New Winter Hitting Classes at Wheelhouse Baseball Academy

Wheelhouse Baseball Academy lead hitting instructor Ryan Basham will be offering a new Winter Hitting Class through the months of November and December. The course will run for 6 weeks. Each weekly session will be an hour in length and will take place on Saturdays.

Class sizes will intentionally be kept small (maximum of 6 per group), so that each player will receive loads of individual attention. The course will be open to two age groups; 8-10 year olds & 11-13 year olds.

Ryan will focus on all aspects of hitting, including mechanical work, mental approach and strategies, timing, core strength and stability, and more. Each weekly session will feature drill work, but will also include live batting practice and fun competitions. While the class is focused on development, it is also designed for kids to have fun and further develop their enjoyment of the game of baseball.

Participants will have their exit velocity recorded and have video taken at the beginning and end of the course to track progress. Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a personal evaluation with recommended drills and tips for their continued development.

Classes Include

  • Maximum of 6 players per group
  • Exit velocity recordings
  • Video analysis
  • Individual evaluation
  • Live batting practice
  • Fun competitions


Topics Covered in Course

  • Balance, posture & athleticism
  • Creating leverage & power
  • Rhythm & timing
  • Plate coverage & hitting different pitch locations
  • Being successful against different pitch speeds, including curveballs and changeups.
  • How to think like the best hitters in the game


Winter Hitting Class Session Schedule


*Note: The week of Thanksgiving, Saturday, November 25th will be skipped.

  • Saturday, November 4th
  • Saturday, November 11th
  • Saturday, November 18th
  • Saturday, December 2nd
  • Saturday, December 9th
  • Saturday, December 16th



  • Beginners (ages 8-10): 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Intermediate (ages 11-13): 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm



Wheelhouse Baseball Academy
5254 E 65th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46022

Located in Schmoll Industrial Park, off I-465 and Binford Ave, just a few minutes south of Heritage Christian School.


Click Here to Reserve a Spot Today!


See what others have said about working with Ryan:

“Ryan is a phenomenal coach, teacher and instructor. Luke has worked with him over the course of the last year and the progress he’s made is tremendous. He’s grown more much confident as a hitter and ballplayer. Ryan does a great job of not only teaching the fundamentals of baseball but also instilling confidence into his students.” –  Ryan S.

“Coach Ryan is a great coach.. we have seen improvement almost immediately after seeing him. Not only does he teach technique but he teaches it in a way that my son can understand and apply!!!”Jennica

“Ryan was so well prepared and immediately identified major areas of improvement, which got my son hitting so much better. Ryan made my son so comfortable, making his lesson fun and valuable. More lessons to follow.” Joseph



Ryan Basham is a former Division-1 player at Michigan State University, and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006. He played 5 seasons of minor league professional baseball. Ryan has coached at the high school and collegiate levels, and has over a decade of experience as a private hitting instructor.

2 thoughts on “New Winter Hitting Classes at Wheelhouse Baseball Academy”

  1. Hi there! I wanted to inquire about getting my son in there for some training. What is the cost?
    Also, could we come and tour your facility?
    Isaac is almost 12, and has played for 6 years. In the spring, he had his first season in the majors. All played at Skiles.
    Thanks for your time!

    1. Hi Laura,

      Sure, I’d love to help Isaac out! My building is located Whitestown. I’d be happy to let you take a look. Private lessons start at $65, and run 45 minutes in length. I also offer discount packages of 3, 5, or 10 lessons, which provide discounts of 5%, 10%, or 15% respectively. Please reach out to me via phone call or text at (219) 545-1364 or email me at, and we can set up a time for you guys to come in and look around!


      Ryan Basham

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