Bases Loaded Baseball & Softball Academy
Where Competitive Ballplayers Grow Their Game
Established in 2010 by former MLB player, Jim Neidlinger, Bases Loaded has become one of the top 25 training facilities in the US, and just recently received a Best of Williston business award. We have proudly served hundreds of families and players over the years - from Little League to NCAA D1- as Vermont's leading baseball and softball instructional facility.
NEWS! Multiple Bases Loaded students and Bulldogs players in the Burlington Free Press Top 15 Pitchers statewide midseason lists.
Baseball Pitchers: Tanner Wolpert, Ben Alekson, Oliver Pudvar, Shea Howrigan, Braedon Jones, Nick Kelly, Zach Davis
Softball Pitchers: Emily Borrazzo, Sarah Coloney, Eve McCormick
Congrats to Tanner and Emily!
Congratulations to our BL students for achieving the highest honors in their sports this high school season! We know firsthand how much work they put in, as well as their leadership on and off the field. Way to go!
Open summer camp opportunity!
July 25-29, Grades 3-6 and 7-12.
The Saint Michael's College Baseball camp will be directed by Saint Michael's College Baseball staff, including our own Jim Neidlinger. This camp is designed to provide players with the skills and knowledge to take your game up a notch. Games will be played each day to reinforce drills, lectures and demonstrations. Campers are assigned to a level based on age, size, position and experience.
Bases Loaded was created by former Major League Pitcher Jim Neidlinger in 2010 after working at several area fitness facilities for 17 years. Jim’s vision was to create a facility where area students could improve their skills in a strictly baseball/softball-only facility. Over the last 10 years, Bases Loaded has grown exponentially, and the success of their students is a testament to the hard work of the players and vast knowledge of the instructors.
The way baseball and softball players train has changed dramatically over the years and Bases Loaded instructors have grown and adapted, including the implementation of our Rapsodo hitting and pitching system, while always keeping the basic fundamentals that every player needs to be successful. In the past 5 years, Bases Loaded has produced 6 Gatorade Players of the Year between baseball and softball. In 2019 alone, not only did Bases Loaded have both softball and baseball Gatorade Player of the Year, but had more than 30 players who were on teams competing for a State Championship.
In 2017, Bases Loaded started their premier travel baseball organization, the Bases Loaded Bulldogs, which has grown from 3 teams in 2017 to 7 in 2021 and competes in the top tournaments in New England.
Bases Loaded has continued to produce top level players because our instructors and coaches not only have competed at high levels, whether it be college or professionally, but we continually work as a cohesive group to share our knowledge to make every student better.
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence"