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2021 Bulldogs Team Tryouts - August 29 & 30

Be a part of VT's premier travel organization

We believe the best way for players to strengthen their skills is to combine  top instruction with playing other competitive teams, which is why we attend high-level tournaments throughout New England and NY/NJ. Bulldogs teams play against some of the best players in their age groups, raising their games and gaining valuable exposure whether they want to play in college or exceed their goals here on their high school teams.

The Bulldogs program includes near-daily practices in addition to our tournament play. Our program is unique for travel programs when it comes to how much time we devote to practices. That daily instruction makes all the difference in why our teams are able to compete at the level they do.  

If you are looking for a no-nonsense program that focuses on development and competitiveness, give us a call or email to find out more and register for the tryouts. We are fielding baseball teams for ages 13U-18U!  

Announcing the Sixty Feet Six Virtual Pitching Academy

Dear Bases Loaded Family,

With all of the available technology today, we're happy to announce an all new way of building skills during today's times.

Visit our tab on this site to learn more about this, or direct at  There is no better time for pitchers to get to work than right now, and we'll be there to help.


Jim Neidlinger and Connor Johnson

About Bases Loaded Academy

Bases Loaded Baseball & Softball Academy was created by former major league pitcher, Jim Neidlinger in 2010.  It is an instruction-based facility for players of all skill levels.  The facility offers year round private & semi-private lessons, small group clinics, indoor baseball & softball leagues and is the home of the Bases Loaded Bulldogs Travel Organization.

Bases Loaded was named a Top 25 facility nationally in 2017.

Our Mission

Let's face it - baseball and softball are some of the hardest sports to master. Our goal is to help area youth succeed, at all levels, by instituting the basic fundamentals that every player needs. How we do that is by utilizing our many years of professional playing and teaching experience while leveraging the latest in technology and techniques, such as our Rapsodo hitting and pitching system.


"My two sons have been very fortunate to be working with Jim and his staff at Bases Loaded for the past seven years.  Quite simply, Coach Jim and his staff are proven winners in coaching baseball.  Their knowledge, attention to detail, and passion for developing kids into better baseball players makes Bases Loaded the premier place for skill development in the state of Vermont.  Both my sons have improved exponentially over the past several years and Bases Loaded has been the foundation of their success on the field.  We are thankful, honored, and proud to be a part of the Bulldog family!"  - Jeff Eaton 

"Bases Loaded offers a program second to none. They are comprised of an amazingly talented coaching staff that is not only knowledgeable in the sport but equally concerned with creating a positive experience, demonstrating to and instructing the kids on the importance of things such as sportsmanship, team culture and the many mental aspects of the game that continue to assist our kids as they mature into adulthood." 

- Amy Havreluk, Facebook Review

"Super impressed with Bases Loaded! Great, knowledgeable staff. My daughter looks forward to going each week and has made tremendous progress!"

Kim Collins Thomas, Facebook Review

"My son enjoys the coaching and the opportunity to be active during winter months. Feedback is positive and constructive. Thank you Jim and staff!"

Travis Scribner, Google Review


Bases Loaded Baseball & Softball Academy Sponsors

Thanks to for supporting our players and providing a great fan shop!

Thanks to for supporting our players and providing a great fan shop!

Picard Fitness trains many of our Bulldogs players. Contact Adam to arrange your workouts too!

Thanks to our local folks at Coca-Cola!

Thanks to the Purinton Maple & Tree Farm for supporting Bases Loaded students

Thanks to our advertisers and sponsors!

Contact Us Jim Neidlinger

Bases Loaded Baseball & Softball Academy

Phone: (802) 922-6416 (Calls only, no text please)