September 22, 2016

To: Any Baseball Coach looking for a valuable place to train

 Dear Coach:

I recently retired from coaching travel baseball after 28 years.  I’ve had the opportunity to coach teams of all ages, and utilized facilities across the southeast.  I want to encourage you to give Chris and Nick Mele and their facility at the Hard Knocks Baseball Academy an opportunity to earn your business.  My teams utilized Chris and Nick for personalized training for several seasons.  They focused on the individual needs of the player, and not just the same drills someone would use on everyone.  I trusted them with my teams, and with my own son. 

We had winning seasons every year during our time with Hard Knocks.  I believe an important part of that winning formula was the training provided by Chris and Nick and their facility.  In addition, they offered some of the most competitive pricing available in this area.  That combination is very hard to beat.

In conclusion, if you are looking for the best value in this area for a baseball facility where your team can receive personalized instruction at a facility that provides the necessary space to get better as a team, then I don’t think there is a better option for you than Hard Knocks Baseball Academy.


David Cochran



Thanks Coach Chris & Nick for running our son’s Birthday party-the kids had a BLAST!!  He loves Hard Knocks so much but especially enjoys his 1-on-1 time with you guys, thanks again for everything!

Melanie W.


Dear Coach Chris:

Thank you so much for being my great pitching coach, I had a lot of FUN!  And with your help I got a lot better!!  Thank you for all your time and hard work-you turned me into an ace and I appreciate that, you’re the best!

Love, Nate age-10

P.S. I LOVE Pitching!


Coach Nick:

Thank you for all your time and dedication the past few years – I wouldn’t be where I am today without you!  You’re a GREAT hitting coach and I love coming in every week, thank you for teaching me!!

Nick T.