COACHES / INSTRUCTORS

Coach

TOM DISHMAN

Experience

Coach Dishman has 36 years experience coaching elite travel team over 22 years four world championship teams. Coached five young men who have been drafted by Major League Baseball. Help placed many players to college opportunities in baseball. Coached High School baseball for 8 years.

Specializes In

  • Baseball Individual/Team Lessons

  • Hitting

  • Fielding

  • Catching

  • Pitching

Coach
CONOR DISHMAN


The game of baseball is a lot like life your going to fail but you gotta get back up and keep trying and keep GRINDING. The reason why I coach is For The Love Of The Game. I’ve learned so much from this game as a player and a coach for over 20 years and I wanna pour all my knowledge into the next generation of ball players.

Everyday is a blessing from God, and another day to get better. Why not come get better today? "You hit, You Don't Sit"
“Conor Dishman”

Experience

  • Major League Baseball Associate Scout

    Philadelphia Phillies :Present

  • 3x 1st team All Catholic League 2009-2011

  • 3x MHSAA First Team All State 2009-2011

  • 2x MHSAA ALL Dream Team 2010-2011

  • 58 Game National Hit Streak Record Holder 2010-2011-Present

  • 4 yr College Starting Catcher/Infielder 2011-2015

  • Studied Sports Management

  • D1 JUCO Freshman All American Honorable Mentioned Wabash Valley 2012

  • D1 NCAA Texas Southern University TSU 2014

  • #1 Ranked in Country NAIA Catcher Cumberland University 2015

  • Has Coached 16u/17u/18u Major Travel teams 2016-2023

  • Has Coached/Trained with over 100 MLB/MILB /D1/D2/D1 JUCO/NAIA/ All American’s/National Champion’s/ Record Holders

Specializes In

  • Baseball, Softball Individual/Team Lessons

  • Catching

  • Hitting

  • Fielding

  • Pitching

  • Personal Training

Coach

RYAN DISHMAN

Experience

Coach Ryan Dishman played baseball at Adrian College on Scholorship. He has held Coaching positions at Father Gabriel Richard High School and The Michigan Blue Jays at Various Ages for 10+ years. Over his 10 years of experience he coached over two dozen players that reached the collegiate level. Coaching and winning top three in many World Series tournaments, his greatest accomplishment was the Sportsmanship Award and 3rd place in the AABC World Series in Puerto Rico. Respected as a Players Coach, focusing on a players strengths while developing on aspects of the game that need improvement and utilizing each player to build confidence and success as a team is Coach Ryan's Focus. He sets high expectations for his athletes on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

Coach Ryan continues to share his knowledge of baseball by doing private lessons and coaching.

"When you start the game, they don’t say “Work ball!” They say, “Play ball!" - Willie Stargell.

Specializes In

  • Baseball Individual/Team Lessons

  • Hitting

  • Fielding

Coach

VICTOR ROACHE

Experience

Coach Roache has a B.A. in Economics from UCLA. He has been coaching various aspects aspects of baseball for over fifteen years. He coached at Lincoln High School at the Varsity level for six years from 2005-2011. For most of the teams he's been involved with over the years, he was the team's primary hitting coach. He has a passion for the baseball swing, an eye for seeing the mechanics, and an easily discernible way of relating the information to his students. He is a visual coach that uses a lot of video, mirrors and training aids in his instruction.

Specializes In

  • Baseball Hitting Mechanics

Coach

BRIAN BARNES

Experience

Coach Barnes has over 23 years of coaching experience. He has coached elite travel softball and won several high level tournament championships. He has served as the hitting instructor for MHSAA Hall of Fame coach, Peggy Curtis. He has coached over 50 female athletes to play at the collegiate level and 8 MHSAA all-state athletes.
Coach Barnes started coaching his daughters in travel softball. Once they were moved on to college, he started coaching at The Cage in 2014. His passion is in hitting mechanics using video guidance to break down the swing and show athletes precise changes they can make in their swing as well as exit velocity and bat speed. He is also passionate in throwing velocity/mechanics using a variety of techniques including de-acceleration, proper arm slot mechanics, and strength training drills. He has many athletes who currently hold hitting records at their respective high schools. The throwing velocity program has helped over 80 female athletes reach the 60mph mark and most recently has had 4 girls reach over 70mph.

Contact information: (734) 476-5056

Specializes In

  • Hitting

  • Throwing Velocity Enhancement

Coach

ALEX NEWLAND

Experience

  • Hitting & Pitching Instructor

  • 13+ Years of player development & coaching

  • 3-year Varsity Starter in HS

  • 2010-11 Concordia University INF

  • Helped coach AA Travelers which produced 11 D-1 players along with multiple draft picks.

  • Current MCHD 16U Head Coach 2010-2011

Specializes In

  • Pitching

  • Hitting

  • Fielding

Coach

TYSHAUN CHAMPMAN

Experience

At a young age I was very sick and told that playing sports or even walking was not going to be a possibility for my future. Having mentors such as Brett Farve, gave me a drive and motivation to build myself up into the athlete and young man I’ve grown to be. Being a young male from the small town of Pontiac, I want to mentor and show younger children and teenagers the chances and opportunities I have received are possible.


Fastball been up to 100mph off the mound and was drafted to the Kansas City Royals in 2019. The year 2021 I was assigned to the Billing Mustangs, then 2022 assigned to the Northern Colorado Owlz.

Specializes In

  • Pitching

  • Arm Strength

  • Arm Care

  • Pitching Mechanics

Coach

TROY JUSTICE

Experience

  • Current International Player and Coach

  • Attended Marygrove College 2014-2017 First ever Baseball Program

  • Graduated Rochester College NAIA 2018

  • Signed first overseas contract in Western Australia in 2019

  • Played in the Puerto Rico Independent Baseball League 2021

  • Signed in Germany Holm Westend 69ers 2022

  • 2022 Prague Baseball week Champions BBJO

  • 2022 & 2023 Finkstonball Champions Austria

Specializes In

  • Hitting

  • Catching

  • Fielding

  • Outfield

  • Pitching

Coach

MATTHEW CARLINGTON

Experience

  • Former College First Baseman

  • Current Head Coach of Motor City Hit Dogs 13U Team

  • Current Head Coach of John Glenn High School JV Baseball

  • Current Varsity Hitting Coach at John Glenn High School

Specializes In

  • Hitting

  • Fielding

Call 734-646-3820

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