Whether your child is just starting their baseball career, or well on their way, Paint the Corners will improve their game.
We provide top-tier, private, one-on-one lessons for your child in both pitching and hitting. You can choose all lessons to concentrate on either hitting or pitching, or you can choose to have a mix of lessons in both subjects. We focus on the fundamentals of form and body control to promote muscle memory and consistency in both pitching motions and swings. Breaking down the movements and components of a players mechanics into memorable and repeatable terms helps them to focus on the imperfections of their swing or pitching motion and understand how they and improve.
During winter months, all sessions will be held at Legacy Sports Club. Summer sessions will be held at the East Tipp Summer Rec fields.
Coach Ben Prickel
Coach Prickel played Pony baseball in the East Tipp Summer Rec league, and was a three year letter winner at Harrison High School. He was the JV co-MVP as a sophomore and co-captain his senior year. During his time at Harrison, HHS won four sectional championships. During his senior year, HHS went 23-10, won a regional championship, and made a semi-state appearance. He was also a two year letter winner in football at HHS and was a co-captain and all-conference honorable mention selection his senior year. Coach Prickel went on to play two years of football and four years of baseball at Wabash College. He was a four year letter winner and co-captain his senior year. He is on the all-time career list at Wabash for opponent batting average, shutouts, combined shutouts, and most caught stealing by.
Coach Prickel caught the coaching bug early on. He was an assistant coach for the ETSR Pony League, and then for the Klondike Middle School Pony League while still playing at Harrison High School. Since his playing days, coach Prickel has continued to enjoy coaching at many levels, in both football and baseball. He was an assistant varsity football coach at Harrison in 2004 in charge of the receiving corps.
Since starting a family, Coach Prickel has turned his attention to helping his own kids by head coaching for two years at the T-ball level, and one year at the Pinto level in the East Tipp Summer Rec league. He has also coached one year as an assistant coach in the East Tipp Little Gridiron football league and the five on five, indoor Stars and Stripes league at Legacy Sports Club.
Most recently, Coach Prickel has re-joined the coaching staff at Harrison High School as the Head Freshman football coach.
Coach Prickel lives in Lafayette and works full-time as the Web and Graphic Designer in the Department of Entomology at Purdue University. He is married to his wife, Amanda and they have two boys: Griffin and Deacon.