Private lessons are an excellent way to improve specific areas of your game, get more reps, and achieve a higher level of skills and performance. API private lessons are 100% customized to the individual athlete to achieve accelerated development. Whether you’re looking to improve your hitting, pitching, defensive skills, or improve your complete game, API can help!

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Meet the Coaches

Brandon Ernest

Brandon Ernest, Hitting and Pitching Coach

Brandon Ernest attended and played baseball for Farmingdale State College. In 2015, he led Farmingdale State in ERA (2.30). In 2016, he led Farmingdale State in On-Base Percentage (.423), walks (17), and stolen bases (13), and held a 0.00 ERA. To this day, Ernest holds the Farmingdale State record for most stolen bases in a game (6). Ernest attended and played baseball for Riverdale Baptist High School where his all-time record was 111-13. There, he and his team were 3x private school state champions (2011-2013) and NACA National Champions (2014). Ernest held a career batting average of .318 and was named to the 1st team All-Gazette (2014). This is Ernest's second season coaching for API Baseball Academy.

To schedule a lesson with Coach Brandon or for more information call (301) 928-0049 or email


Matt Bieler

Daniel Murphy, Pitching Coach

Daniel has been on the coaching staff at St Mary’s High for the past 5 years working with both JV and Varsity baseball teams. He spent the 2022 summer coaching with the Evoshield Canes and is excited to join the API team. Collegiately, Daniel played at AACC and Towson University. He is really looking forward to working with the pitchers in the API Baseball Academy program.

To schedule a lesson with Coach Daniel or for more information, email



Matt Bieler

Clayton Belcher, Catchers and Hitting Coach

Clayton Belcher attended and played baseball at Annapolis Area Christian School from 2010-2014. During his time there AACS won the MIAA B conference championship. Immediately after high school Clayton started his coaching career. He has been with the API Baseball Academy for 6 years n coaching a variety of different teams from ages 10u to 14u. In 2021, Clayton returned to Annapolis Area Christian School to coach alongside Matt Selmer as Assistant Coach for the varsity baseball team. Clayton specializes in coaching Catchers. Clayton prides himself as being a player's coach and not only serves as a coach but also as a mentor to his players. Clayton is also an umpire and just completed his 3rd year of umpiring. He umpires ages 10 to 22u..

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What do our clients say?

"Coach Matt brings fun focused drills to hone my craft as a catcher. He is easy to talk to and we clicked fast! But watch out, because he makes sure I push hard and get in a great workout!" ~ Christian, 15U player

"My son has no athletic prowess. He wants to do nothing but play video games. We have tried seemingly everything despite the battles making him participate would involve. I came across private lessons for catching with Matt and hitting with Brandon and decided to give it a go. My son walked out of his first lesson beaming about how much he LOVED it! Each week, he comes out telling me what they worked on, the engaging talks, the progress made. It makes me so happy to see how much he loves it and to know he's having male role models working with him. Hoping this leads to a stronger desire to develop and play sports. So, so grateful for these lessons." ~ Denise, mother of 12U player

"Training with Coach Brandon is like getting hitting lessons from a friend. Not only does he show me drills that help me get better, but he also takes his time to explain something to me when I have a question. He's improved my confidence at the plate, and I feel like it's because he's taken the time to individualize lessons for me and not just show me things I can find on YouTube." ~ Cooper, 12U

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