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Private Baseball Lessons @ WCWAA Optimist Park


Private 1 on 1 Lessons @ WCWAA Optimist Park

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Under the direction of Coach Mark Mennitt On Deck is proud to be offering private 1-on-1 lessons at WCWAA Optimist Park. All lessons will be 30 min in length.  All lessons will take place at  the "S-6A Area" on the Weddington Optimist Park map. Area/Cages next to Babe Ruth Field.

Address for WCWAA Optimist Park: 
5211 Weddington Rd, Weddington, NC 28104

Standard Days For Private Lessons Are : Monday, Wednesday & Friday 
(If you are looking for another day please email us: [email protected])

Learn More About 2 on 1 Small Group Sessions:

Lesson Rates & Packages
30 Minute Individual Lesson
$55/General Public

4-Pack- $200
8-Pack - $380
12-Pack - $540
*Lessons are valid for 1-year from purchase.

Want To See Available Lesson Times @ WCWAA Optimist Park? 
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If you are only looking for lessons that will be held at WCWAA Optimist Park
You can use the filter option at the top of the calendar... Click button for Filter
Click the "Calendar" to the right of the clock.
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Click Filter and it will show you all the options available at WCWAA Optimist Park.

Not Sure Who To Work With?
All Instructors Bio's Can Be Found On Bottom Of This Page

New Customers: 
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Returning Customers:
Click The Button Above & Login To Your EZ Facility Account And Book Your Lesson
(If You Have Not Enabled Your Account Yet Just Request It By Emailing Your Child's Name To: [email protected])


Lesson Rates & Packages
30 Minute Individual Lesson
$55/General Public

4-Pack- $200
8-Pack - $380
12-Pack - $540
*Lessons are valid for 1-year from purchase.

Stil Have Questions/Email Us At:
[email protected]

Please Provide: Player Name & The Days/Times You Are Looking For A Lesson

(If This Is Your First Lesson Please Provide DOB)

Mark Mennitt (Hitting- Defense - Catching)
Title: Director of Operations - Weddington
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Independence High School
Mars Hill College
BA in History/Social Studies Education

• Played in High School at Independence High, state champion 1984
• Head Baseball Coach for 24 years (Independence, Parkwood, Marvin Ridge)
• Won 12 conference titles as a head coach, 11 coach of year awards
• Appeared in 4 regional championships & won state championship in 2015 & 2016 at Marvin Ridge

Lindo Javelona (Hitting & Defense)
Title: Director of Teams
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
West Charlotte High School
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte BS in Biology

• Played at West Charlotte High
• All-Conference selection
• Assistant Coach of the West Charlotte High Fall Team (1998)
• Assistant Coach of the Carolina O’s (2000)
• Assistant Coach of the On Deck O’s (2001-02)
• Head Coach with the On Deck O’s 2002-present)
• Head Coach of the 16U On Deck O’s, which finished 8th at the Perfect Game/ Baseball America World Wood Bat Underclassmen Championships (2005)
• Head Coach Baseball Coach at Covenant Day Middle School (2012-2014)
• Head JV Coach Marvin Ridge High School (2015)
• NFHS Coaching Certification (2015)
• General Manager On Deck Academy (2011-2018)

• Director of Teams (10U-14U) On Deck Academy (2019-present)  

Josh Pinkham (Pitching-Hitting-Defense)
Title: Instructor
Hometown:     Montgomery, AL
Eastwood Christian School
Auburn University
Auburn University-Montgomery BS Communication Studies

•Four-year starter at Eastwood Christian School
•Led Eastwood Christian School to 4 state championship games
•Played Freshman season at Auburn University (2013)
•Transferred to Auburn University Montgomery (2014-2015)
•Coached Eastwood Christian School Varsity team (2016)
•Head instructor for Capital City Strike Zone in Montgomery, AL
•Instructor at On Deck Academy since 2017

Lamar Briggs (Hitting & Defense)
Title: Instructor / Coach
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Davidson Day School
Jackson State University
BS in Health, Physical Education and Recreation

• Played at Davidson Day School
• Was an All-Conference and All-State selection
• Member of the 2014 On Deck O's
• Four year starter at Jackson State University (2015-2018)
• Three time all conference selection
• Played for the DC Grays in Cal Ripken Collegiate League
• Cal Ripken League All-Star selection
• First team All-League selection

John Jimenez
Title: Head Coach & Instructor
Hometown: Milford, Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley High School
East Stroudsburg University BS in Business Management

• Four Year Starter at Delaware Valley High School Signed with and played 2B & SS with NHCC (1997-1999)
• Signed with and played 2B for East Stroudsburg University (1999-2000)
• Led NHCC to a Junior College state title in 1998
• Currently, teaches at Poplin Elementary in Union County
• Currently, serves as a Certified Translator for UCPS
• Nephew of former MLB All-star/World Champion, Pedro Guerrero
• Coach at Sun Valley High School since 2014-2018 and Marvin Ridge in 2018-2019
• On Deck Coach & Instructor since 2015

Infield Play: Defense wins ball games! Very few indoor baseball training facilities in the country have the space to focus on defense. We have turf areas inside as well as a full sized infield outside.

Pitching: The staffs focus’ first and foremost on the mechanics of pitching. Proper mechanics lead to consistency and help prevent injury. Advanced players have the opportunity to learn not only proper mechanics but the mental approach to pitching.

Hitting: A major league approach to hitting from former and current professional players. Our staff is brings years of professional baseball & softball experience. Fundamentals of hitting for the beginner all the way up to the mental approach to each and every at bat to advanced player is what we teach.

Catchers: Catching is the most important defensive position in baseball and when it comes to training is often neglected.  Our instructors will help you maximize your talent behind the plate by teaching you the best technique in regards to receiving, blocking, footwork, and throwing.

Our Instructors are not only athletes who have reached the highest levels in the games but who are truly stewards and teachers of the game. Our staff appreciates and values the opportunity to pass on the knowledge that was given to us in our formative years. Our staff brings a passion for the game to all of our students.


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