We recently were featured in the Farragut Press. Here’s a clip of the article:

Overall, “What I’m doing now is bringing some of that fun back into kids playing the game,” Carroll said, adding that he stresses to his young players “not to get down if you make a mistake. … Teaching them to respond to failure in a way that keeps them moving forward.”


While teaching all aspects of the game, which also includes pitching, fielding and catching, Carroll is assisted by Andy Bass (played with Chicago White Sox, pitching instructor), Shawn Hughes (former college coach, hitting and catching) and Bill Ballou (pitching).”


Providing softball instruction is Dave O’Brien, who also doubles as “facility manager,” Carroll said.


Carroll and wife, Heather, were caring for two young children by the end of his pro baseball career in 2014 (11 seasons). “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after playing. … I love people and, of course, I love the game. I’ve played it since I was 4,” Carroll said.


“… In that transition time I was doing some lessons, actually held a couple of camps, and I found kind of a natural passion and enjoyment of being around the kids and passing on some of the things that I’ve learned and just really try to impact these kids in the game and off the field as well.

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