BLUE RIDGE HITTING CENTER

Iron Mike Pitching machine for Sale   1500.00  please email Dwayne at blueridgehittingcenter@comcast.net for details.

We are now accepting new students
    
     Where Athletes take their game to the next level



Congratulations to our student, Blake Bivens,       Congratulations to our student, Dylan Sons,
Danville, VA, on being selected
4th round in the 2014      Halifax, Va, on being selected 15th round In the
MLB Draft by Tampa Bay Rays.  Blake drove 3 hours             MLB 2012 Draft by Kansas City Royals.  Dylan 
each way once a week for the past two years to work             drove 3 hours each way to work with Dwayne on 
with Dwayne on mechanics and Kim on Velocity training.       mechanics and Kim on Velocity Conditioning. 
He is the son of Anthony and Lisa Bivens.                               He is the son of Bo and Delayne Sons. 


It was truly an honor to work with such amazing athletes.  Thank you for entrusting us with your dreams and goals and for all of your sacrifices to make your dreams come true.   

 

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The Blue Ridge Hitting Center is a private training facility owned by Dwayne and Kim Puryear. We train the total athlete who  wants to study year round to prepare for travel ball, high school ball, college ball and MLB. We have helped many athletes achieve their dreams of playing pro ball, college baseball and softball at the Division I, II and III levels.   We are here for the long-term success of the athlete. 

other services provided to our  students:
-position specific conditioning
-how to gain pitching velocity
-College prep and draft prep for hitting and pitching
-video analysis
-video analysis via drop box
-College recruitment assistance
-year round Velocity conditioning
-Draft goals

***Congratulations to my Junior and Seniors that made the  Kansas City Royals
     Propect Team this past fall and to my students who were selected to play in
      the South Atlantic  Border Battles at University of North Carolina     
 
Pitchers:

Ever wonder why so many high school pitchers top out in low to mid 80's? Why only a few go on to higher levels? Why so few ever reach their full potential? Simple, majority of these pitchers  are being taught mechanics that are holding them back.
Why not use the same mechanics as Major Leaguers who did reach their full potential.
If you are working with anyone on pitching and they are not using video analysis, then you are wasting your time and money. The pitching motion takes approximately 1.1-2.0 seconds and needs to be slowed down on video to see the true motions. 
Dwayne will break down your pitching and show you through extensive video analysis what you are doing that is holding you back.
Dont become part of the 95% of high school pitchers who never reach their goal because they buy into pitching philosophies and terms that do not work such as stand tall and fall, keep front shoulder down, shorten your stride, pause during wind up or do not drag backfoot.  Instead  become part of the 5% that do make it to the next level

Hitters:
As with pitching, Hitting needs to be broken down in slow motion and is why Dwayne uses video analysis for hitting students as well.  Dwayne will show you flaws that are robbing you of your power and consitency.  We adapt our hitting style to the individual instead of using a cookie cutter system or camps with 60 athletes to 1 instructor. 

  
We do NOT offer
batting cage rentals.  We are an instruction facility with at atmosphere that is conducive to learning. 
    
Please see LESSONS  pages for rates
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Ages 8-up 

contact us at 276 728 5046 or blueridgehittingcenter@comcast.net

Students getting National Attention:
Congratulations to Blake Bivens, Drafted 4th round by Tamp Bay 2014
Congratulations Akeem Bostic, Drafted 3rd Round by Texas 2013.
Congratulations K.J. Woods, Drafted 5th Round by Miami 2013
Congratulations Cory Thompson, Drafted 6th Round by Cincinnati 2013
Congratulations DeAndre Ashbury 15th Round St. Louis Cardinals 2013
Congratulations
Dylan Sons,
 Drafted 15th Round, (2012) by Kansas City Royals.  Dylan
      studied with Dwayne on mechanics and velocity conditioning. 
 
Congratulations to Patrick Thompson 
on being selected for the Under Armour Pre
    Season All Star games.  Patrick played  with the Kansas City Royals Scout Team.
     He plays at  Concord University.
 
Patrick has been studying with Dwayne for 6  years.
Congratulations to Caleb Thompson on being selected to play for the Kansas City Royals
     Prospects team for the fall season,  for the Border Battles, and for being selected to
     play with the Evoshield Canes for Summer/Fall 2014

Congratulations to Pami White
 on being selected camper of the week at University of 
    Florida camp. 
Congratulations to Shannon Bennett on being selected camper of the week at   
      University of North Carolina.
 
 
Congratulations to Blake Bivens on being selected to play on the Kansas City Royals
     Prospects team and for his recent team's  win at Juniper with the Evoshield Canes.
     He will be attending Liberty University.
Congratulations to Aaron Jackson on being selected to play on the Kansas City Royals Propsects team and for his comittment to Concord University
Congratulations to Reece Edwards
on being selected to play on the Kansas City Royals
     Prospects team for the fall season and for his recent commitment to Concord University
Congratulations to Seth Burris on being selected to play on the Kansas City Royals
    Prospects team for the fall season and on his comittment to play for Southern Virginia
    University. 
Congratulations to Payton Monahan on winning the National Pitch Hit and Run Competition.  
Congratulations to Tyler Stephens on being selected to play in the 2012 All Star Game in
    Richmond Virginia.  



Directions:
1266 E. Stuart Drive Hillsville, VA 24343
From I-77, take 58 E towards Hillsville.  Go 3 miles and the building is on the left
From NC:  52 to 58 E, take right at stop light, go 1 mile and building is on left

CONTACT US AT : 
blueridgehittingcenter@comcast.net

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About Dwayne
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Dwayne  is an Associate Scout for the Kansas City Royals and a coach for the Kansas City Royals Scout Team.  He is affiliated with the Virginia Wesleyan College Showcase Expo;  one of the premier events on the East Coast for high school students to gain exposure from Major League Scouts and East Coast College Scouts.  His unique gift of explaining the mechanics needed to play your best game has helped many students achieve their collegiate and MLB dreams.
      He played center field and was a left-handed  pitcher.  While with the Tidewater  Drillers Organization 1987-2006, he  played in many  Roy C. Hobbs World Series held in Fort Myers, Florida.  He was a member of  the 1983 James Madison University College  World Series Team and the 1985-87 Virginia Wesleyan  Baseball Team.
       He served as the Asst. Coach for Virginia Wesleyan College Baseball Team  years 1988-1991 / 1993-1997  as well as the Asst. Coach/Hitting Instructor for the Virginia Wesleyan  College Softball Team   from 1990-92.  He made Virginia Collegiate All-State Selection in 1985 and 1986.  He loves teaching hitting and pitching and enjoys passing on his baseball and softball wisdom to his students.   Dwayne also wishes to educate parents and players on long-term arm care for pitchers through proper education and mechanics.  He also enjoys teaching proper and powerful hitting mechanics that will get a player noticed by travel, school, colleges coaches and pro scouts.
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