The University of Baseball was formed in 2009 when James Bills, a part-time coach and independent business owner, decided to share his love and passion for baseball with players and enthusiasts of all ages. The University of Baseball is the result of his vision to transform young men into high quality ballplayers. He has developed training regimens and coaching techniques that work for players at all levels -- youth select programs, clubs, high school, collegiate and professional teams.
Early on James understood the need for The University of Baseball to offer a full service program. From developing youth players to advance to the next level through proper technique, baseball IQ and tapping into their inner “fire”, to mentoring and working with the players and families to leverage opportunities for college scholarships (check out the Alumni page), the University of Baseball has it covered. Along with regular practices and games, the UB program offers training and guidance for a sound mind and healthy diet to round out a player’s successful development.
Through time-tested techniques and the hard work of its coaching staff, the University of Baseball has developed into a successful baseball program in the Austin area. The philosophy of focusing on developing the players rather on gathering trophies holds true to James’ belief of providing a high quality program. Through the years, James has demonstrated the value of the program by his younger players besting their competition, and older players’ performance for college and professional scouts.
James shares his lifetime of baseball knowledge and love for the game while giving back to the Austin community by working with the next generation of athletes. No matter how many teams The University of Baseball has he finds the time to conduct hands-on lessons with each and every one of them.
We invite you to become a part of The University of Baseball family and share our love for the game!
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