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ELEV|8 2015 Spring Break Advanced Training (Palm Beach County) @ ELEV|8 Delray Campus
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm

Our Advanced Training baseball programs include instruction on hitting, bunting, defensive classes, infield & outfield training, pitching, catching and many specialty drills. Advanced Training also includes speed and agility training and an evaluation for our year-round Middle School & High School Academy programs.

Age groups: 8-12u & 13-18u

Dates: March 16th – March 20st

Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm

ELEV|8 Baseball 2015 Spring Break Rookie Ball (Palm Beach County) @ ELEV|8 Delray Campus
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm

Our Rookie Ball program is designed as an introduction to the game in a fun positive learning environment.

Ages:  4-7

Dates: March 16th – March 20st

Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm

ELEV|8 Baseball 2015 Spring Break Training Camp (Palm Beach County) @ ELEV|8 Delray Campus
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm

Our Training Camp program is for the player new to the game or needing improvement in different parts of their game to bring them to age level. This camp includes but not limited to skill specific work, strategy, hitting, fielding, pitching, and game play.

Age groups: 8-12u & 13-18u

Dates: March 16th – March 20st

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm

ELEV|8 Sports Institute Inc. (“ELEV|8”) is a multi-sport training and instructional business. The core product of ELEV|8 is a player development system that avails to every age and skill level. Our innovative player development system is intelligently designed to engage athletes in a progression of training programs that will “elevate” them to their next level and empower and propel them throughout their careers. ELEV|8 currently offers programming in baseball, basketball and lacrosse for all ages and skill levels including novice, advanced, elite and professional athletes. The mission for ELEV|8 is “Training Excellence”.

ELEV|8 is a Delaware corporation owned by Donald Uderitz. ELEV|8 was formed in April 2012. The company had operated under the name “The Bucky Dent Baseball School” (“BDBBS”) for the past 37 years and  earned the reputation as one of the world’s premier baseball schools. Mr. Uderitz acquired and has been operating the BDBBS as a baseball training and camp destination facility since 2005.

In 2011, Mr. Uderitz outlined a vision to create an elite multi sport athletic training business where we challenge the status quo and design best-in-class systems to train and develop athletes of all ages and skill levels ,our athletes have access to world-class professional coaches and trainers who offer innovative and cutting-edge training and developmental techniques steeped in the traditional core fundamentals that they learned throughout their careers.

In 2012 Elev8 began implementing the vision and the training programs were expanded to include the following programs:

1-The Elev8 9-month residential Academy where elite domestic and international high school-aged student-athletes and post grad athletes live on our campus, attend local schools and train full-time in our player development system.

2- The ELEV|8 Basketball program- With the acquisition of "Ganon Baker Basketball" our program has become the most competitive training program in the nation.  Ganon Baker is one of the most respected basketball trainers in the world and is now the Executive director of our basketball program.  Ganon currently has the best selling instructional DVD and runs over 220 instructional events around the world.

As part of this acquisition, ELEV|8 acquired "Ganon Baker Nation", which includes over 40 elite basketball trainers around the world, including the technology platform that supports this business line.

3- The ELEV|8 Lacrosse program-With the acquisition of the "Snipers Lacrosse Club" Tony Lowe has become the Executive director of our Lacrosse program. Tony developed Snipers into one of the elite lacrosse development programs in the Southeastern United States and has recently contracted with Major League Lacrosse to run the 2012 Major league Lacrosse All-Star Game at Florida Atlantic University.

Jeff Goldberg was hired as Director of Coaching for the program. Jeff is the most successful Lacrosse coach in Florida Lacrosse history and is the head coach of our teams.

4-The Elev8 Baseball program- Luis Alicea became the Executive Director of our baseball program. After playing 13 years in the Major Leagues, Luis worked for the Red Sox organization as a manager of several minor league clubs in their player development system and culminated his career as first base coach of the 2007 World Series Championship Team.

ELEV|8 Sports Institute is located in beautiful Delray Beach, Florida. Delray Beach is on the eastern shore of Florida our Academy is conveniently situated approximately 20 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale Airport and 20 miles south of the Palm Beach Airport.

For all general inquiries please call us at 1-800-970-5896 or email us at

Executive Staff:

Don Uderitz Chief Executive Officer
Jorge Rodriguez-Lugo Executive Director
Ryan P. Sadorf Chief Financial Officer
Andrea Miller Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Campbell Comptroller
Tristan Molina Director I.T.

Operational Staff:

Larry Hoskin Field Maintenance Supervisor
Lisa Paolo Director of Academics
George Sands Director of Facilities
Kathryn Brighten Director of Campus Life
Paola Duarte Administrative Assistant
Jack Thompson Headmaster of School


Luis Alicea Executive Director, Baseball Academy
Ramon Morel Catching Coordinator
Alejandro Machado Outfield Coordinator
Rafi Rodriguez Infield Coordinator
Todd Moser Head Coach/Pitching Coordinator


Ganon Baker Executive Director/Pro Development Coach
Cody Toppert Director of Basketball Operations/Pro Development Coach
Jessica Brokaw Director of Basketball Operations
Chad Myers Post Grad Head Coach

What sports does the academy offer?

In our full-time program we offer Baseball and Basketball. In 2013, our full-time program will expand to include Aquatics, Soccer, Golf, Lacrosse, and Tennis.

I want to go to the full-time academy? When should I apply to ELEV|8 Academy?

We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Students interested in attending the full-time program should apply in the spring. The earlier you apply the better the likelihood of admittance as we have a limited number of spots to keep our instructor student ratio integrity. More details can be found in our application packet.

Can my family schedule a visit to ELEV|8 Sports Institute?

Yes and we encourage and welcome your visit. The visit will include a tour of our sports campus in Richmond, Virginia, meetings with a representative from different departments of ELEV|8 Sports Institute and a tour of the academic building. These meetings are designed to assist you and your parents to better understand what we do here and how we can help you become a better student athlete.

Can athletes train at ELEV|8 Sports Institute throughout their school year?

Yes. We have student-athletes in our program as young as 8th grade and post-graduates as old as 21. Most athletes attend for a full-school year (September through May), though we do accept athletes for one semester (September through mid-January or mid-January through May). Athletes not in our full-time program can participate in our short time training programs, weekly training camps, or we can customize a program to meet your needs.

If I am accepted when is my deposit due?

Once you are accepted to ELEV|8 Sports Institute, you deposit is due within 30 days of acceptance notification, or by August 15th, whichever is first. The deposit for the full-time academy is $5,000.

What are the closest airports?

The closest airports to our campus are Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International (FLL), Miami International (MIA), and Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) respectively.

How often if mail delivered to students?

Mail is delivered on a daily basis to students. Mail can be sent to: 490 Dotterel Road Delray Beach, FL 33444

Can a full-time residential student have a car at the academy?

Yes, a student is allowed to have a car while they are at the academy; however, they have to give the keys to a Residential Life Coordinator and daily use is not allowed. Use of the vehicle will be determined on a as needed basis. Primary transportation is provided by ELEV|8 staff members.

Are full-time students required to bring a laptop?

Yes, all students in our full-time academy must come to school with a laptop with wireless capability.

How do I determine if I am a good enough player to attend ELEV|8 Academy?

Our training system allows us to work with high school athletes of all skill levels and can help any student athlete elevate their game to the next level. Athleticism and talent are important; however, for us the passion for the game and willingness to learn are more important in this environment. Regardless of your ability level entering our academy, you will leave a better player and a stronger performer on and off the field.

Who are your instructors?

All coaching conducted by instructors with extensive pro / collegiate playing, scouting, and/or coaching experience. More detailed information can be found on our staff bio pages.

What is a typical daily schedule for the full-time academy?

  • 6:00 – 7:00 am Morning Greeting and Breakfast
  • 7:00 – 8:30 am Workout # 1: Individual Skill Development
  • 9:00 – 1:30 am School
  • 1:45 – 4:00 pm Workout #2: Individual Skill Development and Team Concepts
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Performance Training
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm Academic Coursework/Study Hall
  • 9:00 – 10:30 pm Social Time
  • 10:30 – 11:00 pm Return to rooms
  • 11:00 pm Lights Out
*Non-Boarding Students depart at 6:00 following performance training
**This is a sample schedule and is subject to change

Do you offer a Post Graduate?

Yes, we have a very successful Post Graduate program. The Post Graduate program is designed for athletes that want additional opportunities to develop physically, skill-wise, and enhance their college recruitment opportunities following their graduation from high school. We offer additional academic and athletic support.

Will I play on a team at ELEV|8 Academy?

All student-athletes are assigned to a team for competition. We believe in individual skill development and that you learn to play the game by training each day not playing in a game each day. Team assignments are based on factors such as age and performance. We offer varsity, junior varsity and Academy team competition. Playing time is given to all student athletes. You must earn the right to play on the Academy team and that right can be earned regardless of age.

I am very interested in pursuing my sport of interest in college. Does ELEV|8 Sports Institute help me accomplish this goal?

We do not and no one should try to guarantee you that you can play college or professional sports, we can guarantee that we can offer you enhanced exposure and opportunities to interact with recruiters, coaches, and players, at the collegiate level. We place major emphasis on assisting you in reaching your athletic and academic goals. College coaches recruit students first, and athletes second. We will develop a system and plan for you to follow in developing a relationship with college coaches. After you have been selected to attend ELEV|8 Sports Institute, you will be asked to prepare a list of universities and colleges that you may have interest in attending.

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