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Bring in your last report card with all A's and B's and receive $10 off your 8 lesson package plan

"The Players Edge is the Kronk Gym of Baseball"

-Kirk Gibson-


News and Notes

Jacob Cronenworth

Mr Everything Article

2014 Success Stories


Joey Vyskocil

Notre Dame Prep '15

Committed to University of Wisconson-Milwaukee

Tyler Lowe

Northville High '15 1st team All State

Elgin CC

Tanner Kaplan

Traverse City St. Francis '15

Committed to Wooster College

Jordan Anstandig

Walled Lake Northern '15

Saginaw Vally State University








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- Jacob Cronenworth
St. Clair High School
University of Michigan

"Chris Newell has helped me achieve my goal of playing college baseball at the University of Michigan. Without Chris I don't know where I would be today. He's the best in the business"

Thanks Chris - GO BLUE!!!




-Andrew Sohn
Brother Rice 2011
Western Michigan University

Drafted St. Louis Cardinals, 6th round

"Playing baseball after high school has always been a big dream of mine. I knew if I wanted to do so I would need to get a lot better. I first discovered Chris Newell from my older brother who trained with him and he loved it, so I decided to give it a try. Right when I walked in the door I knew this was the place to be. Seeing how hard Chris pushes his players and wants his players to succeed made me want to come back for more. His drive along with his amazing baseball knowledge enabled me to become a great hitter and earn a Division I scholarship. Now in my second year at Western Michigan University and working with Chris for over 5 years, him and I have developed a great relationship. I know he is always there to talk if I need a little adjustment in my swing or if I have a question about everyday life and what I should be doing. Chris is undoubtably the best hitting coach around and a great mentor. If you want to improve and succeed, I highly recommend you to get in touch with him. He has done so much for me and I attribute him for where I am at now and where I will be going, wether it be baseball or life"




-Ross Haffey
Brother Rice 2013
Miami of Ohio

2016 All-MAC Team

I have been working with Chris for almost 10 years and he has played an enormous role in getting to where I am today as a baseball player. Chris does not only mold great baseball players but also makes sure his students are getting it done in the classroom.  Not only does he enjoy hearing about his students success on the field but also ask questions about current grades and ACT scores. He goes beyond just being a hitting instructor and becomes a mentor to all those who come into his facility.  The life lessons I have learned from being around Chris will stick with me long after my baseball days are over.  I look back on my time with Chris and can't imagine where I would be without his constant guidance. I owe more to Chris then I could ever write in words and feel like the only way to attempt to pay him back his by being successful on and off the baseball field. He loves nothing more then to see his students be successful and grow as men and baseball players. I look forward to continuing to work with Chris and become the best baseball player I possibly can.  




Nick Vogelmeier - Lake Orion / Western Michigan University

"I have trained with Chris since I was 10 yrs old. My dream of playing college baseball began when Chris spoke at one of my practices, he convinced me that with hard work in the classroom and on the field I could play at the college level. After 8 yrs of training with Chris, my dream is now a reality. He not only is a tremendous hitting/fielding instructor he has been a great mentor. Chris was very instrumental in my recruiting process and I can't thank you enough for your help and support. If you want to be one of the best high school players or beyond then Chris Newell's training is what you need."



- DJ LeMahieu
College World Series Champion LSU Tigers
Chicago Cubs 2nd round pick 2009 MLB Debut May 30th, 2011

"I have been working with Chris Newell since I was 14yrs. old. Chris really knows his stuff. I still often hear Chris' instructions in my mind - especially when I need to make corrections to my swing. Chris is a great hitting instructor! I am grateful not only for what he has done to help me grow as a hitter, but also for his friendship, his support and his advice as I continue to develop in professional baseball"




Gabe Berman - (Andover HS / Western Michigan)

"I was 12 years old the first time I took a lesson with Chris. I took one swing off the tee and he quickly pointed out over 5 things I was doing wrong. Over the past 6 years, I have worked with Chris on my swing, pitching mechanics, and catching. I played on the original sluggers team for 4 years. During that time, Chris's coaching and mentoring has helped me to develop my physical skills and mental approach to the game. His training has enabled me to achieve my goal of playing division 1 baseball and hopefully beyond. Chris is not just a baseball instructor, he is a baseball god."








Nick Bredeson - Andover HS / Ohio University

"I have been a client of Chris’s since I was 9 years old. Chris is a guy who is going to help you not only in baseball but in life. Yeah he gave me a place to go hit and advice on my swing which definitely helped get me to where I am today from a baseball stand point. But what he has taught me outside of baseball will go so much farther than that. Sure his lessons are taught through a series of sarcastic jokes and comments but they have stuck with me. He lets you know when you are doing things the right way but gets on you if you aren’t. He showed me that hard work can get you where you want to go. You just have to buy into it. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am going today with out Chris Newell. Not only is he my hitting coach but he is one of my best friends. He is the kind of guy where if you work hard he is going to do anything he can for you.  Plus he will make you laugh along the way."





-Mark Meisner
Niagra University

"I've been working with Chris Newell since I was 8 years old. The work ethic he instills and demands
along with his unique style of teaching has allowed
me to develop the skills needed to compete at the Division I level"

-Joel Seddon
St. Clair HS 2011
of South Carolina

Drafted Oakland A's, 11th round


Joel Seddon signing his scholarship to the #1 team in the country and the defending back to back College














from the left: Chris Davidson, David Brelinski, Brian Chapman, Steve Antoniotti, A.J. Scheidt, Chris Newell, Taylor Traub, D.J. LeMahieu, Matt Conway, Matt Fenster. Not picured Kevin Littleton, and Jeff Meyrowitz





Welcome to The Player's Edge Baseball and Softball Training Center. We will provide professional instruction for the purpose of guiding young athletes to achieve the highest possible level of their ability. Not only will we teach the fundamentals of baseball and softball, but we will instill the basic fundamentals of life. We will strive to provide a professional and friendly atmosphere that will make you feel at home.

The best training center should have the best customers, the best instructors, the best atmosphere, and that's what we have at The Player's Edge. Our motto, "Building the future for today's youth," emphasizes our goal of total player development.

We are the ultimate training center with professional instruction that will develop and enhance your skills. Whether you or someone you know has the desire to get better, The Player's Edge is without question the place to be!

Chris Newell