Live, go to school and train at a world-class baseball facility.

Trosky National Academy East offers the total Trosky experience for high schoolers with on-campus housing, amazing facilities and top coaches. Under the guidance of Pete Laforest, former MLB player and 16-year professional, our National Academy in Kalamazoo, Michigan pushes the limits on the academy concept.

Baseball player's paradise

Imagine waking up, crossing the street and entering one of the nations premier facilities to be welcomed by top coaches and your new buddies. And it would happen every day. The Kalamazoo facility is a brand new, cutting-edge facility with the best training equipment available. It includes an expansive turf area for field work, 12+ cages, full blow performance gym, HitTrax, and live simulation machine cages. As academy members, the facility is at your disposal.

Meet Head Coach Pete Laforest

As a Montreal native, Pete attended a similar school in his formative years. It changed his life. With coach support, talent and grit, Pete reached levels Academy athletes aspire to. In 2003, he made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays and went on to play for the Expos, Padres and Phillies. He also represented team Canada in the Olympics and World Baseball Classic.

Following his 16-year professional career, Pete managed professionally where he led his team to the CanAM League Championship. After his professional career, Coach Laforest dedicated his life to helping student-athletes reach their potential.

Baseball player's paradise

Imagine waking up, crossing the street and entering one of the nations premier facilities to be welcomed by top coaches and your new buddies. And it would happen every day. The Kalamazoo facility is a brand new, cutting-edge facility with the best training equipment available. It includes an expansive turf area for field work, 12+ cages, full blow performance gym, HitTrax, and live simulation machine cages. As academy members, the facility is at your disposal.

Live on campus

National Academy East is unique to our other Trosky Academies. Students live directly across the street from the facility in a secure, new apartment building. Similar to college dorm living, students share an apartment with other like-minded students. Families in the Kalamazoo can select their living preferences - at home or at academy accommodations.

Baseball player's paradise

Imagine waking up, crossing the street and entering one of the nations premier facilities to be welcomed by top coaches and teammates. And it happens every day. The Kalamazoo facility is a new, cutting-edge facility with the best training equipment available. It includes expansive turf areas, 12+ cages, a full-blown performance gym, HitTrax, and live simulation machine cages. As academy members, the facility is your training ground.

Baseball player's paradise

Imagine waking up, crossing the street and entering one of the nations premier facilities to be welcomed by top coaches and your new buddies. And it would happen every day. The Kalamazoo facility is a brand new, cutting-edge facility with the best training equipment available. It includes an expansive turf area for field work, 12+ cages, full blow performance gym, HitTrax, and live simulation machine cages. As academy members, the facility is at your disposal.

Participate in team games regularly

Trosky National Academy East is the only Trosky Academy currently offering baseball teams. The program participates in local leagues and travels to play across the country during winter months.

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Pete Laforest on why he's going all in as head coach for Trosky National Academy East

Pete Laforest is a 'dude'. He's a former MLB catcher, coached championship CanAm teams, represented team Canada in the Olympics and World Baseball Classic. With all those accomplishments, he is driven to improve the lives of others.

Trosky National Academy East housing options at the Kalamazoo, MI

Trosky National Academy East offers athletes the ability to live on campus in a new apartment building. This is an ideal option for students that want the complete Trosky experience or for those unable to attend a Trosky Regional Academy.

Academics Overview at Trosky National Academy East

Former MLB catcher and head coach at Trosky National Academy East, describes the academic experience in Kalamazoo, MI where student-athletes live, go to school, train baseball and prepare for college.

Teams and games at Trosky National Academy East

Trosky National Academy East differs from Trosky Regional Academies in that student-athletes live on campus and participate in team games.

Support Network at Trosky National Academy East

Trosky National Academy East in Kalamazoo, MI offers a holistic and prescriptive approach to all phases of growth. Students are supported by on-site elite teachers and coaches working together daily to build the whole person and player.

Injury prevention through targeted training

Injury prevention at all Trosky Academies is paramount. Unfortunately, injuries can be an unintended consequence. Should injuries occur, each Academy is equipped to handle situations and get athletes back to their training.

Free Time at Trosky National Academy East

Student-athletes live on campus at Trosky National Academy East. In the off hours, students participate in a plethora of activities including full use of the baseball and weight training facility, group training sessions and can participate in local church programs.

Family Away from Home at Trosky National Academy East

The thought of your child living and going to school in another city can be challenging. Trosky National Academy Head Coach Pete Laforest talks about the benefits he still enjoys today from his boarding school experience. Surrounded by likeminded people, family within a family and lifelong friends.

Education Delivered by Arizona State University Prep Digital

Arizona State University Preparatory Digital delivers a personalized high-touch learning experience for Trosky Academy students.

Meet Head Coach Pete Laforest

As a native of Montreal, Pete attended a boarding school in his formative years and it changed his life. With the support of his coaches, talent and grit, Pete reached levels most athletes can only aspire to reach. In 2003, Laforest made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays and went on to a career with the Expos, Padres and Phillies. He also represented team Canada in the Olympics and World Baseball Classic.

Following his 16-year professional career, Pete went on to manage professionally where he led his team to the CanAM league championship. Since his professional career, Coach Laforest has dedicated his life to helping student-athletes reach their potential.

View the Open House Webinar for detailed info about the Trosky Academy

Most everything you need to know about the Trosky Academy experience can found in the Open House Webinar.

Everything included in Trosky National Academy East

Trosky Academy students are gentlemen off the field and animals on it. They thrive in the moment and long after their playing days. Our mission builds students who take responsibility, give to others and drive relentlessly toward their dreams.

Daily cadence improves direction, skills and accountability.

BOARDING

Live at the academy in a new apartment complex across the street from the Academy.

ACADEMICS

Trosky National Academy East offers two educational platform options to best suit family needs including Great Lakes Learning Academy or Arizona State University Digital Prep. Regardless of the platform, a certified teacher will be located in the facility daily to help guide student success.

TOOLS

Player and position specific training developed by top coaches in the game.

MAKEUP

Mental game and character development tracked daily, reflection, assessments and year-round course.

RECRUITING

Dedicated staff and pathway promotes informed college decisions based on the Trosky 4 Pillars of Recruiting – academic, athletic, financial and social fit.

BODY

Player specific baseball strength, speed and flexibility training; tested quarterly delivered by MLB performance personnel.

Questions? Contact us.

We're here to help you navigate your student-athlete's development. Reach out to us.

Ready to commit?

Are ready to take the next step in your child's transformation? Start the application process.

It takes a village to raise studs. Surround yourself with the right people.

HEAD COACH

Leader of the clubhouse and the athlete’s daily programming experience.

ASSISTANT COACH

Highly engaged in skill development with small group sizes designed to ignite progress.

SUCCESS HOTLINE

Contact point when you need it for questions spanning mental game to skill development and everything in between.

FACILITY TEACHER

Accredited teacher seated in each academy daily to help guide academic success.

SUCCESS COACH

Helps plan the week as a conduit between all resources surrounding the student-athlete.

LIVE STREAM TEACHERS

ASU Digital Prep teachers deliver live weekly classes and engage 1:1 with students regularly.

Tech designed to engage, measure and develop - unlike anything created before.

All Academy students use Trosky EdTech’s groundbreaking technology. The tech tears down silos and creates seamless “whole person” training. It’s a new breed of productive social engagement, built for athletes, and loaded with baseball instruction from Nate Trosky. Each day students are motivated by guided programs to train body, mind, skills and date.

As students engage, measurements lead to actionable insights, prescriptive training and the best recruiting dashboard and scouting report athletics has ever seen.

Who We Are

10,000+ college players developed through Trosky.

Development + Education, a winning combination.

Amateur baseball is broken—traveling the country, chasing plastic rings, and hoping a recruiter will notice you. Trosky Baseball Academy offers a transformative journey of excellence in baseball and academics for elite athletes and their families, bringing together the expertise of educators, coaches, and MLB strength and conditioning coaches.

In-person Baseball Academy for Grades 6th – 12th.

Learn more by joining our weekly webinar.

School Starts

August 30, 2024

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