Mike opened All Stars Academy’s original location in 1997 after his professional baseball career ended. He graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 89′ and played his college baseball at Siena. During his time at Siena, he was named to the All State and All MAAC teams his sophomore and junior seasons and was even named by Baseball America as a top 20 player in the nation at his position. Mike was drafted after his junior year by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 37th round of the 1992 June Amateur Draft. He has also spent time in Italy playing in the Italian Baseball League playing for Godo. Upon his return to the area from professional baseball, he continued to play in the Albany Twilight League as he had since high school. After 16 years in the league, he retired after being named to 10 All Star teams, Pitcher of the Year and 3 consecutive MVP Awards. Mike was inducted into the Albany Twilight League Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Capital District Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. Mike is currently the Northeast Area Scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks covering New York, New England and Canada.
Our son has had the good fortune to have Nick Davey as
his pitching coach here at All Stars Academy. Although only with Nick a short
time, our son’s improvement has been tremendous. The pitching lessons are not
“cookie cutter” lessons – each week the lesson is distinctive, with
special emphasis on our son’s need as a pitcher. During the lesson there is a
discussion about mechanics, game strategies and the mental aspects of the game.
Nick doesn’t just talk at our son-he involves our son in discussion,
encouraging him to capitalize on his strengths, analyze his weaknesses, and to
strive to better himself each and every week. There has even been occasion for
throwing to “live batters” which uniquely couples working on
mechanics as well as game tactics. We are truly happy with our experience with
Nick Davey and All Stars Academy.