps, travel teams, showcase teams or other programs offered by RISE Baseball, please give us a call at 804.405-7338 or email us at