3003 N Hwy 94 St. Charles, Mo. 63301
314-640-3100 / Info@dtjsportsacademy.com
Mon - Fri 5p till 9p
Sat - 9a till 7p
Sun - 10a till 8p
We will stay open late as needed!
DTJ Sports Academy
DTJ Sports Academy
Welcome to DTJ Sports Academy in St. Charles, Mo. At DTJ, we believe the benefits of playing the team sports of baseball and softball greatly transcend the sports themselves. As we all strive to develop our children into good athletes and well-rounded responsible adults the intangibles derived from team sports become more clear and more important. These intangibles include teamwork, perseverance, effort, passion, drive, accomplishment, communication, ability to follow direction, and development of strong social skills. Ask any potential employer if they would trade a few tenths of a point on your GPA for these intangibles that come with participation in team sport and they will not hesitate to say “yes”. At DTJ we understand that the important thing is to instill in our young athletes a sense of pride in doing the very best they can do and becoming the very best they can become. At DTJ Sports Academy we have crafted an opportunity to develop young athletes into complete players. We stress that this is an investment in time for both the athlete, the instructors, AND the parents. If you invest in the stock market on Monday and check it on Friday you will assuredly be disappointed if you are expecting major improvements. In similar fashion the development of a complete high level player takes years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to go along with the proper training. Our goal for your young athletes is to see success at little league, church ball, and other recreational leagues…followed by making a club/select team…success at the Varsity level in High School…and college tuition reimbursement thru baseball/softball programs. This is a path most athletes with the passion and drive can accomplish.
1. Youth Program. We evaluate younger athletes and put them into our youth
training program ran by Andy and Annie Schimpf. The goal of the program is
to square away some very basic mechanics of hitting, pitching, and fielding as
well evaluate the athlete AND the parents for level of commitment before
recommending training with one of our certified Instructors. The concept has
had amazing success and continues to grow so call today…..read more.
2. Hitting/Pitching Lessons. We have 10 certified instructors that offer many
options in times/days for individual training in hitting and pitching. We have
lessons every night of the week and on weekends, including slapping/bunting
instruction for Fastpitch players. The training is intense and athletes are
expected to attend lessons weekly….read more.
3. Fielding Drills: We offer several weekly 1-hour sessions for fielding drills,
dependent on skill level, where we work on fundamentals, teamwork, and
repetition. Does not require a reserved spot; if we have fewer athletes we
work on fundamentals and if we have more we work on fundamentals and
situational drills. “You have to field a 1000 grounders a week to really get
4. Fitness and Nutrition: We have a physical therapist on staff who
specializes in fitness/conditioning, injury prevention, and nutrition. She
offers weekly classes in Strength/Conditioning/Speed/Agility as well as
group/individual counseling on injury prevention, nutrition and overall
physical fitness….read more
5. Complete Player: Through partnership with the St. Louis Bandits
Baseball club we offer complete player training. The idea of the
"Complete Player Program" is to become better in all aspects of baseball
and softball. The Complete Player Program is a series of 1 hour classes
scheduled twice a week for 8 weeks (a total of 16 classes). During the
training the player will receive training on the mental preparation, the
physical preparation, and the fundamentals to compete beyond the competition…read more
6. Elite Catcher Development: The most important position on the field
is the catcher. They are the quarterback of a baseball or softball team.
Yet, it is the least taught position on the field. The Elite Catching
Program is a series of 1 hour classes scheduled twice a week for 8 weeks
(a total of 16 classes). It is designed to extend the skills of
baseball/softball catchers….read more
7. HitTrax: “Next Level” hitting instruction…while the HitTrax setup can
be used for indoor tournaments, leagues, parties, and other fun, it is
mostly intended for high level hitting instruction with detailed
computerized feedback for improvement in athletes at a high level of
hitting who wish to become even better….read more.
8. Team Training: DTJ offers team packages, as low as $90/hour (80x80
infield and one 70’ cage), for winter training for your team. In addition
to the indoor facility we have an outdoor 120’x120’ turfed area with
one 70’ cage, and an outdoor dirt/grass field for your team’s complete
training. Contact us today to reserve your team training times.
9. Exposure: Through partnership with STL Sports Productions, we
offer college exposure videos to aid in contacting college coaches
and securing tuition reimbursement…read more.
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