New Basketball Coach at Ozzies Jessica Zavoral

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New Basketball Coach at Ozzie’s Jessica Zavoral

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 11.03.32 AMJessica Zavoral was raised in Altamont, Illinois where she attended Altamont High School. In her senior year, Jessica led the Altamont Indians to a 16-7 record while leading the team with 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals per game. Zavoral then attended Olney Central Junior College where she played 2 years averaging 12.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.5 steals per game as a sophomore. She set an OCC single season best 86.4 percent (84-97) clip from the free throw line, which ranked fourth in the NJCAA Division I. She also graduated as the school’s career leader in free throw shooting, connecting at 80.4 percent (156-194). After 2 years at Olney, Zavoral attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis for 2 years. In her junior year at UMSL she saw action in all 27 games. She led the team at the free throw line shooting 81.5 percent, drained 25 three pointers, shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc. Jessica closed out her senior year with starting 19 out of the 22 games that she played. She suffered a broken hand mid-way through the season that prevented her from playing in 6 games. Zavoral averaged 8.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and shot 75 percent from the free throw line her senior year. The Triton’s tied the best single season record at 21-8 and made an appearance in the NCAA National Tournament for only the second time in school history.

Jessica is excited to be joining us at Ozzie’s to share her experience and love of basketball with young people. Give us a call to set up a lesson with her today!

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New Baseball Coach at Ozzies Kyle Kinyon

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Kyle Kinyon, new baseball coach at Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. He recently graduated from Maryville University with an outstanding career in baseball.  His freshmen year he tied for the team lead in batting average at .291 and was voted by my teammates as Rookie of the Year.  His junior year Maryville clinched a spot in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.  His senior year, Kyle led the team in batting average at .344.  He was also named First Team All GLVC.  Kyle graduated from Maryville in May 2014 with a degree in Sports Business Management.

During high school near Chicago, Kyle was a four year starter at the varsity level for baseball at catcher.  During his senior year they won their first ever Regional game and followed that with their first ever Regional District Championship.  During high school, Kyle received many awards.  These include:  All Conference and First Team, Honorable Mention All Conference and Honorable Mention All Area.  Kyle ended his high school career as the program’s all time leader in games started and games played.

After his college playing days ended Kyle says, “I couldn’t stay away for too long.  The game means too much to me and I now I want to help teach what I have learned to other players who have the same passion for the game that I do.”

Give us a call to set up a baseball lesson with Kyle Kinyon!  He’s excited to help your son get to the next level.

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Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy November NEWS


Dear Parents,

This is David Randolph, the owner of Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy.  We are excited to be celebrating our 25th year and are so grateful to each and every one of you!  Every day we strive to provide the very best in coaching and instruction in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and speed training.

Brooke MillerIt’s always time to start training, so if you haven’t signed up yet, we’d love to hear from you. We are very excited about all of our winter training programs in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and speed training.  All of our instructors have a minimum level of collegiate experience and are eager to work with your son or daughter to take their game to the next level.  If you haven’t met our experienced coaching staff, we’d love for you to stop by and meet Adam, Brooke, Casey, Kelly, Lexi, Randolph, and 458A1046-1Ryan.  To inquire about baseball and softball lessons please contact Casey Johnson at 314-277-9708, for information about basketball and soccer please call David Randolph at 314-603-0747.  We are very excited about all of our winter training programs in baseball softball basketball, soccer, and speed training.

As most of you know, the Chesterfield Mall decided to lease our retail space to a national chain shoe store.  As a IMG_5847result, we moved out of the mall, and to Ballwin.

We are all settled into the Bullpen Brothers new facility located off of Manchester Road in the former “The Cages” location.  It is right in front of the Ballwin Athletic Association.  The address is 14918 Manchester Road, Ballwin MO 63011.   Our main phone number has not changed, it is still 636-532-0288.  The facility has been completely updated and refurbished.  It has 7 cages, excellent lighting, and friendly customer service.  The Cages was bought by IMG_4331new owners, “The Bullpen Brothers”.