Rock Sports Center
Home of Rock Baseball Academy
The Rock Team
My non-profit "4Life" has been helping young people for over 25 years. Rock Baseball Academy is the culmination of years of experience making a positive impacts on kid's lives.
Rock Baseball Academy is a holistic player development program for our student athletes as well as their families and coaches.
Our new home, Rock Sports Center, is a beautiful 25,000 sq. ft. facility that offers a variety of classes, lessons, and camps. Performance training includes baseball skill development as well as strength and speed.
Parents benefit from an affordable one stop shop that makes life easier, while coaches are supported with a complimentary program they can endorse with confidence.
Pitcher, MLB Miami Marlins
Austin pitches for the Miami Marlins and in his 4th year of major league service. He was drafted by the Marlins in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB draft out of Northwood High School in Pittsboro, NC. Austin has trained with Rocky Coyle since he was seven years old.
Owner Parisi Speed School of Durham
Kwame was a running back at the University of Pittsburgh and wide receiver coach for North Carolina Central University. Having a huge passion for fitness and a love for working with kids, he is currently an assistant football coach at Leesville Road High School and owner of the Parisi Speed School and Retro Fitness in Durham.
Pitching Coach, Cleveland Indians Organization
Jason pitched for NC State and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round of the 2001 draft. Big on personality, he's currently a pitching coach in the Cleveland Indians organization where he has helped develop several current big leaguers.
Pitcher, MiLB Anaheim Angles
Chad pitched at UNC Greensboro. As a senior, Sykes led all NCAA Division I pitchers in ERA (0.96) as he was named SoCon Pitcher of the Year and selected as a third-team All-American selection by Collegiate Baseball. Under Jason Blanton's tutelage, he was drafted by the California Angles in the 2019 MLB draft.