The Pinkman Academy sets the educational standard for baseball and softball players and coaches. We instill in our students that which we require of ourselves; a never-ending thirst to learn. We present through our instruction athletic values that honor the game of baseball.
Since 1992, our mission has been to provide consistent and dependable personal service throughout the Northern Virginia area. Servicing players daily from Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and West Virginia, (Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, Stafford County, Jefferson County, Orange County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County), our business places a high priority on professional communication. We believe our baseball families deserve the fundamental courtesy of answering emails and promptly returning their calls. We also offer a clear, convenient method of creating appointments!
Click here to view our full schedule online (LESSONS, CAMPS, and CLASSES) with our MindBody Online scheduler. Or, download the Pinkman Academy mobile scheduling app from the Apple or Google Play stores.
The games of baseball and softball should be fun. Repeated failure is not fun. The inability to master fundamental skill is a primary reason that children leave the game.
- We provide excellent athletic instruction for all students, with success as the goal
- We target individual needs
- We assess and provide solutions for complete physical, mental, and emotional development
You will always learn something new when you visit Pinkman Academy!
We continue to grow by employing professional instructors who are devoted to your players’ future. We hold ourselves accountable for delivering outstanding results. If you feel we did not meet your needs, please let us know and you will receive a full refund.
- Division I baseball athlete at University of Delaware
- Graduated in 2000 with a degree in Exercise & Sports Science, Minor in Coaching, Area of Concentration: Physical Education
- Full-time Academy instructor since 2000
- Recognized baseball expert (1982-present)
- Founder of Pinkman Academy (1992)
- Expert witness/legal consultant (2011-present)
- Division I baseball athlete at Virginia Tech
- Former pitching coach at Division I Seton Hall University (2018-2022)
- Former pitching coach, Division I Fordham University, Division III Marymount University, Division III Washington University in St. Louis
Students of the Game
In August 2001, Jeff met Tom House in San Diego to attend a Functional Fitness (FF) certification program that would incorporate and redefine the way a pitcher ‘warms-up’. The FF workout allows players to use their bodies from feet to fingertips to prepare them to throw a ball properly and efficiently. A few months later, Jeff returned to San Diego for the first Advanced Pitching Mechanics Certification, with ‘classmates’ like Brent Strom, former player and current Pitching Coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In 2005, Pinkman Pitching ‘graduated’ and was re-branded as the Pinkman Baseball Academy and expanded to include all aspects of the game with specialized instructors in softball, catching, hitting, leadership training, the mental game of baseball, and seminars for parents and players with collegiate prospects.
Fast forward to present day, the Pinkman Academy, located in Sterling, Virginia, offers private lessons, semi-private lessons, camps, and four batting cages-for-rent, as well as on-demand instruction. Jeff manages the day-to-day operations as CEO and senior instructor, having logged over 30,000 hours of lessons. He has assisted over 300 high school baseball and softball players gain entrance to their respective college programs such as UVA, Cornell, UNC, Coastal Carolina, Elon, Stanford Harvard, Virginia Tech, JMU Penn, Florida, VCU, Grinnell, MIT, Holy Cross, Radford, Bucknell, Catholic University, George Washington, Georgetown, Brown, Maryland, Michigan, Texas, Tennessee, West Virginia, George Mason, William & Mary, Virginia Wesleyan, Chicago, and East Carolina, just to name a few. Jeff is currently certified in Baseball Rebellion Rebel’s Rack Movement Progression and was named to the Advisory Board of Sports Vision Pros. Jeff lives in Reston, VA with his wife Brandi, and two children, Owen and Ellie.
Pat Pinkman (graduate of Virginia Tech) is currently the NCAA Pitching Coach for Division I Seton Hall University, and former Pitching Coach, Division I Fordham University. Pat will occasionally appear on the Academy schedule and consults with Jeff frequently. Pat and his family live in New Jersey.
John Pinkman is currently a Legal Consultant / Baseball Safety Expert Witness.