The Grind Training Center is all about striving for excellence! Our fully turfed 20,000 sq. ft. facility is well known throughout the community. We are a premier location for Oklahoma's baseball and softball players and athletes of all sports in need of an indoor training facility.
Here at the Grind we look to better ourselves day in and day out, we are a family here, our connection to our athletes and families means everything to us and every day we pour our love for sports that we have into that connection. Our trainers are seasoned and experienced, they bring positive attitudes along with years of knowledge and information.
We are entirely focused on developing young athletes and guiding them to the next level. Come experience it for yourself! Dive into some private trainings, fun group camps, and clinics and see what we love to do inside of these brick walls.
All together our staff has tons of unique and rich experiences as players and coaches. Our core leadership has been here training for over 12 years and brings college, professional MLB and Olympic experience to the environment. Here, we do it all! From speed and agility to hitting, catching, pitching, soccer, and mental toughness training.
Every day we push ourselves to continue being one of the most versatile, consistent, relentless, and passionate facilities in the game!
Check out all of our coaches down below and give us a call to reserve a lesson!
3 Time All-American at Wichita State University
2 Time Team USA, Member of 1991 Pan American Team, Member of 1992 Olympic Team
7 Year Professional career, Giants, Cardinals, Pirates
8 Years MLB Scout (Detroit Tigers)
15+ years MLB Agent
6 years coaching/player development at Showcase level
Chris has had an outstanding baseball career. He has been named an All-American 3 times. He also played in the Pan-American games in Havana, Cuba in 1991, helping the USA team to bring home a Bronze Medal. Following that, Chris played in 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the same year. While playing for the MLB, he played 6 different positions 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, and RF and for four different teams San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates. Chris has been named in the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame, Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, and Wichita State Hall of Fame.
Shane brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to The Grind. After college he began his coaching career as the infield and hitting coach at New Mexico Junior College and De Anza College. He then went on to coach at his alma matter Westmont High School in California, where he stayed for two years and compiled an impressive 62-5 record.
He has coached at all levels in baseball and softball. He has worked with players in baseball and softball from tee-ball all the way to the Division l level and the Major leagues. He has worked with 300+ players who have gone onto college over his career.
Anton has been with The Grind since the facility opened its doors. He played baseball in college as a left fielder at Jackson State University, where he helped lead his team to three SWAC tournament appearances. In 2005 he was named First-Team All-SWAC and was selected for the Blackcollegbaseball.com Elite Team. That year Anton was also nationally ranked 10th in triples per game, 18th in runs batted in per game, and 20th in runs per game. In 2006, he was named to the All-SWAC preseason team. After his playing career ended he served as an assistant baseball coach at Jackson State University, where he graduated cum laude in 2006 with a degree in mass communications and following completed his Master’s degree in business administration in 2009.
Danelle was a four year starter at Rogers State University where she played all four seasons of her collegiate career. After completing her final year of eligibility she was hired as an assistant coach for the program where they won the DII Softball National Championship.
Has Played since age 4
Played for Classed High School
Played for Bacone College
Coached for 5 years
Former OKCPS single season strikeout record holder for pitching
3 time OKCPS All-City 1st team
Edwin, a four year starter at his high school, played 1st, 2nd, outfield, and catcher. In the fall of his Junior year he was named head captain of the team and kept the title until he graduated. Edwin signed with Bacone College after graduation as a 2 way player. In the fall of his freshman year, he switched to a pitcher only role and primarily came out of the bullpen until ultimately becoming the closer. Edwin finished the year with 17 saves out of 21 attempts, while posting a 2.63 era. His pitches featured 4 variations of the Fastball, a change-up, and a breaking ball.