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 314 TRAINING STAFF 

314 Training Academy instructors are highly qualified and have significant knowledge and training in their area of expertise.  All of our trainers have played and/or coached at a collegiate level with majority of our staff having Professional experience. 
 Baseball Instructors: 

Jeramy Allerdissen

Playing Experience: East Central CC

Training: Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, Catching

"The way that I teach, is a great reflection on the fact that I wish I would have known all of the things I know now, before I had gotten to high school and college baseball."

 

Currently Jeramy is the lead instructor and youth development coordinator at 314 Training Academy.  Jeramy has been giving individual hitting, throwing, fielding, and pitching instruction for baseball and softball for the last ten years. He personally has designed programs for sports camps, birthday parties and summer camps. Prior to these great experiences, Jeramy was employed by the Jewish Community Center as the Early Childhood and Youth gym teacher. With a great passion for starting athletes at a young age, he has trained many from youth all the way to college. Jeramy has coached for several youth, high school and college teams, including East Central Rebels, SLABA Redbirds, and the St. Louis Redbirds. Jeramy is also currently coaching in the St. Louis Redbirds organization.

 

During a typical session with Jeramy, a client can expect time spent on the importance of always seeing and paying attention to what they are doing and focusing on good balance and body control. Depending on each individual's needs and skill level, Jeramy will adjust which drills are necessary to achieve their goals.

Matt Mokriakow

Playing Experience: Blackburn University

Training: Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, Catching

Matt played and attended Edwardsville High School. Afterwards, he attended Blackburn College where he played baseball and earned his Bachelors Degree in Biology. During his career as an outfielder here, he broke hitting records at the college there: career batting average (.396), RBIs (138), doubles (48), and hits (220). He was voted Newcomer of the year by his teammates, 1st team All-Conference three times and three times to the All-Region team. After Blackburn, he played a year of Independent League baseball in Kentucky as an outfielder and pitcher. Matt graduated with his Masters Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation from Logan University in 2018. 

Matt enjoys working with all ages and tries to bring the best out of each individual. He is a firm believer in “position drives performance” and fully utilizing the body during baseball movements. 

Jacob Abraham

Professional Experience: Roswell Invaders 

Training: Hitting, Fielding, Catching

Jacob has been a baseball instructor for 10 years. Along with training Jacob has been a coach with the St Louis Redbirds for 8 seasons. While with 314 Training Academy he has worked with numerous high school players who have advanced on to play at the collegiate level.

 

Jacob is a 1998 Marquette High School grad where he was an all conference and all state selection with the Mustangs. Coach Abraham went on to play his collegiate baseball on full scholarship at East Central College and Professional Baseball in the independent Pecos League. 

Johnny Dozier

Professional Experience: Lewis & Clark Community College 
Training: Hitting, Fielding, Pitching

Johnny Dozier has been around the game of baseball for over 20 years. He spent his high school playing days at Belleville West high school and for travel teams such as Gateway Generals, Southern Illinois Braves, Southern Illinois Highland Blaze and Southern Illinois Dbacks. He was also a part of the 2013 Belleville legion state championship team, Hillgards. After that 2013 season he was asked to be a part of the legion All Star team and compete in an All Star game as the starting center fielder. After winning the regional championship in 2014 and completing his final high school season, Johnny signed to play baseball for Lewis And Clark community college. He started as the Blazers Right Fielder and leadoff hitter for both 2015 and 2016 school years.

 

After 2 years at a junior college, Johnny earned a sport to play outfield for Lindenwood University. After only doing one year at Lindenwood He decided to transfer schools and focus on graduating. That is when he first discovered coaching as the new thing for him. First by working front desk at Belleville SportsPlex Batters box, where players would get lessons from instructors who had great baseball backgrounds. The second eye opener to coaching happened in 2018 while assistant coaching his old high school under his freshmen coach Todd Boltz. He was fortunate to have the mentors and coaching he had at an early age and loves the idea of giving back that same way. As an instructor coach Johnny specializes in Hitting, Pitching, fielding, throwing and baserunning.

 

The goal as an instructor is to turn good baseball habits into muscle memory. Coaching is more than just leading guys onto a field or court and preparing for a season. Baseball is a team sport and is run correctly when everyone on such a team is working together with one common goal. As a coach and trainer, coach Johnny plans to help the youth develop great baseball instincts as well as give them the proper tools needed to fight adversity as a team or individual.

Alex Kollack

Professional Experience: Maryville University 
Training: Hitting, Pitching, Fielding, Catching

Hey, I’m coach Alex Kollack. I played collegiate baseball at Maryville University. While pitching at Maryville, I earned All-Conference honors as well as leading the nation in strikeouts per nine innings my Junior year. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, I went on serve as the pitching coach for the University of Dubuque. 

 

I have been an instructor/coach for the last 15 years. I have coached all age groups in both softball and baseball. I enjoy working with kids of all ages and skill levels. I can do it all. Pitching, Hitting, Defense, & Catching for both baseball and softball. 

 

I am a firm believer in that this is a game of failure. You’re going to fail more than you succeed. But it’s what you do after you fail that defines the kind of player you are. 

Cameron Duke

Professional Experience: Shawnee CC & Missouri Valley 
Training: Hitting, Pitching, Fielding

Played for Jackson, MO High School all 4 years. I went to Shawnee Community College for my first 2 years of college, playing 1st and 3rd base for them. I then moved onto Missouri Valley College, in Marshall, MO, for my last 2 years. I played both 1st and 3rd base and hit in the middle of the order.  I was voted team captain/MVP all 4 years of my college career. My junior year I was hitting .300 with 7 homers in 24 games, until covid ended our season. I graduated with my bachelors degree in Marketing after my senior season.


This season will be my third year with the Redbirds. I started as a head coach and have enjoyed every bit of it since I started. Youth or High School, the lessons we learn from baseball help us all the same. It's these lessons that have brought me to where I am and why I love teaching this game. My goal is to inspire my players to become their best selves, as athletes and young men.

Justin Carpenter

Professional Experience: Moberly Area CC
Training: Hitting, Pitching, Fielding

 I have been apart of the 314 Training & Redbird Family since September 2023 and currently work the Redbirds HS and youth teams.

I started playing baseball when I was 4 years old (2008). In high school, I was a 2 year varsity baseball player, and committed to play baseball at Moberly Area Community College. 

As of 2023, I have decided to start coaching and build my knowledge of youth development. 

Jake Bantel

Professional Experience: Jefferson College
Training: Hitting, Pitching, Fielding

Coach Bantel played for the Parkway South Patriots and Manchester Legion for four years and graduated in 2002. He played with the Midwest prospects his senior year and went on to play at Jefferson College where he received his associates degree. Last year was his first year with the Redbirds and he coached wherever he was needed. He was the head coach of the 15u fall ball team in 2023 and is coaching this winter for the high school program as a hitting instructor.

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