The Nest Baseball Academy offers lessons to ballplayers of all ages

Brett Balkan (All Ages)

Coach Balkan is one of top hitting and infield instructors in San Diego. For his complete biography, you can read more here:


Testimonial : "Thanks for bringing in Brett to help with hitting. [Our player] had a lesson with him this summer but his lesson last night paid off - he went 6/6 today with 1 HR. We appreciate the development work you’re doing for the kids."

Jordan Doole (12U & Up)

Coach Jordan has a "PHD" in pitching mechanics, arm care, injury prevention, and advanced pitcher training techniques. He has attended one of the top pitching facilities in the nation The Texas Baseball Ranch for 4 years of Summer training. He has personally reduced his arm pain, and has gained 5 mph on his fastball as a result of Ranch training. He lives what he teaches! He also played 2 years on the UC San Diego Club Baseball Team. Coach Jordan also works with the pitching staff at Patrick Henry High School, helping lead them to a dominant 1.18 ERA in 77 Innings with 82 K's. He also manages a 14U travel ball team in 4S Ranch. We are super excited to have him as part of our Nest coaching staff.

Aaron Leicester (12U & Under)

Coach Aaron does an excellent job mentoring our younger pitchers. He has the ability to connect with players and teach them proper throwing mechanics, pitching strategy, and this great game of baseball.

John Kennedy (All Ages)

Coach Kennedy is a Varsity coach at Classical Academy and in 2021, he was the Freshman Manager at Del Norte High School. He comes from a baseball family (Dad was a long-time coach, and brother played in the Majors Leagues). He is a wealth of knowledge and wants to help your player get better.