By Anna Skinner
Benjamin Craig was used to coaching baseball and batting, but oftentimes he would work in Cape Cod working with Division 1 college players or pro-players.
Yet, Craig – who recently moved to Carmel with his wife, Kaitlin – is getting involved in something a little different.
His new batting business, Feel Good Hitting, focuses more on middle-school-aged kids to high school. During fall, winter and spring, Craig remains in Carmel coaching kids and during the summer months travels to Cape Cod.
“I want to help the kids build their swings from the ground up from beginning to end, help be organized so in the game they can be more reactive. I work with all ages, there’s just different dynamics to those windows,” Craig said. “There’s just a lot of great athletes down here and hardworking families wanting their kids to go to a good colleges. I want to help the kids build their swings from the ground up from beginning to end, help them be organized so in the game they can be more reactive.”
Craig’s one-hour classes range from $100 to $150 depending on age and level and use of the HitTrax System for video analysis. Packages are also available to be purchased, and more information can be found by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’m excited about the young kids I’m working with now and have them fall in love with this game and end up at some good school and hopefully in pro baseball,” he said. “I think this game is special, and I remember what it was like to be 6 or 7 years old and excited about baseball. I work more with junior high and high school kids and college and pro level. At the lower level, you’re just trying to get the kid to have fun with the game. I think the serious training is for when the kids who are trying to make a shot to get into pro ball.”
Craig and his wife are currently working to establish their website, feelgoodhitting.com.