Our goal is to develop competitive and committed players looking to prepare for successful high school baseball careers and beyond. We teach players the work it takes to play at the highest levels and we hope to install some of the teachings we (as coaches) learned from playing under some of the best teachers in the world to help each kid reach his/her utmost potential -- by focusing on player development.
Our coaching staff consists of former college and professional baseball players as well as local HS coaches. Our program offers fall / spring and summer programs for our players, as well as indoor winter small group training programs to continue player development with the coaching staff throughout out the year.
Meet the NOVA Premier Coaching Staff
As a homegrown talent raised in Fairfax, VA, Eddie Kim graduated from Fairfax HS in 1999 as a 1st Team All District and 2nd Team All Northern Region Player. After High School, Eddie chose to attend James Madison University on a Division I athletic scholarship. He helped lead his team his junior year to a top 25 ranking in many publications including Baseball America. During that same year Baseball America ranked Eddie in the CAA as the “Best Pure Hitter” and “Best Raw Power” in their best tools breakdown of each of the conferences.
After a stellar career at JMU, Eddie was drafted in the 4th Round (122nd pick overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics. He was in the top 10 in the Northwest League for batting average with a .305 mark his first year in pro ball. In 2004 after his second season in the minor leagues, USA Today’s Baseball Weekly recognized Eddie as a “Cream of the Crop” prospect in the Oakland A’s minor league system as a player to watch. Eddie would played 6 more years of professional baseball and in his last season playing for the Atlantic City Surf finished 3rd on his team with a .306 batting average helping his team to the CanAm League playoffs.
During the off-season of each of his 6 seasons playing professional baseball, Eddie grew a passion in teaching the game of baseball to kids of all ages. In addition to his time spent working on his individual skill sets to better himself as a pro, he would spend his time giving instruction on both an individual setting and team training. Teaching the game that has been extremely good to him was a goal set out that once he retired we would like to be embedded specifically in the Northern Virginia area to help other kids develop to hopefully get afforded the same opportunity Eddie was given. He knows the work it takes to play at the highest levels and hopes to install some of the teachings learned from playing under some of the best teachers in the world to help each kid reach his/her utmost potential.
Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Brett graduated from Jesuit High School in 2001. Brett was a 3 year varsity starter, a 2-time 1st Team All Metro League short stop, and 2nd Team All-City as a Senior. In 2001, he helped lead Jesuit to a Sac-Joaquin Section Championship, a #1 ranking in Northern California, #3 in the state, and a #31 rank nationally.
From '02-'05, Brett played collegiately for the UC Irvine Anteaters in the Big West Conference, and was a part of bringing the program back after it was dropped in 1992. He played every infield position during his time at Irvine. In his junior year in 2004, he was the leadoff hitter and 1st basemen for a team that ranked as high as #7 in the country, and was the #2 seed at the Notre Dame regional. As a senior in 2005, he was a 1st Team All Big West 2nd basemen after finishing with a .376 batting average. He would also complete his degree in Political Science.
In the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft, Brett was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 26th round (#787 overall). He would play in the Phillies' organization until his release in 2007.
Brett started with NOVA Premier and EK Baseball in the summer of 2015 and has been a part of the program since its launch in the fall of 2015. He has coached at all levels within the program, and provides private instruction for players of all ages out of the EK Baseball facility. He teaches development from the ground up, focusing on form and technique. He also stresses the importance of the mental side of the game, something that will not only develop them as players but also as growing individuals.