The Athlete Factory offers professional baseball and softball
instruction year round.
Team up with one of our instructors on a regular basis to get the most out of your training! Using a step-by-step teaching system tailored specifically for each individual athlete, our instructors encourage positive progress even outside the facility. The Athlete Factory instructors are all talented and accomplished coaches with an extensive baseball or softball background.
The following private and group lessons are offered at The Athlete Factory:
Meet Our Talented Coaches:
Brad Enfield, Assistant Manager, Baseball Pitching Coach
Brad played baseball at Boonsboro High School where he was a 3 year varsity starter, graduating in 2013. He then played baseball for Funkstown Senior Legion where they won a state championship in 2013 and finished runner up in 2014. Brad then attended Hagerstown Community College where he received the Robert "Turtle" Smith Baseball Scholarship and earned second team All Region XX as a LHP. He currently plays semi-professional baseball for the Hagerstown Braves. Brad is available for lessons at The Athlete Factory in Frederick!
Ryan Brown, Baseball Hitting and Fielding Coach
Ryan attended Saint James School and holds Washington County's All-time Hits record (150). He also unofficially holds the Maryland State Hits record. He played for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox and led the team in hitting. Ryan played in Division I Charleston Southern University in the Big South Conference, and was a 2017 Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League All-Star. Currently Ryan is a member of UMBC's Baseball Team (Division I). Ryan is available for hitting and fielding lessons at The Athlete Factory in Frederick, and will be leading our summer Baseball Clinics!
Brett Strahin, Baseball Hitting, Fielding, and Catching Coach
Brett graduated from Brunswick High School in 2012 where he started every game catching for four years. He received MVAL first team honors his junior and senior years. He continued his baseball career at Frederick Community College. While at FCC, Brett also played semi-professional baseball for the Brunswick Orioles who went to the NABF World Series. Brett then went on to play on scholarship at West Virginia State University before graduating in 2017. Brett is available for catching, hitting, and fielding lessons!
Tyler Shreve, Baseball Pitching Coach
Tyler joins the Athlete Factory for baseball pitching lesson after recently graduating from the University of Charleston. During his time at UC, Tyler was a starting pitcher all four years. His career ERA was 4.9, while pitching 232.2 innings, with 181 strikeouts. Over the course of four years, Tyler started in 37 games, and had two saves in two opportunities. In the 37 games started, he pitched 19 complete games while having three shut outs. Call and schedule a pitching lesson with Tyler Shreve!
Claressa Mees, Softball Pitching and Hitting Coach
Claressa has many years of experience not only as a player, but also as a coach. She has coached Little League, travel teams, helped run camps, taught hitting and fielding, and mostly offered private pitching lessons. Claressa believes in the importance of teaching the proper mechanics, but most importantly teaching her athletes to have confidence and working on the mental aspect of the game as well. While pitching takes a lot of physical strength, it also includes the mental strength and learning those techniques will take the performance of a pitcher to the next level. As a freshman, Claressa appeared in 20 games as a pitcher, with 89.2 innings pitched. Mees proved her worth as she was second on the depth chart with 55 strikeouts. Offensively, Mees hit her first career homerun and finished with 4 RBIs. Claressa starred on the mound in her sophomore season, recording a 1.29 ERA and a 13-4 record in 23 appearances for the Falcons. She was named First Team All-Conference. In her junior season, Claressa again put together a great year. She started 21 games on the mound and appeared in 4 more. She recorded a 2.16 ERA and a 16-4 record. She was named All-Commonwealth Pitcher of the Year and First Team All Commonwealth. Claressa is available for softball pitching and hitting lessons!
Kaleigh Edwards, Softball Hitting, Fielding, and Catching Coach
High School (Tuscarora High): Hitting .645 (led county as a senior & hit for cycle 2X). Set school records for hits, doubles, triples, home runs and career batting average of .483. 3X Team Captain, Tuscarora Titans. 4X Central
Maryland Conference First Team. Frederick News Post All-County First Team. Tuscarora High's Female FCA 2016 Athlete of the Year. All-State Power Club. National Honor Society & 4-year Scholar Athlete. Helped lead Heartbreakers Gold Travel Club team to 3 ASA Gold Nationals.
College (Central Connecticut State, D1): Started in 30 of 38 games played as a Freshman. Finished year with 17 hits, 20 RBI, 8 runs, 3 doubles before suffering an injury in 2018. Kaleigh will continue her softball career at
Salisbury University in the Fall.
Kaleigh is available for softball hitting, fielding, and catching lessons and will be leading our summer Softball Clinics!
Ellen Martin, Softball Hitting, Fielding, and Catching Coach
Ellen has played softball since 3rd grade. Over the years she has played each position, but eventually specialized in catching. She played on the Seneca Valley High School Varsity Softball team from 2007-2009, where she played outfield (2007) and starting catcher (2008-2009). She also played for the Germantown Thunderbirds tournament team, where she held the position of staring catcher. In college, she held the position of catcher during her freshman year at The Catholic University of America. During the summers Ellen served as an assistant coach to the Germantown Thunderbirds tournament team. The Thunderbirds merged into the Red Raider’s facility and Ellen continued as an assistant coach for the Red Raiders. As a coach, Ellen specializes in hitting and catching. She has recently put together a team in the Frederick City Coed Softball League and she serves as the team’s representative and 1st baseman. Ellen is available for softball catching and hitting lessons!