At CageRat Baseball we focus on the long view by developing the physical and mental skills needed to prepare every player for college play. Our primary goal is to help players obtain college scholarships and ultimately reach their goals of playing professionally through hard work on and off the field.
MEET THE TEAM
As a CageRat, you’ll be working with highly trained and qualified former college baseball players. Their knowledge and ability to connect with players is second to none.
Tad is baseball through and through. Since five years old, Reida has made the diamond his home. Playing on successful teams throughout middle and high school before joining two of the country’s top summer travel teams: Indiana Bull (2002) and the Midland Redskins (2003). A talented infielder, Reida was drafted out of high school for the Philadelphia Phillies, but chose to continue his career at the collegiate level with the Wichita State Shockers (2003-2006), reaching the NCAA tournament every year. Following his playing career being cut short due to injury, Reida began his coaching career with the Indiana Bulls. In 2008 his coaching success continued as an assistant coach for the WVU Mountaineers and then the United States Air Force Academy. Having coached many players who have gone on to play professionally. Reida founded CageRat Baseball in 2010 with the hopes of helping youth baseball players reach their maximum potential.
Director of Operations
As a player, Greg was a left-handed pitcher at Vanderbilt University for coach Tim Corbin alongside players such as David Price as well as having pitched professionally in the Seattle Mariners organization. Greg’s fastball ran up to 99 MPH and he was touted as one of the top players in the country by Perfect Game. As a coach, Greg has helped develop many D1 players as well as help a few different coaches and programs such as Auggie Garrido at the University of Texas.
As one of our main instructors and coaches for the organization, Scott’s career success brings expertise in pitching, hitting, fielding, and conditioning to our players. Scott was a RHP and shortstop at UC-Santa Barbara. After a successful college career, he had a successful 11-year professional career including pitching in the MLB with the Cincinnati Reds.
Hunter Parnell became a CageRat as a freshman with a bat speed of 72 MPH, throwing velocity of 68 MPH and a 60 time of 8.2 seconds. His overall skills were average to below average. Due to Hunter’s extreme work ethic and willingness to buy into the program, after 2 years, his exit velocity on hitting jumped to 94 MPH, his throwing velocity rose to 88 MPH and he ran a 6.7 60 yard dash. Through work and the right program, he went from struggling to making his high school team to signing a full Division 1 scholarship at Air Force.
WHAT WE OFFER
SUMMER & FALL
ELITE TRAVEL TEAMS
PITCHING 101: THE IMPORTANCE OF THROWING INSIDE
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BASERUNNING 101: HOW TO READ PITCHES IN THE DIRT
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Colorado Springs, CO 80918