A Bit About Ray
Ray Atkinson is our academy’s Director of Coaching Instruction and former owner of Northwest Bandits Baseball Club and Atkinson Baseball Academy. No baseball coach in the Pacific Northwest has the reputation, experience and coaching tree that Ray brings to our academy.
Ray is universally recognized as one of the top youth baseball coaches in the area and several of Ray’s former players are now playing or coaching at the college or professional level. He has built a reputation for teaching young players to play the game the right way and prepare them to practice and perform at the highest level.
Ray is tasked to design and elevate practice plans and develop our coaches and instructors, as well as teach in-game coaching strategies and winning mindset. Ray will also work with players on developing in-game processes to remain focused on the goal of steady incremental improvements. Ray will be coaching a high-level Elevate Northwest team as well as Lincoln High School during high school baseball season; he will also serve as a hitting and defensive instructor at our academy and provide lessons and manage baseball camps.