"Development is the KEY!"

Our qualified instructors have a combined 50+ years of coaching experience, including specialties in hitting, fielding, pitching, catching and more.  All instructors are available for individual lessons. Our staff includes:


David Stephenson:  A former college and high school head coach (16 years), Head coaching stops at Sandy Creek HS, Georgia Perimeter College, Lithia Springs HS, and Sprayberry HS.  David teaches hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, and throwing for both baseball and softball. Coach Stephenson also coaches several travel teams at several age groups. 2018 is Coach Stephenson's 26th year coaching the game of baseball. He has a career head coaching record of 449-213 with numerous kids signing college scholarships and playing professional baseball. Coach David played college baseball at the University of West Georgia. He is also a current scout with the Atlanta Braves organization.

Kevin Howard: Coach Howard has coached college baseball for 25 years and has held head coaching positions at Emory University, LaGrange College, and Reinhardt University. He has a career record of 697-402. Coach Howard comes to ABA with a passion for teaching all aspects of the game to all ages. Well known for his mental approach to the game and instilling confidence in players of all ages. Hitting, pitching, catching, and fielding are his areas of instruction. Coach Howard will also be helping with team practices and summer baseball.    

Connor Stephenson: A former ABA player, Connor currently pitches at the University of West Georgia.  Available for pitching lessons as well as pitching clinics. Connor also assists with the day to day operation of the ABA facility.

Joe Lamb:  Joe played college baseball at Darton State College and Georgia Southwestern University. A long-time travel baseball coach with a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the game. Joe will be offering individual lessons and coaching the 10u, 11u, and 16u age groups in the fall, spring, and summer seasons. Coach Lamb is also the General Manager of the 9-14u teams.

Gatlin Curlee: Gatlin played HS Baseball at Newnan HS and Locust Grove HS and was named All-Region his senior year at LGHS as a 3rd baseman. He continued his playing Career at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. Gatlin will be offering hitting and fielding lessons to all ages. He will also coach the 14AA team in the Spring of 2018. 

Derrick Laney:  A former Fayette County HS stand out player, Derrick played college baseball at Augusta State University. He has coached at Starr's Mill HS and Whitewater HS and is currently a teacher and coach at Whitewater Middle School in Fayette County. Derrick will be coaching the 14u age group in both the fall and spring seasons. 

Amber McIntyre: A former standout softball player at Newnan High School, Amber is currently an assistant coach at Newnan High School. Amber played college softball at Georgia Military College and was slated to go to Auburn University as a pitcher / shortstop until an arm injury cut her career short. Pitching, hitting, fielding, throwing are all areas of concentration for Amber. 

Ashley Clifton-Stamper: A former standout pitcher at Northgate High School, Ashley went on to pitch at Georgia Tech. Pitching, catching, and hitting lessons are available.

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