In a galaxy far, far away there was once a Jedi Master by the name of, Yoda. Standing at just over 2 feet in stature, Yoda possessed the ability to conquer is enemies, not with brawn, but by a mere concentration of brain power, proving, undoubtedly, that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. Back in this galaxy, much can be learned from the examples of the mighty Yoda.

I wanted to discus the importance of concentrating and throwing correctly when we have the opportunity to throw at all. You see, as pitchers, we do not get to just throw and throw. Unlike a hitter, who can take swings in the cage or off a tee all day (assuming they have some good batting gloves), a pitcher does not have the luxury of being able to throw all day long. We, as pitchers, have what everyone loves to refer to as, “a limited number of bullets.” Lets think for a moment, what this means.

This means, that the time that we do get to spend throwing, because it is limited, needs to be taken very seriously. When done correctly, your throwing for the day shouldn’t take up more than 10, MAYBE 15, minutes of your day. That’s 10 minutes out of a possible 1,440 in a day. That’s less than .7% of your day. I can guarantee you, that if you can convince yourself to focus for those 10 minutes, and carry out a well structured throwing program, you will not only improve your skills, but you notice that improvement sooner than you think. So what do I mean by a “well structured” throwing program?

A well structured throwing program consists of warming up properly and efficiently, to make sure we are getting ourselves in the right positions. Listed below, are some links to some videos of throwing drills. When used, and executed properly, these three positions will serve as an excellent warm up to not just get your arm loose, but help train your brain to get it in the right positions. Throwing, just like so many other things is strongly influenced by muscle memory. With a little painstaking repetition, we can train ourselves to throw correctly, as long as we put our minds to it.

Your throwing time, like time itself, is limited. Don’t waste it!

“If strong concentration you posses, throw better you will”

Position 1: The Power Position – to help get your throwing hand in a good, and powerful, position

Position 2: Full Arm Swing – to help create a smooth and efficient arm path

Position 3: Balance Position – to improve the timing of the separation of our hands


Visit to view our new website dedicated to our travel baseball teams.  You can get baseball tryout information and read about our training programs.  We are doing things that no one else is doing at the travel baseball level in Middle Tennessee.  

The way we see it, you can pay a lot of money and be on a travel team that practices every once in a while, plays some tournaments, or you can make a commitment to getting better and be with an organization that has developmental programs that measures your child’s progress every step of the way.

We prove to our players that we can get them better and document their success via video analysis, radar gun, bat speed assessment, and measuring all things baseball related.

If you are interested, 3-6-5 Baseball will have 7U, 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, and 13U teams this year.  We are the only organization that has a dedicated baseball training facility for our travel baseball teams. 


All of our travel baseball information is located now at  There you will find all of the latest tryout information, pictures of our teams, information about our training programs, and our success stories.

Team 3-6-5


Team 3-6-5 9U Tryout Information

Day: Sunday
August 7, 2011

Time: 5:00 P.M. -6:30

Place: 3-6-5
Baseball Academy, 334 Freehill Road, Suite C, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Team 3-6-5 10U Tryout Information

Day: Sunday
August 7, 2011

Time: 3:30. -5:00

Place: 3-6-5
Baseball Academy, 334 Freehill Road, Suite C, Hendersonville, TN 37075


Team 3-6-5 players are going to receive instruction from professionals, offseason training programs that address fundamentals, speed and agility, throwing mechanics, throwing velocity, Video Analysis of Hitting and Pitching Mechanics to track your son’s progress, and best of all, an indoor training facility that you can call home.

As for players, we are not looking for just anyone to play on our teams nor are we looking for the best players.  We are looking for
players that we can develop, and players that are committed to learning and getting better each and every day.  As time goes on, I know that many will appreciate our structure, training, fairness to your son’s opportunity, and success on and off the field.

Team 3-6-5, our coaches, and staff care about making your child a better athlete and helping your child get to the next level.  We are not concerned with anything other than that.  I have spent countless hours seeking out the best coaches who are dedicated to coaching baseball and who want the opportunity to impact your child’s life and their baseball career.

If you think your son is ready to take the next step, then we would love to give you more details and costs to play on Team 3-6-5.  IT IS VERRY IMPORTANT that you call and speak with Shay Horseman to get on our tryout list so we can have enough staff to
accommodate and evaluate our players.

Listed below you will find some bullet points about Team 3-6-5 and our structure.  If you have any questions, please email me or call the office at 615-264-8700.

Team 3-6-5 Details
– Team 3-6-5 will be coached by former Collegiate and Pro Players.
–  Team 3-6-5’s team practices will feature a Professional Pitching and Hitting Instructor working with each and every
practice this fall and winter.
–  All players will take part in our Speed and Agility Program this offseason.
– All players will be in our exclusive Combat Pitcher Program where we have had an average velocity gain of 5.2 MPH over 8  weeks.
– All players will get UNLIMITED ProBatter Access and Cage Rentals.

Shay Horseman

Owner of 3-6-5 Baseball Academy


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If your son or daughter just signed a college scholarship and you need somewhere for them to train this summer give us a call today.  3-6-5 Baseball Academy has strength and conditioning classes that are designed to get your child in the best shape of their lives.

Our training classes will put them to the test all summer long with emphasis on strength and conditioning, speed and agility, flexibility, and nutrition.  We have designed the program so they will peak at the end of the summer and be ready for their college season.

Give us a call today to sign up for our summer classes.

Phone: 615-264-8700



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3-6-5 Baseball Academy is the premier sports facility north of Nashville serving Hendersonville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Clarksville, and many other surrounding cities.

3-6-5 is the only place to train the summer if you are an athlete and serious about taking your game to the next level.  3-6-5 offers many summer programs  for athletes of all ages and availability levels.

Give us a call today to enroll in our summer speed and agility classes.  We are now taking sign ups and classes are filling up.




Baseball is the one sport where a bat purchase can really change the way a kid can hit in most parents eyes. It is always the bat and the bat companies are doing their part with their awesome artwork and catchy names.

I am here to tell you, the bat does not fix the problem. We live in a world where most people spend tons of time and money on a bat and never make the much-needed investment to teach a kid how to use it.

I see $300 and $400 bats all of the time in my ProBatter Pitching Simulator at 3-6-5 Baseball Academy accompanied by terrible swings and bad advice from Dads and coaches.

My advice is to buy a used bat at Play It Again Sports or Craigslist and then going to your local baseball training facility that has professionals that  know hitting.  Purchase the smallest package they have and take notes because after the lesson, you become the teacher Dad.   You honestly do not need to spend $1,000’s of dollars on lessons if you are going to work with them outside of the training facility and I am in the business of selling those packages to people like you. 

Remember, it’s not the bat, it’s the person using it.  You want the best for your child so please realize they will only be as good as the information you give them access to so make the investment to teach them how to use that high dollar bat.

Shay Horseman
Owner of 3-6-5 Baseball Academy
Hendersonville, TN 37075

3-6-5 Baseball Academy is North Nashville’s best indoor batting cages equipped with everything you need.  We cater to softball and baseball so give us a call today.

We are the only facility that features the ProBatter Video Pitching Simulator so come by and try your shot at hitting off of the best batting cage in Tennessee!

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