Indoor Baseball & Softball Facility

ABOUT US

THE UPPER DECK FACILITY

AND WHAT IT OFFERS

Our Facilities – (9,919 sq. ft.) The Upper Deck is perfectly designed for any baseball & softball team or any individual looking to better their skills. We have many resources that our clients can take advantage of including; pitching machines, curveball machine (baseball & softball), pitching mounds (all dimensions), performance gym (Speed & Strength), and professional/collegiate instruction.

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Practice Room #105 – (3,162 sq. ft.) This is our team training area. Perfectly designed for any baseball or softball team to run super-efficient practice. Our cages can be setup in multiple different ways. With all the nets pulled back it can become an open rectangle with the dimensions of 3o ft. wide by 70 ft. in length and 14 ft. high. The nets can also divide the cage into 4 separate cages with dimensions of 15 ft. wide by 35 ft. long. Lastly the cages can be divided into two long tunnels with dimensions of 15 ft. wide by 70 ft. in length.

Also, our training area is equipped with many baseball & softball training aids. Such as speed & agility ladders, hurdles, and cones. Weighted balls to increase hand strength through contact. Tennis balls for multiple purposes. Both regular sized and golf ball sized wiffle balls including broom stick handle bats for hand-eye coordination. Another included feature is our state of the art duel wheeled pitching machine that can be converted to baseball or softball. This machine can throw fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and rise balls.

Lastly, this area is A/C climate controlled with a parent viewing area with a 32-inch flat screen TV.

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Speed & Agility Training Room #104 – (2,104 sq. ft.) This is our athlete performance gym fully equipped with turf flooring. Athletes use this area to work on their speed & agility as well as body strength. Our athletes will be instructed by CSCS certified trainer Mike DeVinney.

This is the best component for any athlete trying to take their game to the next level. To increase an athlete’s performance, they must be explosive and dynamic. Athletes will learn how to use their entire body to perform specific skill sets within their respected sport.

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Cages Room #102 – (4,653 sq. ft.) This unit is equipped with 3 full-sized batting cages. They’re all equipped with top of the line iron-mike mp4 pitching machines ranging from speeds of 30mph – 85mph.

Cage dimensions

Beginner cage: 15 ft wide, 60 ft long, 14 ft high (30-55 MPH)
Intermediate cage: 15 ft wide, 60 ft long, 14 ft high (55-70 MPH)
Professional cage: 20 ft wide, 70 ft long, 14 ft high (70-85 MPH)

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Classroom – Our classroom is designed for 15-20 people to be seated comfortably. Our classroom is A/C controlled and equipped with a dry-erase board, projector screen with a 90-inch display, and comfortable desk styled seating.

WE ARE FULLY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

ABOUT US AND WHAT WE DO

MEET THE UPPER DECK TEAM

Jason Stidham

Coach
As a player Jason Stidham played at Melbourne High School under Coach Pete Donovan. As a Bulldog Stidham was a two-time Space Coast Player of the Year (2005 and 2006). In 2005 he was FSWA All-State first team and in 2006 FSWA All-State second team. Stidham was selected in the 2006 MLB Draft in the 43rd round with the 1286th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Out of high school Stidham attended Florida State University in 2007. Stidham made the All-ACC First-Team and earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American recognition as well as first-team Freshman All-American accolades. Stidham posted a .366 batting average in his first season with the Seminoles collecting 86 hits, 17 doubles, six home runs and 48 RBIs and was named the ACC and NCBWA National Player of the Week for his performance (.581 batting average) against Georgia Tech to close out the regular season. Stidham started at third base in all 61 games that he saw action, while going a season-high 17 games without committing an error at the hot corner.

In 2008 Stidham was a Brooks Wallace Award Preseason Watch List candidate. His sophomore season he moved from third to second base where he made 62 of his 64 starts. Stidham hit .324 with 82 hits in 255 at-bats, and was one of only three Seminole players to register double-digit home runs finishing the season with 11. Stidham was the top hitter for the Seminoles in the NCAA postseason posting 21 hits and a .477 average in 10 games, while registering at least one hit in nine of 10 games. Stidham started both games of the College World Series and hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth against Stanford erasing a three-run deficit to tie the game at 5-5.
During the 2008 Summer Stidham was selected to play in the premier Cape Cod Summer League. His was a member of the Harwich Mariners that finished in 1st place that Summer. Stidham was named Co-MVP of the Cape Cod Championship Series.
In 2009 Stidham was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth round (249th overall) of the 2009 amateur entry Draft. He played three seasons with the Cardinals before ending his career due to injuries.

Stidham has worked for multiple baseball/softball facilities before returning back to his hometown here in Melbourne. His passion is working with youth baseball and softball players. He is the owner of the Upper Deck Sports Facility.

Mike DeVinney

Coach
Mike DeVinney grew up in a small town in Upstate New York where he first fell in love with the game of baseball. His dad was a college baseball player so of course all he wanted to do was follow in his footsteps. Mike grew up playing mainly shortstop and pitcher until he decided to transfer to becoming an outfielder his junior year when the team needed a new center-fielder. Mike then went on to play college baseball where he continued his career as an outfielder and really perfected his defensive and offensive abilities through great coaching. Mike was named league MVP of his 16U travel team while batting over .500, made the Patroon Conference All-Star team his Senior year of high school, was the Senior captain at North Carolina Wesleyan, and was also named to the 2013 USA South All-Academic team.

During Mike's college baseball career he found his real passion in strength and conditioning. He learned from experience the impact that getting stronger in the weight room had on his ability to hit the ball further and throw the ball harder. Mike ended up getting his Bachelor's Degree in exercise science at North Carolina Wesleyan College and then continued on and got his Master's Degree in sport and exercise science at the University of Central Florida. While at UCF, Mike worked as an intern strength and conditioning coach for the school working with some of the best athletes in the nation. He since has become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has found his passion for helping athletes become bigger and stronger through the most up to date scientific training techniques.

Dilan Espinal

Coach
Dilan Espinal is a collegiate baseball player from Canovanas, Puerto Rico. He attended High School at The Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico. After a successful career as a middle infielder in High School, he was offered a baseball scholarship to attend Eastern Florida State College where he will be a Sophomore in the Fall. Dilan was the leadoff hitter and starting middle infielder for the Titans this past season, and was the only member of the team to play in all 49 games. He had a successful freshman campaign batting .286, scoring 44 times, stealing 30 bases, collecting 20 RBI’s and a Home Run. While in Puerto Rico, he instructed younger players in both defense and hitting. Dilan is excited to help young ball players at Upper Deck this summer.

Personal: Dilan Eliel Espinal Colon was born on November 22nd, 1999. His parents are Rafael Espinal and Sanya Colon. Dilan has two younger brothers who also play baseball. Alan will be entering into his Junior year of High School and Edian will be a freshman in High School. They both will attend school in Florida.

Mike Demma

coach
Coach Mike Demma grew up in Broward County Florida where he was a standout athlete at both high schools he attended. After posting a .487 batting average coupled with a 0.00 ERA in his senior season at Highlands Christian Academy, he was recruited by the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) in the Fall of 2006.
After proving himself during his freshman season at Florida Tech, Mike was rewarded with a starting role at first base in his sophomore year. That year he played a vital role in the team’s first playoff appearance since 1992. During his senior year, Demma batted .370 with 11 home runs, 18 doubles, and 51 RBIs, boosting his team to yet another playoff berth in 2010. That same year was awarded as 1st team all SSC and was also honored as Florida Tech’s Male Student Athlete of the year.
Since graduating, Mike has developed an extensive coaching background including one season as an assistant coach at Florida Tech in 2012, and three seasons as an assistant coach at Palm Bay Magnet High School. He has also been conducting private instruction for both softball and baseball for the last 7 years. Coach Demma’s expertise includes: Hitting, pitching (baseball only), catching, and all positions in the infield.

DON’T JUST GET IN THE GAME, GET AHEAD OF THE GAME