SFBA MISSION STATEMENT:
The SFBA’s main goal has always been to Bring Baseball Back to The City but what does that mean? We know that we are not alone in providing baseball to players in the city and beyond. We also know that San Francisco is and always has been a baseball town.
The Giants provide us with a professional standard for Bay Area baseball fans to follow. Our goal of Bringing Baseball Back to The City is to reach that professional standard for amateur players to learn the game we all love. Competition is at an all time high in Bay Area baseball, our goal is to create the opportunity for players to be exposed to and compete against set competition.
Our staff is made up of Bay Area coaches that take great pride in their roots and cherish the opportunity to impact people on a daily basis. Whether it's a 1 on 1 lesson or a large group, we work hard to ensure personal growth for each player we teach on and off the field
Born: 4/21/1986 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Sacred Heart Cathedral 2004
College: Skyline College, St. John's University 2008
Coach Michael is a third generation San Francisco native (North Beach) and the founder of the San Francisco Baseball Academy. Coach Mike played baseball and basketball at Sacred Heart High School and later played baseball at College of San Mateo and Skyline Junior College. Coach Michael's hard work at Skyline led to a baseball scholarship to St. John’s University where he and his teammates were ranked in the top 20 in the country both years he was there. Michael and his team are working to Bring Baseball Back to The City, one player at a time.
Born: 4/07/1989 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Novato High School 2007
College: College of Marin, UC Santa Barbara 2013
Coach Travis is a Bay Area Native —born and raised in Novato— who has spent his life coaching and mentoring young athletes. Coach Travis played baseball and football at Novato high school as well as at the College of Marin, leading his team to multiple championships. Travis has led camps and travel teams for the Junior Dons program in San Francisco as well as serving as the graduate assistant at UC Santa Barbara.
Born: 8/21/1989 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Burlingame High School 2007
College: College of San Mateo, San Francisco State University 2012
Coach Andrew is born and raised in The City in the Richmond district where he still lives today. Andrew attended Burlingame High School where he was an All-County athlete in Baseball and Football. He played baseball at College of San Mateo, leading them to a state championship appearance in 2010, where a scholarship followed to San Francisco State University. Coach Andrew has been assisting the Washington High School program for 6 seasons and has 2 dogs named Griffey and Jeter.
Born: 10/19/1992 in San Mateo, CA
High School: Eureka High School 2011
College: Laney College 2012
Coach Richie was born in the Bay Area and raised in St. Louis a die hard Cardinals fan. He started playing baseball at the age of 4 and was a three sport athlete (Baseball, Basketball and Football) at Eureka High School. He went on to play baseball at Laney College in Oakland where he was a standout 2 way player, known for his big arm and rangy defense. Richie began coaching youth baseball shortly after and has coached for the USSSA All American summer team for the past 2 years. His passion, competitiveness and love for the game have been a great addition to the SFBA.
Born: 06/26/1989 in Pamplona, Spain
High School: Jesuitinas (Hijas de Jesús) 2007
College: Frank Phillips, Colby, University of San Francisco 2012
Coach Aritz is a native of Pamplona, Spain. After moving to the U.S. at the age of 18 he played two years in junior college where he landed scholarship which took him to the University of San Francisco. Following his collegiate career, Aritz played professionally in his native Spain and logged 2 years in independent ball with the Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League and the Sonoma Stompers of the Pacific Association. Then traveling to Japan for the Ehime Mandarin Pirates of the Shikoku Island League. Before joining the SFBA, Coach Aritz spent 3 years on the coaching staff of his alma matter, USF and their Junior Dons.
Born: 11/10/1997 in Modesto, CA
High School: Downey High School 2015
College: San Francisco State University 2019
Hailing from the Central Valley, in high school Emily played softball and was an All-Conference #1 singles tennis player. When not found at the front desk, Emily is found in the library hitting the books on track to be the first of her family to graduate a 4 year university.