skip navigation

About Us

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.

COVID-19 Update: Open with Precautions

Dear Bases Loaded Family,

We will be closed until 4/15, following Governor Scott's mandate for gyms and other exercise/training facilities yesterday. While we can eliminate close contact, we cannot eliminate many hands touching the baseballs and softballs. In-person clinics and lessons are on hold. Our 9-week clinics are planned to start 4/19 if restrictions are lifted.

It is critical that we slow the virus and the only way we can do that is if we all do our part and keep physical distance from others beyond our households. That doesn't mean however, that our beloved sports stop. 

Here are some ideas for working baseball and softball into players' new routines:
- Throw long toss with another household member or into a net to keep arms in shape. Just remember to do proper arm warm-ups beforehand, like always. 
- Find a wall and work on fielding reflexes with a tennis ball.
- Have another household member hit fly balls and grounders.
- Have a dog who loves to fetch? Find a big field and work on your swing. Make a game with targets and gain further control over your swing. 
- Get faster and stronger by keeping to a workout routine - stretching, running, lifting. You don't need weight machines at home.  Push-ups and other fundamental exercises go a long way.
- Email your instructors at Bases Loaded to stay in touch, get ideas for drills and share your progress. 

Thanks for your understanding, and for your attention to the CDC and state guidelines. We all want to keep each other and our loved ones healthy, and eventually get back to work on the field. 



"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)