About Us

Ignite was founded with the goal of truly helping athletes. After working for other companies where player development was treated like an assembly line, Kurt knew that Ignite had to be different.

Kurt Hewes - Founder and CEO

Our Story

Kurt had felt most training he had done had been counterproductive to his success on the baseball field. He often thought, "is there something wrong with me?" Which over time turned into, "is there something wrong with the training?" 

There was something wrong with the training, and we're fixing it. 

Like science, our work “fixing training,” will never be done, and we will continuously improve. Inching closer and closer to the perfect way to train, knowing we’ll never reach it.

Meet Our Team

Conner Walker - Director of Hitting

-Ignite Certified Hitting Instructor

-All MEAC twice at Two positions

-Black college nines all HBCU team

-Spent 2 years at shoreline community college in the Seattle area

Max Glasser - Assistant Director of Hitting

-Ignite Certified Hitting Instructor

-Coached Professionally in both the Dodgers and Blue Jays Organization 

-Former Director of Baseball Operations at The University of Pittsburgh

Brandon Watkins - Hitting Instructor

-Ignite Certified Hitting Instructor

-Played 4 years of Collegiate Baseball at Coppin State University (Division 1)

-First African American to Play Division 1 Baseball in Blake High School History

-3 Years of Camp Instructional Experience

Kyle Henson - Hitting and Pitching Instructor

-Ignite Certified Hitting and Pitching Instructor

-Winning Pitcher for Herndon High School in the Virginia State Semi Final Game. Sending them to the state championship.

-Played 1 Season at Patrick Henry Community College

Dominic Toso - Hitting Instructor

-Ignite Certified Hitting  Instructor

4 Year Division 1 Player at Bucknell and Richmond

First Team All Atlantic 10 Conference 2022

Won the Atlantic 10 batting title posting a .408 batting average

2018 with Bucknell he was named Second Team All-Patriot League and Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America Team

From Philadelphia, where his high school team Penn Charter was ranked 13th in the country in 2017

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