ABOUT ELEV8 BASEBALL Academy
Step up to ELEV8 Baseball Academy—a home where passionate coaching fuels all-round athlete growth. We celebrate triumphs as our victories, committed to refining weaknesses, amplifying strengths, and propelling players to thrive.
From world-class training strategies embraced by elite athletes, our transformational framework is second to none. We've partnered with Top Velocity Boca Raton, implementing cutting-edge programming for gaining velocity and strength located in our exclusive state-of-the-art hub. Moreover, we use coaches from XPE Sports for speed training, teaching players how to be more explosive. Elev8 brings you coaches, programs, and sports science, igniting game excellence through daily grind.
Age, year, or skill don't matter. Our custom full-time program hones exceptional athletes on and off the field. We aim to prime players for fitting college placements, aligning with their potential.
Fuel your game at ELEV8, guided by MLB and global league-experienced coaches. Elite Programs beckon committed athletes to sculpt a brighter baseball future. Welcome to the next level.
Academy & Post Grad Program
Each individual's journey to school is unique. Perhaps you haven't received ample opportunities to showcase your abilities, or your academic performance has constrained your program choices. Would an additional year dedicated to honing your fundamental skills and fostering physical growth be beneficial?
At our academy, players entrust their development to us. We refine their abilities, engage in competitive games at an elevated level, and facilitate their transition into college programs.
If your ideal college destination isn't set for the upcoming fall, we encourage you to contemplate the potential impact of our program on your pursuit of higher-level achievements. Consider the opportunities we offer in propelling you toward your goals.
Unlocking Potential on the Diamond
ELEV8 Baseball Academy employs a rolling admissions process, allowing you to submit your application at any point during the year for the upcoming semester. Upon acceptance and availability in the program, you have the option to start immediately or in the following semester.
For optimal growth and development, we recommend considering participation in the complete 9-month school year, if feasible.
"Elev8 Baseball Academy has been a game-changer for my son's journey in baseball. The personalized coaching and comprehensive training programs have taken his performance to new heights. Beyond the skills, he's learned about discipline, teamwork, and resilience. I'm truly grateful for the positive impact Elev8 has had on his development."
"Enrolling my son in Elev8 Baseball Academy was the best decision we ever made. The coaching staff's dedication to nurturing both his athletic skills and personal growth has been remarkable. His confidence on and off the field has soared, and his performance has improved significantly. Elev8 truly creates an environment where young athletes thrive."
"As a former student-athlete, I can confidently say that Elev8 Baseball Academy goes above and beyond to provide top-notch training. The coaches are not just instructors; they're mentors who genuinely care about each player's development. My time at Elev8 has had a profound impact on my skills, mindset, and character. It's an experience I'll always cherish."
MEET OUR COACHES
Train Like a Professional, Compete Like a Champion. At Elev8, our success is defined by the caliber of athletes we nurture. Our mission is to cultivate individuals who will achieve greatness in life far beyond their time at Elev8.
Executive Director & Head Coach
Across 12 pro seasons with the Marlins, Cardinals, and Indians, Todd secured 8 championships. At FAU, he shone as an NCAA All-American, leading the nation in wins at 15-0. Todd's excellence continued with accolades like FAU Hall of Fame induction, 5x League All-Star, Topps All-Star, ERA Title, and SAVE Title.
With an impressive 2.16 ERA (5th in the nation) and 11.3 K's per nine innings (9th), he anchored FAU's pitching with a second-best team ERA of 3.10 and a record of 54-9. Notably, the team held a record-setting 34 consecutive victories. Post college, he thrived in the NY Penn league and secured the ERA title with a 1.52 ERA, highlighted by a complete game 1-hitter and 15 strikeouts.
Hailed as a league and TOPPS All-Star, Todd was recognized by Baseball America as a top Marlins prospect. He continued to excel in subsequent seasons, contributing to championships and international tournaments. Since 2012, Todd has been a vital part of ELEV|8.
Assistant Coach & Infield Coordinator
Local to our area, Rafi Rodriguez is our skilled infield instructor. He was a standout shortstop at Spanish River High School and a four-year starter at Mercer University. He later played in the Texas Rangers' minor league system and coached Puerto Rico's Winter League for two seasons. Rafi also secured a National Championship coaching Lynn University's Women’s Softball team and has guided local high school teams for 5 years.
Rafi's coaching prowess, player rapport, and teaching aptitude greatly enrich ELEV|8's coaching team.
Assistant Pitching Coach
Ramón Rafael Morel, a former MLB pitcher, was born on August 15, 1974, in Villa Gonzalez, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Morel made his MLB debut on July 6, 1995, with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the age of 20.
He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1995 to 1997 and briefly with the Chicago Cubs in 1997.
Associate Head Coach
Meet Coach Charles (Sonny) Hansley, ELEV8's Assistant Baseball Coach. Hailing from Chicopee, Massachusetts, he excelled in both baseball and basketball at American International College. With over 440 wins in 12 coaching seasons, Coach Hansley's baseball career is noteworthy. He began in 1987 as Nova Southeastern University's Head Baseball Coach, later coaching at high schools.
Received honors like Florida Sun Conference Coach of the Year
Led teams to victory in NCAA Division 2 National Championships
Holds a BS from American International College and an MA from Springfield College
Enthusiastic about coaching, kids, and the game
Coach Hansley adds dynamic expertise to ELEV8's coaching team.
Alejandro José Machado contributes his first-hand professional baseball experience to ELEV|8. Born on April 26, 1982, in Caracas, Venezuela, he began as an infielder with the Atlanta Braves. In 2004, he showcased his versatility with a .306 batting average and 30 stolen bases across 139 games, earning him accolades. Claimed by the Boston Red Sox, he shone in the International League with a .300 batting average in 2005. Later, he transitioned through various teams, including the Minnesota Twins and New York Mets.
Machado brings his real-world insights to ELEV|8 as a dedicated coach.
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