Knocksville Training Academy

Knocksville Training Academy is more than just a training ground for dedicated and talented young baseball players. We are a family, a community of players, professionals and mentors, unlimited in our goals, striving for excellence on and off the field.

We are a home away from home, where building strong bodies and strong values are the heart of our game. We are professionals longing to develop the entire person, not just the player. We train different, and we’re proud of it.

This Week’s Schedule



One-hour expert-level training sessions from the KTA Leadership Team


Seasonal appropriate training schedule: Pre-Season, In-Season, Summer, Off-Season


Players are grouped by skill level to create a competitive training environment


Trainings scheduled throughout the week to accommodate all schedules


Holistic-focused training that develops all aspects of the player: physical, mental, emotional


At-home weekly workout programs


Monthly evaluations to track progress


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


Plans + Rates

KTA Program:

Rate / $45 per session

Training / 1-Hr Sessions

Trainers / 1:5 ratio

Weekdays / 7pm-8pm

Ages / 9-18

KTA Sessions:

Non-Member / $60

Member / $50

Monthly Plan / $45

1X Week Plan:

Monthly Rate / $180

Monthly Sessions / 4

Monthly Savings / $60

2X Week Plan:

Monthly Rate / $360

Monthly Sessions / 8

Monthly Savings / $120

*Plus Tax
**Monthly Recurring Charge
***Knocksville Membership required for all plans

Player Receives:

Jager bands
Weighted ball set
Set of small weights
KTA Swag


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Registration and Refund Policy

Once payment is processed there are no refunds for cancelled players or no-shows.

Event Waiver Agreement

As parent/guardian, I hereby grant permission for the above to participate in Knocksville Leagues. I acknowledge the fact that she is physically able to participate in league activities. I hereby release the league and its employees from all claims from injuries or illness which may be sustained by the above and authorize treatment in an emergency basis in the event such treatment becomes necessary while participating in the league. I also grant permission to Knocksville to photograph the above for future advertisement of their leagues.

Waiver Agreement


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11717 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79423


Monday - Friday: 4 PM - 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 6 PM