What is Mass Hitmen Baseball?
Mass Hitmen is a baseball program that provides aspiring high school/college baseball players top quality instruction, taught in a professional environment. Our philosophy is not only to produce successful winning teams, but develop each individual player, both mentally and physically to reach their playing potential. The right coaching staff, correct instruction, repetition, discipline, and practices are traits for a successful program and successful student-athletes.
Hitmen Baseball offers a quality opportunity for players that are motivated and focused on getting to the next level. We consider ourselves a top tier organization because of our goal to connect with each player and develop them both mentally and physically. We offer a unique style of coaching that is a combination of constant reinforcement, demonstrations, along with an enjoyable learning atmosphere. We train our players with the intent to develop their ability to work through failures, develop them to be capable of overcoming the games difficult obstacles and offering solutions to the failures they are destined to face both on and off the field.
Being that baseball is a game of failure, it is extremely important for players to be able to accept failure, and leave it behind them. A positive, confident mental focus is absolutely necessary to have success. Our goal is to instill this in EVERY player in our organization. We demand a mutual respect between our players and coaches. This opens the door for great communication and growth as a team and as individuals.
Mass Hitmen is an elite travel baseball team based in Bridgewater MA that focuses on player development on and off the field.
Our Club was started with a series of goals in mind; to provide our players with high-level instruction, to compete against top quality competition, and prepare each player for high school baseball and beyond. Hitmen Baseball promises to teach each player the fundamentals while working with each player on an individual level to improve player strengths and weaknesses.
Hitmen Baseball Club will compete against top tier talent, allowing each player to challenge themselves mentally and physically. Our approach is designed to instill player confidence and emphasizes leadership, hustle, hard work and a winning attitude that will allow Hitmen players to succeed in all aspects of their lives.
Derek grew up in Weymouth playing baseball from little league through high school. He attended Weymouth High School where he played Baseball, Football, and Hockey. He then attended Northeastern University for Business Management playing on the inter-collegiate Hockey team. He has 12 years coaching experience with 2 District titles, 2 league titles, and a regional open tournament championship. He has run the Hitmen baseball organization for 10 years, with 1 New England Championship, 3 New England Runner ups, and 6 final four appearances
Travis grew up an played high school ball in California before attending the University of Louisville. Travis was a starting shortshop for the Cards and still holds defensive records for the D1 powerhouse. Travis went on to coach high school baseball in Kentucky for a few years before moving to Boston. Travis has over 17 years of coaching experience as well as years of teaching kids with special needs. He currently lives in Whitman with his wife Jody and four kids.
Greg “Chili” Davis’ playing career started in Hanover where he was a star baseball player from youth through high school. Coach Davis then went on to play D2 college ball at Assumption College in Worcester. Greg Has coached at all levels of Baseball from youth up to College and was the GM of the Plymouth Pilgrims College Future Summer League. Greg is currently on the coaching staff at Cardinal Spellman High School and a head coach in the South Shore Cranberry league. Greg is also well known through the area as one of the top umpires with over 20 years of experience.
Coach John grew up in Middleboro, baseball was always a major part of his life. John was 4 year varsity starter and senior captain where he held single season and career batting records. John also played senior league ball in the CCSBR league where he was a perennial all star. John had college offers but had to turn them down due to family commitments. John has also been playing in the MABL 18+ over division for Middleboro since 2008 where he’s been named an all star on numerous occasions. His coaching career started full time when he was 19 and is now is his 19th season coaching.
Coach Christian grew up playing youth baseball in Middleboro, Massachusetts and went on to play college ball at UMass. He is currently a career Firefighter/Paramedic. Christian continued to play as a young adult including in the Boston Park League, Cranberry Baseball League and Boston Metro Baseball League. He was a multi-time all-star and award winner. Christian started coaching at 16, with Ted Williams Baseball League, managed BA High school varsity team for 3 years and has continued in multiple coaching capacities since. He resides in Taunton, Massachusetts with his wife and 3 children, where he can be found volunteering in youth sports.
JP Donahue grew up in Plymouth, MA. Throughout his childhood he played Baseball, Football, and Basketball. He began playing baseball with Plymouth South Little League before joining the hitman family. JP played for the Hitman for 5 years. He also played for Plymouth South High School where he played Varsity for 3 years and received 3 Golden Glove Awards. After college JP went on to Dean college, where he focused his studies on Sports Management and Business/Marketing. During his time at Dean College he completed an intership with the Cape Cod League. Here he assisted the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox with Marketing, concessions, and fundraising. JP has now graduated with his Bachelor Degree in Sports Management.
Richard Proctor, is the head coach of the 12U team. He is a dedicated, hardworking, and talented person, father, coach, and former athlete. His dedication to baseball began when he was a kid; inspired from his CYO baseball coach, his father. Growing up, Rich was a gifted pitcher, who played for many teams, constantly working hard. He stopped playing the game when he was 22 years old. Today, he is a board member and groundskeeper of his local little league, where he continues to share his love of the game. Not only is he a member of his local little league, but has been the head coach for USA Prime Hitmen the last two seasons. Rich is heavily involved with all activities, events, training and anything affiliated with the USA Prime Hitmen Club. Rich is completely dedicated to providing a rewarding, energetic and successful experience to those who he coaches and mentors.
Coach Ryan is new to the Hitmen Baseball Club in 2023, and he’s excited to be assisting the 11U Blue Team! After spending the last 4 years coaching town baseball, Coach Ryan wanted to continue working with the kids, and is happy to be part of the Hitmen Family. Coach Ryan has experience coaching in all seasons, as well as helping to run and coordinate indoor workouts for town ball. Head Coach Mike of the 11U Blue Team has experience working with Coach Ryan in the past, and they are excited to be reunited to share their mutual passion for the game with the younger generation!