Meet the Ignite Team

Kurt Hewes

Director of Hitting, CEO

Designed swing model using Physics and Biomechanics

Has been teaching hitting since 2014 up to 40 Lessons per week

Written 20+ articles/made 100+ Youtube Videos on hitting and player development

Played at Castleton State College (Now Castleton University)

Lansing Veeder

Director of Performance, CFO

2 time 1st team All-state in VA

WCAC Player of the year 2011

Saint Joseph’s University P/Utl

5+ years of Coaching and Instructing experience with youth through pro players

Holds PVI Career Home Run Record

Aaron Tarr

Director of Throwing, COO

Assistant Coach Georgetown University

1st Team All District Pitcher and 2nd Baseman at Yorktown

Has coached high school baseball for 13 years
Marshall High School Head Coach for 7 years

3-Time National Conference Coach of the Year

State Coach of the Year in 2015

James Keller

Head of Pitcher and Catcher Development

Catching Coordinator for the Lake Erie Crushers, a professional independent team in the Frontier League

Played 3 years of professional baseball for the Schaumburg Boomers in the Frontier League

Attended the University of Mary Washington as an infielder and catcher where he set the single-season home run record.

Served as pitching coach at Oakton College in Illinois for the 2018 season.

Mitchell Aker

Head of Athletic Development and Pitching Coach

Former Pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks Organization

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

BS in Exercise Science from William and Mary