Mag's Newest Advertiser, My Guys Moving & Storage, Offering Tickets to Tonight's Nats Game


April 2 - My Guys Moving & Storage has signed on as a banner advertiser, and Sterling-based company is kicking off its deal with the magazine by offering tickets to tonight’s Washington Nationals home game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Mag followers who submit a lead for a commercial or residential move will be entered to win the tickets, with the drawing held at 4 p.m. today. The winner will receive four tickets in Section 137 to tonight’s game, which marks the return of former Nationals All-Star Bryce Harper. Any referrals that lead to a move will also receive a $25 gift card to Dicks Sporting Goods.

To enter to win the tickets, click here.

My Guys Moving & Storage has been locally owned and operated since 1982, offering moving and storage services of any size throughout Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and beyond. The company has been named the Best of Loudoun in each of the past six years and earned the same honor in Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William in each of the past five years.

For more information on the company, visit www.myguysmoving.com.

Area businesses interested in advertising with the magazine can inquire and request a copy of the 2019 Media Kit by contacting editor and publisher Joey Kamide at jkamide@novabaseballmagazine.com.

Ace Pitching & Arm Care Joins Mag’s Advertising Team


March 4 - Ace Pitching & Arm Care, owned by Chris Giblin, has signed on as the magazine’s newest annual banner advertiser.

Operating out of its new facility in Lorton, the academy trains pitchers a the elementary, middle school, high school, collegiate and professional levels. Since being established in 2017, Ace has trained over 40 collegiate pitchers and three Major League Baseball Draft selections. The academy “is designed for the serious baseball player who wants to become an elite pitcher and strive to play at the next level” and has been certified as a premier Bio Mechanic pitching and arm care facility.

Giblin, who works as a federal law enforcement officer and as an associate scout with the Tampa Bay Rays, has served as the pitching coach of the Alexandria Aces of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League and is in his first season as the pitching coach at South County after serving in the same capacity for several years at West Potomac.

For more information on the academy, visit its website at www.acepitchingac.com.

Ace Pitching & Arm Care becomes the ninth Northern Virginia-based training academy to join the magazine’s advertising team, joining Catchers U (Manassas), Competitive Edge (Woodbridge), Crozier’s 5-Tool Academy (Tyson’s Corner), Pitcher’s Edge (Vienna), Prime Time Baseball (Alexandria), R&D Baseball (Herndon), Rip City Sports & Fitness (South Riding) and the Shawn Camp Pitching Academy (Manassas).

Homes by Mike Campbell Becomes Official Realtor of NOVA Baseball Magazine


December 5 - Homes by Mike Campbell has signed on as the official realtor of the NOVA Baseball Magazine, joining our team as an All-Star-level advertiser through December 2019.

An agent with Pearson Smith Realty, Campbell is also the director of admissions at the Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock and a longtime former teacher, coach and administrator with Fairfax County Public Schools.

His sons, Chris and Hunter, were athletes at Centreville High School and Chris later pitched at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, and is now a member of the coaching staff at Centreville.

Campbell’s residential real estate reach extends throughout the magazine’s coverage area in Northern Virginia, and also southwest into the Shenandoah Valley. Established in 2014, Pearson Smith now has offices in Ashburn, Leesburg, Merrifield, Sterling and Charles Town, W.V.

“Our agents are top-notch independent real estate agents serving Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington DC.,” the agency writes on its website. “Our agents are experienced experts on local market trends, loan source options, negotiating best terms, solving unique contract issues, and on all aspects of buying & selling residential real estate.”

Readers interested in buying, renting or selling can reach Campbell via his Facebook page, email or by calling 256-682-8066.

Area businesses interested in advertising with the magazine can gain information and request a copy of our Media Kit by emailing us here.

Outlaws Join Mag Advertising Team; D-BAT Atlantic, Crozier’s C5T Academy Renew Deals


November 2 - The Mizuno Outlaws have signed on and will join D-BAT Atlantic and Crozier’s Five Tool (C5T) Baseball Acadmey Baseball Academy as banner advertisers as a package deal with the magazine.

The three businesses, owned by Leonard Stephens and Eric Crozier, operate out of the Perfect Performance NOVA training center in Tyson’s Corner. With the agreement, all three will attain All-Star Package status through October 2019.

Stephens, who starred as a tight end at nearby Howard University in Washington D.C., played six seasons in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans. Crozier played professionally for 11 seasons and appeared with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004. He is the head baseball coach at the Potomac School in McLean and the director of D-BAT Atlantic.

The Mizuno Outlaws, founded by John DeSimone in 2014, are overseen by Tyler Womer, the director of baseball operations.  The program fields travel teams from 8U-14U that play in the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League and at tournaments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information on the Outlaws, visit www.outlawsbaseball.com.

D-BAT, short for Dallas Baseball Academy of Texas, was originally formed in 1998 and now fields over 50 teams nationally from 7U-18U. The program has helped produce over 250 professional players and several Major Leaguers, including Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. In 2016, Crozier oversaw the establishment of the program’s east coast program and now fields teams from players discovered at their tryouts in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Georgia and Pennsylvania. Fore more information on the program, visit www.dbatatlantic.com.

The C5T Baseball Academy was established in 2013, providing hitting, fielding, pitching and throwing/arm care training for players ages 8 and up via small group lessons, clinics and summer camps. It also hosts an annual college showcase each summer in Washington, PA. For more information on the academy, visit www.perfect-performancenova.com.

Area businesses interested in advertising with the magazine can inquire by emailing us here.

Pitchers Edge Joins Magazine's Advertising Team

September 20 - The Pitchers Edge Performance Studio in Vienna has joined the magazine’s team as an annual “Cy Young” level banner advertiser.

Owned and operated by Renee and Craig Pippin, Pitchers Edge was established in 1998 and conducts year-round instruction for pitchers and position players alike with a focus on increasing performance and confidence while reducing the risk of injury. With the use of its state-of-the-art video system, the academy records the motion of its clients during individual and small group sessions at its indoor facility and uses years of analysis, scientific study and instruction to formulate programs focused on maximizing performance and minimizing potential for injury.

“The PipSystems Fitness Evaulation (PFE) has been designed to identify baseball specific strengths and weaknesses to reduce the risk of injury while optimizing each player's opportunity to perform at a higher level,” writes Craig Pippin, the academy’s lead instructor. “Through the years I have seen inefficient 12U throwing motions result in "little league elbow" and when not addressed develop into teenage UCL surgery. It saddens me to see a player competing in pain or wearing an elbow brace when simple formative-years awareness and attention to detail relative to an efficient motion could have avoided a serious over-hand throwing arm injury"

Pippin was a pitcher and infielder at the University of Florida and pitched for 10 years as a minor leaguer in the Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians systems. In addition to his over two decades as a coach and instructor, Pippin has advised several sports technology firms in the development of programs that apply data to improve performance and prevent injuries and works closely with the American Sports Medicine Institute.

As part of its advertising agreement, Pitchers Edge will be featured on the magazine’s website and newsletter, social media and in other fashion throughout the next 12 months, and has also signed on as the sponsor of our Teams of the Year feature in December. For information on advertising with the magazine, view our 2018 Media Kit here.

For more information on Pitchers Edge, click here to visit the academy’s website.