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Tier One Athletes

The staff at Tier One are excited to get back in to the arena of helping young athletes achieve their dreams.   

Our knowledgeable and experienced network of instructors will work one on one with athletes to improve their fundamental skill sets and assist them into developing into Tier One Athletes.

We also offer instructional clinics for travel & recreational teams in age groups 10-18U.  We will work with your team's coaches to get feedback on areas you see you need to improve on as well as incorporate both basic fundamentals and advanced tips practiced at the collegiate level. 

Clinics can be as short as 90 minutes (mini-camp/practice) or as long as 4 hours.  Fees and rates vary depending on age group, length, amount of players, and distance.

Mike (Coach V) is currently giving lessons at the Launching Pad in Goldsboro, NC on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30.  You can contact Mike directly at or you can book online at the Launching Pad's website.  Lessons are $40 per 30 minute session.

Mike is an Assistant Softball Coach at Division II Barton College in Wilson, NC where he focuses on hitting as well as working with catchers and infielders.

Mike previously coached with the Wayne County Hurricanes and Johnston County Clippers where he lead teams to seven state championships, a respectable third place World Series finish, and a National Championship before becoming involved with the showcase teams.  Mike was also invited and coached several teams at the prestigious Queen of Diamonds individual showcase where he coached girls from across the country.

Through Tier One, Mike has organized and participated in several skills clinics alongside other collegiate coaches with the goal of helping kids reach the next highest level.

Tier 1 On 1 Instruction

Coach V is currently available on Monday and Wednesday nights to give private one on one instruction at the Launching Pad in Goldsboro, NC.  Coach V can cover all aspects of the game to include skilled positions (pitchers & catchers) as well as hitting.  

Tier 1 Catcher's Academy

Details on our next Tier One Catcher's Academy will be coming soon!! 
Our catcher's academy consists of four, 2 hour sessions (6:30-8:30) @ the Launching Pad in Goldsboro, NC.  Class size is limited to six athletes so that each can get personal, one on one instruction.  This academy is open to age groups 12U-18U players and is designed to give your catcher the fundamentals & techniques to evolve into an elite catcher.  Registration is $200.  This is an intense two hour session which puts athletes through conditioning, agility, as well as skill development drills & exercises.  Please email to register or call 919-394-6785 for any questions.

Class Schedule: TBA

Up Coming Camps

These events are open to any athletes in graduating in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.