Baseball Performance Academy
Through high-paced, intense and individualized instruction, Baseball Performance Academy focuses on the physical and mental details of baseball with an emphasis on accountability.
We believe optimal learning environments occurs when one is placed out of their comfort zone, and operating at the edge of their ability. Our highest priority is to at all times create an environment of care, transparency and concentrated discomfort, to make sure a player has the opportunity to maximize their potential.
Baseball Performance Academy brings together baseball minds with a proven track record of performing at a high-level, as well as bringing a teacher's mentality to ensure we help maximize the potential of every player, regardless of age, skill and desired goals.
After starting his collegiate career at Glendale Jr. College, Sandler was instrumental in helping San Jose State make its first College World Series appearance in 2000, as a key left-handed pitcher. Sandler played professionally for the San Angelo Colts, before founding BPA. Sandler founded and oversees Baseball Performance Academy's non-profit travel teams, helping players receive the exposure necessary to pursuit their next-level aspirations.
Posein brings nearly two decades of teaching to Baseball Performance Academy. Prior to BPA, Posein founded and directed Southern California's RIP Baseball. An associate scout for the San Diego Padres, Posein possesses a keen eye, utilizing his evaluation skill to assess a player's potential and individualize instructions to maximize their plate potential.
Starred at Capistrano Valley High before heading up state to play collegiality at Cal Poly. Pitching 179 innings over 45 appearances, Zill had four seasons of pitching to a 3.50 ERA or lower while making at least five starts. Earning Cal Poly's Mike Krukow Outstanding Pitcher honor in 2016, Zill finished his collegiate career with 10 wins and 166 strikeouts.