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  Schedule a Lesson  

Jeff Long

Owner/Lead Baseball Instructor

45 minute lessons = $55


Jeff played high school ball in highly recruited Cobb County, Georgia where he earned All State honors his senior year. He then went on to play collegiate baseball at Gardner-Webb University where he broke several career pitching records including 1st in innings pitched, career starts, complete games and batters faced.

After his senior year he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 2004 MLB draft. He went on to play 6 years of pro ball compiling 33 wins and 450 innings pitched with a career professional ERA of 3.91 before retiring in 2010.

Jeff has been coaching/instructing in the Charlotte area for over 15 years and has seen over 35 of his players reach their dream of playing collegiate baseball.

Hayden Milley

Hitting & Pitching Instructor

Strength Training/Speed and Agility certified

45 minute lessons = $50

Hayden is from Fort Mill, SC where he was a 3 year starter at Clover High School in baseball and a 4 year starter in football. After high school Hayden attended Emory & Henry college in Virginia where as a senior he started all 23 games. Batted .298 with a .337 on-base percentage and a .521 slugging average. Hit seven doubles, one triple and four home runs. Posted a team-best 26 RBI, scored 16 runs.


He graduated E&H with a degree in Health and Human Performance with a degree in Sports Management.

Coach Hayden has been training with the Pelicans Facility since he was 14 years old and has been a summer camp coach for 4 years and is our lead instructor for our workout program.

Coach Hayden is available for private hitting and pitching lessons as well as strength training and will be a summer camp coach again as well.

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Dawson Gause

Pitching Instructor

Arm Care Class Director

45 minute lessons = $50

Dawson is a Belmont, NC native and South Point HS graduate. After graduating high school, Gause went on to play 2 seasons at Tusculum University before transferring to St. Johns River State College (JUCO in FL). After playing 1 season at SJRC, he then transferred to LSU for the fall of 2021 before ending up at Mt. Olive University to finish out his college career. In 2023 he was 2nd on the team with 61 1/3 IP and was tied for most WINS with 5.

Overall, Gause pitched over 150 collegiate innings with a fastball clocked up to 96 mph. Dawson has been working with Pelicans owner, Jeff Long since he was 10 years old. He has also trained at Tread Athletics in Charlotte and brings an extreme amount of knowledge to the facility.

Dawson will be doing private lessons, directing our Arm Care Program and helping with camps, clinics and speed and agility classes this summer.

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