All instructors at Extra Innings Baltimore come with an extensive baseball or softball background. Whether they are former or current professional players, college all-stars, or high school or college coaches, Extra Innings Baltimore offers serious professional instruction!
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Stephen A. Markey, III - Owner/Instructor
Steve has over 25 years of experience as a player, coach and manager for baseball and softball. He has coached girls' softball and boys' baseball, and has been a player and a coach on various mens' softball teams. Steve has also coached soccer and basketball and has run strength and conditioning clinics. Steve also has experience running numerous baseball camps. Steve has provided instruction for players from T-Ball to high school, including Rec ball, Travel, and Metro. Steve has represented and currently represents numerous professional baseball players. Steve's day job consists of practicing law and running the Law Offices of Stephen A. Markey, III. P.C.
Kyle Shifflette - Director of Baseball & Softball Instruction, Camps & Clinics
Kyle graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Shepherd University with a concentration in Athletic Coaching and Officiating. He was a left-handed pitcher for the Shepherd Rams from 2006-2010 and was part of a conference championship in 2009. In 2010 Kyle was a student assistant coach for the Rams under Wayne Riser. In high school Kyle played all 4 years at Severna Park as a Pitcher, First Baseman, and Outfielder where he gained All-County and All-Metro honors. He was also part of the 2005 3A State Championship team. Kyle has worked with the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association (GSPAA) providing instruction at camps and clinics for baseball players of all ages. Kyle will be available for pitching, hitting, fielding and throwing instruction for baseball and hitting and fielding for softball.
Adrian Parkes, CSCS - Manager/Director of Next Level Sports Performance
Ade has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Wesley College and is pursuing his Masters of Science degree in Human Movement, concentrating in Sports Conditioning. He was the conditioning and fitness coach for Walsall Professional Soccer team in Walsall, England and was a strength and conditioning coach for Wesley College Women's Soccer team. Ade has run the fitness programs for soccer camps at Wesley College and Gettysburg College. Ade played four (4) years for the Mens' Soccer team and three years for the mens' Tennis team at Wesley College. Ade is an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and is CPR/AED certified. Ade is available for one on one training, group training and team training.
Sam Snider - Guest Instructor
Sam spent 28 years with the Baltimore Orioles Organization. He was hired in 1980 as a batting practice pitcher. He moved to full time status for Cal Ripken Sr. as a bullpen catcher in 1987. He spent 21 years as bullpen catcher and acting bullpen coach. He has caught such greats as Mike Mussina, Tippy Martinez and Mike Flanagan. Sam spent 2008 and 2009 with the York Revolution of the Atlantic Independant League as the hitting/third base coach. Additionally, he was interim manager of the team during the 2009 season. Sam is available for hitting, pitching, catching & fielding lessons.
Nick Cicio - Extra Innings Instructor
Nick Cicio is a local player who grew up in the Rosedale, Maryland area. He followed his passion for baseball to the collegiate level; he first attended CCBC Catonsville for his freshman and sophomore years. His sophomore year he was named First Team All-American and was listed in the top eight pitchers for ERA. After his sophomore year, Nick pursued his baseball career at the University of Central Florida. He played two years in the Conference USA with 10 starts and 46 apperances while striking out 112 in 119 innings. During his senior year Nick lead the team in appearances and ERA and held his opponents to a .234 batting average. He also helped the Knights get back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven years. After his senior season Nick signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Twins. He completed his first summer of Pro Baseball in the Gulf Coast league in Fort Myers, FL with a 1.78 ERA, 20 strikeouts, and only 2 walks in twenty innings. Nick is available for baseball lessons during the
Cassey Rogers - CCBC Catonsville Softball Instructor, Windmill Specialist
Cassey Rogers has been playing softball for 14 years. She has played club softball since she was 10 years old. Cassey attended the Institute of Notre Dame High School in Baltimore, Maryland, and was a member of the softball team all four years. Her freshman year she was the Junior Varsity Captain, and won the M.V.P. award. During Cassey's senior year, she was the Captain of the Varsity team and received Best Offensive Player Award. She currently attends the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, where she pitches and plays 3rd base. After completion of her freshman year, Cassey was awarded All-Tournament Team Region XX, All Maryland Juco Second Team, and First Team All-Eastern Region as a Pitcher.
Briana Searfoss - Softball Instructor
Briana has played softball for 10 years wit, travel, fall ball, and high school teams and currently plays fast pitch softball for the Lady Cardinals as starting catcher. Briana played for Eastern Technical High School for two years as a starting catcher and maintained one of the highest batting averages on the team. For the 2012-2013 seasons, Briana will be a Bobcat at Frostburg University. Briana currently coaches both softball and youth baseball teams in the Baltimore area. She will be available for softball hitting, catching, fielding and pitching lessons.
Adam O'Brien - Sports Performance Coach - Next Level Sports Performance
Adam is currently completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Towson University and will graduate in December 2011. Adam comes to NLSP from the Gordon Institute for Sports Performance, where he spent the majority of the year as an Intern Sports Performance Coach. During his time at the Gordon Institute, Adam designed and implemented training programs for athletes participating in numerous sports, while also participating in the Gordon Institute's Annual Athletic Performance Conference. Adam is also currently pursuing his certification as a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). Adam also attended Bluefield State College, WV and Harford Community College, MD where he played baseball for both teams. Adam's experience as a baseball player will be a huge asset to NLSP as he continues to design and develop sound and effective strength training programs for our baseball and softball athletes. Adam is also CPR/AED
Andrew Sacks - Baseball Instructor, Sports Performance Coach
Andrew graduated in 2009 from Frostburg State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology. He is also a certified trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). While at Frostburg, Andrew played on two conference championship teams) 2006, 2007) as a catcher. A Bel Air native, Andrew played high school baseball for John Carroll where he earned all-conference and all-county honors. Andrew comes to Extra Innings from the Bel Air Athletic Club, where he has been training a wide range of youth, high school, college, and professional athletes since 2007. Andrew has also worked at Union Memorial Sports Medicine in Bel Air, assisting with injury rehabilitation. Andrew has coached youth baseball players in multiple clinics and camps. He is available for one-on-one and group training, in addition to hitting, catching, and fielding lessons, and velocity development.
Al Bumbry - Camp Instructor, Extra Innings Baseball Advisor and Former Baltimore Oriole
Dave Johnson - Camp Instructor and Baseball Advisor