Private lessons are an excellent way to improve specific areas of your game, get more reps, and achieve a higher level of skills and performance. API private lessons are 100% customized to the individual athlete to achieve accelerated development. Whether you’re looking to improve your hitting, pitching, defensive skills, or improve your complete game, API can help!

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Meet the Coaches

Ryan Potts

Ryan Potts, Pitching Instructor

Ryan Potts is a graduate of Shepherd University. While there, Potts led the Shepherd Rams pitching staff to two Mountain East Conference tournament championships, posting a career record of 22-6 with an ERA just under 3.00. Potts holds the record for most strikeouts in a season (118) and most strikeouts in a game (14). He shares the record for most wins in a season (11). Potts was a 2x All-American, a 1st team All-Region, and a 1st team All-Conference Honors. Prior to Shepherd University, Potts was a 3-year varsity baseball standout and 2x All-American Honors at Northern High School. Potts was previously the head coach for API Baseball Academy 14U Red team.

To schedule a lesson with Coach Ryan or for more information, call (443) 404-6108 or email


Brandon Ernest

Brandon Ernest, Hitting Instructor

Brandon Ernest attended and played baseball for Farmingdale State College. In 2015, he led Farmingdale State in ERA (2.30). In 2016, he led Farmingdale State in On-Base Percentage (.423), walks (17), and stolen bases (13), and held a 0.00 ERA. To this day, Ernest holds the Farmingdale State record for most stolen bases in a game (6). Ernest attended and played baseball for Riverdale Baptist High School where his all-time record was 111-13. There, he and his team were 3x private school state champions (2011-2013) and NACA National Champions (2014). Ernest held a career batting average of .318 and was named to the 1st team All-Gazette (2014). This is Ernest's second season coaching for API Baseball Academy.

To schedule a lesson with Coach Brandon or for more information call (301) 928-0049 or email


Matt Bieler

Matt Bieler, Catchers and Hitting Instructor

Matt Bieler attended and played baseball for Bowie High School. During his time at Bowie, Bieler was a four-year varsity starter and was selected as First Team All-County in 2012 and Second Team All-County and First Team All-District 3 in 2013. Upon graduating from Bowie, Bieler attended and played for CCBC Catonsville where he was an Academic All-American during his sophomore year. After receiving his AA from Catonsville, Bieler went on to continue his collegiate career at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he was a two-year starter. Since the conclusion of his playing days, Bieler has been assistant coach at Bowie High School and assistant coach for several API Baseball Academy teams.

To schedule a lesson with Coach Matt or for more information, call (240) 478-9895 or email

What do our clients say?

"Coach Matt brings fun focused drills to hone my craft as a catcher. He is easy to talk to and we clicked fast! But watch out, because he makes sure I push hard and get in a great workout!" ~ Christian, 15U player

"My son has no athletic prowess. He wants to do nothing but play video games. We have tried seemingly everything despite the battles making him participate would involve. I came across private lessons for catching with Matt and hitting with Brandon and decided to give it a go. My son walked out of his first lesson beaming about how much he LOVED it! Each week, he comes out telling me what they worked on, the engaging talks, the progress made. It makes me so happy to see how much he loves it and to know he's having male role models working with him. Hoping this leads to a stronger desire to develop and play sports. So, so grateful for these lessons." ~ Denise, mother of 12U player

"Training with Coach Brandon is like getting hitting lessons from a friend. Not only does he show me drills that help me get better, but he also takes his time to explain something to me when I have a question. He's improved my confidence at the plate, and I feel like it's because he's taken the time to individualize lessons for me and not just show me things I can find on YouTube." ~ Cooper, 12U

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