The Baseball Performance Academy
BPA was founded on the premise of providing an opportunity of top instruction, for players that have a desire to play the game beyond a recreational level.
Our purpose is to ensure players learn to play the game the right way and compete at the highest level. We aspire to positively influence a player’s next-level opportunity by providing them with the knowledge and skills required to play the game to the maximum of their potential.
Seeing someone miss an opportunity in their life, especially when its something they have so much passion and desire to be great at, in our eyes, is a travesty. Preventing this from happening to our players, and continuing to push of program alumni, beyond where they ever could of dreamed of playing is why we do what we do.
Through high-paced, intense and individualized instruction, BPA focuses on the physical and mental details of baseball with an emphasis on accountability.
We believe optimal learning environments occurs when one is placed out of their comfort zone, and operating at the edge of their ability. Our highest priority is to at all times create an environment of care, transparency and concentrated discomfort, to make sure a player has the opportunity to maximize their potential.
BPA brings together baseball minds with a proven track record of performing at a high-level, as well as bringing a teacher's mentality to ensure we help maximize the potential of every player, regardless of age, skill and desired goals.
After starting his collegiate career at Glendale Jr. College, Sandler was instrumental in helping San Jose State make its first College World Series appearance in 2000, as a key left-handed pitcher. Sandler played professionally for the San Angelo Colts, before founding BPA. Sandler founded and oversees Baseball Performance Academy's non-profit travel teams, helping players receive the exposure necessary to pursuit their next-level aspirations.
Grebeck was a 12-year Major League Baseball veteran, playing six seasons for the Chicago White Sox, before joining the Florida Marlins, Anaheim Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. Having played second base, shortstop and third base, and with over 500 hits and almost 2,000 at-bats, in 752 big league games, Grebeck brings invaluable knowledge of playing the game at its highest level to BPA.
Posein brings nearly two decades of teaching to Baseball Performance Academy. Prior to BPA, Posein founded and directed Southern California's RIP Baseball. An associate scout for the San Diego Padres, Posein possesses a keen eye, utilizing his evaluation skill to assess a player's potential and individualize instructions to maximize their plate potential.
Starred at Capistrano Valley High before heading up state to play collegiality at Cal Poly. Pitching 179 innings over 45 appearances, Zill had four seasons of pitching to a 3.50 ERA or lower while making at least five starts. Earning Cal Poly's Mike Krukow Outstanding Pitcher honor in 2016, Zill finished his collegiate career with 10 wins and 166 strikeouts.