The Battery

The Battery is Rochester's first indoor baseball and softball training facility in Western New York.


In addition to our regular instructional programs, we provide individuals and teams with a facility where they can practice their hitting and defensive skills.


Individual pitching, catching, fielding and hitting lessons start right after Labor Day.  Call to reserve your spot for the season.


From September 1st to May 31st, The Battery cages ares open to the public on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Team rentals available. Please call us at





News & Events


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We welcomed students to the new Softball Academy for players 9-12


On January 21st we welcomed the future high school stars! Follow us in facebook to take a look at some images.


Battery Alum Named Hitting Coach of Houston Astros!


Congratulations to Battery alum Jeff Albert (Bishop Kearney) who has been named a big league hitting coach.  Jeff was a minor league hitting coach training prospects that led the Astros to the World Series.

Jeff trained at The Battery, taking lessons from Coach Fred Tillinghast, attending our winter academies and stopping to practice year round. 


Jeff Albert is another Battery success story!


2017 Winter Baseball and Softball Academies


On October 28/29 we welcomed students to the winter academies. This season marks the 32nd year that we offer the Winter program.



Summer Camps


The Battery held three successful summer camps in July 2017.  Keeping with the tradition started by Coach T twenty seven years ago, they were held at Bishop Kearney fields in Irondequoit. And one of this year's instructors attended the camps growing up and also attended our Winter Academies while in LL and high school.




Battery Student Signs Letter of Intent with Div. 1 College


Battery student Grace Van Horn, a senior at Union Springs High School, signed her Letter of Intent to play softball next fall at Division 1 St. Bonaventure.

Grace trains year round at The Battery and has  been recognized for her impressive high school career.




   Battery Student Named Div. III 'Player of the Year'


Battery student Dominic 'Dom' Palma, a catcher at Hilton HS, was named Division III Player of the YearDom will play this fall at Manhattan College. He is another Battery success story!

Matt DeRoller (Bishop Kearney) and Sean Mannion (Irondequoit) received Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to all!




Battery Student reaches the 200th hit of her career

Special congratulations to Battery student Hannah Anderson, a senior at Caledonia Mumford, who had the 200th hit of her outstanding high school career.. At yesterday's game (May 15, 2015) she hit a double and a solo home run.
Hannah will be attending Ithaca College in the fall.

Battery Student Named Liberty League Player of the Year

Congrats to Brittany Grage for being named the Liberty League Player of the Year! The U of R senior is one of the top college softball players in the country. Offensively, Grage batted .434 with 11 doubles, a school record-tying 14 home runs and 54 RBI's. As a pitcher, Grage went 12-4 with a 2.19 earned run average. Read more...











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Winter Academies

Registration is open for the 2017-2018 Winter Academies. Check the Programs page for more details.

In Memoriam

John Tillinghast - 'Coach T'
1942 - 2012

John Tillinghast

Coach T's strong and steady presence has always guided the Battery family and thousands of young people. We are sustained by the strength and peace of knowing he is now in God's loving hands. You are forever in our hearts and by our side.

Rest in peace Coach.


The Battery's 33rd Anniversary

On March 2nd, 2016 The Battery celebrated its 33th anniversary of training champions.

As a small family owned and run business, we are proud to contribute to make reality the dreams of thousands of young people.

We are proud of The Battery students who through the years have signed with Division 1 colleges and universities; proud of those who signed professional contracts , and proud to have  a Battery-trained student in the major leagues.

We are proud of the lives we have touched and the friends we have made.

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