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Thunder Academy owner, Darron Cox and his coaching staff have been around some of the greatest minds in the baseball world. They have learned from their wisdom and each of their experiences in the Major Leagues, Minor Leagues, College, High School and Little League. Coach Cox has been fortunate enough to have coached Major League Rockies players Matt Holiday, Brad Hawpe, Ryan Spilborghs, Chris Iannetta and Ubaldo Jimenez to name a few.

Whether you’re preparing for high school baseball, training for your college team or working out in the off season, Thunder Academy’s world-class coaches, baseball training philosophy and baseball training facilities will provide the tools you need to make it to the next level.

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Thunder Academy teaches hitting fundamentals that have been extremely successful at all levels. These fundamentals have been used by some of today’s top major league hitters like Matt Holliday, Brad Hawpe, Chris Iannetta and Ryan Spilborghs.

Hitting is both physically and mentally challenging and requires a clear formula and approach in order to achieve successful, repeatable, and sustainable results.

Thunder Academy believes there are three core elements of great hitting: 1) a strong mental approach, 2) solid swing mechanics and 3) proper timing. When all three elements come together, positive results are achieved – like hitting that hard line-drive gapper into deep right center field.

  • A Strong Mental Approach
  • Balanced Stance
  • Balanced Load
  • Controlled Stride
  • Proper Weight Transfer
  • Hand Path Through Contact
  • Proper Extension
  • Proper Timing

Thunder Academy Coaches constantly strive to provide hitters with good instruction, techniques and scenarios to help you physically and mentally while keeping it positive and up-lifting. Schedule a hitting lesson today so you can start replicating that big league swing and success!


Thunder Academy’s pitching philosophy is based on what many Major League pitchers implement on a daily basis. Pitching fundamental principles are:

  • Balanced Load 
  • Separation of Hands
  • Stride
  • Leg Drive
  • Balanced Landing
  • Arm Speed
  • Extension
  • Follow Through

Our pitching philosophy includes a strong mental thought process. When solid mechanics are accompanied with strong mental skills, success is not far away.


Thunder Academy’s fielding philosophy focuses on what have made fielders very successful at all levels. We teach the following topics:

  • Balanced Set-up
  • Proper Footwork
  • Disciplined Vision
  • Quick Transfer
  • Mental Game Plan

Our philosophy is based on proper fielding mechanics and a mental approach that anticipates every ball being hit.

Schedule a private lesson with one of our coaches today. Schedule and pay online to secure your time slot.