RBA South Events

RBA South Camps
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With various camps offered through out the years RBA South has what you need to improve your skills and love for the game of baseball. Winter Camp pre season training,

6 week Spring / Fall skill maintenance or outdoor Summer Camps that teach fundamentals along with the fun of daily games. We offer something for everyone who wants to achieve their goals and love every minute doing it.

RBA South Private Lessons
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With decades of professional training to lean on – the staff at RBA South seek to help anyone willing to put in the work reach their personal development in all disciplines of the game –

Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, Catching, even base running can be worked on and perfected with the help of the RBA South professional staff.

RBA South Combine Events
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The opportunity to see where you are and where you compare to the others in your peer group is something RBA South offers in their periodic “Skills Combine Events”. Regular assessments

of your hard data give a player the chance to know what he needs to work on and focus their training on for the short and long term.

RBA South Try Outs
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RBA South is known everywhere as the premier travel baseball program in the region. With over 20 teams from 8U up through the national recognized College

Program the RBA South professional staff has development and competitive opportunities for the soup to nuts growth of the baseball player who wants to dream BIG. If you think you have what it takes and are willing to compete then be sure to attend a sanctioned RBA South tryout soon.

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RBA South Teams

RBA South Cooperstown Prep Teams
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RBA South High School Prep Teams
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RBA South College Prep Teams
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Team Facility Rental
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The RBA South facility offers teams over 18,000 square feet of space with mounds, cages, pitching machines and more so you have a top-notch indoor practice option when you can't get outside.

Special Events
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RBA South hosts all different types of special events so if you are thinking of having an event indoors, RBA South is a great option for your event. Whatever the season, we can host your event.

Birthday Parties
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Looking to make that birthday party a little more special? Choose RBA South. Host your party at RBA South and the kids are guaranteed to have a great time in our 18,000 square foot facility.


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Two retired professional baseball players decided the "real world" wasn't for them. We grew up in the Northeast and spent much of our childhood, teenage years, and 20's playing baseball and chasing our dream. We played on little league all-star teams, high school championship teams, successful Division I baseball programs, and even professional baseball teams that won league championships.

In 2000 we partnered up in a 2,000 sq. foot facility next to the Chesterfield County Airport to share our knowledge of baseball. We took a gamble and made an investment in ourselves. We opened our first location in December of 2000 and were able to get a 100+ players registered for our first ever 10 week winter program. We worked our tails off for those 3 months (60-70 hours a week) to put on the best baseball program possible. The success of that winter program quickly transitioned into a full schedule of lessons in the spring, summer, and winter. The word got out and the next winter's program numbers doubled to just over 200+ players, so we knew we had found our niche doing something we love in a great area south of the James River. As the numbers grew, we surrounded ourselves with the best coaches available who shared our vision and could assist us in developing ballplayers throughout the county.

It wasn't too long before the original facility could not hold all the players who were interested in working with us so by 2007 we had moved into a bigger 7,500 sq. foot facility in the back of the Oak Lake business park. Our winter program was now registering well over 300+ players and with the success of spring and fall instruction programs as well as summer camps and year round lessons we were convinced that our move was a successful one. As the numbers grew even more, we decided to develop and partner up with local travel teams who sought out our experience and professionalism and wanted to be a part of the RBA family. Once again we surrounded ourselves with even more people who shared our vision of how teams should be handled and how players should develop.

Chesterfield County was becoming the hotbed for elite baseball as witnessed by 3 HS State Championships in a period of 5 years from 2006-2009. We soon added a high performance center that allowed our players to develop the strength, speed and agility they needed to compete at the highest level. Our walls were now becoming filled with team trophies but more importantly photos of our former students now playing in college. When we opened in 2000 there had only been a handful of DI players out of Chesterfield County in the previous decade - over the ensuing decade there were over 100 and in our 15 years that total number has exceeded 200. There is little doubt that Chesterfield County is as competitive on the diamond as any region in the world. PONY world titles, NCAA World Series appearances, WWBA World Titles, High School State Championships - all emanating from South of James River.

Yet, we still knew we were destined for something more. Now, we have finally reached our next destination. An 18,000 sq. foot facility that allows our students plenty of hitting, infield, bullpens, long toss, weightlifting, speed training, and even modified outdoor practices. We have an incredible group of players, parents, and coaches by our side and because of them our potential is unlimited.

There's no doubt that this academy is our passion and how we were meant to serve this community. We look forward to meeting many more great parents and players in the years to come and together helping them reach their dreams.

RBA South Owners………Ron Maurer & Rich Graham

About RBA South

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Rich played baseball and earned 4 Varsity letters. Drafted in the 31st round as a pitcher by the Seattle Mariners in 1992, Rich also played with the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros organizations until 1997. During his professional career Rich was a 4 time All-Star and made over 200 appearances while converting over 95% of his save opportunities. Rich also participated in 4 championship series during his professional career and won 2 of them (Bellingham Mariners '92, Erie Sailors '94).

Professionally, he served as a player/coach from 1995-1997 In the Western League with the Tri-City Posse and the Grey's Harbor Gulls.

Collegiately, Rich served as the Pitching Coach / Head Coach for Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA.from 1999-2000. Rich Then was an assistant coach at the University of Richmond before opening up RBA South with Ron Maurer in 2001.

Since joining RBA South Rich has had a part in developing over 250 players who have gone on to play collegiate ball – more than 125 of whom were pitchers and more than 100 of those pitchers received Division I scholarships. Included in that group was Nathan Kirby - 2015 1st round selection by the Milwaukee Brewers and member of the 2015 UVA National Championship squad.

In the summer of 2010 Rich formed the Virginia Cardinals 17U showcase team which has quickly become the premier travel team for the best players in Virginia. The Cardinals have earned the reputation as a "go to" team for Division I recruiters. During the summer of 2011 and 2014 the Cardinals won the Triple Crown National Championship in the 17U age division. In October of 2014 the Cardinals added a PG WWBA World Championship in Ft Myers Florida - More importantly, 100% of the matriculating players from 2010 - 2016 have gone on to play college baseball. So far Cardinal players have garnered scholarships so some of the best schools and programs in the country. 7 to UVA, 8 to Va Tech, 5 to Radford, 8 to Longwood, 6 to William & Mary, Florida State, VCU, Morehead State, Davidson, NC State, Georgetown, 4 to VMI, HSC, UMW, UVA Wise, 2 to Randolph Macon, and 6 to Christopher Newport.

Coach Graham heads up the RBA South College Prep Program and is the head coach of the Virginia Cardinals while also serving as an associate scout for the Kansas City Royals under Jim Farr. Coach Graham is entering his 9th year as an associate scout.

Ron Maurer was a 3 time ALL ACC Shortstop at the University of North Carolina who helped his team to the 1989 College World Series. He still holds UNC records for longest consecutive hitting streak (31 games) and most fielding assists in a season (220). Ron played in the Cape Cod League during the 1889 summer, where he was named an all star and selected MVP of the Brewster Whitecaps.

In 1990, the Los Angeles Dodgers picked Ron in the 23rd round of the amateur draft. He was promoted each year from Rookie through AAA, where he spent 5 years, all with the Dodgers organization). Ron’s Minor League career was highlighted by All Star selections in Rookie Pioneer League and Class A California League, as well as playing all 9 positions in one game at Class AAA of the Pacific Coast League. During the winter of 1991/1992, Ron was an all star for the Adelaide Giants in the Australian Baseball League. Ron finished his professional playing career in the Chinese Professional Baseball League with the Sinon Bulls, where he played two years and earned Gold Glove honors and was selected as an all star shortstop.

In the summer of 2000, Ron was invited to participate in the Atlanta Braves Scouting School by former Scouting Director (and UNC alumnus) Roy Clark. Ron took his experience and passion for baseball back to Richmond where he opened RBA South in the Fall of 2000. Since starting RBA South, Ron has helped to develop thousands of young baseball and softball players and prepared hundreds of them to play at the college level. Ron’s unique defensive versatility in professional ball has enabled him to wear many hats at RBA South, serving as hitting, fielding, and catching coordinator. On the field, Ron has had been a head travel ball coach at each age group beginning at 8u through 17u. In addition to handling the day-to-day operations at RBA South, Ron serves as a liaison to all RBA South 7u – 17u travel baseball teams.

Former member of the JRHS State Championship team, Chris went on to continue his playing career at the University of Mary Washington. After graduation from UMW Chris began his coaching career with the Virginia Cardinals and then was hired as the pitching coach at Randolph Macon College. Chris has returned to RBA South full time and currently leads our Advanced Summer Camps as well as coaching our 14U travel team.

James is a longtime RBA Southie who started as a student 17 years ago and has matriculated up to being one of our most successful travel coaches and elite instructors. James played his HS baseball at Monacan before heading off to Ferrum College. James is a lead instructor in winter camps as well as our Summer Camps. James' travel teams have enjoyed tremendous success on the local and regional circuit. He has headed up teams in age groups ranging from 12U to 15U and currently coaches our 13U Phillies squad while also being the Head Coach for Clover Hill JV. James is also an assistant tournament director for the Super6 Showcase Tournaments which have quickly become the premier college showcase events in the region. James is available for 6 Week programs as well as private instruction in baseball and softball.

Ian Harvey is a graduate of JRHS where he participated in the Rapids State Championship along with fellow coach Chris Anderson. Ian parlayed his superior athleticism into a scholarship to Longwood University and legendary coach Buddy Bolding. Ian went on to play at PHCC and Landers University as well before returning to RBA South to begin his coaching career. Ian was an assistant coach for the Virginia Cardinals in 2014 where he helped guide them to their second Triple Crown National Championship. In the fall of 2014 Ian took over as Head Coach of the RBA South Phillies College Prep team for the 2018 graduates. Ian is also a lead instructor for RBA South Winter Camps, 6 Week Programs and Summer camps in addition to being available for private lessons in baseball and softball.

About RBA South

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Rich played baseball and earned 4 Varsity letters. Drafted in the 31st round as a pitcher by the Seattle Mariners in 1992, Rich also played with the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros organizations until 1997. During his professional career Rich was a 4 time All-Star and made over 200 appearances while converting over 95% of his save opportunities. Rich also participated in 4 championship series during his professional career and won 2 of them (Bellingham Mariners '92, Erie Sailors '94).

Professionally, he served as a player/coach from 1995-1997 In the Western League with the Tri-City Posse and the Grey's Harbor Gulls.

Collegiately, Rich served as the Pitching Coach / Head Coach for Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA.from 1999-2000. Rich Then was an assistant coach at the University of Richmond before opening up RBA South with Ron Maurer in 2001.

Since joining RBA South Rich has had a part in developing over 250 players who have gone on to play collegiate ball – more than 125 of whom were pitchers and more than 100 of those pitchers received Division I scholarships. Included in that group was Nathan Kirby - 2015 1st round selection by the Milwaukee Brewers and member of the 2015 UVA National Championship squad.

In the summer of 2010 Rich formed the Virginia Cardinals 17U showcase team which has quickly become the premier travel team for the best players in Virginia. The Cardinals have earned the reputation as a "go to" team for Division I recruiters. During the summer of 2011 and 2014 the Cardinals won the Triple Crown National Championship in the 17U age division. In October of 2014 the Cardinals added a PG WWBA World Championship in Ft Myers Florida - More importantly, 100% of the matriculating players from 2010 - 2016 have gone on to play college baseball. So far Cardinal players have garnered scholarships so some of the best schools and programs in the country. 7 to UVA, 8 to Va Tech, 5 to Radford, 8 to Longwood, 6 to William & Mary, Florida State, VCU, Morehead State, Davidson, NC State, Georgetown, 4 to VMI, HSC, UMW, UVA Wise, 2 to Randolph Macon, and 6 to Christopher Newport.

Coach Graham heads up the RBA South College Prep Program and is the head coach of the Virginia Cardinals while also serving as an associate scout for the Kansas City Royals under Jim Farr. Coach Graham is entering his 9th year as an associate scout.

Ron Maurer was a 3 time ALL ACC Shortstop at the University of North Carolina who helped his team to the 1989 College World Series. He still holds UNC records for longest consecutive hitting streak (31 games) and most fielding assists in a season (220). Ron played in the Cape Cod League during the 1889 summer, where he was named an all star and selected MVP of the Brewster Whitecaps.

In 1990, the Los Angeles Dodgers picked Ron in the 23rd round of the amateur draft. He was promoted each year from Rookie through AAA, where he spent 5 years, all with the Dodgers organization). Ron’s Minor League career was highlighted by All Star selections in Rookie Pioneer League and Class A California League, as well as playing all 9 positions in one game at Class AAA of the Pacific Coast League. During the winter of 1991/1992, Ron was an all star for the Adelaide Giants in the Australian Baseball League. Ron finished his professional playing career in the Chinese Professional Baseball League with the Sinon Bulls, where he played two years and earned Gold Glove honors and was selected as an all star shortstop.

In the summer of 2000, Ron was invited to participate in the Atlanta Braves Scouting School by former Scouting Director (and UNC alumnus) Roy Clark. Ron took his experience and passion for baseball back to Richmond where he opened RBA South in the Fall of 2000. Since starting RBA South, Ron has helped to develop thousands of young baseball and softball players and prepared hundreds of them to play at the college level. Ron’s unique defensive versatility in professional ball has enabled him to wear many hats at RBA South, serving as hitting, fielding, and catching coordinator. On the field, Ron has had been a head travel ball coach at each age group beginning at 8u through 17u. In addition to handling the day-to-day operations at RBA South, Ron serves as a liaison to all RBA South 7u – 17u travel baseball teams.

James is a longtime RBA Southie who started as a student 17 years ago and has matriculated up to being one of our most successful travel coaches and elite instructors. James played his HS baseball at Monacan before heading off to Ferrum College. James is a lead instructor in winter camps as well as our Summer Camps. James' travel teams have enjoyed tremendous success on the local and regional circuit. He has headed up teams in age groups ranging from 12U to 15U and currently coaches our 13U Phillies squad while also being the Head Coach for Clover Hill JV. James is also an assistant tournament director for the Super6 Showcase Tournaments which have quickly become the premier college showcase events in the region. James is available for 6 Week programs as well as private instruction in baseball and softball.

Ian Harvey is a graduate of JRHS where he participated in the Rapids State Championship along with fellow coach Chris Anderson. Ian parlayed his superior athleticism into a scholarship to Longwood University and legendary coach Buddy Bolding. Ian went on to play at PHCC and Landers University as well before returning to RBA South to begin his coaching career. Ian was an assistant coach for the Virginia Cardinals in 2014 where he helped guide them to their second Triple Crown National Championship. In the fall of 2014 Ian took over as Head Coach of the RBA South Phillies College Prep team for the 2018 graduates. Ian is also a lead instructor for RBA South Winter Camps, 6 Week Programs and Summer camps in addition to being available for private lessons in baseball and softball.