About

Rick Finley
Founder & President

Rick Finley Founder | MD&I Baseball Academy

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Rick founded MD&I after coaching a travel baseball team in the summer of 2011. He was frustrated by parents’ lack of knowledge and time spent training with their kids.

After several years of watching travel/select baseball, I noticed a change.  More parents were dropping off their kids for training in hitting, pitching, speed, and agility training.  Instead of taking an active role in their kids’ development.  ~ Rick Finley

The MD&I principles come from the time Rick spent coaching & training his own son, Ricky, and watching him be one of the top players in Ohio.

Ten years of coaching experience in travel baseball with one organization, has allowed Coach Finley to enjoy watching young players go on to college.  Two were even drafted in 2012!

Coach Finley’s son Ricky, was a 2009 1st Team All-Ohio Baseball and standout Football player. He received several Division 1 college offers, and was scouted by the Arizona Diamonbacks in the fall of 2009.

Rick has a passion for training teams and individuals to be the best athletes on the field.

His enthuisiastic  approach  to training is key to helping his players develop that “lively enthusiasm” and “swagger” when they play or practice.

Coach Finley is currently an assistant coach with Midland Sluggers 16U organization (formerly West Chester Sluggers). He has been involved with the Sluggers organization since 2001.

He also maintains a full schedule of camps, team workouts, and private lessons throughout the area.  Contact MD&I Today to see what Coach Finley can do to help your son or daughter develop into a sucessful athlete.