Welcome to the San Jose Baseball Training Center. We are proud to offer a program that allows serious baseball players to advance their skills through training programs and tournament play.
Our program runs from 10U to 18U and grows with the players age and ability. A young player will begin their career in the California Bulldogs were we will expand on what has been tought in league play such as Little League and Pony. As their abilities and age rises they will have the opportunity to try out for the ABD Academy teams, a nationwide academy accredited with grooming top flight professional baseball players.
The ABD Academy and its Bulldog teams will help condition and prepare your player for college placement. The San Jose Baseball Training Center prides itself on its long history on successful college baseball placements.
This website will provide all of the information about the coaches, our history, the training that is available and how to tryout for one of our tournament teams. Take some time and if you are interested you can contact us from the contact us menu link.
Training. You don't have to be the best ball player when joining us, you just need to have the ability to learn and show a clear appetite for the sport.
Development. The longer our teams exist the better they get. The 2011-2012 baseball year was an extremely successful year for the club with over 10 tournament wins.
Exposure. Our ABD Academy players attend multiple Showcases every year. The goal is to show off the players skills to college and Pro Scouts.
Phoneix Bats premium rock maple wood bats, white birch wood bats and northern ash wood bats are crafted on a Locatelli lathe: the most advanced bat making machine currently available in the world, resulting in an incredibly consistent bat every time. The Bulldogs offer a discount on Phoneix Bats Orders to all members. Please contact Ernie for further information.
The Pitchers Power Drive is a training aid that teaches backside initiation – leading with hips from knee lift which helps pitchers stay over their back foot and create the right drive angle on back leg to maximize lower body power and drive. We use the pitchers power drive at the SJBTC to help young pitchers develop the use of the bottom half of their body.
Shirtboss provides all of the Bulldogs ware you might need. A range of sweatshirts and T-Shirts allows you to show that you are a member of the Bulldog family.
Game Signs are a simple and easy solution to a very frequent and dangerous problem in the game of baseball or softball - getting crossed up! Since the beginning of the game, pitchers and catchers have maintained a silent communication between each other through the use of hand signals given by the catcher to the pitcher.
Marucci is a leading provider of baseball equipment. Marucci in particular provides quality durable wood bats that help the young player transition from metal.
Ernie Sariñana, Head of Baseball Operations. Ernie considers it his job to develop great baseball athletes. Nothing gives him more pleasure than placing an athlete he has nurtured over a number of years, into a college to play baseball...
Alika Bantilan. Alika was a 3 year letter winner at LO High School with all league selections in his Junior and Senior Year. Currently playing for the Gavilian Rams posting a .350 average for his freshman year. Alika works with the younger players helping to develop key defensive and offensive skills.
Tony Austin. Tony played College ball for Cabrillo College where he is now a coach. Tony works with catchers and hitters at the SJBC helping players complete their skils. Tony earned first team honors at Cabrillo and played High School ball at Live Oak.
The Bulldogs program of today was founded in Southern California as Ernie Sarinana wanted to develop his coaching skills during the off-season of his playing career. The California Rockies were based out of Walnut California and were built around a heavy training ethic run out of Pro's school of Baseball.
It doesn't take long when observing Coach Sariñana to notice two main points: 1) his vast knowledge of the game of baseball; and 2) his interest in seeing each individual player on his team develop sound baseball and life skills. It is apparent that his philosophy emphasizes a strong team framework with the success of each player, whatever his level, and the whole team in mind.
We use our facility to focus on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching and catching. We are not a batting cages with pitching machines, we focus on the fundamental mechanics with live pitching.
Our training programs consist of hitting, pitching and catching sessions. These must be booked through our online booking system. Please use the link below to access the booking system
We do not believe in pitching machines. It only creates bad habits where a player will learn only to hit a pitch in the same location at the same speed. Live pitching, even in batting practice, is the only way to reinforce the techniques...
Our team members have training included at the facility and at training fields. The specific training programs vary between the California Bulldogs and ABD Academy programs. Please consult the coaches for training details and use the reservation system to book applicable training
The SJBTC also offers a private lesson structure for non team players. These lessons focus on specific hitting and pitching development.
California Bulldogs Travel Teams represent our 12U and 13U Age Groups. We periodically have openings on our teams if you are interested in joining please Complete the Tryout Form. For more information about the teams, travel ball and general information, please review our California Bulldogs Information page.
The 12U team is currently our youngest team and is focused on taking players to the next level as they graduate out of the little league programs. The team is focused on skills development and exposing the players to a higher level of competitive baseball
The 13U California Bulldogs team is a well developed team which is focused on advanced skill development and starting the process of developing players for high school baseball play. 13u players play on an 80 foot diamond and are expected to use -8 bats.
The Northern California ABD Academy is part of the nationwide ABD Academy. The academy is focused on creating the best baseball athletes and help guide them through the prepartions to play college baseball.
The 2018 NC ABD Bulldogs are being prepared for College. Attending showcases and events where scouts can view the abilities both at the team and individual level.
The 2017 NC ABD Bulldogs are being prepared for College. Attending showcases and events where scouts can view the abilities both at the team and individual level.
The 2016 NC ABD Bulldogs are being prepared for College. Attending showcases and events where scouts can view the abilities both at the team and individual level.
The San Jose Baseball Training Center is very proud of its record in college placement for its ball players. Prepartion for playing baseball at college is a process that requires the correct training, experience and exposure. We specialize in this preparation and maintain significant personal contact with colleges nationwide.
The SJBTC and ABD Academy have a customized approach in preparing its players for college competition.
NCAA Eligibility Center. It is important that you understand the NCAA rules for eligibility for college baseball play. Please use the eligibility center site for full information on this important subject. Read more...
Bulldogs playing College Ball. We have great success in college placement, this page provides a list of players who have graduated from the Bulldogs into higher levels of play.
NCAA Requirements of play. The NCAA has strict requirements for baseball play. This page covers educational standards required from high school to be eligable for NCAA play.
If you have any questions about our programs, team availability, private lessons or general baseball questions please contact us
San Jose Baseball Training Center: 408 391 5800
We are always interested in evaluating baseball players of all ages, so if you are interested please fill out our tryout form by following the link below.