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James Sims, Founder & Owner
About Excel Baseball Training
    The definition of ‘excel’ is to surpass or outdo others, and that is exactly what we strive to do in every aspect of our training. We do not do this by focusing on other players, teammates, or even siblings. The only person we strive to surpass each day is our self, and by using this as our benchmark we guarantee that we push ourselves to the limit every day. The only way we can consistently and effectively accomplish this is with passion, preparation, hard work, and unbiased self-evaluation. If your goal is to play ball at the next level whether its high school, college, or professional it requires dedication and sacrifice.

     Every person is born with God given talent, but it is up to that individual to take that talent and refine it. This is an endless process that is a characteristic of all great athletes and successfulpeople, the desire to be better. The mental aspect of baseball is the secret game within the game that often propels or destroys players. No player is exempt from its fate no matter if it’s just little league or the MLB. With Excel you get training from a former professional athlete who not only has played at the next level, but was taught by some of the best instructors in the MLB. If you desire to play in the pros, you need to work and think like a pro.
About James
    I grew up ​playing several sports while in junior high and high school but baseball was not at the top of that list. I really enjoyed the game but I did not have a burning desire like I did for basketball. However, after being approached by one of my coaches who had conversations with several scouts who thought I may have a shot to play ball at the professional level my thinking began to shift. I know if I put the same energy and effort into becoming a better baseball player as I did for basketball the possibilities were in my favor.

    Overnight I became obsessed with the game. If I was not at the field I was watching it on TV and if it wasn't on TV I was dreaming about it. I learned how to become a student of the game by refining skills I already had and putting extra emphasis on areas of improvement. Three years and a lot of prayers later so those dream come when I was selected by the Rockies in the 2007 MLB Draft.

    Even though I decided to retire in 2009 after a tragedy struck our family I was able to retain a lot of the knowledge received during one on one sessions coaches and organizational instructors. One of the most important things that I took away was this, nothing beats hard work. It is the one attribute that allows coaches and organizations to sometime overlook someone who looks better on paper but doesn't have the heart. Now my goal is to pass the things I've learned onto those who wish to play this game at competitive level whether its high school, college, or pro ball.
Drafted in the 27th Round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies

Ranked 4th best athlete in Colorado Rockies organization in 2009 Nike Sparq Combine

SWAC (South Western Athletic Conference) Newcomer of the Year in 2007

• Junior Legion State (MS) Championship (2003)

• Senior Legion State (MS) Championship (2004)

• B.S. degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics

• NCAA Academic Scholar 4.0 GPA (2006)
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