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Our

Program

Building Champions provides our players with the best facilities and instructors, helping players reach their goals on the field and in life.

We are dedicated to the development of the complete player. Building Champions provides players with a positive learning environment, the best competition in amateur baseball, the newest fields and facilities, for an unrivaled club baseball experience for all of our players. Through the game of baseball our players develop the strength, determination and resolve to be successful in their lives beyond the foul lines.

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Our

Services

Private

Instruction

Our professional staff offers lessons in hitting, pitching, fielding, and catching for all ages and levels of play.

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Group

Classes

Building Champions has created multiple group classes to make the players the best in their positions. Look to join Airtight, Pipeline or Karve today!

Coming Fall 2024
Building Champions

Camps

Join us for one of our 1 or 2 day camps to bring your skills to the next level!

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Our

Core Values

Servant Leadership

Building Champions creates leaders who strive to serve others embodying the philosophy of placing the team before the individual. Servant being the key word in this all. We want our players to have a people first mentality.

excellence

Building Champions challenges players to pursue a life of excellence in all aspects of the game and life knowing that we all will fall short but striving to give 100% effort in all we do. Being excellent in the two things we can always control, attitude and effort.

Respect

We teach our players to respect everyone on and off the field. Respect your parents, teammates, umpires, coaches, fans and yourself. This game transcends more than just sports but affects all aspects of life.

Tradition

Building Champions is a culture steeped in the tradition of past players and coaches all working towards the common goal of achieving their highest baseball potential on the field and being a man for others off the field. We love the alumni base that we have that are always give back to the next generation creating tradition for each year being better than the last.

dedication

players are dedicated to their craft and the work that it takes daily to create a sustainable foundation for success. Being dedicated to training and to the team is the building blocks for anything you want to success in.

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Become a member of the BC Family

If you are interested in advancing your player development in a structured program with high level instruction, you’ve come to the right place. We are always open to players and teams that want to be apart of the BC tradition.

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Our

instructors

Jeremy Jones

BC Founder/ Hitting Instructor

Jose Pena

Pitching/ Hitting Instructor

Paulo Orlando

Outfield/ Hitting Instructor

Gerry Cope

Hitting/ Infield Instructor

Josh Smith

Pitching Instructor

Bubba Starling

Hitting/ Outfield Instructor

Austin Brownell

Pitching/ Hitting Instructor

Dallas Reed

Hitting/ Infield Instructor

Brooks Asher

Catching Instructor

Logan Geha

Hitting/ Catching Instructor

Casey Pierce

Hitting Instructor

Anthony Necochea

Hitting/ Outfield Instructor

Antonio Garcia

Hitting/ Infield Instructor

Ryan Kisner

Catching/ Hitting Instructor

Jeremy Jones

BC Founder/ Hitting Instructor

Jeremy established Building Champions in 2003 after years of experience at the college and professional level. Jones played 2 years at Mesa Community College before moving on to Arizona State as a catcher where he was named defensive player of the year. During college Jeremy was drafted twice but after school landed with the Texas Rangers. He played for 5 years in the Rangers Organization before transitioning into coaching full-time.

Jose Pena

Pitching/ Hitting Instructor

Jose has been an instructor and coach for 10 plus years with Building Champions. Jose played in the St. Louis Cardinals organization for 5 years as both a pitcher and an outfielder. He has a long history of working with many of the best amateur pitchers to be drafted and play in Kansas City.

Paulo Orlando

Outfield/ Hitting Instructor

Paulo joined Building Champions as an instructor after a 13-year professional baseball career. Paulo played 4yrs of Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, most notably as a part of their World Series Championship in 2015. He also won a silver medal for team Brazil in the 2023 Pan America games.

Gerry Cope

Hitting/ Infield Instructor

Gerry Cope has been with Building Champions for 15 plus years as an infield and hitting instructor. Gerry was instrumental in the creation of Kansas City’s premier fielding class Airtight, which has seen multiple BC players go on to college and professional careers.

Josh Smith

Pitching Instructor

Josh has been an instructor and coach for 10 plus years with Building Champions. Josh brings a career’s worth of knowledge, having played Major League Baseball for Miami and Cleveland. Josh was also a standout pitcher being drafted out of Wichita State University.

Bubba Starling

Hitting/ Outfield Instructor

Bubba Starling first played for Building Champions and since retiring has been an instructor and coach for the organization. Former 1st round pick, Bubba brings his 10yr professional career with the Kansas City Royals, and an Olympic Medal with the 2021 USA Olympic team.

Austin Brownell

Pitching/ Hitting Instructor

Austin has been an instructor and coach with Building Champions since 2020, having coached collegiate baseball at Coffeyville CC the year prior. He was a collegiate pitcher for Seminole State and Pittsburg State.

Dallas Reed

Hitting/ Infield Instructor

Dallas joined Building Champions in 2020. Before joining BC, Dallas played at Mt. San Antonio College then moved on to Pittsburg State. After his playing career he coached at Pittsburg State before moving on to Tarlton State for 2 years.

Brooks Asher

Catching Instructor

Brooks began coaching at Building Champions in 2022. Brooks leads the catching department, bringing his insight from 5 years of college experience at the University of Kansas and Oakland University.

Logan Geha

Hitting/ Catching Instructor

Logan joined Building Champions in the summer of 2023. Logan brings hitting and catching experience from his playing career at Missouri State University. Logan was also a standout Building Champions player in our program.

Casey Pierce

Hitting Instructor

Casey joined Building Champions as a coach in 2021. Casey played at Independence Community College for 2 years and Fort Hays State University another 2 years. He has 10 plus years of coaching independent teams and High School baseball.

Anthony Necochea

Hitting/ Outfield Instructor

Anthony has been an instructor with Building Champions since 2021, bringing 3yrs of High School coaching experience with him. He was an outfielder at Valley City State University, where he still holds the single season record for hits.

Antonio Garcia

Hitting/ Infield Instructor

Antonio joined Building Champions in 2023. Before coming to BC, Antonio made coaching stops at both The University of Kansas and Gonzaga University. He worked closely with both teams’ infielders and hitters. He also had success at the collegiate summer league level as a Head Coach winning a league championship and Coach of the Year honors. 

Ryan Kisner

Catching/ Hitting Instructor

Ryan has been with Building Champions since 2014. He has overseen the development of the Catching Program, instructing and developing multiple collegiate catchers.

Building champions

MLB Draft Picks

  • Year
    RD
    Team
    Player
  • 2022

    19th

    Jackson Lovich

  • 2022

    2nd

    Robert Moore

  • 2021

    4th

    Christian Franklin

  • 2021

    2nd

    Ben Kudrna

  • 2019

    8th

    Will Brennan

  • 2018

    30th

    Trey Vickers

  • 2018

    26th

    Gunner Halter

  • 2018

    33rd

    Michael Picollo

  • 2017

    22nd

    Gunner Halter

  • 2017

    39th

    Justin Mitchell

  • 2017

    35th

    Kyle Wilson

  • 2017

    1st

    Alex Lange

Our College

commitments

Blake Neis

2024 / Kansas State

Jack Jones

2024 / Tennessee

Weston Lyerly

2024 / Indiana State

Hudson Byrd

2024 / Kansas State

Boston Bruce

2024 / Johnson County CC

Chase Olson

2024 / Nebraska

Austin Crawford

2024 / Panola CC

Carson Shear

2024 / Missouri Western

Jackson Harding

2024 / Hutchinson CC

Carter Beach

2024 / Kansas City CC

Victor Christal

2024 / Missouri

Carter Rice

2024 / State Fair CC

Drew McConnell

2024 / Evansville

Lincoln Stephenson

2024 / Central Missour

Dax Howard

2024 / Colorado State Pueblo

Devin Wassmann

2024 / Arkansas State

Cooper Schreiber

2024 / Missouri Western

Colin Conrad

2024 / Johnson County CC

Caden Campbell

2024 / Doane University

Dash Engel

2024 / Allen County CC

Building champions

Our Youth teams 23/24

8U
9U
10U
11U
12U
13U
14U
  • BC Baker

    AA

    Coach: Nate Baker

  • BC Benne

    AA

    Coach: Paul Benne

  • BC Wilson

    AA

    Coach: Cole Wilson

  • BC Wilson

    AAA

    Coach: Dustin Wilson

  • BC Sifford

    AAA

    Coach: David Sifford

  • BC Hernandez

    AAA

    Coach: Keith Hernandez

  • BC Euston

    AA

    Coach: Stephen Euston

  • BC Norris

    AA

    Coach: Scott Norris

  • BC Ross

    AA

    Coach: Jason Ross

  • BC Gryszowka

    AA

    Coach: Matt Gryszowka

  • BC Hinkle

    AA(A)

    Coach: Bryan Hinkle

  • BC Anderson

    Major

    Coach: Scott Anderson

  • BC Kempton

    AAA

    Coach: Marcus Kempton

  • BC Baldwin

    AAA

    Coach: Greg Baldwin

  • BC Gold

    Major

    Coach: Paid Coach

  • BC Navy

    Major

    Coach: Paid Coach

  • BC Shelton

    Major

    Coach: Josh Shelton

  • BC Niebuhr

    AAA

    Coach: Scott Niebuhr

  • BC Chames

    AA

    Coach: Joe Chames

  • BC Smith

    AA

    Coach: Rick Smith

  • BC Smalling

    AA

    Coach: David Smalling

  • BC Navy

    Major

    Coach: BC Staff

  • BC White

    Major

    Coach: BC Staff

  • BC Gold

    AAA

    Coach: BC Staff

  • BC Green

    AAA

    Coach: BC Staff

  • BC Grey

    AAA

    Coach: BC Staff

  • BC Cantrell

    AAA

    Coach: Travis Cantrell

Our Members

Testimonials

This group is a first class organization from top to bottom. It is clear a variety of qualities are instilled in the players, but seeking improvement is without a doubt number one on the list. It’s impressive to literally see a totally different group at the end of the summer in comparison to the beginning. Ultimately, the process ends with the players fully prepared for the next level in an assortment of areas, something that every coach desires when recruiting a prospect.
Tony Vitello

University of Tennessee

Building Champions gave me the opportunity to develop as a young player in a professional environment. The staff is dedicated to building character of kids on and off the field. Jeremy and his staff prepared me to succeed in baseball and life beyond high school. I thank the entire BC staff for all of the experiences that helped separate our team from our peers, through a process that is not focused on winning but the success of each individual. Joining the BC family is not for every young player but will benefit those who make the choice to believe in the process of development taught by the Organization.
Trevor Rosenthal

Milwaukee Brewers

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