INSTRUCTORS / LESSONS

HITTING & FIELDING

Scott Jones

HITTING / FIELDING

$40 / Session
$60 / Session Non-NBA Members

Scott Jones, as one of the owners of Natural Baseball Academy and an Associate Scout with the Seattle Mariners, has 25+ years of baseball coaching experience at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels.  Scott is one of the lead instructors in both hitting and fielding, and is the director of the high school select program.  Scott is a graduate of SM West High School, and played college baseball at Avila University where he earned All Conference Honors in '90, and was voted as the team MVP by his teammates. The Jones family has been involved in baseball in Johnson County for more than 40 years, and has helped 100+ players find collegiate homes in the last 7 years.

$40 Per Session-NBA Players
  • $60 for Non-NBA Players

Clark Jones

HITTING / FIELDING

$40 / Session
$60 / Session Non-NBA Members

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$40 Per Session-NBA Players
  • $60 for Non-NBA Players

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Braden Brown

Originally from Kansas City, Mo., Brown went to high school at Liberty High before playing college baseball at Coffeyville Community College, Northeastern State University, and Tabor College.  Brown was a part of 2 regional runner up teams at CCC and played in the NAIA World Series with Tabor in 2015.

After his collegiate playing career, Brown coached at Coffeyville CC from 2016-2018 before joining the staff at the University of Central Oklahoma in the fall of 2018. Brown spent 4 years at UCO before taking the job at NBA.

While at UCO and CCC, Brown’s main duties included assisting the hitters, coaching the infielders, coaching baserunning, recruiting, and assisting with Strength and Conditioning. In his 5 full seasons at in as a college coach, Brown had the privilege to coach 3 Gold Glove winners on in the infield, 4 All-Region Hitters, and 19 All-Conference hitters. Three of the hitters he coached were able to reach professional baseball. In Brown’s 4 years at UCO, they were top 2 in fielding in the conference each season including and in 2019 they set the NCAA record for fielding percentage at .985 on their way to a regional championship appearance.

He received his bachelor's degree in Sports Management at Tabor in 2015 and earned his MBA at UCO in 2020.

 

 

 

$40 Per Session-NBA Players
  • $60 for Non-NBA Players

Seth Collins

Seth Collins

Warrensburg High School

  • 1995 2nd Team All-Conference Outfielder
  • 1996 1st Team All-Conference Outfielder
  • 1996 1st Team All-State Outfielder, Hit .577 with 3 HR

University of Central Missouri

  • 2000 2nd Team All-American Outfielder
  • 2000 2nd Team All-MIAA Outfielder
  • 2001 2nd Team All-American Outfielder
  • 2001 1st Team All-MIAA Outfielder
  • Central Region Tournament MVP 2000, 2001, 2000 Hit .437 with 11 HR and 66 RBI in (23rd in the Nation)
  • 2001 Hit .381 with 8 HR and 60 RBI
    11th in UCM career Homeruns and Batting Average (.388 batting average, 26 HR)

PITCHING

Brian Knippelmeyer

PITCHING

$45 / Session
$55 / Session Non-NBA Members

PLAYER

  • Barton Community College
    (2002-2004) Pitcher
  • Marshall University
    (2004-2006) Pitcher

    • Honors
      • Top 10 in single season saves (2006)
      • Conference USA honorable mention
      • Season team leader in saves (2006)

COACH

  • Marshall University
    Volunteer Assistant (2008-2009)
  • Baseball Mentoring Program
    Pitching & Camp Hitting Instructor (2012, 2013)
  • Ban Johnson Amateur League
    Manager for NBA (2014-2016)

    • Honors
      • 2015 League Championship
      • All-Star Game Manger (2016)
      • 57-40 record in 3 seasons
      • Pitcher of the Year Award (2014)
      • League MVP Award (2016)
  • University of Saint Mary
    Pitching Coach and Lead Recruiter (2015-2017)

    • Honors
      • 3 Players in Independent Ball
      • 2 Players selected to 2nd Team All-Conference (2017)
  • Mid-Plains League
    Midwest A's
    Pitching Coach (2017-Present)

    • Honors
      • Regular Season Champions (2017)
      • All-Star Game Coach (2017, 2018)
      • Pitcher of the Year Award (2017)
      • Pitcher of the Year Award (2018)
  • Natural Baseball Academy
    Pitching Director (2017-Present)
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Jonathan Sprinkle

PITCHING

$40 / Session
$40 / Session Non-NBA Members

University of Central Missouri (2017-2020)

  • All Time Record Holder for K/9
  • All Conference First Team
  • D2CCA Central Region First Team
  • ABCA Central Region First Team
  • Central Region Relief Pitcher of the Year (2019)
  • NCBWA Central Region First Team
  • NCBWA Honorable Mention All-American

Houston Astros Organization (2020-Present)

  • 2021 Season

    • Fayetteville, NC Woodpeckers (Low-A)
    • Asheville, NC Tourists (High A)
    • Corpus Christy, TX Hooks (Double A)

$50 Per Session
  • $55 for Non-Members

$40 Per Session
  • $40 for Non-Members

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