At DNA Sports Center, we believe the foundation of every good athlete is speed and agility. Once an athlete
has attained those attributes, sports specific training is the next step toward truly excelling at their game.
Our Baseball Instruction Includes:
- Hitting Instruction
- Pitching Instruction
- Throwing Instruction
- Fielding Instruction
- Catching Instruction
- Base-Running Instruction
DNA's experienced baseball instructors work with athletes of all ages to improve upon their technique and
understanding of the game. Great focus is given to the player’s physical and mental conditioning, along with
proper body mechanics.
Specific Areas of Focus for Baseball Instruction Include:
- Proper Mechanics
- Strength and Conditioning
- Mental Conditioning
- Pre-game Preparation
With our youngest athletes, age 4 and up, we use fun, age appropriate instruction to introduce them to
the game of baseball. Once a general understanding of the game is learned, we work to help them improve
their hitting, throwing, and fielding skills.
Todd Montgomery - Baseball Instructor
Todd runs the baseball program at DNA Sports Center by implementing camps, leagues, and tournaments. He also gives
hitting and fielding lessons. Previously, Todd was the Marketing Director at Champions Baseball Academy. Todd has been
the Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy since 2005. His CHCA teams have won 8 MVC titles,
7 Sectional Titles, 4 District Titles, 1 Regional Title, and 1 DIII State Final Four appearance in 2005. Prior to coaching CHCA,
Todd was the Assistant Baseball Coach at Georgetown College KY from 2001-2004. He has also been involved coaching select
baseball in Cincinnati for more than 20 years and has coached more than 200 players who have gone on to play college baseball
or who have been drafted to play professionally.
Brian Hangbers - Pitching Instructor
Brian's baseball career began in at Edgewood High School in Trenton, where he was named-1st team in the Mid-Miami League.
He received a baseball scholarship to the University of Louisville, but transferred to Bowling Green State University when he
was redshirted in his first year. At BGSU, he was named freshman of the year. His team won the MAC Championships in 2008
and 2009. In 2010, Brian graduated BGSU with a degree in education and joined BGSU's coaching staff, and the team won the
MAC East that year. Along with giving private hitting and pitching instruction, Brian coached at Edgewood High School for two years.
Tim Clark- Pitching Instructor
Tim’s baseball career began at Vermilion High School in Vermilion, OH. He received a baseball scholarship to Cleveland State
University, but transferred to Northern Kentucky University. At NKU, he helped lead the baseball program through its first
season competing at the NCAA Division 1 level. Tim graduated from NKU with a degree in Organization Leadership and currently
serves as the Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach at NKU. He will only be able to work with 13 year olds and younger.
Alex Vice - Baseball Instructor
Alex was a scholarship baseball player at Xavier University, where he received a bachelor's degree in Business Management
and Entrepreneurship. At Xavier, Alex pitched out of the bullpen as set-up man and closer. He was Third All-Time in Appearances
and Fourth All-Time in Saves, with a 2.23 ERA and 9 Saves in 2013, 3.00 ERA and 5 Wins in 2012.
Alex has coached the Midland Braves 17U, CBC 18U, and Cincinnati Sharks 13U, and is the coach for Next Level Baseball 14U.
Alex previously earned All-GMC and All-City honors as a shortstop and pitcher at Colerain High School with a .380 Batting Average
and 2.68 ERA.
Alex is available for lessons on Sundays after 1 p.m.
Mitch Elliot - Baseball Instructor
Mitch Elliot graduated from Xavier University, where he was selected for the Big East All Tournament team and voted Most
Since his graduation, Mitch has played professionally for the St. Paul Saints and will be returning to that team in 2015 - so
book now while he's still available!
Other accomplishments include winning a national championship SuperSeries with the Gateway Thunder travel team of
St. Louis and being named a Midwest Collegiate League All Star, MVP, batting champion in 2012 while playing summer ball.
Mitch specializes in hitting, defense, base-stealing and bunting.