What is Freedom Baseball?
Freedom Baseball is a prep baseball program that provides aspiring college/professional baseball players professional instruction, taught in a professional environment. Our philosophy at Freedom Baseball is not only to produce successful winning teams, but develop each individual player, both mentally and physically to reach their optimum playing potential. The right coaching staff, correct instruction, repetition, discipline and emphasis on quality practices are must have traits for a successful program and successful student-athletes.
Freedom Baseball offers an exciting opportunity for players on Long Island that are motivated and focused on getting to the next level. We consider ourselves an exclusive organization because of our ability to connect with each player and develop them both mentally and physically. We offer a unique style of Professional coaching that is a combination of constant reinforcement, demonstrations, along with an enjoyable learning atmosphere. We train our players with the intent to develop their ability to work through failures, develop them to be capable of overcoming the games difficult obstacles and offering solutions to the failures they are destined to face.
Who’s behind the organization?
Freedom Baseball was founded and is operated by former professional player Jon Kourie. Their connections to Major and Minor league professional baseball provides a learning experience not found anywhere else. Coach Jon understands what kind of players are out there, and what it takes to reach a specific level. He understands what it takes to keep players involved and focused. It is through these experiences that helped create this organization, and the way we develop our players. Talent can take you only so far. However, talent in conjunction with the right attitude, and an unmistakable desire to be the best will lead to the achievement of your goals. It’s those qualities that make the difference in a team’s level of success, both on the field and off.
Always at home with Freedom!
We have taken an exciting step and built our own training facility for the Freedom Baseball program. The Yard Sports Academy is a major upgrade for the program and will provide our players with a home to train. The Yard is located in Deer Park NY, near the Tanger Outlets. The Yard is easily accessible from the Sagtikos Parkway and Long Island Expressway.
The facility offers a variety of services including private lessons, group lessons, clinics, camps and birthday parties. We also have various strength equipment tools so we can accomplish a major goal of strength and conditioning for our athletes. We are very excited for this opportunity for Freedom Baseball and look forward to seeing you there!
The Winning Attitude
Being that baseball is a game of failure, it is extremely important for players to be able to accept failure, and leave it behind them. A positive, confident mental focus is absolutely necessary to have success. Our goal is to instill this in EVERY player in our organization. We demand a mutual respect between our players and coaches. This opens the door for great communication and growth as a team and as individuals.
We hold tryouts at various times during the year and are always looking for motivated players of all skill levels and ages. We can evaluate your skills and put you in the best possible position to succeed. Start toward making your goals happen today. Don’t hesitate to contact Jon Kourie if interested in becoming part of our program.
Message to Parents
Thank you! We value our parents tremendously. It is no secret that you are the major reasons for the opportunities that your children get to experience. We also realize that you have chosen to come to us out of many organizations. We appreciate your support and confidence in us. If you have any concerns throughout the year, we encourage you to reach out to the coaching staff. We would like to know that parents and players feel comfortable knowing that we are approachable, and fair. We also want to extend our appreciation for those parents that show a genuine interest in helping the organization grow, and also those parents who have and will extend a helping hand. We sincerely thank you for the opportunity to coach your boys.
Jon Kourie – President