Concord Sports Center feels that private instruction is the most important part of the developmental process for any baseball or softball player trying to take their game to the next level. Learning the proper fundamentals of the game at a young age gives players the opportunity to get the most out of their ability. Concord Sports Center is available everyday for private instruction. Call today to request an instructor or let us find the best fit for your private instruction needs.
Concord Sports Center Coaches Clinics
Concord Sports Centers Coaches Clinics are participative in nature and teach all aspects of the game of baseball.
Concord Sports Center instructors will teach you the proper warm-up, stretching and throwing mechanics as well as basic fielding, hitting, pitching, catching and base running.
Here is your chance to focus on position play, game situation, pick-offs, hitting contact points, bunting, advanced fielding drills, run downs, cut-offs and much more.
We’re here to help you! If you are a baseball or softball coach in the New Hampshire area and want to improve your coaching skills, contact us today! We can also hold a clinic just for your league.
Call Concord Sports Center today for more information at (603) 224-1655.
$70.00 per hour or
$185.00 for (6) ½ hr. private lessons (Save $25!)
$350.00 for (12) ½ hr. private lessons (Save $70!)
Eric Pearson is a 2006 graduate of Merrimack Valley High School. He attended Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. While at Franklin Pierce Eric served as the 2011 captain, was a member of the 2007,2008, 2010 World Series teams. In 2010, Eric was named to the Northeast-10 conference all-tournament team. During His tenure at Franklin Pierce, Eric had the honor of playing alongside 13 major league draft picks.
In 2007, Eric spent the Summer in the Midwest where he was a member of the Northwoods League champion St. Cloud River Bats.
Ben Bengtson is a 2014 graduate of Concord High School and played 7 years for the Concord Cannons. After HS, Bengtson continued his baseball career at the University of Hartford where he batted .304 over 510 career at bats. Bengtson was an everyday starter where he began his career at Hartford playing Third Base then moved over to Shortstop his Sophomore and Junior season. Ben was drafted in the 23rd round after his Junior season by the Pittsburgh Pirates where he will predominately play Third Base. Ben just finished up his first professional season and is back home for a few months before he heads back to start spring training.
Kevin played baseball for 25 years. He has performed at the highest of levels. He started his college career in 2004 at DIII Becker College in Worcester, MA under Coach Walter Beede. He led a very successful team to its first winning season in many years. He was named second team All-Conference in his Freshman year.
Sophomore year 2005-06 was a huge success where he led the team in average .412, hits, RBI, Homeruns 10, Slug pct, and runs scored. That got him an All-America Selection. First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region
Junior year 2006-07 saw a transfer to DII baseball powerhouse Franklin Pierce University under Jayson King. There he started all 60 games and propelled FPU to a 49-11 record, a program best 49 wins, and a World Series Participant, That season he was named to Division 2 NCBWA All- American Honorable Mention, Second team All- Conference, and First team All-Northeast Region Selection, Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional, NE-10 Tournament MVP, New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game at Fenway Park selection. He lead the team with .359 avg, 84 hits, homeruns 10, tied for triples 6, doubles 22 (conference best), 6 sacrifices, .632 slug pct., total bases 148, and RBI’s 65 at the time Single Season Program Record.
Senior Year 2007-08 led to another World Series appearance. The Ravens finished with a record of 43-15. An honorable mention NCBWA All-American for the second-straight season was also a consensus All-Northeast region first team selection for the second-straight year. He started all 58 games for Franklin Pierce, posting a .348 batting average (79-for-227) with 45 runs scored, 15 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs, 19 stolen bases and 56 RBI. Renaud was named Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional for the second-straight season after hitting .522 (12-for-23) with seven runs scored, two doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI in the Ravens five games en route to their third-straight regional championship. Renaud hit a three-run home run to lead the College Division (NCAA Divisions II & III) to a 6-3 victory over the University Division (Division I) at the 33rd-annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game at Fenway Park and earned Player of the Game Honors.
Renaud, also MVP is the 2007 Northeast-10 Tournament, is a two-time All-NE-10 first team selection as well.
David Drouin is a 2013 graduate of Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook N.H. Played 6 years for the Concord Cannons under coach Bryan Caruso. After HS, Drouin declined a professional contract from the Tampa Bay Rays to continue his baseball career at the University of Hartford. Drouin led his team to becoming the winningest class in Hartford history. David had the opportunity to play alongside first rounder Sean Newcomb (Braves) and numerous other draft picks. He also played in the historic Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2016 while also playing in leagues such as the FCBL and NECBL in previous years.
Matt is available Wednesdays 5pm-8pm and Sundays 9am-2pm starting in January.
Matt is a Concord native that graduated Concord High School in 1999. Matt attended UMass Lowell which he earned All American Honors in 2002. He led the team to back to back College World Series appearances in 2001 and 2002.
Matt was also named All New England as a catcher every season he attended UMass. Matt was selected in the 9th round of the 2002 Major league Baseball Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Matt spent 9 seasons in the Royals Organization making his Major League Debut in September of 2008.
In 2009 Matt played in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization before suffering a shoulder injury forcing him to miss part of the season. In 2006 Matt played for Team USA in Havana, Cuba to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Matt spent three seasons in the Caribbean Winter League for Los Tigres Del Licey in the Dominican Republic. In 2008 Matt helped lead his team to the Caribbean World Series Championship. Matt was named the All Star Catcher of the league.
Following his playing career Matt joined the Concord Sports Center staff. Matt has coaches several Concord Cannons Travel Teams including the 2010, 11U New England Runner Up and 2013 15U New England Runner Up. Matt also served for 3 seasons as the Concord Post 21 Co Head Coach. In 2012 Post 21 became State Champions for the first time in 2 decades.
Whitney is currently the Director of Softball Operations for the Concord Sports Center and the program director for the NH Lady Cannons. Whitney has been the head Coach for the 18u Lady Cannons since 2012. She currently holds a record of 138-44 over the past 5 seasons. Whitney has had numerous athletes go onto play Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 college softball around the country. Most recently Whitney was the Assistant Softball Coach at Division 1 College of the Holy Cross from 2016-2017. Whitney just recently completed her masters degree in Athletic Administration in the fall of 2017.
Whitney attended Kennett High School where she was a 4 year varsity starter. She pitched every inning her junior and senior years leading her team to state runner-ups in 2010. She was team captain both her junior and senior year and was a First Team All-State selection both years. She received the Kennett Softball MVP award her senior year and was chosen to represent NH in the ME-NH softball game.
Whitney also attended Camden County High School in Georgia her senior year where she was a First Team All-Region selection and lead the region with a batting average of .621.
Whitney attended Plymouth State University where she was primarily a pitcher. She was Rookie of the Week for the LEC in April of 2013 and was selected to the Second Team All-Conference for the LEC as pitcher. Whitney also represented Plymouth State Softball on SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) for Plymouth State Athletics. She is a tournament director for both the MWV Classic and the Cannon’s Classic.
She is also an ASA certified Umpire.
Whitney focuses in the areas of pitching, catching, hitting, and fielding.
Sarah is currently the head Coach for the 16u Lady Cannons.
Sarah attended Manchester Central High School where she was a 4 year varsity starter. During her time at Central she racked up over 500 strikeouts and was selected for First Team All-State her Sophomore, Junior, and Senior seasons. She was team captain both her junior and senior year. Sarah is now in her senior year at Southern New Hampshire University where she is a member of the softball team. Sarah's accolades so far for SNHU include:
Sarah focuses in the areas of pitching, hitting, and fielding.
Emily is currently a coach for the 16u Lady Cannons.
Emily attended Londonderry High School where she was a 4 year varsity player. Emily was selected to First Team All-State her senior year. Emily was an extremely versatile player who caught, played infield, and outfield. Emily has been actively involved in coaching ASA travel softball and giving private instruction for the past four years throughout NH. Emily is now a senior at Southern New Hampshire University.
Emily focuses in the areas of catching, hitting, and fielding.