Metropolitan Baseball Academy Advantage

Our philosophy is simple: Dedicate yourself to hard work and the results will follow. With a personal, customized process, we give baseball players in the Northern Virginia area the competitive edge needed to reach full potential. Our experienced coaches train like players, and our players continue to reach
their goals.

Expert Coaching

There’s no coaching staff we’d rather have when it’s the bottom of the 9th with two outs. With over a decade of coaching experience, our professional instructors take pride in teaching and use their diverse baseball background to provide best practices and proven training.

Personal Approach

You won’t find any shortcuts or infomercial gadgets at our facility. Our instructors coach players using a hands-on, customized methodology that allows players to improve weaknesses while simultaneously finding strengths. With a 5:1 coach to player ratio, players are more than their number.


What if I miss a class?
We do not give any credits/refunds for missed classes. MBA does not guarantee that there will be an opening in another class. If you miss a class for personal reasons the MBA staff will work with you to try to find an opening in the same class at another time. Make up classes cannot be scheduled more than five days in advance. Please let us know if you will be missing a class so that we may schedule another player in that slot.

Cancelled Lessons?

Lessons that are cancelled the day prior or day(s) prior to your lesson, no cancellation fee will apply.  Lessons cancelled on the same day of your scheduled training will result in a $35 dollar cancellation/instructor fee.  For any “No Show Lessons” without communication the full lesson charge will apply.  Purchased lessons do not have an expiration date, however lessons can not be transferred outside of your immediate family.

MBA Programs Refund Policy
No credit or refund will be issued due to personal reasons, or illness unless MBA is notified in writing 14 days in advance of the program start date. NO EXCEPTIONS. To cancel a registration, you must give a 14-day written notice prior to the program start date to receive a partial refund or credit toward a future program.  A 25% service charge will be assessed on each program refund or credit.  To transfer classes, you must also give a 14-days written notice prior to the program start date. A $35 charge will be assessed for any request to move or switch classes or camps.

For Metro Senators teams any partial refund, full refund or transaction change will result in a 10% service charge.  Refunds are not policy within the Metro Senators travel program as you have agreed and confirmed your roster spot.

Weather Related Cancellations
We do not issue any refunds for weather related cancellations. MBA will issue a pro-rated credit on your customer account for any camps or programs that are cancelled due to weather related issues.  Make-Up Classes are not typically scheduled for weather related cancellations but can be requested by the customer in lieu of the credit.  NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy.

Affiliates & Partners

Our Northern Virginia teams represent multiple ages and skill levels. View the full listing of Metropolitan Baseball Academy teams below and learn more about tryout schedules and other information.

Metropolitan Senators

Lake Braddock Secondary School

West Springfield High School

Hayfield Secondary School

Potomac High School

West Springfield Little League

Central Springfield Little League

South County Little League

Fort Hunt Little League

Woodlawn Little League

Fairfax Little League

Pioneer Little League

Springfield Youth Club

Mount Vernon Mavericks


Victory Fastpitch Academy

Meet The Coaches

It’s our mission to develop quality players while building a supportive environment where teammates become friends and friends become family. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the game, our coaches are trained to work with any skillset. Get to know the MBA coaching staff, begin your training and reach next level results.


Kate Lavanga

We’ve always been impressed with the knowledge of the game and the ability to teach mechanics that all of the instructors that we’ve run across have. They’re always very honest and straightforward but positive as well. With our son heading onto the big field in a matter of months, we’ve committed to weekly lessons. There isn’t a better place for our him to prepare him for that transition and learn the skills he needs.

Jack Dougherty

I owe a lot to Mike and Mike at Metro Baseball. They have been an incredibly positive influence on our son while growing up. Watching him play for the Dragons – now Senators – was the best time of his life and mine. I’d give anything to relive those years again. Guess I’ll have to hope for a grandson in the not-too-distant future so I can enjoy this experience again. Good luck and thanks for all of the memories!


Are you ready to take the field? There’s a reason players of all skill levels are joining us from all over the NOVA and DMV areas.

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7029 Newington Road
Lorton, VA 22079


Michael Cassidy

Michael Cassidy

Michael Cassidy grew up in Burke, Virginia before taking his talents to Averett University to play baseball as a 3-year starter while earning a degree in sports management. He was a founder and director of the VBC Occoquan/NOVA South Academy facility from 2008-2013. Mike was an assistant varsity coach at Bishop O'Connell High School from 2008-2012, and an assistant varsity coach at Lake Braddock Secondary School in 2013. Cassidy has served as an assistant coach at Marymount University since 2013. Mike was also the head coach of the Martha's Vineyard Sharks in 2016 and 2017 in the Futures Collegiate League in New England and was the pitching coach for the FCA Braves in the Cal Ripken Collegiate league in 2018. Mike is a founder and director of Metropolitan Baseball Academy.




Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher

Mike has spent the majority of his baseball career in the Northern Virginia area where his accomplishments include being an All-District high school player, American Legion All-Star and All-Conference collegiate player at Shenandoah University. For five years, Mike coached at Hayfield High School in Alexandria, VA where he served as a varsity assistant, head JV coach, and head varsity coach. In 2006, Mike was named the 2006 Patriot District Coach of the Year for the Hayfield Hawks, leading the Hawks to a school-record 17 wins and an overall record of 17-6 (13-3). Mike also served as the head varsity baseball coach at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA from 2007–2013. Mike was named the 2008 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Coach of the Year after leading the Cardinals to the school’s first-ever WCAC title game. The Cardinals repeated their trip to the WCAC finals in 2009. Mike was also the founder and owner of Dominion Baseball Academy and the former DBA Dragons travel baseball program. The Dragons, established in 2006, have sent several players on to college baseball. Dominion Baseball and the Dragons program beginning in 2015 transitioned to Metro Baseball Academy and the Metro Senators.

Mike resides in Springfield, VA, with his wife Kristin and 2 children Ryan and Phoebe.

Ryan Schubert

Ryan Schubert

As a player, Coach Schubert was a four-year member and a team captain of the Longwood University baseball team. In 2012 he made 17 appearances – 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA. Ryan was a standout at Annandale High School where he was a two-time All-District Pitcher. Coach Schubert received his degree from Longwood, majoring in kinesiology, including a concentration in exercise science. After graduating from Longwood, Coach Schubert spent 2 seasons as the Varsity Pitching Coach at Annandale High school, then spent one season as a Varsity Pitching Coach at West Springfield High School, and most recently spent 2 seasons as an Assistant Coach at Marymount University. Coach Schubert is now a lead instructor for Metro Baseball Academy as well as a Head Coach of the Metro Senators Varsity team.

Conner Hall

Conner Hall

As a player, Conner was a standout player at Edison High School. Following his high school career, Conner went on to play at Norfolk State and Marymount University where he was a four year starter, earning All-Conference honors three of his four years, and All-State and All-Region honors his Junior season. As and INF and a Pitcher in college and a catcher in HS Coach Hall is currently running Hitting/Pitching and Catching Lessons at MBA.  Conner is now also an assistant coach at Marymount University, and is a head coach with the Metropolitan Senators travel program.