Knocksville Training Academy
2024 Summer Camps

Indoor + Outdoors

Ages 5-8 Camps

June 3-5

  • Location: Knocksville
  • Time: 1pm – 4pm
  • Price: $160
  • Registration Closed

July 8-10

  • Location: Knocksville
  • Time: 1pm – 4pm
  • Price: $160

Ages 9-14 Camps

June 3-5

  • Location: Trinity Baseball Field
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Price: $160
  • Registration Closed

July 8-10

  • Location: Outdoor Baseball Field
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Price: $160

Knocksville summer camps are fun, instructional, and competitive. All camps are developed and led by the Knocksville Training Academy Leadership Team and provide age and skill-level appropriate instruction on hitting, pitching, and fielding (all positions). We intentionally limit capacity to ensure that every player gets individualized instruction from our training staff. All players will also receive a Knocksville Training Academy t-shirt.


Alex Wimmers

Director of Training

About ALex
  • Major League Pitcher Minnesota Twins
  • 2010 1st Round Draft Pick
  • 9 years of Professional Baseball Experience
  • Inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Represented The Collegiate USA Baseball team
  • National College Pitcher of the year
  • 2X 1st Team All American
  • 2x Big Ten Pitcher of the year
  • Semi Finalist for the Golden Spikes Award
  • Semi Finalist for the Dock Howser Award

Garrett Heard

Director of Culture

About Garrett

Coach Heard grew up in Littlefield, TX, and has 21 years of coaching experience. He has been the head baseball coach at several programs in the Lubbock area and led Idalou to their first state tournament appearance in 2014. In addition to his coaching experience, he also played baseball at Wayland Baptist University.

Heard brings a wealth of leadership experience that extends beyond the diamond. He has been involved with FCA for over 19 years and now serves as an Ambassador for the East region of the South Plains FCA.

As the Director of Culture at Knocksville, Heard is excited to bring his coaching and FCA experiences together to implement a holistic training culture designed to help players reach their full potential. Knocksville’s DNA is to dream big, embrace the grind, own your edge, and share the love of the game. He hopes to establish these qualities into the community of baseball and softball families in and around the Lubbock area.

Heard is married to April and they have 3 children, Bo (19), Logan (17), and Jude (11).

Gary Gates

KTA Leadership Team
About Gary
  • Pitcher @ Wayland Baptist University 2003-2008
  • Great Lakes Collegiate League 2007
  • Lubbock-Cooper ISD Coach 2013-2017
Nick Hanslik
KTA Leadership Team
About Nick
  • All-State at Frenship High School
  • 3-Year Letterman at Texas Tech University
  • Texas Tech Baseball Camp Instructor
Rodney Gardner
KTA Leadership Team
About Rodney
  • 40 years of high school coaching experience
  • 725 career wins – 20 consecutive years in the playoffs
  • Hall of Fame inductee – Texas High School Baseball Coaches
  • Father of current TTU Baseball Assistant Coach, Matt Gardner
Tyler Cook
KTA Leadership Team
About Tyler
  • Head Strength and conditioning coach for Texas Tech Softball and assistant strength and conditioning coach for Texas Tech Baseball
  • Assistant strength coach for Olympic Sports at Texas Tech University
  • Programs for multiple semi-professional and professional baseball players; most notably Josh Jung and Jace Jung


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