Welcome to Sportika Baseball

The Sportika Baseball Academy was created to help each player reach his fullest potential both on and off the field. The full year schedule was designed to provide practice time on the field (indoor at Major and Mini Sportika/ Outdoor), indoor hitting, speed & agility training as well as strength & conditioning training provided by Parabolic, and the option of ongoing academic support  (tutoring) and college counseling provided by Brainstorm. Additionally, Sportika Baseball Academy student-athletes will have access to our in-house recruiting service to provide marketing services and college placement support.


We teach the game of baseball at a high level but much of what we teach and expect will be life lessons that go hand in hand with becoming not only a great player but also a great human being. We prepare our student-athletes by developing and refining their athletic skills, and also focusing on delivering life-skills and mentoring curriculum throughout the season through our Sportika-goodworx partnership.


We instruct the technical and mechanical aspects of becoming the best player you can be, and we also develop hard working, self-disciplined, organized, confident, and caring athletes.





The Sportika Baseball Academy is led by Director of Baseball Operations Nick Franke, Jr. Based out of our 2 sports facilities in Manalapan/Freehold, our Academy is a high powered baseball program designed to work with players that want to get to the next level. We are ultimately focused on getting our players college scholarships and developing them into the next generation of leaders, on and off the field. 


Our current teams include:


7U/8U:                       Sportika “Young Guns”

                                  Coached by Rich S.


11U:                            Sportika Titans (Red/Black teams)

                                   Coached by Paul Zigmund


12U:                            Sportika Titans (Cooperstown)

                                    Coached by Nick Franke, Jr.


13U:                            Sportika Titans (Red/Blue)

                                    Coached by Nick Franke Jr.


13U:                            Sportika Titans

                                    Coached by Mike Peto


14U:                            Sportika Titans

                                    Coached by Matt Crank


15U:                            Sportika Titans

                                    Coached by Nick Ciaris


17U:                            Sportika Titans

                                    Coached by Nick Franke, Jr. & Nick Ciaris





USBL:                          8U, 11U, 12U


NATIONAL:                 13U, 14U, 16U, 17U






College Showcases




All-Skills (Infield/Outfield)




Let one of Sportika’s high-level coaches work with your son or daughter to teach them the finer points of hitting, pitching, and fielding techniques.

Private sessions run 30 minutes or 1 hour and can be purchased individually or in packages.


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